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Karwendel

Page Type: Area/Range

Location: Bavaria / Tyrol, Austria/Germany, Europe

Lat/Lon: 47.42000°N / 11.48000°E

Object Title: Karwendel

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Scrambling, Via Ferrata

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 9019 ft / 2749 m

 

Page By: Gangolf Haub

Created/Edited: Feb 21, 2006 / Sep 1, 2014

Object ID: 174830

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Overview

 
The Lamsenjochhütte
Hochnissl from Lamsenspitze

Karwendel like its neighbours Wettersteingebirge and Rofangebirge belongs to the Northern Limestone Alps. Mainly composed – you guessed it – by various forms of limestone the mountain range is notorious for its brittle rock and its huge scree fields. On the upside erosion created one of the most bizarre mountain ranges outside the Dolomites with huge near-vertical north faces, fine pinnacles and towers as well as fine alpine routes.

Karwendel is a “difficult” mountain range. Thanks to the brittleness of its rock its climbs are far harder than they appear, even if you look at “objective” grades in guidebooks. A Karwendel UIAA III route might be graded V in other ranges. Also for hikers, the range offers few easy panoramic trails or easily accessible summits. Aside from the Soierngroup and the Karwendel Prealps most summits are hard and difficult to reach. Moreover access routes can be very long often making the summit experience a multi day affair with stopovers at one of the (many) mountain huts.

The borders of the range are well defined by the rivers and passes around it. To the south the range is bounded by the Inn River, to the west by the Isar River and Seefeld Saddle, to the north by the Isar River and to the east by the Achensee Valley. The group itself is made up of four long ridges which all run mainly from west to east. In addition a number of smaller, often horseshoe shaped subgroups are set around it. To the north-east the hill-like Karwendel Prealps fall off against the Isar River.

The origin of the name Karwendel is a bit of a mystery. Today it is believed that it stems from an old German family name of the area, Gerwentil. At first the name was only used for the Karwendel Valley and its surrounding summits, a valley which in former times belonged to a family of tat name. On the other hand there is the similarity of the name with that of the eastern Karawanke range, so that the Slavic gor for mountain might also be one of the roots for the name.

Geologic Overview

By wuedesau
The Karwendel mountains mainly consist of limestones,dolomites and subordinate sandstones, marls and volcanic material. The sedimentation of these rocks started about 240 million years ago at the beginning of the Triassic period when the huge continent Gondwana broke up (the African continent started to drift to the south) and a large ocean called Tethys formed. This ocean extended from the Pyrenees till South-East Asia.

At the beginning Tethys was narrow and the surrounding land was characterized by hot and dry climate. In this time mainly sandstones (Buntsandstein) were deposited that can be found at the base of Karwendel.

But soon this ocean got wider forming undersea basins and highs. Mainly carbonates were deposited from that time on (Alpiner Muschelkalk). Large reefs and lagoons developed. The Wetterstein limestone that builds up large parts of Karwendel is a result of these reefs that grew near the African coast, far from the actual position. Between the reefs and the African continent dolomite was deposited in a very shallow sea. This dolomite today is called Hauptdolomit (main dolomite) which is widespread (especially in the northern part) in the Karwendel.

At the end of the Triassic the Tethys Ocean became a deep sea and the reefs disappeared. Clays and radiolarites (composed of radiolarians with a siliceous skeletons were deposited. Due to the high water pressure all imestone that was transported into the deep sea was dissolved. At the end of the Jurassic time, when Tethys almost had the size of the Atlantic ocean, Africa and Eurasia started to converge and the closure of Tethys began. The up to 10 km thick sediments that covered the ocean floor were folded and later when the process of narrowing proceeded the rigid carbonate platforms were stacked on top of each other.
Marine sedimentation still continued during Cretaceous times.

