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The giant telescope at the top station of the Karwendelbahn with panoramic views of the Estergebirge and the Ammergau Alps., © Alpenwelt Karwendel | Wolfgang Ehn

Karwendelbahn lift Mittenwald

There is a lot to be seen at the summit station of the Karwendel lift. From 2244 meters above sea level, you can enjoy the view down the Isar Valley to the violin making place of Mittenwald , towards Krün and Wallgau , of the Zugpsitze with the Wetterstein mountains, to the foothills of the Alps and of small mountain lakes. Behind the walkable, oversized telescope live, strictly protected, alpine snow grouses in the Karwendelgrube (Karwendel Hollow).

Germany`s second highest mountain cableway

Right on the Eastern outskirts of Mittenwald is the valley station of the Karwendelbahn. Tickets are bought directly at the ticket office and off we go: after only seven minutes the mountain cableway, built in 1967, takes its guests without any intermediate stops into the high mountain region. Already the journey in the cable cars named “Karwendelkristall” opens up views of the steep rock walls of the Karwendelkar (Cirque) – as well as unexpected views down at the Mittenwalder Hütte. From the Karwendelbahn- summit station you will find manifold hiking and climbing routes from easy-going to sporty. The classic route is the Mittenwalder Klettersteig (fixed rope route) which leads over eight 2,000 meter high peaks. The mountain inn at the summit station offers room for 80 guests indoors as well as 200 outdoors on the sun terrace. There you can hold meetings, celebrate and even marry: The Registry Office of Mittenwald keeps a field office here. In winter , experienced off-piste skiers appreciate the seven kilometre long descent through the legendary Dammkar, Germany`s longest unprepared ski route. It is regularly chosen as one of the most spectacular slopes of the Alps, but also reserved for absolute experts.

Click here to go to the Karwendelbahn website with more information.

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