Summer toboggan run
Märchenpark Marquartstein is the perfect destination for the whole family – offering fun for visitors young and old. The park’s wide variety of attractions is unique – making it an excellent choice for multiple visits. If the weather permits, don’t pass up the chance to experience the summer toboggan run. Featuring five steep curves and a breath-taking pace, this is a ride you’ll want to experience again and again. And best of all, the toboggan run is free, so you can ride it as often as you like!
Enchantment awaits in the forest playground
The Hexensteig forest playground is an excellent choice for those looking to discover the magic of nature. Here, you can climb over fallen trees with strange carvings and unlock mysteries at the so-called witch’s school. After collecting so much knowledge, a ride on the park train or the snail rail provides an excellent opportunity for reflection. The latter option is particularly charming, as the ride is designed in the form of oversized snails.
A visit to the in-house petting zoo is a must for those looking for a dose of the adorable. The recently added goats and their tiny young are particularly popular with young visitors to the park. If this is a little too calm for your children, the stubborn donkey should get their adrenaline pumping. Here, they can show off their strength and balance – or get shown up by the bucking donkey! After such hard work, a break at the water playground is the perfect place to cool down with its pumps, pools and oversized water guns. Finally, you can put your courage to the test in the Gaudi Gondol or attempt to remove the mythical Excalibur from its stone and become part of the park’s legend.
Märchenpark Marquartstein was opened in 1971 and has steadily developed since then – adding numerous rides and amusements over the years. The park was created by Peter Aigner, whose aim was to create a fanciful fairy tale park for children. Over time, rides like the race car track and park railway were added. To further expand the park’s range of attractions, a small animal park opened in 1979, starting with a wild boar enclosure, before the petting zoo was added in the 1980s. This was also the period when the summer toboggan run was added, which became the park’s defining attraction. In the following years, more figures and attractions were added, such as the elevated snail pedal car ride, the so-called witch’s wheel and the wheelbarrow race.
How to get there
If you’re starting in the Bavarian capital, leave the city heading south-east on the A8 towards Salzburg / Nuremberg / Munich Airport. Stay on the A8 for several kilometres until exit 106, where you should take the exit for Bernau am Chiemsee / Marquartstein / Grassau / Prien am Chiemsee. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Priener Straße (B305), then follow the road until you can turn right onto Ortenburger Straße and reach Marquartstein via Pettendorf.
If you’re travelling from Salzburg, Austria, take the A1 via the B150, continuing on the A8 after crossing the border to Germany. Take exit 109 in the direction of Grabenstätt and you’ll reach the St2096 via two roundabouts. At Staudach, take the second exit at the roundabout and continue on the B305, which takes you directly to Marquartstein.
From Kitzbühel, head north and follow the B161 out of the city. Soon you’ll reach a fork where you should keep right to join the B178 via the St. Johann in Tirol junction. Stay on the highway until a left turn onto the L39 in Erpfendorf. At the end of the road, turn right onto the B172 and follow it until you can turn left onto Loitshauser Straße. Follow the road for Marquartstein.
From Munich central station, take the train to Traunstein, where you should change trains. Take the Intercity and continue on to Übersee. From here, you have to take a taxi on the final leg to Marquartstein.
From Salzburg central station, take the S3 towards Freilassing. Here you can change to the Intercity train, which will bring you to Übersee within 30 minutes. From here, you have to take a taxi on the final leg to Marquartstein.
At the train station in Kitzbühel, you can take bus number 4012 heading to Lofer Hauptschule and get off in St. Johann in Tirol at the Meranerstrasse stop. Then take bus 4000, which takes you to Reit im Winkl. From here, you have to take a taxi on the final leg to Marquartstein.