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Via the Birzelkapelle Chapel to the Karwendelsteg

Via the Birzelkapelle Chapel to the Karwendelsteg

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Starting point: Scharnitz Café Reitherbrot
Finishing point: Scharnitz centre
Ascent 352 m
Highest point 1,144 m
Route distance 9.0 km
Walking time / total 02:30 hh:mm
Walking time / ascent 0:0 hh:mm
Level of difficulty medium


Elevation profile


Route: Scharnitz Café Reitherbrot – Chapel Birzelkapelle – Trail Karwendelsteg – Scharnitz

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 Birzelkapelle 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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