Schwarzentenn-Alm Tegernsee

Schwarzentenn Alm

This leisurely hike suitable for the whole family takes you through forests and across meadows to the popular Schwarzentenn Alm. Taking around two and a half hours and with only 200 meters elevation, the easy hike to the Schwarzentenn Alm is the perfect choice for a half-day hike at Tegernsee.

Details (round-trip)

 8 km
 2.5 hours
 200m elevation

Directions and Parking

Take the Bayerische Regiobahn (BRB) train leaving hourly from Munich to Tegernsee station. Change here to the RVO bus 9550 towards “Stuben/Pertisau” getting off at the bus stop “Kreuth Klamm”.

Those travelling by car can park at the Klamm/Schwarzentenn Car Park right at the start of the hike. Alternatively, you can leave your car at the Hiking Car Park Klamm/Königsalm on the other side of the B307.

Trail Description

Shortly after the start at the Klamm/Königsalm hiking car park in Kreuth, a hiking trail branches off to the left of the wide forest path through the forest. You cross the Schwarzenbach and shortly before the Schwarzentenn-Alm you will meet the forest path again. The hiking trail that branches off into the forest on the left is more varied and natural, but not suitable for prams. Families with a stroller should stick to the forest path.

Entlang des Schwarzenbach zur Schwarzentenn-Alm
Along the Schwarzenbach to Schwarzentenn Alm

After about half an hour through the Schwarzenbach valley you will come across the Schwarzenbach waterfall. The approximately 5 meter high waterfall can already be seen and heard from the hiking trail. Head up the steps to get a close-up view.

Schwarzenbach-Wasserfall kurz vor der Schwarzentenn-Alm
The Schwarzenbach waterfall near Schwarzentenn Alm

Shortly after the Schwarzenbach waterfall, the path crosses the hike to the Tegernseer Hütte. At this point the hiking trail through the forest ends and you walk the last few meters to the Schwarzentenn Alm along the wide forest path that you left at the beginning of the hike.

Die Wanderung zur Schwarzentenn-Alm
Easy hiking trail to Schwarzentenn Alm

The forest starts to thin out and the Schwarzentenn Alm can be seen at the end of the hiking trail. It is beautifully situated in the middle of extensive alpine meadows with a view of the Roßstein, Buchstein, Leonhardstein and Hirschberg mountains.

Die Schwarzentenn-Alm im Sommer
Schwarzentenn Alm in summer

The menu at the Schwarzentenn Alm is small but fine. Homemade cakes are also served. Since the seats on the terrace are limited, additional benches are usually set up on the grass on busy hiking days.

Hochbetrieb an der Schwarzentenn-Alm
Outdoor seating at the Schwarzentenn Alm

The way back to the hiking car park follows the same trail. Across the road from the B307 are two other popular easy hikes. An hour south of the hiking car park is the historical Königsalm. The popular Siebenhütten alpine inn with the ducal fish farm Wildbad Kreuth is a similar distance.

Winter hiking and sledding at Schwarzentenn Alm

The forest trail is cleared for hikers in winter. With its 200 meters elevation, it’s become a popular toboggan run in winter for the way back from the Alm to the hiking car park.

Schwarzentenn-Alm Winterwanderung
Hiking through the Schwarzenbachtal to Schwarzentenn Alm makes for a beautiful day out in winter

Geological Adventure Trail Schwarzenbachtal

Nature lovers will particularly enjoy the hike through the Schwarzenbachtal. Along the Schwarzenbach there is a geological adventure trail with 12 stations displaying interesting facts about our soils and their role in the ecosystem of the Alps. The stations with floor profiles to try out are particularly interesting for kids to get involved. These are covered spots where the forest floor has been exposed to make the different types of soil easier to experience.

Eine Station des Bodenerlebnispfades
Information station along the Geological Adventure Trail
  1. Can you hike from Bad Wiessee to Schwarzentenn Alm?

    Take the hiking trail from Söllbach Car Park in Bad Wiessee to Schwarzentenn Alm. This hike through the Söllbachtal should take you 2 hours (one-way), covering 8 kilometers and 300m elevation.If you are traveling by public transport, it makes sense to start at the Klamm/Königsalm hiking car park south of the Schwarzentenn Alm. After a short stop at the Alm, continue hiking in a northerly direction to Bad Wiessee. Note: The huts “Bauer in der Au” and “Söllbachklause” marked along the path are closed.

  2. What are the opening hours at the Schwarzentenn Alm?

    The Schwarzentenn Alm is open daily, except Thursdays, from 10am – 5pm. Before you set off, it’s worth checking whether the Alm is currently closed for holidays. In previous years, this was once in spring and again in autumn. You can check current holiday closing times on their Facebook page here.


The easy hike south of Lake Tegernsee is ideal as a family hike with children of almost any age. There are all sorts of things to discover on the adventure trail, thanks to several wooden bridges you can cross the Schwarzenbach several times along the way. Don’t miss the easily accessible Schwarzenbach waterfall just before the Schwarzentenn Alm.