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W22: Winter hike to Giessenbach

Leisurely snow walk from Scharnitz to Giessenbach.


Starting point: Parking Karwendel (P2) Scharnitz
Finishing point: Parking Karwendel (P2) Scharnitz
Ascent41 m
Highest point1,013 m
Route distance3.4 km
Walking time / total01:00 hh:mm
Walking time / ascent0:0 hh:mm
Level of difficultyeasy

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Winter Walk


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Route: Scharnitz Nature Park Information Centre - Maria Hilf Parish Church - Hirlanda-Ellmann-Weg - Gießenbach.

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

This cosy little winter walk starts directly at the Scharnitz Nature Park Information Centre and leads from there a short distance on the Hinterautal road northwards to the Maria Hilf parish church on the Innsbrucker Straße. Cross the main road here once and follow the Hirlanda-Ellmann path on the other side through the village to the next fork. Take a right and a left and then continue on the hiking trail along the river in a beautifully snow-covered landscape loop to Gießenbach.

In Gießenbach, of course, you can take a short break. Directly where you reach the small village on the hiking trail is the cosy Gasthof Ramona - for a quick snack or a warming hot drink.

Alpine emergency call:
Call: 140


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