Karwendel

Description

Karwendel

Karwendel - a well known mountain area in northern Austria, above Innsbruck, bordering to Germany - is the largest mountain area of the Northern Limestone Alps. It is a beautiful place, and many people have fallen in love with the wild and typical dry mountain scenery.

The area is situated between the rivers Inn and Isar rivers and the Achensee. The highest peak is the Birkkarspitze (2749 m). The four mountain ranges count some 125 peaks above 2000 m.

The Karwendel is ideal for making challenging multi-day hikes. Mountain hiking experience is required for all but the most easy trails. For although some cabins can be reached through a simple path, most trails in between are more difficult. They are narrow and steep and occasionally need some light "scrambling”. The crossing from one valley to another requires steep climbs and descents over the arid limestone ranges. Some passages are secured with steel cables.

For the well-trained hiker, the Karwendel is a rewarding destination.

Map

Map Karwendel

Trails in this region

Books

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United Kingdom
Kompass
Germany
  • KOMPASS Großes Wanderbuch Tirol
  • -Drittgrößtes Bundesland Österreichs, rund 12600 km2 Fläche, Hauptstadt ist Innsbruck, der höchste Berg ist der Großglockner in Osttirol (3798 m), in Nordtirol ist es die Wildspitze (3786 m).-Fünf Naturparks sind in Tirol zu finden: Naturpark Zillertaler Alpen, Alpenpark Karwendel, Naturpark Ötztal, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Naturpark Tiroler Lech;... Read more
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The Swiss Alpine Pass Route - Via Alpina Route 1
  • Guidebook to the Alpine Pass Route following the Swiss Via Alpina 1, a 360km trek east-west across Switzerland, from Sargans, on the border of Liechtenstein, to Montreux, including prologue from Liechtenstein. A demanding 3-week trek described in 18 stages, crossing 16 passes including the 2778m Hohtürli. Requires good fitness and experience. Read more
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United Kingdom
2017
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • The Swiss alpine pass route - Via Alpina route 1
  • This guidebook presents the stunning Alpine Pass Route, now fully waymarked as Via Alpina 1. The 360km trail traverses Switzerland from east to west, from Sargans near the Liechtenstein border to Montreux on Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). Crossing sixteen Alpine passes, it showcases some of the country's most breathtaking mountain landscapes,... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • The Swiss alpine pass route - Via Alpina route 1
  • This guidebook presents the stunning Alpine Pass Route, now fully waymarked as Via Alpina 1. The 360km trail traverses Switzerland from east to west, from Sargans near the Liechtenstein border to Montreux on Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). Crossing sixteen Alpine passes, it showcases some of the country's most breathtaking mountain landscapes,... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Over the Top & Back Again
  • Book of the Year Bronze Award 2010 (travel essays category), ForeWord Magazine After hiking some of the world's great trails, Brandon Wilson was excited to hear about the Via Alpina, paths running across eight countries on the backbone of the Alps. Besides promising immersion into Alpine life and wilderness, it was the ultimate adventure. It... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Over the Top & Back Again
  • Book of the Year Bronze Award 2010 (travel essays category), ForeWord Magazine After hiking some of the world's great trails, Brandon Wilson was excited to hear about the Via Alpina, paths running across eight countries on the backbone of the Alps. Besides promising immersion into Alpine life and wilderness, it was the ultimate adventure. It... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • Trekking Munich to Venice
  • Guidebook to Der Traumpfad, 'Dream Way', through Germany and Italy, 570km from Munich to Venice across some of the best scenery in the Alps. Split into 30 stages, the guide also describes 5 alternate stages and a day's via ferrata in the Dolomites. Includes full information and accommodation lists needed for the trek. Read more
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2016
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Netherlands
2016
  • Trekking Munich to Venice
  • This guidebook describes the 570km (354 mile) Traumpfad or 'Dream Way', an Alpine trek from Munich's Marienplatz to the Piazza San Marco in Venice. The route is broken into 30 stages of between 5hrs 30mins and 9hrs, graded according to difficulty, with 5 alternative stages and the option to spend a day traversing a section of via ferrata in the... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Trekking Munich to Venice
