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Via the Birzlkapelle Chapel to the Karwendelsteg

Via the Birzlkapelle Chapel to the Karwendelsteg

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Starting point: Scharnitz Café Reitherbrot
Finishing point: Scharnitz centre
Ascent352 m
Highest point1,144 m
Route distance9.0 km
Walking time / total02:30 hh:mm
Walking time / ascent0:0 hh:mm
Level of difficultymedium

Elevation profile


Route: Scharnitz Café Reitherbrot – Chapel Birzlkapelle – Trail Karwendelsteg – Scharnitz Centre

Starting at the Café Reitherbrot, follow the Inrainstraße to the Isar bridge. Before the bridge turn left, slightly uphill past Guesthouse Helga to the turnoff to the Birzlkapelle chapel. Follow the marked path, steep at the beginning, to the chapel. Once past the chapel continue until you reach the Karwendel valley forest track. Head towards the hut Karwendelhaus until you come to a turnoff on your right which takes you to the trail Karwendelsteg. Follow the trail past a deer feeding station until you come to a forest track that leads to the alpine hut Pleisenhütte. Turn right here towards the Isarlodge Wiesenhof. From there follow the road back to Scharnitz.


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