Restaurants and cafés dominate Ruhpolding and are spread out, so you’ll be seeing a lot of the beautiful town as you eat. Make sure you try Bavarian classics like Weisswurst - a sausage of minced veal, pork and back bacon - or the famous Ruhpoldinger Schnitzel, breaded pork escalope covered with cheese and tomatoes.
Ruhpolding has a famous café, the Windbeutelgrafin, on Branderstrasse. The café attracts coach parties from all over Europe to sample their famous dessert, the Windbeutal – choux pastry and ice cream with a paper swan-neck telling you what number customer you have been (there have been over 6 million already).
Hugely popular with our customers is the Janos Café, the only restaurant in town that has a menu written in English and serves up classic German, Italian and even Hungarian specialities.
Next to the station for easy convenience is the Brott & Kaffehaus, a contemporary café and bakery with beautiful interiors. This counter-service establishment is great for breakfast, lunch or just for cake. And if you’re going to the train station, you can ask for your food to take away.
Walking around Ruhpolding is relatively easy, and on your travels you’ll come across a variety of shops, pavement cafés and colourfully painted facades to feast your eyes on.
Ruhpolding’s train station is located at the bottom of the Haupstrasse and runs an hourly service to Traunstein, the local market town. From there you can catch other trains to an assortment of other cities around Europe.
In Ruhpolding there are numbered and lettered buses, leaving from both sides of the train station’s ticket office. All lettered buses service the local village and the summer lifts, while the numbered buses travel further afield. The Mozart Express takes you to Salzburg on weekdays leaving at 9.35am and returning at 4pm.
Both the Unternberg Chairlift and the Rauschberg Cable Car are open daily during the summer to give you access to the beautiful mountains of Bavaria. The Rauschberg runs between 9.15am and 5pm while the Unternbeg operates between 9.30am and 5pm.
| ||Children ||Adult |
|Berchtesgaden ||€21 ||€24 |
|Lake Chiemsee ||€15 ||€18 |
|Munich ||€22 ||€25 |
Entrances and tolls: Some entrances, tolls and optional extras are payable locally.
Kids and Infant prices: Reduced prices are available for children up to 12 years inclusive. Infants who do not require a seat go free.
Guides: Some excursions might not be guided in English - however this shouldn't stop you from having a fantastic and enjoyable day out.
With the Chiemgau Card, customers can take advantage of free entry to leisure facilities and other amenities.
· Entry to the Vita Alpina recreational pool
· One free use of the Rauschberg and Unternberg cable cars per stay
· Entry to the Brewery Tour in Traunstein
· Entry to the Natural History & Mammoth museum
· Parking in public car parks
· Entry to the stadium tour in the Chiemgau Arena
Available free to all customers staying in Ruhpolding.
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- 24/7 support and assistance via phone and email – we will text you the rep's contact number before you leave, so they're only ever a call or text away.
- Online info pack with lots of useful resort information and tips – you can also contact our reps at any time to ask questions about your holiday; even before you leave.
- Thomson Lakes & Mountains app with travel documents, resort maps, weather forecasts and a currency converter.
Our reps will meet you at the airport, help you get to your transfer and confirm any pre-booked excursions. They'll also be available in resort to invite you on an informative welcome meeting or walkabout. If you need anything during your holiday, just check your info pack or the app to find them in resort for a chat.