Winter Hike Neureuth


“Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.” - Yoko Ono

Quick Facts

What To Expect





General InfoS

   Distance ~4.6 km

     Total time needed ~1.5 hours

  Total elevation ~330 meters

How To Plan

High above Tegernsee

After weeks without being in the mountains due to health issues and the still ongoing pandemic we finally went on a short and easy hike through winter wonderland. We started early on a weekday - hoping to enjoy at least part of our breakfast alone on the mountain. We had packed a couple blankets, a huge bottle of hot tea and our cameras of course - only thing we didn't bring were our sleds but maybe next time! 

Pro tip: Don't forget your hiking poles or even better - bring a sled!

The drive from Munich wasn’t too promising - snow was falling down heavy and there was absolutely no sight of the sun rising anywhere anytime soon. When we arrived in Tegernsee though it was slowly getting lighter and as soon as we turned onto the parking lot the sky had changed to a lush pink and the sun slowly came out - warming us just a tiny bit as soon as we got out of the car. The views from the parking lot were already amazing and promising a great morning. 

Shortly after starting the hike the snow was getting deeper and the first sunrays were shining through the snow covered pine trees. We appreciated the views - every so often a mountain came to sight through the trees - the golden sunlight and the calm and quiet of being all alone in the mountains. We would have probably made it up to the Neureuth in under an hour if it hadn’t been for at least a hundred pictures I just had to take. 

I honestly don’t remember the last time I had seen this much snow - probably about two years ago - but it felt like forever ago. The gloomy weather over the past weeks had me reminiscing about days like this - and here we were - standing right in the midst of it! More than glad about the choice of our little getaway we hiked the snowy trail up to the Neureuth. We set up our tiny breakfast spot with the sun in our faces and some cups of hot ginger lemon tea to warm us. 

Cuddled up in our blankets we sat there just watching everything around us - a few people coming and leaving, a black cat strolling around in the hope of being petted by the unknown visitors, and of course the magnificent views. The mist was still laying deep in the valley and made for some more dreamy photos. This was just what I had needed after so many weeks of isolation and not being able to get outside for many reasons. 

“Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.” - Yoko Ono

“Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.” - Yoko Ono

After a while and when neither the tea, the sun or the blankets could help against the cold anymore, we started our hike back down. Why did we forget our sleds again? At least we had thought of bringing our poles since the way down was pretty slippery and we did slide down a couple of times rather then actually walking. For a moment we actually considered to just use our jackets as a sled instead - but we would have been freezing our butts off without a jacket on - so not an option! 

We might have been just a little jealous when some families with their kid(s) and sleds came our way. I’m pretty positive that we will be returning sometime this season to finish what we didn’t quite get to this time - I will keep you posted! 

A little later we had reached the car and were sad to leave this wonderful place again to trade for the city. It had been a short and easy but wonderful hike that I can definitely recommend even if you aren’t too experienced in winter hiking! 

Pro tip: Bring a bottle of hot tea, so you can enjoy the views a little longer!

I hope you found this post helpful and enjoyed this short and snowy winter get away! I would love to hear about your winter hiking adventures and if you have been on this hike - feel free to leave a comment below or contact me via email!

January 14, 2021
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