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Watzmann-Hochkönig North-Loop: Stage 5: Marzoll - Hintersee

Mountain Bike · Berchtesgadener Land
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  • Marzoll Schloss
    / Marzoll Schloss
    Photo: Berchtesgadener Land Tourismus GmbH, ARGE Rad - SalzburgerLand, Chiemgau, Berchtesgadener Land
  • Hintersee
    / Hintersee
    Photo: Berchtesgadener Land Tourismus GmbH, ARGE Rad - SalzburgerLand, Chiemgau, Berchtesgadener Land
  • / Vor dem Hochkalter - Abfahrt zum Hintersee
    Photo: Berchtesgadener Land Tourismus GmbH, ARGE Rad - SalzburgerLand, Chiemgau, Berchtesgadener Land
m 1400 1200 1000 800 600 400 20 15 10 5 km Mordau-Alm Hintersee Schloss Marzoll Taubensee Hallthurm
A mostly Bavarian tour with a short Austrian section; because just after launching in Marzoll the route goes beyond the border up to the Latschenwirt and to Wolfschwang, before we return to the Berchtesgadener land. The ascent - with Tragepassagen (passages) - up to Mordau-Alm will be rewarded with magnificent view!
Distance 24.5 km
2:00 h
780 m
400 m

We start this stage in Marzoll at the Schlossberg. Pass the castle, church, Moorbad (baths) and golf course, we ride straight to Gmainer Strasse, cross the main road and ride up the road towards Fürstenbrunn. After 1.6 km, we turn right to the Wirtshaus Latschenwirt (Inn). At the end of the parking lot, a covered Info Panel indicates that we are in the Untersberg Nature Park. We continue slightly upwards, past the Waldkneippanlage up to the hamlet of Bruchhäusl. On the paved road, we bear left and leave it, after not quite 1 km, by continuing straight on up the forest road. At the intersection with the paved road, we keep about 100 m to the left, then after 50 m to the right of the Reichenhaller Federal road. This we cross and continue on the forest road on the opposite side towards the railway, but do not cross it, however, continue to cycle back to the Reichenhaller Straße. This we cross again after bearing right up the street. Now we keep to the forest edge past the Holdzstube (cabin), again back to the Reichenhaller Strasse. Cross the railway line, and before the road begins, turn left onto the cycle path, take the underpass on the other side of the road and continue to cycle up to the campsite. Turn right there and turn right again away from the campsite by taking the road to Klaushäusl. Shortly thereafter, the forest road changes and becomes ever steeper, which ends after about 4 km at a reverse-spot. Continue first briefly on a relatively level footpath which crosses a brook. We then need to shoulder the bike for the next 300 metres and carry it up a steep, rocky footpath. At the level of the Fernwasser Diensthütte (cabin), it continues again on a forest path to the Mordaualm (approx. 1200 m altitude). At the next exit, we are rewarded for our efforts of the climb with a magnificent mountain panorama. Arriving on the main road, we turn diagonally right, again after approx. 20 m onto the other side of the street. Here, we turn down into the wood and then again turn right along the path to the Taubensees (lake). This ends at the old Reichenhaller Straße, where we cycle uphill to the left. After 2 km the road goes right onto the König Max-Weg (panoramic walking route) and via Triebenbach down to the west shores of the Hintersees (with hotels and boat rental).


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Sabine Zölß, Alpstein GmbH
Update: November 26, 2020
Highest point
1,192 m
Lowest point
480 m
Best time of year

Safety information

A helmet is recommended for the descent from the Mordau-Alm (cabin).

Tips and hints

Berchtesgadener Land Tourismus GmbH
Bahnhofplatz 4, D-83471 Berchtesgaden
Tel.: +49 (0)8652-65650-50
Fax: +49 (0)8652-65650-99

SalzburgerLand Tourismus 
Wiener Bundesstrasse 23,   A-5300 Hallwang
Tel.: +43 (0)662 6688-0
Fax: +43 (0)662 6688-66


Schlossberg Marzoll, Bad Reichenhall (479 m)
47.749540, 12.931660
47°44'58.3"N 12°55'54.0"E
33T 344968 5290535


Hintersee, Ramsau


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Public transport

City bus line 1 - Bayerisch Gmain in the direction of Schwarzbach, via Bad Reichenhall. Bus stop "Marzoll-Ort".

Getting there

Coming from Freilassing in the direction of Bad Reichenhall: On the Reichenhaller Straße pass Piding and cross the river Saalach. At the great crossroads, continue not in the direction of Bad Reichenhall but rather keep straight. After a 270-degree curve to the right, cross the bridge and in approx. 300 m turn right onto the Tumpenstraße. We then follow the signs to Marzoll and shortly before the Castle Marzoll on the Roman road, turn left into the parking lot.

Coming from Bad Reichenhall and Berchtesgaden towards Freilassing: from Bad Reichenhall leave towards Freilassing. At the junction do not turn to Freilassing but rather keep straight. After 300 m turn right into the Tumpstraße and looking as described above for the parking lot.


Parking lot at the Wegezentrum 2, Marzoll (meeting-point)


47.749540, 12.931660
47°44'58.3"N 12°55'54.0"E
33T 344968 5290535
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24.5 km
2:00 h
780 m
400 m
Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available Scenic Geological highlights Botanical highlights


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