Information and references  (based on our trip) if you’re visiting

Reit im Winkl


Set in the Chiemsee Alps, Reit im Winkl has a typical Bavarian climate. That is to say, it is very seasonal. Summers are hot, Winters are cold (with snow), Spring is alive, lush and green and Autumn……Autumn is stunning.

I have travelled to Reit by train from Munich (get the local bus from Prien) and also via the ‘normal’ Autobahns from Munich (A9/A99/A12). For this trip however, we got off the A99 when it started to jam, punched in the address on the sat nav and let fate take its course. It was a lovely route!

Some good Books/Blogs


Where we stayed:

Beim Hanslbauer,

Birnbacher Str. 26,

83242 Reit


Places of Interest

(many of these are German sites that need translating)


  • Marquatstein

  • Hochgern

  • Hutzenalm.

  • Fellhorn (1764m),fellhorn-1764m-suedanstieg/

  • Unterberghorn

  • Kaisergebirge/Wilder Kaiser

  • Eckkapelle

  • Hindenburghütte (1260m)

  • Chiemsee

  • Straubingerhaus (1558m).

  • Eggenalmkogel

  • Taubensee – it is not possible to reach Taubensee by road. You need to park up and walk!össen/Unterwössen)

  • Lochner Wasserfalle.,951345

  • Walchsee

  • Wilder Kaiser range


Other References

  • Seasons of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness’ is taken from the poem, ‘To Autumn’, a beautiful poem by John Keats. It was one of my father’s favourite poems and we read it at his funeral.

  • Schengen Zone

  • Bayerische dialect

  • Stammtisch

  • Sons and Lovers (DH Lawrence)

  • Helston Lake

  • Julian Barnes ‘Sense of an Ending’

  • ‘Why, “some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrown upon them …….and thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges.”(Fool)

From Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Act V scene i:


Sarah Halliday

June 2017