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Karwendel Höhenweg Trail

A six-day trek through Austria’s biggest nature park involves much more than ‘just walking’ along 60 kilometres and conquering 7,000 vertical metres in the Austrian Alps. The multi-day Karwendel High-Altitude Trail hike lets you explore and discover the outstanding beauty of the Karwendel mountain range all the way from its valley locations to its spectacular summits. Furthermore, it offers you the chance to spend five nights in five fantastic mountain huts and to gain a deep insight into the rich natural biodiversity of the Tyrolean Alps with every step you take.
The Karwendel High-Altitude Trail takes you through the southern part of the Karwendel massif in Tyrol. Particularly unique are the alternating views between the remoteness and solitude of the Karwendel wilderness and the hustle and bustle down in the Inn Valley. This long-distance hike starts from the Seefeld plateau and takes you through forests and mountain pastures into high Alpine terrain where sightings of chamois are pretty much guaranteed. If you remain attentive and keep your eyes peeled you’re sure to see some other inhabitants native to this high-mountain region. You spend your nights in carefully selected mountain huts owned by the Alpine Association, all of which offer their own distinctive charm along with comfort, fine food and superb views. The Karwendel High-Altitude Trail is not suitable for Alpine hiking beginners nor should it be attempted with children. It is geared only towards experienced mountain hikers who are surefooted, have a head for heights and possess a good level of stamina and endurance. The best time for walking the Karwendel High-Altitude Trail is between the months of June and September. Detailed descriptions of each stage of the hike are available and can be printed out. All the stages are marked on the Olympiaregion Seefeld interactive map ensuring simple, hassle-free planning of your tour. We nonetheless recommend that, in addition to the Karwendel High-Alpine Trail brochure, you purchase a classic hiking map with a scale of at least 1:50,000 (or more detailed). For full, detailed information visit