  • This guidebook describes the 570km (354 mile) Traumpfad or 'Dream Way', an Alpine trek from Munich's Marienplatz to the Piazza San Marco in Venice. The route is broken into 30 stages of between 5hrs 30mins and 9hrs, graded according to difficulty, with 5 alternative stages and the option to spend a day traversing a section of via ferrata in the... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2012
  • The Adlerweg
  • Comprehensive guidebook to walking the Adlerweg, or Eagle's Way across the Austrian Tyrol. The 300km (186 mile) waymarked trekking route from St Johann to St Anton follows established mountain and valley tracks. 6 low-level alternative stages and a challenging 8 stage variant are included, with suggestions for a 15 day and 21 day itinerary. Read more
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United Kingdom
2012
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Netherlands
2012
  • The Adlerweg
  • The Adlerweg (or Eagle's Way) is a well maintained and waymarked 300km path traversing the length of the Austrian Tyrol from St Johann in the east to St Anton in the west. It follows established mountain and valley tracks to traverse the length of the Austrian state of Tyrol from east to west. 6 low-level alternative stages and a challenging 8... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • The Adlerweg
  • The Adlerweg (or Eagle's Way) is a well maintained and waymarked 300km path traversing the length of the Austrian Tyrol from St Johann in the east to St Anton in the west. It follows established mountain and valley tracks to traverse the length of the Austrian state of Tyrol from east to west. 6 low-level alternative stages and a challenging 8... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • Griechenland: Trans Kreta E4
  • Kein Geheimtipp und dennoch etwas in Vergessenheit geraten ist das ber 500 km lange Teilst ck des europ ischen Fernwanderweges E4 auf Kreta. Bereits seit den 1970er-Jahren geh rt dieser Abschnitt zu einem der beliebtesten des l ngsten europ ischen Fernwanderweges und ist somit ein echter Trekkingklassiker.Wer gut markierte Pfade und verl... Read more
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Belgium
2017
  • Griechenland: Trans Kreta E4
  • Kein Geheimtipp und dennoch etwas in Vergessenheit geraten ist das ber 500 km lange Teilst ck des europ ischen Fernwanderweges E4 auf Kreta. Bereits seit den 1970er-Jahren geh rt dieser Abschnitt zu einem der beliebtesten des l ngsten europ ischen Fernwanderweges und ist somit ein echter Trekkingklassiker.Wer gut markierte Pfade und verl... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Bayerns Berge
  • Warum in die Ferne schweifen und eine weite Anreise in die Zentralalpen in Kauf nehmen, wenn das Gute so nahe liegt? Der bayerische Alpenbogen zwischen Allgäu und Berchtesgaden - die Allgäuer Alpen, die Ammergauer Alpen, das Wettersteingebirge, die Bayerischen Voralpen mit Estergebirge, Walchenseebergen, Benediktenwandgruppe und... Read more
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Belgium
  • Bayerns Berge
  • Warum in die Ferne schweifen und eine weite Anreise in die Zentralalpen in Kauf nehmen, wenn das Gute so nahe liegt? Der bayerische Alpenbogen zwischen Allgäu und Berchtesgaden - die Allgäuer Alpen, die Ammergauer Alpen, das Wettersteingebirge, die Bayerischen Voralpen mit Estergebirge, Walchenseebergen, Benediktenwandgruppe und... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 6 Alpenwelt - Karwendel | Kompass
  • Die 4in1 Wanderkarte ist jetzt noch übersichtlicher und besser lesbar. Die Wanderkarten aus den Top-Wanderregionen sind mit einer zusätzlichen Karte im Detailmaßstab ausgestattet. Der Aktiv Guide informiert Sie rund um das Thema Outdoor und die kostenlose App für unterwegs gibt es auch noch dazu. Das bildet die perfekte Grundlage für die... Read more
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  • KOMPASS Wanderkarte Alpenwelt Karwendel Mittenwald, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • Die 4in1 Wanderkarte ist jetzt noch übersichtlicher und besser lesbar. Die Wanderkarten aus den Top-Wanderregionen sind mit einer zusätzlichen Karte im Detailmaßstab ausgestattet. Der Aktiv Guide informiert Sie rund um das Thema Outdoor und die kostenlose App für unterwegs gibt es auch noch dazu. Das bildet die perfekte Grundlage für die... Read more
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  • Hiking in Switzerland