The main mountain forming process took place during the Tertiary. The Northern Calcareous Alps including Karwendel were thrusted over the central part of the Alps onto the European continent. Today the reefs that grew in front of the African coast can be found at the northern margin of the Alps.
Today the Karwendel mountains are mainly composed of Triassic rocks. Sediments of the Jurassic and Cretaceous times have been been widely eroded and are preserved in synclines only. The actual appearance is a result of tectonic processes (mountain chains and valleys follow synclines and anticlines or tectonic faults) and erosion. During the last ice ages U-shaped valleys and large cirques were eroded. The characteristic rock fans were formed after the last ice age.

Karwendel on SP


Interactive map of Karwendel. Click the numbers to be directed to the respective sections on this page

The map above gives an overview over the ranges, the list below shows the already submitted mountains within their respective subgroup.

  1. Inntal Group
  2. Gleiersch Halltal Chain
  3. Karwendel Main Ridge
  4. Northern Karwendel Chain
  5. North-Eastern Subgroups
  6. Soiern Group
  7. Karwendel Prealps

1 - Inntal Group

The Bettelwurf and some other...
The Inntal Chain and the eastern Karwendel Ridges seen while paragliding

Composed of two subgroups, the horshoe shaped Erlspitze Group and the Inntalkette (chain) this is the southernmost of the Karwendel subgroups. The mountains tower directly above the city of Innsbruck.

    1.1 - Erlspitze Group


    Located to the south-west of Karwendel the Erlspitze Group is formed like a horseshoe which encircles Eppzirl Valley. The highest mountain, Erlspitze, is towering above the valley end with its massive north face. Like everything else in Karwendel this subgroup is made of very brittle rock, in this case main dolomite.

  1. Seefelder Spitze (2220m)

  2. Reither Spitze (2373m)
  3. Ursprungstürme (2180m)
  4. Freiungen (2325m, 2322m, 2302m)

  5. Kuhljochspitze (2293m)
  6. Kirchlspitze (2161m)
  7. Erlspitze (2404m)

  8. Fleischbankgrat (2210m)
  9. Samstagkarspitze (2195m)
  10. Maderkarlspitze (2173m)
  11. Zäunlkopf (1749m)
  12. Hochwaldkopf (1648m)
  13. Scharnitzer Zunterkopf (1661m)

    1.2 - Inntal Chain



    The southernmost subgroup of Karwendel is located directly to the north of Innsbruck and towers above the Inn River. It is a single ridge (with the exception of a small lower chain located to the south of the main chain) which runs in west-easterly direction torning slightly northwards in the eastern part. The highest summit of the group is Kleiner Solstein at an elevation of 2637m and located to the west of the chain. In its position above Innsbruck the summits offer great views across the city towards the Ötztal, Stubai and Zillertal Alps on the southern side of the Inn River.

    The small chain to the south of the main ridge offers some of the best climbing in the area, some of the routes on Martinswand directly accessible from parking lots beneath the south face.

  14. Martinswand (1330m)
  15. Hechenbergl (1941m)

  16. Großer Solstein (2540m)

  17. Kleiner Solstein (2637m)

  18. Hohe Warte (2596m)

  19. Hintere Brandjochspitze (2596m)
  20. Vordere Brandjochspitze (2558m)

  21. Hippenspitze (2362m)
  22. Frau Hitt (2269m)
  23. Westliche Sattelspitze (2339m)
  24. Östliche Sattelspitze (2369m)
  25. Kemacher (2482m)
  26. Kumpfkarspitze (2375m)
  27. Widdersberg (1958m)
  28. Kaminspitzen (2445m, 2435m, 2432m, 2379m)
  29. Grubeisen Südturm (2255m)
  30. Grubeisen Nordturm (2260m)
  31. Seegrubenspitze (2350m)

  32. Hafelekarspitze (2334m)

  33. Gleierschspitze (2317m)
  34. Mannlspitze (2364m)
  35. Gleierschtaler Brandjoch (2372m, 2374m)
  36. Rumer Spitze (2453m)

