We already did many hiking tours in the Chiemgau mountains, but this one was really a highlight combining a nice and diverse ascent rewarded with a special view from the top. Therefore, I would like to recommend you this hike to enjoy the stunning view into the alps and the Kaiser mountains.

Before starting the tour Taubensee check if you packed all relevant items like enough water, some snacks, sunglasses, hiking sticks, and what I really like to recommend here is to treat certain places on the feet beforehand if you are at risk of blisters. There is nothing more stupid than to have pain because of blisters on the mountain and not be able to enjoy the hike properly. 

Three effective ways of prevention blisters:

  • Tape your feet
  • Wear a fine stocking underneath your hiking socks
  • Or what definitely is my highlight hint from a New Zealand doctor who saved me once with it during a hike in the Dolomites: Use the, Elastus silkskin* plaster this patch saves you from blisters and friction and can even be reused! I did not trust at the beginning, but after many tours that was the biggest help I could get.

Description of hiking tour Taubensee:

forest view

So let’s start our tour! After passing the small and curvy street you park your car 10 minutes away from the Streichenkapelle. We follow the forest trail (nr. 9) in direction of Taubensee and first pass the Peterer Almand afterwards the Donauer Alm. The first passage leads you through the forest and along meadows.

After a while we then come to the Kroatensteig, where the trail gets tinier and a bit bumpy. On the saddle you get a first view in the direction of Kössen/Reit im Winkel. Then follows a somewhat steeper descent. Here at the end we turn right and come to the Taubensee hut.

mountain view into the valley of Kössen

Now it is time to relax and enjoy the beautiful view into the valley of Kössen surrounded by the mountains.

For the descent we go back to the junction, we earlier turned right, and follow straight the direction to the lake Taubensee. We keep left along the water and watch out for the sign Luftbodensteig/Sauermöseralm. As soon as we see the marking nr. 9 we turn left and return over the forest trail to the Peterer Alm. The shortcut trail nr. 96 leads us back to the parking space.

Facts and figures hiking tour Taubensee:

  • Starting point: Schleching-Ettenhausen, parking lot below the Streichenkapelle
  • Duration: 2.5 – 3 hours ascent and approx. 2 hours descent
  • Altitude meter: approx. 600 hm
  • Distance: approx. 8 km

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