  • This is the official guidebook to the Swiss section of the Via Alpina (National Route 1), published by the Swiss Hiking Federation. The Via Alpina is a network of five long-distance hiking routes which cross eight Alpine countries from Trieste to Monaco - over 5,000 kilometres of hiking trails in total. On Swiss soil, National Route 1 Via... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Hiking in Switzerland
  • This is the official guidebook to the Swiss section of the Via Alpina (National Route 1), published by the Swiss Hiking Federation. The Via Alpina is a network of five long-distance hiking routes which cross eight Alpine countries from Trieste to Monaco - over 5,000 kilometres of hiking trails in total. On Swiss soil, National Route 1 Via... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wanderland Schweiz 02. Trans Swiss Trail
  • Das Wanderland Schweiz besteht aus 6 nationalen Routen und 51 mehrtägigenHighlights. Die Routen basieren auf dem bestehenden Wanderwegnetz und integrierenteilweise bereits bestehende Angebote wie beispielsweise Via Alpina, Jura Höhenweg,Via Jacobi oder Rheintaler Höhenweg.Alle 9 Führer sind mit Farbfotos, Karten und Höhenprofilen farbig reich... Read more
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Belgium
  • Wanderland Schweiz 02. Trans Swiss Trail
  • Das Wanderland Schweiz besteht aus 6 nationalen Routen und 51 mehrtägigenHighlights. Die Routen basieren auf dem bestehenden Wanderwegnetz und integrierenteilweise bereits bestehende Angebote wie beispielsweise Via Alpina, Jura Höhenweg,Via Jacobi oder Rheintaler Höhenweg.Alle 9 Führer sind mit Farbfotos, Karten und Höhenprofilen farbig reich... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Winterwandern Bayerische Alpen
  • Die Bayerischen Alpen, beliebtes Ausflugsziel im Sommer, bieten auch im Winter zahlreiche M glichkeiten, in den Bergen unterwegs zu sein. Auch ohne die "langen Latten" an den F en kann man dabei jede Menge Spa haben. Frisch verschneite W lder, Gipfelstunden mit verbl ffender Fernsicht, behagliche H tten und Almen sowie rasante Rodelbahnen... Read more
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Belgium
  • Winterwandern Bayerische Alpen
  • Die Bayerischen Alpen, beliebtes Ausflugsziel im Sommer, bieten auch im Winter zahlreiche M glichkeiten, in den Bergen unterwegs zu sein. Auch ohne die "langen Latten" an den F en kann man dabei jede Menge Spa haben. Frisch verschneite W lder, Gipfelstunden mit verbl ffender Fernsicht, behagliche H tten und Almen sowie rasante Rodelbahnen... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • KOMPASS Wanderführer Naturpark Karwendel
  • Die Vorteile des Wanderführers auf einen Blick:- Von KOMPASS-Experten erwanderte Touren- Jede Tour mit Höhenprofil und Kartenausschnitt- Ausflugs- und Übernachtungstipps- Kostenloser Download der GPX-Daten Die Vorteile der Extra-Tourenkarte auf einen Blick:- Unterstützt die Tourenauswahl- Kartografische Gesamtübersicht- Touren können einfach... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2013
  • Karwendel
  • Das Karwendel, jenes urweltliche Gebirge zwischen Inntal und Sylvenstein-Stausee, in dessen Talgr nden M nchens gr ne Isar entspringt, z hlt zu den beliebtesten Wandergegenden nicht nur oberbayerischer Tagesausfl gler. Ein hervorragend gepflegtes Wegenetz und zahlreiche bewirtschaftete Schutzh tten und Almen locken im Sommer und Herbst... Read more
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Belgium
2013
  • Karwendel
  • Das Karwendel, jenes urweltliche Gebirge zwischen Inntal und Sylvenstein-Stausee, in dessen Talgr nden M nchens gr ne Isar entspringt, z hlt zu den beliebtesten Wandergegenden nicht nur oberbayerischer Tagesausfl gler. Ein hervorragend gepflegtes Wegenetz und zahlreiche bewirtschaftete Schutzh tten und Almen locken im Sommer und Herbst... Read more
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Netherlands
  • WF5421 Allgäu, Allgäuer Alpen Kompass
  • De Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van alle wandelroutes in het gebied met nauwkeurige routeaanwijzingen en hoogteaanduidingen, De extra grote kaart, schaal 1:35 000, is ideaal om van te voren uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken • naast de bekende bestemmingen, worden ook de minder bekende vermeld • openbaar... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • WF5421 Allgäu, Allgäuer Alpen Kompass
  • De Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van alle wandelroutes in het gebied met nauwkeurige routeaanwijzingen en hoogteaanduidingen, De extra grote kaart, schaal 1:35 000, is ideaal om van te voren uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken • naast de bekende bestemmingen, worden ook de minder bekende vermeld • openbaar... Read more
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Maps

