Scharnitzer Alm

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The small Scharnitzer Alm seems as if time has simply stood still at 995 metres above sea level. In addition to peace and quiet, hikers and bikers will also find a genuine Tyrolean alpine farm. Christine, the mountain farmer, and Roland, the shepherd, still run the rustic mountain hut just as they did back then - by the way, you can read about the history of the tradition in the blog.

If you come by car, you can leave your vehicle at the Karwendel car park (Länd car park) in Scharnitz and visit the Holzerhütte museum - with fascinating background information about the Alpine region, its alpine farming and the lush biodiversity in the extensive Karwendel forests. An environmentally conscious alternative is to take the train directly to Scharnitz, from where you can reach the Holzerhütte Museum on foot in about ten minutes.


  • To the Scharnitzer Alm. A comfortable forest road leads directly from the Scharnitz information centre at the Karwendel car park into the extensive Karwendel Nature Park. After about 15 minutes the Isarsteig branches off to the right, leads onto the Nederweg and after a short while to the cosy alpine hut.
    To the hike
  • Gleirschklamm. The entrance to the wild and romantic Gleirschklamm gorge is just behind the Scharnitzer Alm. From there, narrow wooden footbridges (only for sure-footed and experienced hikers) lead along small rapids and turquoise-blue waterfalls through the picturesque gorge. At the Isartal forest road, you leave the narrow gorge and can then hike on to the Möslalm or take the descent back to Scharnitz here.
    To the hike


Scharnitzer Alm
Christine Ackermann R. Neuner
Tel.: +43 664 5234567


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