  37. Thaurer Joch Spitze (2309m)
  38. Pfeiser Spitzen (2345m)

  39. Lattenspitze (2340m)

  40. Wildangerspitze (2153m)
  41. Zunterköpfe (1966m, 1905m)

2 - Gleiersch Halltal Chain

Karwendel, Gleirsch - Halltal Chain
Gleirsch-Halltal-Chain showing Großer Bettelwurf, Speckkarspitze and Lafatscher as seen from the SE from Hoher Kopf

Located to the north of the Inntal Chain, The Gleiersch Halltal Chain also runs in west-easterly direction and is separated by the Gleierschbach and Halltal Valleys. The chain is divided in two parts by Lafatscher Joch (2085m). The mountains of the chain reach comparable elevations too and Großer Bettelwurf in the eastern end of the chain is its highest summit. In all the chain is 26km long. Like for most ridges of Karwendel the north faces are steep, almost vertical while the southern ones are shallower.
  1. Hoher Gleiersch (2491m)

  2. Äußere Rigelkarspitze (2406m)
  3. Innere Rigelkarspitze (2437m)
  4. Katzenkopf (2530m)
  5. Jägerkarspitzen (2579m, 2604m, 2596m)
  6. Hinterödkopf (2450m)
  7. Jägerkarlspitze (2470m)
  8. Westliche Praxamerkarspitze (2642m)
  9. Östliche Praxamerkarspitze (2636m)
  10. Kaskarspitze (2580m)
  11. Sonntagkarspitze (2575m)

  12. Hintere Bachofenspitze (2668m)

  13. Rosskopf (2668m)
  14. Stempeljochspitzen (2543m, 2529m)
  15. Vordere Bachofenspitze (2663m)
  16. Großer Lafatscher (2695m)

  17. Kleiner Lafatscher (2635m)

  18. Speckkarspitze (2621m)

  19. Kleiner Bettelwurf (2469m)

  20. Großer Bettelwurf (2725m)

  21. Fallbachkarspitze (Große Wechselspitze, 2316m)
  22. Kleine Wechselspitze (2100m)
  23. Hüttenspitze (1858m)
  24. Fallbachtürme (2548m)
  25. Hohe Fürlegg (2570m)

  26. Walderkampspitze (2565m)
  27. Hundskopf (2243m)

3 - Karwendel Main Ridge (Hinterautal Vomper Kette)

Karwendel Main Ridge


The third ridge as counted coming from the south this ist he longest ridge of the whole range. It runs for 40km in west-easterly direction slightly drawing southwards. It is also the only subgroup which consists of more than one single ridge. Multiple side ridges run off to the south and south-west while to the north you’ll only find very short ridges in the western part of the subgroup. Access routes to most of the mountains are very long. The range is home to the source of the Isar River which on its way to its confluence with the Danube runs through Munich. The highest summit of the subgroup as well as of all Karwendel is Birkkarspitze (2749m).

  1. Pleisenspitze (2567m)
  2. Boßmannturm (2314m)
  3. Larchetkarspitze (2541m)

  4. Große Riedlkarspitze (2582m)
  5. Kleine Riedlkarspitze (2244m)
  6. Breitgrießkarspitze (2588m)

  7. Neunerkarkopf (1987m)
  8. Kleine Seekarspitze (2624m)
  9. Große Seekarspitze (2679m)
  10. Speckkarspitze (2621m)

  11. Bockkarlspitze (2435m)
  12. Angerkopf (2232m)
  13. Spitzhüttenköpfe (2391m, 2499m)
  14. Marxenkarspitze (2637m)

  15. Ödkarspitzen (2711m, 2743m, 2739m)

  16. Birkkarspitze (2749m)

  17. Hochalmkreuz (2192m)
  18. Schlauchkarkopf (2502m)
  19. Hochjöchl (2411m)
  20. Kaltwasserkarspitze (2733m)

  21. Rauhkarlspitze (2619m)
  22. P. 2526 (2526m)
  23. Moserkarspitze (2534m)
  24. Kühkarlspitze (2465m)
  25. Nördliche Sonnenspitze (2651m)
  26. Südliche Sonnenspitze (2665m)

