Cross-country skiing in Berchtesgadener Land
Cross-country ski trails in the Berchtesgadener Land
Silent forests and valleys, snow-covered hills, impressive mountain peaks and the Königsee lake glistening in the sun, coupled with crystal-clear air and a brilliant blue sky: it's no wonder that cross-country skiing in Berchtesgaden is one of the most popular winter sports with this dream backdrop.
The 10 Most Beautiful cross-country ski trails in the Berchtesgadener Land
Discover many more routes in the Route FinderOpen the Route Finder
Try planning your own routesOpen the Route Planner
Cross-country skiing in Berchtesgadener Land
For cross-country skiers, Berchtesgadener Land has an extensive network of 84 km of groomed trails. Both classic cross-country skiers and skaters will find trails of all levels of difficulty here. Most of the time in view: The Watzmann massif. The 2713 m high Watzmann is the highest point in the Berchtesgadener Land. Together with its neighbouring peaks Kleiner Watzmann – also called Watzmannfrau – and the Watzmann children, it forms an impressive backdrop in the deeply snow-covered landscape.
So if you want to enjoy the harmonious movements of cross-country skiing and an idyllic snow-covered landscape without stress, the Bechtesgadener Land is just the place for you. Because cross-country skiing not only provides an optimal balance to everyday life, but also enhances physical and mental well-being.
Cross-country skiing trails in Schönau and at Königsee
Around the idyllic little town of Schönau on the Königsee there is an extensive network of cross-country ski trails, which scores with easy and medium-difficulty routes. The 20 kilometres of cross-country ski trails, which run through the beautiful high plateau of Oberschönau and along a short stretch of the Königsee, are mostly between 1 and 10 km long and are prepared in parallel for skiers in both classic and skating styles. The medium-difficulty Watzmann trail, for example, runs 2.1 km through the wonderfully snow-covered winter landscape with a view of the majestic Watzmann mountain. Two easy circuits are the Hochkalter trail with 2.5 km and the Jenner trail with 1.3 km. The starting point in each case is the Bodnerlehen car park in Oberschönau.
The cross-country ski trail of the same name is located at Königsee. The medium-difficulty, 11 km long loop starts at the Königsee car park and is prepared for both classic skiers and skaters. In the area of the Königsee, the trail is snow-covered and equipped with floodlights, so that nothing stands in the way of evening fun.
Cross-country skiing centre Aschauerweiher Bischofswiesen
In the middle of the Berchtesgadener Land lies one of the largest cross-country skiing areas in the region: the Aschauerweiher Cross-Country Centre in Bischofswiesen. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Watzmann, the cross-country skiing network offers six different routes of all levels of difficulty with a total of over 20 km. The trails are mostly prepared in both classic and skating styles and are snow-sure thanks to a snow-making system. Those who still want to be active in the evening can go cross-country skiing on the stadium circuit every day from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. under floodlights.
Das Langlaufzentrum Aschauerweiher in Bischofswiesen bietet ein weitläufiges Loipennetz in allen Schwierigkeitsgraden.
Cross-country skiing in Oberau
A beautifully situated network of cross-country ski trails with a total length of 9 km can be found at the Oberau cross-country ski trails near Berchtesgaden. All three levels of difficulty are prepared for both the classic style and the skating style.
Schön gelegenes Loipennetz mit einer Gesamtlänge von ca. 9 km. In allen drei Schwierigkeitsgraden wird sowohl für den klassischen Stil als auch für ...
Rental stations & cross-country skiing courses
For those who don't have their own equipment, there are several good rental stations in Berchtesgadener Land. Sports shops, for example, are a good place to go to rent the right equipment. Ski schools usually provide cross-country skiing equipment in combination with a cross-country skiing course. Especially in the towns of Berchtesgaden, Bischofswiesen, Schönau am Königsee, Ramsau and Teisendorf, there are sports shops and expert ski schools that provide cross-country skiing courses and good equipment for unlimited cross-country skiing enjoyment.
From the cross-country ski trail to the thermal spa
For those who want to relax their muscles after a strenuous round of cross-country skiing, go to the Watzmann Therme in Berchtesgaden or the Rupertus Therme in Bad Reichenhall. Both of these alpine brine thermal baths are located in the midst of a unique natural setting and offer a soothing spa and sauna landscape.