by Bert Schwarz

The Saltalpes trail from Prien am Chiemsee leads over 233 km through the Chiemgau and the Berchtesgadener Land to Obertraun at the Hallstätter See at the foot of the Dachstein mountains in Austria.

The holiday resort of Ruhpolding is idyllically situated between meadows and woods.


Story, Camera, Editor : Bert Schwarz

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Nestled in the wide meadow landscape of the Miesenbach Valley, south of Lake Chiemsee, the community of 6,800 inhabitants with 73 (!) small villages extends between the rolling hills and wooded mountains of the Chiemgau Alps. The parish church of St. George can already be seen from afar with its Romanesque Ruhpoldinger Madonna from the 12th century and the typical Upper Bavarian Lüftlmalerei and much love of detail decorated houses in the village centre.

In "Ruapading", as the place is called in Bavarian dialect, tradition is lived and dialect is part of the good tone. Traditional costumes don't get dusty in the wardrobe. They are part of everyday outfits and don't seem artificial and artificial, as it seems to us in many other regions.