Fluffy powder snow meets a bright blue sky. A perfect winter day in the upper Bavarian town of Ruhpolding promises a lot of fun. Whether you decide to go skiing, cross-country skiing in the 3-lake-area with guaranteed snow, snow shoe hiking, ski touring or sledging - the winter fun knows no limits! The skiing and cross-country skiing schools will show you the right technique, and the Ruhpolding publicans will strengthen you with a traditional snack. Our winter sporting highlight is the legendary Biathlon World Cup which takes place in January every year.

What Ruhpolding has to offer

With our new guest pass, the X-tra UrlaubSpass, guests staying in Ruhpolding may use the town's most important leisure services for free and almost without restrictions - during their whole stay. You don't need to purchase this pass, you will get it automatically when booking one of the participating accommodations!

Culture & Leisure


Guests of Ruhpolding can take part in all kinds of activities every day: visit our museum of local history or be amazed learning about the hard life of the lumberjacks in our Holzknechtmuseum (woodcutter museum). The Rauschbergbahn takes you to Germany's highest art mile, the Alps nature trail and sunny beach chairs. And if you want to see the colourful hang-gliders, just take the Unternbergbahn; during winter you will also receive a 2h ski pass for free every day! After an exciting guided hiking tour, you are invited to relax for up to 3 hours daily in the spa and water park Vita Alpina. Are you a passionate skier? Take the Ski Bus to the ski area Winklmoosalm. The bus runs at regular intervals to the base station of the new Gondola lift. Furthermore, parking in town is free and taking the local Ruhpolding guest bus comes quite handy - during summer and winter.


Traditions - lived and loved - are balm for our soul. We invite you to our welcome reception evening, local folkloric evenings and village music concerts. Enjoy warm summer evenings listening to our spa concerts at the Kurpark. Children can frolic around at the theme park or discover what Ruhpolding has to offer for the little ones while being under the watchful eyes of Gerlinde. Or maybe your children fancy a splash around with mum and dad at the open-air pool or, in winter, doing some pirouettes at Ruhpolding's indoor ice rink!

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