  27. Bockkarspitze (2591m)
  28. Ladiztürme (2524m, 2542m)

  29. Laliderer Spitze (2583m)

  30. Laliderer Wand (2615m)
  31. Dreizinkenspitze (2602m)

  32. Grubenkarspitze (2661m)

  33. Roßlochspitze (2538m)

  34. Hochkanzel (2575m)
  35. Brandlspitze (2626m)
  36. Gamskarlspitze (2513m, 2601m)
  37. Hallenangerspitzen (2442m)
  38. Sunntigerspitze (2321m)

  39. Reps (2159m)
  40. Plattenspitze (2492m)
  41. Spritzkarspitze (2605m)
  42. Eiskarlspitze (2610m)

  43. Spitzkarlspitze (2376m)
  44. Hochglück (2573m)

  45. Kaiserkopf (2506m)
  46. Huderbankspitze (2319m)
  47. Barthspitze (2454m)
  48. Schafkarspitze (2505m)
  49. Mitterspitze (2496m)
  50. Mitterkarlspitze (2418m)
  51. Lamsenspitze (2508m)

  52. Lamsenhüttenturm (2216m)
  53. Rotwandlspitze (2321m)

  54. Steinkarlspitze (2460m)

  55. Hochnissl (2547m)

  56. Niedernissltürme (2292m)
  57. Bärenkopf (1942m)

  58. Schneekopf (2313m)
  59. Mittagspitze (2332m)
  60. Fiechter Spitze (2299m)

4 - Northern Karwendel Chain

The ridge from Bäralplkopf,...
Central part of the Northern Karwendel Chain as seen from Seekarscharte

The northern chain of Karwendel is a 16km long ridge which at firest (in the west) runs from south to north where it bends eastwards. Here – like anywhere in the range – the north faces are steep, almost vertical. The border between Germany in the north and Austria in the south runs along a large part of the ridge. At Östliche Karwendelspitze, the subgroup’s highest mountain at 2537m, it leaves the chain bending northward.

  1. Brunnsteinspitze (2179m)
  2. Rotwandlspitze (2193m)
  3. Kirchlesspitze (2302m)
  4. Sulzleklammspitze (2323m)

  5. Südliche Linderspitze (2306m)
  6. Mittlere Linderspitze (2339m)
  7. Nördliche Linderspitze (2372m)

  8. Gerberkreuz (2303m)
  9. Westliche Karwendelspitze (2385m)

  10. Karwendelköpfe (2358m, 2365m, 2215m)
  11. Viererspitze (2053m)

  12. Kreuzwand (2312m)
  13. Drei Kirchln (2241m, 2211m, 2225m)
  14. Larchetfleckspitzen (2303m, 2363m)
  15. Tiefkarspitze (2431m)

  16. Mitterkarturm (2200m)
  17. Schönberg (2302m)
  18. Großkarspitzen (2289m, 2361m, 2426m)
  19. Hoher Wörner (2476m)

  20. Steinkarlkopf (1981m)
  21. Zunderweidkopf (1720m, 1838m)
  22. Hochkarspitze (2484m)
  23. Kampenleitenspitze (1921m)
  24. Kampenleitenkopf (1689m)
  25. Hintere Kampenleite (1725m)
  26. Raffelspitze (2324m)
  27. Bäralplkopf (2325m)

  28. Schlichtenkarspitzen (2354m, 2477m)

  29. Vogelkarspitze (2523m)

  30. Steinkarlspitze (2030m, 1937m)
  31. Rappenklammspitze (1835m)
  32. Hochalplkopf (1771m)
  33. Ronberg (1755m)
  34. Vorderskopf (1858m)
  35. Östliche Karwendelspitze (2537m)

  36. Torkopf (2012m)
  37. Grabenkartürme (2440m)
  38. Grabenkarspitze (2472m)
  39. Lackenkarspitze (2413m)
  40. Karlkopf (2397m)
  41. Kuhkopf (2390m)
  42. Talelespitze (2115m)
  43. Stuhlkopf (2050m, 2016m)

5 - North-Eastern Subgroups

To the north-east of the Karwendel main ridge, somewhat south-east of the northern chain there are a number of smaller subgroups which all are more or less compact and separated by deep valleys. Here they will be grouped together in one subgroup although in literature they are treated separately.

