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Through the Karwendeltal valley to the Birzelkapelle chapel

Through the Karwendeltal valley to the Birzelkapelle chapel

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Starting point: Scharnitz information office
Finishing point: Gießenbach
Ascent 181 m
Highest point 1,131 m
Route distance 3.7 km
Walking time / total 02:00 hh:mm
Walking time / ascent 01:00 hh:mm
Level of difficulty easy


Elevation profile


Starting at the information office follow Inrainstraße up to the railway overpass and continue on to the Isarbrücke bridge. Turn left and climb the incline passing Gästehaus Helga on your right, then continue straight ahead until the road joins the Karwendeltal valley trail. Follow the trail into the valley until you reach the branch-off to the Birzelkapelle, a small chapel in the middle of the forest. Return by the same route.
Walking time: 2 hours
NB: During the winter months this trail is sometimes close due to the danger of avalanches. Please read the signs!