Ruhpolding is situated near major transit routes, providing numerous opportunities for delightful day trips on your own or with any of our local coach operators.
Our very special eXtra for you! With the eXtra Card you can use village bus line as well many regional buses for free.
Ruhpolding Village Line
We are proud to offer our guests a very special service - the Ruhpolding Village Bus Line. These buses provide convenient transportation to all parts of the village and virtually all of the trailheads in the Ruhpolding Valley.
Day trips and excursions
Popular excursion destinations include the Chiemsee (with its Herren- and Fraueninsel islands), Berchtesgaden with Lake Königssee and the salt mine, the Salzkammergut region with its famous lakes, the mighty Grossglockner, the Steinplatte, or Kaprun and the towering Kitzsteinhorn. Salzburg, the “City of Mozart”, is only 40 km away, beckoning visitors with the Haus der Natur, great shopping and exceptional theatre. Munich (120 km away) is home to the Deutsches Museum, the Pinakothek galleries and the Bavarian National Museum.
Since 1895, Ruhpolding has been connected to Traunstein and Europe’s broader rail network by a branch line. This line runs through Eisenärzt (with a footpath to Maria Eck) and Siegsdorf (which has a Mammoth Museum and a stone-age village), taking a winding route which hugs the banks of the Traun river in some parts. Today, BAYERN-TAKT’s modern electric trains run along this romantic track - every day, every hour - with good connections from Traunstein to Munich, Salzburg and Waging.
Free ski bus
Once again this winter, the village ski shuttle bus to Seegatterl will be free of charge. The time table can be obtained from the tourist office.