The Schneibstein in the Berchtesgaden Alps

Schneibstein (2276 m) - A hike on the Schneibstein with countless beautiful views of the rugged Berchtesgaden mountains.

The Schneibstein is considered the lightest 2000er of the Berchtesgaden Alps and can be relatively easy to hike. If you take the cable car to the Jenner, you can shorten the ascent time by 1 ½ hour. One of the most beautiful views of the Königssee is undoubtedly from the observation deck of the Jenner.

The hike on the Schneibstein with the overnight stay in the Gotzen alp (1685m) is a great 1.5-day tour directly over the lake Königssee. The ascent to the Gotzen pasture is long but easy, with magnificent views of the Watzmann massif, Königsee, Hochkönig, etc.

Take a short detour and stop by an original Enzian distillery. During the summer season, the distillery (from Monday to Friday) burns gentian. Of course, you can also taste it here. Then go back a bit and descend to the mountain pasture Königsbach.

From the Schneibstein it goes over the mountain lake Seeleinsee and the Königsbach alp back to the parking lot Hinterbrand. The lake Seeleinsee is also a popular destination for a day hike. Around the lake, the Kahlersberg, the Hochseeleinkopf and the Tauernwand stretch upwards. The Seeleinsee is a hidden treasure: a small oasis of peace in the mountains. The bathing is allowed and because the Seeleinsee also has drinking water quality, the storage bottles can be easily filled up.

The popular ski and hiking tours Kleine Reibn und Große Reibn also lead across the mountain. The Schneibstein is easily accessible, which makes it a sought-after destination. The steep downhill route leads over the Reinersbergbruggl. The Großen Reibn (Reibn means both "curve" and "round tour" in Bavarian) is a two to two and a half-day demanding ski tour in the Berchtesgaden Alps. The route circles the Königssee in a clockwise direction runs through the Hagengebirge and the Steinerne Meer and ends in the Wimbachtal.