© Taubenseehütte
© Taubenseehütte

Mountain Hike
Taubenseehütte – Taubensee

Located at the foot of the Rauhe Nadel mountain, close to the Austrian/German boder, the Taubenseehütte hut and nearby Taubensee lake are home to a hike suitable for families with children. The "Eye of the Chiemgau Region", as the lake is also known, does not in fact take its name from "Tauben" ("doves") but from an old word for "crabs" ("Dauppen").

  • There is a play area next to the Taubenseehütte hut for children and the young at heart.
  • The hut offers fantastic views of the Berchtesgaden Mountains, the Loferer Rocky Mountains, the Hohe Tauern Mountains, the Kitzbühel and Zillertal Alps as far as the craggy peaks of the Kaiser Mountains.
  • Traditional food is served at the hut. Highlights include barley soup, dumpling soup, "Kaiserschmarrn" (thick pancake with raisins) and homemade cakes.
  • The Taubensee lake has a water temperatue of around 24°C in summer, making it the ideal place for a refreshing swim.

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Starting point  

Schaffler car park

Hike to

Taubenseehütte, Taubensee

Finishing point

Schaffler car park

Mountain chain

Chiemgau Alps


13.7 km

Approximate hiking time

6 h 30 min


  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)


1,278m 590m

Elevation uphill 900m
Vertical metres downhill 900m

Fitness level


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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.


Trail description

Leaving from the centre of Kössen, take the "Mühlbergweg" trail to the pay-and-display Schaffler car park. Stay to the right and walk along past the "Ast zu Moosen Alm" and "Hirzingalm" huts towards the Taubensee lake. The Taubenseehütte hut at 1,165m is the highest point on the walk. From the hut it is a ten-minute walk to the Taubensee lake. All in all this intermediate hike takes around 1.5 hours.


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Your destination address: Postweg 6, Kössen

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