    5.1 - Falken Group


    Falcon group (Falkengruppe),...
    Falken Group seen from Birkkarspitze

    Small and horseshoe shaped this range is located east of Östliche Karwendelspitze and north of Laliderer Spitze. The highest summit is Laliderer Falk at 2427m.

  1. Mahnkopf (2094m)
  2. Steinfalk (2347m)
  3. Risser Falk (2413m)

  4. Kleiner Falk (2190m)
  5. Laliderer Falk (2427m)
  6. Turmfalk (2200m)
  7. Totenfalk (2131m)

    5.2 - Gamsjoch Group


    Gamsjoch group from the ridge...
    The Gamsjochgroup seen from Laliderspitzenbiwak

    Rather the group of a sinfle mountain this subgroup culminates in Gamsjoch at 2452m. Three ridges run up towards the summit all of which carry further (lower) summits. To the north there is a small additional circular group around Roßkopfspitze, which is separated from the main bulk.

  8. Teufelskopf (1979m)
  9. Gumpenspitze (2176m)
  10. Gamsjoch (2452m)
  11. Ruederkarspitze (2240m)
  12. Roßkopfspitze (2015m)
  13. Unterer Rosskopf (1814m)


    5.3 - Sonnjoch Ridge


    The largest of the north-eastern subgroups is the ridge around Sonnjoch (2457m) – the only one running south to north rather than east to west. It starts at Lamsenjoch and ends in the north near Pertisau. Summits are listed south to north.

  14. Hahnkampl (2080m)
  15. Bärenwandkopf (1871m)
  16. Sonnjoch (2457m)

  17. Schaufelspitze (2306m)

  18. Bettlerkarspitze (2288m)

  19. Falzthurnjoch (2150m)
  20. Feilkopf (1563m)
  21. Gutenberg (1665m)


    5.4 - Rauher Knöll Group


    Located to the far east of the north-eastern subgroups the Rauhe Knöll Group is multi ridged. It is a good hiking ground with great views down towards Achensee. Highest summit is Rauher Knöll (2278m)

  22. Schafjöchl (2157m)
  23. Rauher Knöll (2278m)
  24. Lunstkopf (2143m)
  25. Brentenkopf (2024m)
  26. Rappenspitze (2223m)
  27. Brunntalkopf (1718m)
  28. Dristenkopf (2005m)
  29. Kaserjoch (2198m)
  30. Gamskarspitze (2098m)
  31. Hahnenkamp (2086m)
  32. Ochsenkopf (2148m)

  33. Staner Joch (2102m)

6 – Soiern Group

The group around Soiernspitze (2257m) again is a horseshoe shaped range open to the north. It is located in the north-west of Karwendel. It is lower than the other subgroups and is not as wild looking. Therefore it is a good hiking destination, as any of the summits can be reached by regular folks.

  • Schöttelkopf (1902m)
  • Schöttelkarspitze (2050m)

  • Seinskopf (1961m)
  • Lausberg (1855m)
  • Ochsenstaffel (1871m)
  • Feldernkreuz (2048m)
  • Feldernkopf (2071m)

  • Soiernschneid (2174m)
  • Reißende Lahnspitze (2209m)

  • Soiernspitze (2257m)

  • Gumpenkarspitze (2010m)
  • Krapfenkarspitze (2110m)
  • Dreierspitze (1962m)
  • Baierkarspitze (1909m)
  • Fermerskopf (1851m)
  • Galgenstangenkopf (1806m)

    7 - Karwendel Prealps (Pre-Karwendel)

    Demeljoch, Zotenjoch and...
    Overviewing the Karwendel Prealps from Schafreuther

    Still belonging to the Karwendel Natural Park to the north of the mountain range you can find an assortments of mountains and hills most of which are covered with forests. The most interesting mountains of the group tower above Achensee in the east.

