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Hike to the source of the river Isar & Kasten alpine hut

Hike to the source of the river Isar & Kasten alpine hut


Starting point: Scharnitz information centre (parking Länd P2)
Finishing point: Kastenalm
Ascent290 m
Highest point1,227 m
Route distance14.1 km
Walking time / total03:00 hh:mm
Walking time / ascent03:00 hh:mm
Level of difficultyeasy

Elevation profile


Route: Scharnitz Nature Park Information Center - Gleirschhöhe - Isarursprung - Kastenalm

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

From the Nature Park Info Center Scharnitz (parking lot P2) on the Hinterautal road always straight ahead in the direction of Hinterautal. After about 2.5 km the road becomes a forest path. Follow this path until you reach the so-called Gleirschhöhe (lookout point with cross). Then turn left and continue hiking in the direction of Isarursprung/Kastenalm. After a short downhill stretch, you reach the actual valley floor and now hike mostly along the crystal-clear Isar to the source of the Isar. From there it is another 2 km to the Kastenalm, which is open during the summer months.

Alpine emergency call:
Call: 140


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