Day-hike: Baumgartenschneid

What to expect

The Baumgartenschneid at lake Tegernsee is one of the classic hiking routes in Munich's local mountains and is an attractive destination in all seasons. Yet, the ascent route runs for a long time in the shady forest, which makes the tour attractive especially in the hot summer months. The hike up to the summit is along easy hiking paths and at the top you enjoy a great view over the lake. On the way down there is a lunch stop at the Riedersteinhaus and one can visit the chapel of the Riederstein.


We start at Tegernsee train station soon leaving the busy streets behind us on a wide road from which after a while a narrow hiking path, called Prinzenweg, goes up in serpentines to the gentle green meadows of Baumgartenalm. Once out of the forest, it is only a short hike over the meadow to the peak og Baumgartenschneid. The hike down continues on narrow hiking paths via the peak of Rohrkopf. We stop at the hut of Riederstnhaus for lunch, where we can also visit the small chapel of Riederstein. From the hut we take a wide forest path all the way back down to lake Tegernsee, where we can enjoy a swim before heading to the train station.

Physical requirements

You need to be able to walk comfortably on narrow hiking paths, which are at times covered with lose rocks and tree roots, uphill for 3 hours in total with a small break every hour. The whole hike will take approximately 5 hours of walking with shorter sit-down breaks every hour and a longer break at the hut a short hike after the first summit.

Length: 14 km, 750 meter ascent
Duration: 5 hrs walking, 10 hrs total


Start: Munich Hauptbahnhof (main station), 08:10 am. Meet in front of platform 33. Departure RB 57 at 8:30 am.

End: Munich Hbf, ~ 6 pm

The Deutschlandticket is valid on the train journey. You can opt for a train included ticket, which means you will have to travel with the group to and from the hike on the same train. Or you may get your own ticket. Note that I am not able to tell you which of the trains we are taking on the way back, as the length of the hike depends on the weather and the pace of the group.

What to bring:

  • Hiking boots, rucksack, waterproof rain jacket (& rain trousers), hiking poles
  • Sun protection: cream, hat, sunglasses
  • Water (1.5-2 liter) & snacks


  • Guided hike by Johanna, a qualified and insured UIMLA Mountain Leader that is registered with the German Alpine Association (VDBS) and the German Alpine Club (DAV)
  • Organised trip by a registered travel company:


  • Group-train-ticket from Munich Hbf and return: €15

Note that I can offer this ticket only if a minimum of two people travel together and that you have to travel with the group on this ticket. Also note that the Deutschlandticket is valid on the train we take. If you would like to join the group ticket, please message me directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


  • Any costs incurred during the trip (incl. travel, lunch, drinks, etc.)

Event Information

Start 04-08-2024 08:10
End 04-08-2024 18:00
Slots 12
Registered 1
Available 11
Price 25,00€
Location Munich Hauptbahnhof