Ruhpolding Holidays

Breathtaking nature with Bavarian charm

Surrounded by untouched and pristine nature, this picture perfect mountain village is located in southeastern Bavaria in the Chiemgau Alps region. In an area popular for its inviting meadows, incredible mountain pastures, rolling hills, lakes and hiking paths, Ruhpolding is also perfectly situated to explore further afield and has great train and bus connections throughout the region. Ruhpolding ticks all the boxes and is a perfect destination for those interested in culture, seeking rest and relaxation or pursuing adventure.

  • 32 rooms
Alpenhotel Wittelsbach Exterior (1)

Family-run hotel welcoming guests for many years with fantastic hospitality and service. Conveniently located in the resort centre and just a couple minutes’ walk to the train and bus station.

  • 22 rooms
Hotel Alpen Sonne exterior garden (1)

Nestled in a quiet valley, a short stroll from the main resort centre, the Hotel Alpen Sonne is pleasantly positioned to explore the local area and features superb views.

  • 65 rooms
Hotel exterior HELDs Vitalhotel

This family-run hotel is centrally located and has a cosy Bavarian flair with a pleasant blend of modern and traditional styles.

Useful Information
Information about Ruhpolding
Resort Code DERU
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 47.762611
Longitude 12.646130
Travel and Transportation
Departure day To Depart from
Salzburg Gatwick

Transfer approx. 45mins by coach.

Supplements may apply on some flights.

Supplements: are based on 7 nights departures.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: Yes

Resort Ski bus available: No


Local attractions and day trips a short bus/train ride away:

  • Freizeitpark - Family friendly adventure and amusement park with 60 exciting attractions
  • Salzburg – Picturesque and historic Austrian city with World Heritage status
  • Chiemsee – Lake known as the ‘Bavarian Sea’ and home to Herrenchiemsee Palace
  • Traunstein – Small town featuring historic market square and home to the Hofbräuhaus brewery
  • Bad Reichenhall – Spa town famous for its old salt works museum and refinery
  • Seigsdorf – Home to a famous natural history museum owing its origin to the discovery of 45,000 year-old mammoth bones

The Chiemgau Card, FREE to all Inghams guests, provides free trips on select local and resort lifts and cable cars and is your entry ticket to many attractions and leisure activities in Ruhpolding and the surrounding towns and villages.

With resort card: 

  • Free trip on the Hochfelln, Unternberg & Rauschberg cable cars
  • Free entry to 'Vita Alpina' leisure centre with indoor and outdoor recreational pools
  • Free entry to leisure facilities including sauna and natural lake in Inzell
  • Free entry to a variety of museums
  • Use of bikes, tennis courts, disc golf
  • Parking in public car parks

Visiting Inghams Rep service

Things To Do
  • Churches & Chapels
  • Museums
    • 'Holzknecht' Lumber Jack museum
    • 'Glockenschmiede' blacksmith museum
    • 'Schnauferlstall' classic car and motorcycle museum
    • 'Bartholomäus Schmucker' heritage museum
  • Cycling & E-biking
  • Walking & Hiking
  • Cable cars
    • 'Unternberg' Chair lift to 1,450m to find high-altitude hiking areas with beautiful views
    • 'Rauschberg' Cable car to 1,626m to find breath-taking panoramic views
  • Golf – Large 18-hole golf course surrounded by stunning mountain views
  • Tennis
  • Amusement park ‘Freizeitpark’
  • Paragliding
  • Leisure facilities, sauna and natural lake (Inzell)
  • 'Vita Alpina' outdoor and indoor recreational swimming pools
  • Horse-riding
  • Fishing


Ruhpolding has lots of activities to cater to everyone, from culture, relaxation and leisure, and adventure. In addition, Ruhpolding has nice rolling hills throughout the area which is the best terrain for E-biking and walking.


Ruhpolding has a vast network of trails for endless walking and hiking including a recently opened Nordic walking path leading to rustic alpine cabins, lakes, meadows and mountain pastures.

Getting Around

The Rauschberg and Unternberg cable cars takes you up the mountains with ease where incredible panoramic views, rustic mountain huts and lovely high altitude mountain trails await.

Good to know

  • Explore the historic market square in Traunstein
  • Visit the natural history museum in Seigsdorf
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