  • Roßkopf (1125m)
  • Grammersberg (1471m)
  • Pürschschneid (1638m)
  • Stuhlbachjoch (1736m)
  • Grasköpfl (1753m)
  • Grünlahnereck (1726m)
  • Schafreuter (2102m)

  • Kotzen (1766m)

  • Stierjoch (1908m)

  • Luderwände (1903m)
  • Torjoch (1818m)
  • Lerchkogel (1688m)
  • Baumgartenjoch (1939m)
  • Rosskopf (1839m)
  • Schönalpenjoch (1986m)

  • Fleischbank (2026m)

  • Hölzelstalljoch (2012m)
  • Grasbergjoch (2020m)
  • Heimjoch (1873m)
  • Kompar (2010m)
  • Satteljoch (1935m)
  • Mondscheinspitze (2106m)
  • Mantschen (1825m)
  • Seebergspitze (2085m)

  • Seekarspitze (2053m)

  • Zunterspitze (1926m)
  • Schreckenspitze (2022m)
  • Hochplatte (1815m)
  • Marbichler Spitze (1898m)
  • Kafell (1906m)
  • Rether Kopf (1926m)
  • Marlkopf (1776m)
  • Juifen (1988m)

  • Demeljoch (1924m)
  • Zotenjoch (1881m)

    Getting There

    Karwendel has been set aside as a natural park already very early. Consequently there are only a few roads which reach into the range. But there is a road quadrangle around the group which will rather easily get you to the main cities, towns and villages, Innsbruck and the villages in Inntal Valley, Pertisau near Achensee and Mittenwald and Seefeld to the east. The nearest airports are Munich and Stuttgart in Germany and Innsbruck in Austria and the following itineraries are given from them respectively.

    • From the North
      Mittenwald can be reached most easily from Munich via motorway A95, which end a few km before Garmisch. The following road, dubbed E533 connects Garmisch, Mittenwald and Seefeld. For the eastern part of Karwendel follow A8 from Munich in direction Salzburg and turn off onto B318 southward at Holzkirchen. Follow the road along Tegernsee, after which it changes names to B307 and leads to Achenpass. Here you cross the German / Austrian border and take B181 to Pertisau.

    • From the SouthThe Airport Innsbruck Kranebitten is located directly beneath Inntalkette, the southernmost of the Karwendel ridges. For the western part (Seefeld, Mittenwald) take B151 to Zirl where you turn onto B177 which connects Seefeld with Mittenwald. For the eastern part (Pertisau / Achensee) take A12 (toll!) to Strass where you turn northward onto B181.

    Red Tape

    The whole area of the Karwendel Range has been set aside as a natural park, the Alpenpark Karwendel which even crosses the border between Germany and Austria. It is probably the largest natural park of the northern Alps though it is open for extensive cattle grazing, forestry and hunting as well. A few, mostly obvious rules apply:
    • Don't pluck flowers or mushrooms, don't take animals out of their habitat
    • Stay on marked trails
    • Keep dogs on leash
    • The Rißtal Valley is closed in certain sections between mid April and mid August to care for a bird species in danger of getting extinct in the area (Common Sandpiper / Actitis hypoleucos)
    • Mountainbikes are only allowed on specially marked trails

    Mountain Huts and Refuges

    Huts


    There are a great number of huts, alms and pastures in the range, serving almost any of the spots in the area. The following table gives an overview.

