The Karwendel via ferrata near Mittenwald


This "little brother" of the famous Mittenwald via ferrata, which leads from the mountain station of the Karwendel cable car, at 2,244 meters, over seven 2,000 meter-high peaks to the Brunnsteinspitze and the alpine hut of the same name, certainly offers at least as many unique alpine impressions, high over the towns of the Alpenwelt Karwendel region – Mittenwald, Krün and Wallgau.

Highlights of the tour

  • Alpine via ferrata to the western Karwendel peak (2,384)
  • Panoramic views to the Dolomites
  • Sun terrace at the summit station of the Karwendel cable car (2,244)

Tour description

The Karwendel via ferrata begins at the "Pasamani" viewpoint at about 2,285 meters. The via ferrata is somewhat shorter than the Mittenwald via ferrata, but significantly more challenging. Steep, towering rock walls, aerial crossings and the exposed terrain are only for experienced via ferrata climbers. As a result, the corresponding equipment, such as a climbing harness, helmet and via ferrata set, is absolutely required. This fascinating via ferrata traverses the "Mittler" and leads to the summit of the western Karwendel peak, at 2,385 meters.

Refreshment stops along the way

  • Alpine restaurants at the Karwendel cable car (2,244 m)
  • Restaurants in Mittenwald

Trail numbers

  • 274

General information about the tour

Alternative routes & other tips
For via ferrata climbers who don't want to return to the valley with the Karwendel cable car, there is the option of descending through the wild Dammkar. The Dammkar, which is used in the winter for operation of Germany's longest ski route, leads to the alpine hut of the same name, the Dammkarhütte (1,667m). The descent then follows the forest road or the popular Ochsenboden climb to Mittenwald.
Parking options
  • Parking lot P1 at the train station in Mittenwald (free)
  • Parking lot at the base station of the Karwendel cable car (fee required)
  • Parking lot on the street Im Schwarzenfeld in Mittenwald (fee required)
Best time of year
  • From June to October (weather-dependent)
In case of emergencies:
In case of emergency, please inform the closest rescue coordination center. You can reach this regardless of your location, and across Germany, at 112.

Alpenwelt Karwendel Mittenwald Krün Wallgau Tourismus GmbH
Alpenwelt Karwendel Mittenwald Krün Wallgau Tourismus GmbH
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Zuletzt geändert am 06.09.2019 13:23:00

tour data

  • Duration: 00:53 h
  • Distance: 999 m
  • Altitude: 167 m
  • Difficulty:Very difficult


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