Hildegard of Bingen Trail, © TVB Alpbachtal
Hildegard of Bingen Trail, © TVB Alpbachtal

Themed Walk
Hildegard of Bingen Trail

This short circular walk follows in the footsteps of Hildegard of Bingen, a mystic and practitioner of natural medicine from the Middle Ages. It leads through the charming village of Reith im Alpbachtal, known for its wonderful flower displays in summer. Walkers will visit the Hildegard of Bingen Garden full of medicinal plants as well as the local swimming lake, the Reither Badesee. En route there are fantastic views of the Rofan Mountains. The trail is suitable for children's buggies and wheelchairs.

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Starting point  

Reith im Alpbachtal, car park at bottom of Reitherkogel cable car

Finishing point

Reith im Alpbachtal, car park at bottom of Reitherkogel cable car

Mountain chain

Brandenberg Alps (Rofan)


3 km

Total hiking time



  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

easy (hiking trails)


653m 633m

Elevation uphill 20m
Vertical metres downhill 22m

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* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.

Public transport

  • Accessible using public transport

Bus route 4074, get off at the stop Reitherkogelbahn 


Free parking at the bottom of the Reitherkogel cable car

Places serving food & drink


  • Cafés and restaurants in Reith im Alpbachtal

Trail description

Leaving from the car park at the bottom of the Reitherkogel cable car, head north through the village to the secondary school. To the left of this, at Sonnbichl, you will find the beautifully landscaped Hildegard of Bingen herb garden inviting you to enjoy a wide range of medicinal plants with all your senses. The path then leads west along the edge of the forest to a viewing platform from which you will be able to see the Matzenpark with its castles. Branching off to the south, hikers pass the Schmidt Art Gallery before the path turns left and leads in a gentle arc past the picturesque Reither Badesee lake. The last section leads back to the centre of the village, where there are various cafés and restaurants.

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Ihr Ziel: Hildegard of Bingen Trail (47.41537,11.88047)

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