    Refuge / Hut Height SummerWinter Tel.Thumbnails
    Nördlinger Hütte2238mJune - beg Oct.closed+43/664/1633861 
    Eppzirler Alm1455mmid May - mid Octclosed+43/664/4629211 
    Solsteinhaus1805mJune - mid Oct.closed+43/5232/81557 
    Neue Magdeburger Hütte1637mmid May - mid Octclosed+43/5238/88790 
    Aspachhütte1535mweekendsclosed+43/512/587828 
    Berghotel Seegrube1906mall summerall winter?+43/512/293375 
    Höttinger Alm1487mMay - beg. Nov.+43/676/3056228 
    Halleranger SV Hütte1765mall summerall winter+43/5213/5326 
    Hallerangeralm1774mbeg June - mid Oct.Closed+43/5213/5326 
    Hallerangerhaus1768mJune - mid Oct.closed+43/5213/5326 
    Pfeishütte1922mJune - mid Octclosed+43/512/292333 
    Winklerhütte1365mbeg May - end Oct.closedn.a. 
    Bettelwurfhütte2079mmid June - mid Oct.closed+43/5223/53353 
    Pleisenhütte1757mend May - mid OctChristmas - Jan 6th+43/664/9158792 
    Larchetalm1174mn.a.n.a.+43/663/9759311 
    Karwendelhaus1765mJune - mid Oct.closed+43/5213/5623
    Birkkarhütte2635mall summerall wintern.a.
    Falkenhütte1846mbeg June - mid Octclosed+43/5245/245
    Lamsenjochhütte1953mJune - mid Octclosed+43/5244/62063
    Brunnsteinhütte1560mMay - Octon fine weekends+49/172/8909613 
    Tiroler Hütte2153mJune - beg. Oct.Closed+43/179/4530056 
    Mittenwallder Hütte1515mmid May - end Octclosed+49/172/8558877 
    Dammkarhütte1667mmid April - end Sept.closed+49/8823/3826 
    Hochlandhütte1624mend May - mid Octclosed+49/174/9897863 
    Plumsjochhütte1630mMay - end Oct.Closed+43/5243/5487 
    Gramai Hochleger1756mbeg May - mid Octclosed+49/5243/5166 
    Bärenbadalm1457mbeg. May - end Sept.closed+43/5338/6768 
    Weißenbachhütte1556mn.a.n.a.+43/5243/5539 
    Soiernhaus1613mmid May - mid Octclosed+49/171/5465858 
    Tölzer Hütte1835mmid May - mid Oct.closed+43/664/1801790 
    Wirtshaus Bächental919mn.a.n.a.+43/52/4665631 
    Rotwandlhütte1528mSa/So/holidaysSa/So/holidaysn.a. 
    Seewaldhütte1640mmid July - end Aug.Weekends May - Nov.+ 43/664/3537019 
    Wirtshaus Eng1218mmid May - mid Oct+43/5245/231n.a. 


    Bivouacs


    As for Bivouacs I know the following

    Bivouac Height Thumbnails
    Lalidererspitzen-Biwak 2550m
    Breitgrieskarschartenbiwak 2388m

    Accommodation

    Each of the towns and villages of the area has a homepage with the possibility to book hotel rooms and apartments. Follow one of the links below.



    Weather Conditions

    Weather links:

    Webcams:

    Maps & Books

    Maps


    • Digital Maps
    • Regular Maps
      • Karwendelgebirge
        Kompass Map WK 26
        1:50.000
        ISBN: 3-85491-027-4
      • Alpenvereinskarten of the German Alpine Club
        • 5/1 Karwendelgebirge, westl. Blatt, Art.Nr.: 100010
        • 5/2 Karwendelgebirge, mittl. Blatt, Art.Nr.: 100011
        • 5/3 Karwendelgebirge, östl. Blatt, Art.Nr.: 100012


    Books


    • Karwendel
      S. Garnweidner
      Kompass WF 907
      Kompass Verlag
      ISBN: 3-85491-284-6
    • Karwendel
      Robert Demmel
      Rother Verlag
      ISBN 3-7633-4214-1
    • Karwendel
      Walter Klier
      Alpenvereinsführer
      Rother Verlag
      ISBN 3-7633-1121-1

    External Links

    Fascinating 3D flight simulation through Alpenpark Karwendel
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