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Hike to the Source of the River Isar - Kastenalm Alpine Hut

Hike to the Source of the River Isar - Kastenalm Alpine Hut

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Starting point: Scharnitz information office
Finishing point: Scharnitz information office
Ascent 290 m
Highest point 1,227 m
Route distance 30.0 km
Walking time / total 06:00 hh:mm
Walking time / ascent 03:00 hh:mm
Level of difficulty medium

Huts & Mountain Pastures

Kastenalm open


Elevation profile


Route: Scharnitz information office – Gleirschhöhe – Source of the Isar – Kastenalm - Scharnitz

Starting at the information office at car parking Länd (P2) follow the road Hinterautalstraße. Pass by the car park into the Hinterautal valley. At Gleirschhöhe take the road to the left towards the source of the Isar. From the source of the Isar continue into the valley to the hut Kastenalm, where refreshments are available in the summer months. You can take the same route back to your starting point.