You can hike through the mighty Karwendel Mountains on secluded, high-alpine trails from Bavaria to Tyrol.
From Mittenwald, the Karwendelbahn cable car takes you comfortably to 2244 m within ten minutes. On the easy-to-walk panoramic circular trail, you will be offered magnificent views to the north over the lake landscape of the Alpine foothills and to the south far into the South Tyrolean Alps.
Ambitious hikers explore the Mittenwald High Trail from here or descend via the Dammkar or the Heinrich Noë Trail. Those who want to take a more leisurely approach can visit the Bergwelt Karwendel information center in the giant telescope, marvel at the high-alpine animal and plant worlds on display and then enjoy a snack in the summit restaurant.
Popular are the sunset rides of the Karwendelbahn, every Thursday in the summer months when the weather is nice.
Who wants to ascend on foot, has the choice between different paths – via the Mittenwalder Hütte, via the Dammkarhütte or via the Brunnsteinhütte. The ascent rewards you with impressive views, and you may even encounter a pack of chamois, a ptarmigan or spot golden eagles circling in the sky.
Endurance athletes train for the spectacular Karwendel mountain run, which begins in Mittenwald’s Obermarkt, leads over the Dammkar and ends after 11 kilometers and 1,462 meters of elevation gain at the cable car’s mountain station. The best need for this only a little more than an hour!
On challenging mountain bike tours, they can also explore the Karwendel Mountains, for example, in the Karwendelrunde via Mittenwald, Scharnitz, Karwendelhaus, Ahornboden, Vorderriss, Mittenwald.
For trekking enthusiasts, several long-distance hiking trails lead over the Karwendel Mountains, e.g. the dream trail Munich – Venice and some stages of the Via Alpina.
The Karwendelbahn is also eagerly used in winter. Winter enthusiasts enjoy the view of the deep snow-covered mountains on the Panorama Trail and skiers love the 7 km long freeride descent through the Dammkar.
Whatever your preference – the Karwendel Mountains will offer you breathtaking experiences!