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United Kingdom
  • Achensee - Rofan - Unterinntal F&B WK321
  • Achensee - Rofan - Unterinntal area of the Austrian Alps north-east of Innsbruck presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list of currently... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Kufstein - Kaisergebirge - Kitzbühel F&B WK301
  • Kufstein - Kaisergebirge - Kitzbühel - Wörgl - St Johann in Tirol area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list of... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Zillertal - Tuxer Alps - Jenbach - Schwaz F&B WK151
  • Zillertal - Tuxer Alps - Jenbach – Schwaz - Mayrhofen area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Goms - Aletsch
  • Goms - Aletsch area of the Bernese Oberland at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking trails.Cartography is similar to that used both in... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Styrian Winelands - Southwest Styria F&B WK411
  • Styrian Winelands area south-eastern Austria presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list of currently available titles in this series please... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dachstein - Ausseerland - Filzmoos - Ramsau F&B WK281
  • Dachstein - Ausseer Land - Filzmoos - Ramsau - Bad Ischl - Schladming area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
  • Alpenpark Karwendel 2017
  • Alpenwelt Karwendel - Innsbruck - Achensee - Risstal area of the Tyrol at 1:35,000 on a GPS compatible, double-sided map from Kümmerly+Frey printed on sturdy, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper; contoured, with hiking, cycling and ski routes, accommodation facilities, locations for other recreational activities, etc.Maps in the K+F... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Alpenwelt Karwendel - Innsbruck - Achensee - Risstal K+F Outdoor Map 8
  • Alpenwelt Karwendel - Innsbruck - Achensee - Risstal area of the Tyrol at 1:35,000 on a GPS compatible, double-sided map from Kümmerly+Frey printed on sturdy, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper; contoured, with hiking, cycling and ski routes, accommodation facilities, locations for other recreational activities, etc.Maps in the K+F... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Olympus Geopsis 139
  • Mt Olympus in a series of waterproof and tear-resistant hiking maps at scales varying from 1:50,000 to 1:10,000, with a UTM grid for GPS users. Contour interval varies depending on the scale, on most maps it is 20m. Relief shading, spot heights, springs, seasonal streams and, in most titles, landscape/land-use variations, e.g. forests,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Peloponnese Anavasi Road Atlas
  • Road Atlas of the Peloponnese from Anavasi, in an A4 paperback format, with contoured, GPS compatible mapping at 1:50,000, very detailed road classification, hiking paths, and place names in both Greek and Latin alphabets.The main section of the atlas has 178 pages of detailed maps with contours at 100m intervals, altitude colouring and relief... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • E4 Arquipelago de Cabo Verde
  • Plans included:Porto Novo (Ilha de Santo Antão) (1:10 000)Mindelo (Porto Grande) (Ilha de São Vicente) (1:20 000)Ilha de Santa Luzia (1:not known)Porto de Tarrafal (Ilha de São Nicolau) (1:8500)Porto da Preguiça (Ilha de São Nicolau) (1:8500)Baía da Palmeira (Ilha do Sal) (1:15 000)Porto de Sal-Rei (Ilha da Boavista) (1:30 000)Porto da Praia... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Greece: Attika and Central Greece Road Atlas
  • Road Atlas of Attika, the region around Athens, and Central Greece from Anavasi, in an A4 paperback format, with contoured mapping at 1:50,000, a 2km UTM grid for GPS users, very detailed road classification, hiking paths, and place names in both Greek and Latin alphabets.The main section of the atlas has 219 pages of detailed maps with... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Adelboden - Lenk
  • Adelboden - Lenk area of the western Bernese Oberland, from Gstaad to Frutigen and Leukerbad at 1:50,000 in a series from Hallwag covering Switzerland’s popular hiking regions on light, waterproof and tear-resistant maps highlighting long-distance paths: the nine national routes plus special regional routes, as well as other local hiking... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
  • Cretan Way - A 28-Day Walk Along the E4 2017
  • The Cretan Way is a 500km walking route which takes you from east to west across the varied and spectacular landscapes of Crete. It is the ideal way to discover the rural, mountainous and costal regions of this incredible island. This guide is based on a 28-day walk.This guide includes practical information, maps at a scale of 1:25.000 of... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • The Cretan Way - A 28 Day Walk
  • The Cretan Way is a 500km walking route which takes you from east to west across the varied and spectacular landscapes of Crete. It is the ideal way to discover the rural, mountainous and costal regions of this incredible island. This guide is based on a 28-day walk.This guide includes practical information, maps at a scale of 1:25.000 of... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Tyrolean Alps: Garmisch to Innsbruck
  • Walk through the Karwendel mountains on this hotel to hotel walking tour. Enjoy the cultural and scenic highlights of Bavaria and Tyrol on this self-guided inn to inn walking tour. Your adventure begins with two nights in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria’s outdoor capital, nestled at the foot of Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain. Head... Read more
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