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Circular hiking trail Karwendelschlucht/Karwendelsteg

You've never seen the Karwendeltal like this before!Impressive views and interesting insights - you can experience all this at special view points.


Starting point: Scharnitz information centre (parking Länd P2)
Finishing point: Scharnitz information centre (parking Länd P2)
Ascent266 m
Highest point1,143 m
Route distance7.4 km
Walking time / total03:00 hh:mm
Walking time / ascent03:00 hh:mm
Level of difficultymedium

Elevation profile


Route: Nature Park Info Center Scharnitz - Hinterautalstraße - direction Karwendeltal - direction Karwendelhaus - Karwendelsteg - Isarbrücke - direction Scharnitz - Nature Park Info Center Scharnitz

Parking and public transport:
P2 "Karwendelparkplatz Länd".
By train to Scharnitz train station (10 minutes walk to the starting point).
Find all connections in real time with the Mobility-App "wegfinder".

Panoramic hike approx. 3 h. From the Scharnitz Nature Park Info Center follow the Hinterautal road for approx. 1 km to the gravel works. At the gravel works, turn left onto a small path towards the Karwendel valley, which leads upwards in many serpentines to the forest road and offers wonderful views of the Karwendel gorge. Continue on this road to the right in the direction of the Karwendelhaus. If you want, after a good stretch you can make a small detour to the left to the Birzel chapel. Otherwise, continue on the forest road until you reach the turnoff to the Karwendelsteg on the right. You continue to follow this path until you reach the forest road towards Scharnitz to the right. The last two km via the road back to Scharnitz or shortly after the gravel works to the left over the Isar bridge and further to the right via the Isarsteig back to the starting point.

Alpine emergency call & mountain rescue:
Tel: 140


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