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The Mittenwald via ferrata

Mountain hikes

Start: Talstation Karwendelbahn Alpenkorpsstraße outdoor area - Destination: Mittenwald Innsbruckerstraße

The Mittenwald via ferrata is a ridge traverse which offers grand views to both sides of the Karwendel and Wetterstein massif. This is an ambitious and very long day trip from Mittenwald on which experienced mountain

climbers will get their full money's worth. The fascinating via ferrata leads over a total of seven 2,000 meter-high peaks of the Karwendel range...

Tour dates

  • Duration7:55 h
  • Distance12.6 km
  • Difficultyvery difficult
  • Altitude501 m
  • Lowest point919 m
  • Highest point2323 m

Tour highlights

    • Challenging via ferrata in the mountainous region of the Karwendel
    • Ridge traverse with 7 peaks over 2,000 meters high
    • Matchless panoramic views at over 2,000 meters

Tour description

The Mittenwald via ferrata begins with a ride to the Karwendel cable car station at 2,244 meters. The Panorama Loop trail at the mountain station leads up to the entrance to the via ferrata. From there, the route leads over a number of peaks: the northern, middle and southern Linderspitze, Sulzeklammspitze and Kirchlspitze - all between 2,300 and 2,323 meters high. The route is steep in places, but well secured everywhere. Self-belaying with a via ferrata set is strongly recommended, even when the climbing is easy. Helmets should be worn. Because short sections must be traversed unsecured, surefootedness and a head for heights are absolutely required. The climb leads to the Brunnsteinanger, a broad depression in the ridgeline. From the Brunnsteinanger, ambitious via ferrata climbers can continue to the Rotwandl and Brunnsteinspitze peaks. At the Brunnsteinanger, the descent begins to the Brunnsteinhütte lodge and on to the farmland, through which you will reach the starting point, the base station of the Karwendel cable car in Mittenwald.

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