The Mittenwald via ferrata


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...

Highlights of the tour

  • 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.

Refreshment stops along the way

  • Mountain restaurant at the summit station of the Karwendel cable car
  • Brunnsteinhütte lodge (1,560 m)

Trail numbers

  • 274
  • 291
  • 292

General information about the tour

Alternative routes & other tips
The mountain tour guides in the Alpenwelt Karwendel region regularly offer guided tours on the Mittenwald via ferrata. They also rent the required equipment. If you are interested, please talk to the holiday advisors at the tourist information centers in Mittenwald, Krün and Wallgau.
Parking options
  • Parking lot P1 at the train station in Mittenwald (free)
  • Parking lot at the Karwendel cable car base station (fee required)
  • Parking lot P3 am Waudl (fee required)
Best time of year
  • Usually mid-June to early 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
hubermedia GmbH - eT4
Zuletzt geändert am 06.09.2019 13:24:00

tour data

  • Duration: 05:07 h
  • Distance: 11,6 km
  • Altitude: 467 m
  • Difficulty:Very difficult


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