A Location & Hosts with Heart

Vastness and security? A given thanks to the landscape. Tradition and modernity? Firmly anchored in village life. Sports and culture? Ever-present. Ruhpolding combines what others separate.

Nestled into the meadows of the Miesenbach valley south of the Chiemsee lake, this town of 6,800 residents and 73 smaller communities stretches out over the gently rolling hills and wooded mountains of the Chiemgau Alps. St George’s parish church, a piece of architecture that dominates the valley, can be seen from a distance – with its romantic 12th century Ruhpolding Madonna, it is one of the region’s cultural highlights, along with the decorated houses with their typical Upper Bavarian frescoes in the village centre which sees little traffic.

In ‘Ruapading’, as it is known in Bavarian vernacular, our dialect is part of the great atmosphere. Traditional garb does not just collect dust in our wardrobes but rather is part of our everyday clothing. Festivals are always celebrated. Tourism has a long tradition here and our guests feel that. Hospitality is lived and experienced and people who return come as friends.

Bavarian for ‘enjoyment’

Letting a huge profiterole with sour cherries and cream melt on your tongue while sitting on a sunny terrace? Or enjoying hearty ‘Obazden’, the famous Bavarian cream cheese, with pretzels? In Ruhpolding you can look forward to typical Bavarian and seasonal treats from grandmother’s cookbook. Products from our region guarantee the highest level of quality. And you can taste it.

Discover new foods and old tradition. How about some butter noodles with sauerkraut, a dish that can only be found in southern Chiemgau? Or beer brewed according to traditional recipes from one of the regional breweries? There is so much to discover culinarily in Ruhpolding and you’ll be in danger of always wanting to come back – because this is the only place you’ll find your new favourite treat.

Originality and tradition

Hospitality is our focus, tourism has tradition, culture is loved and experienced. In Ruhpolding, we have maintained the proverbial Bavarian hospitality for many generations. Even in 1920, a lot was done to attract guests. Get to know our area and its people with their tradition and customs.

Here we greet our guests with a smile. Experience hospitality and Bavarian culture with every step. You couldn’t ask for a more wonderful holiday.


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