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From Spitzingsee to Bodenschneidhaus (easy, 9 km, 210 m elevation)

The Bodenschneidhaus (1365 m) is a serviced, alpine-club hut between Schliersee and Spitzingsee. Both the Untere Firstalm and the Obere Firstalm, two of the most popular hiking destinations in the Schliersee-Spitzingsee area, lie along the direct route to Bodenschneidhaus.


 9 km
 2.5 hours
 210 m elevation
Buggy-friendly up to Unteren Firstalm


The easy “hike & hut” trail begins at the Kurvenlift-Stüberl car park west of Spitzingsee. The hiking trail starts right at the parking lot and is consistently well signposted. After about 40 minutes and 200 meters elevation you’ll reach the Untere Firstalm. A few meters above and well within sight is the Obere Firstalm. Now it is only about 40 minutes to the Bodenschneidhaus. The final stretch is similarly well signposted and the path is well maintained. The descent to Spitzingsee follows the same path.

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Picturesque views from Bodenschneidhaus in the Schliersee mountains

Alternative Descent via Neuhaus

If you are traveling by bus or train, you can alternatively descend from Bodenschneidhaus in the direction of Neuhaus. The path runs in a northerly direction, taking you to Fischhausen-Neuhaus train station in just over an hour, over 5 kilometers. From there, the Bavarian Regiobahn (BRB) runs to Schliersee and Munich.

The Bodenschneidhaus

The Bodenschneidhaus has a beautiful terrace and offers its visitors a magnificent, panoramic view of the surrounding peaks – despite its location at only 1365 meters above sea level.

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View from the terrace at Bodenschneidhaus

The menu features simple Bavarian dishes, soups, snacks and daily specials. On Sundays, white sausages are served with fresh pretzels. The Kaiserschmarrn as a dessert is not up to the standards of the Albert Link Hut, but is still worth a try.

The Bodenschneidhaus is also ideal for an overnight stay. Almost 50 beds are available in various room sizes. As a DAV (German Alpine Club) shelter, it is required to preserve its original character as a base for mountaineers. In this respect, the facilities can be described as simple and functional.

Directions & Parking

By Car

The Kurvenlift-Stüberl car park west of the Spitzingsee is located right at the beginning of the hiking trail. Should the car park be full, you can find alternative parking around the lake at Spitzingsee.

By Public Transport

Arriving by public transport from Munich, you’ll take the Bavarian Regiobahn (BRB) to Schliersee. From there, a bus runs to the Spitzingsattel bus stop. The start of the hiking trail is about one kilometer west of the Spitzingsattel.


A beautiful and easy hike in the Schliersee-Spitzingsee area. Despite the relatively short distance, there are three serviced huts along the hiking trail: the Untere Firstalm, the Obere Firstalm and the Bodenschneidhaus. Those travelling by public transport, can make a round-trip out of it, starting from Spitzingsee and heading down in the direction of Neuhaus.


Ascent from Kurvenlift-Stüberl Car Park

Alternative descent via Neuhaus