Alpenwelt Karwendel

Discover the fairytale Alpenwelt Karwendel in Bavaria with the whole family

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Discover the fairytale Alpenwelt Karwendel in Bavaria with the whole family

Hiking Collection by Alpenwelt Karwendel

11

Tours

10:43 h

22.7 mi

3,900 ft

Splash around in a mountain lake, discover nature on family-friendly hiking Tours, explore unique playgrounds and simply be a child again – boredom has no place in the Alpenwelt Karwendel. With great sights, good hiking infrastructure and delicious Bavarian specialities, this wonderful mountain world is perfect for families.

In this Collection, we present 11 varied Tours that will be a delight for you and your little ones. This mountainous region in Bavaria offers exciting hikes through gorges said to be inhabited by spirits to clear lakes, panoramic peaks, and rustic alpine pastures where you can tuck into Kaiserschmarren, traditional sweet pancakes with raisins, which your children will love. The geological path is sure to arouse your curiosity whilst you can test your surefootedness on the barefoot trail. The Karwendel feel like a fairytale – let yourself be amazed!

Everywhere you and your family go, you will be accompanied by the Karwendel’s unique panorama which towers majestically over the beautiful villages of Krün, Wallgau and Mittenwald. The contrast between the bright limestone rocks and green surrounding is very impressive. On these hikes, which have a difficulty rating of easy to moderately difficult, you experience the Karwendel’s alpine world to the fullest. You can easily manage all of the routes with your children. You can also reach the hikes with public transport. The Alpenwelt Karwendel guest house allows you to use all bus connections free of charge.

The hikes are never longer than 9 kilometres (5.6 miles and cover a maximum of 410 metres (1,345 feet) in altitude. If it does get too much, you can always turn back. Make sure you’re equipped with enough drinks and child-friendly snacks and the hike will be doubly as good. You’ll also be prepared for a minor emergency. Of course, you can always stop for a bite to eat on the way – a great way to motivate the kids. So what are you waiting for? Spend your next family holiday in the Alpenwelt Karwendel!

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    01:33
    3.24 mi
    2.1 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Leutasch Spirit Gorge in Mittenwald is one of the most popular sights in the Karwendel Alps. Waterfalls, pools and deep gorges offer you an extraordinary experience of nature. The …

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  • Easy
    01:03
    2.50 mi
    2.4 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this hike, you and your family will follow in the footsteps of Grimm's fairy tales. You will meet Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood and …

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  • Easy
    00:19
    0.69 mi
    2.1 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    How do pine cones, moss, pebbles or tree bark feel under your bare feet? No idea? Then a trip with your children to the varied barefoot hiking trail on the …

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  • Easy
    00:31
    1.27 mi
    2.4 mph
    25 ft
    25 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the educational trail along the turquoise-green Isar, you will learn a lot about the geological history of the region. This easy round is something for the whole family. On beautiful summer days, you and your children can finally get up close and personal with the Isar and its gravel bed. You walk barefoot over the round pebbles and stretch your feet into the pleasantly cool water of the beautiful mountain stream.It starts at the bus stop "Ortsmitte Krün". First you go in the direction of the tourist information, then continue down the Isar Canal downhill past the sawmill to the Isar bridge. Before this you turn right onto the “Kieselsteinlehrpfad”. Your adventure begins! Here you can find out a lot about the Karwendel alpine world on boards and marvel at the young Isar near its source: Since its renaturation in 1990, it has been making its way through the original river bed again.

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  • Easy
    00:37
    1.36 mi
    2.2 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The forest adventure trail on the Lautersee is an exciting themed trail in the Karwendel Alps. At twelve interactive stations, you and your family can find out more about the function and importance of the mountain forest. Your hike starts above the Lautersee, where two large, upturned tree trunks mark the starting point.Since the circular route is laid out quite flat, you can easily drive it with a stroller. And off we go with the first stations. Whether tree species quiz, forest loungers, the audio studio or the bird's pulpit - your children will be amazed by the flora and fauna in the Karwendel Alps and will learn a lot. The last stations take you back to the starting point on Lauterseestrasse. Incidentally, the Lautersee is also suitable for a refreshing swim on hot days. For a refreshment stop, it is worth stopping at the Lautersee Alm café with a wonderful view of the water.

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  • Easy
    01:05
    2.23 mi
    2.1 mph
    525 ft
    200 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This hike brings you and your family closer to legendary sports history. Because on this wonderful panoramic path you are walking in the footsteps of one of the most successful …

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  • Easy
    01:34
    3.30 mi
    2.1 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Do you know what humpback meadows are or what glacier cuts, tumuli, drumlins and sinkholes represent? You can find out all this and much more on the geological circular hiking …

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  • Easy
    01:57
    4.58 mi
    2.3 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the Isar Nature Adventure Trail, you and your family will discover the living space and nature on the Isar at interactive stations. Highlights are, for example, the water features …

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  • Intermediate
    01:25
    2.23 mi
    1.6 mph
    1,425 ft
    0 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    What's on the program today? PANORAMA as far as the eye can see! You hike to the 1,391 meter high summit of the Kranzberg and experience unique views of the …

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  • Easy
    00:15
    0.54 mi
    2.2 mph
    75 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the geological nature trail on the Kranzberg in Mittenwald, you can find out how the beautiful landscape between Mittenwald, Krün and Wallgau was created. The hike begins at the …

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  • Easy
    00:24
    0.77 mi
    2.0 mph
    275 ft
    0 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this hike you will discover one of the most popular bathing lakes in the region around Mittenwald, Krün and Wallgau - the Lautersee at 1,050 meters. The waterway around …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    11
  • Distance
    22.7 mi
  • Duration
    10:43 h
  • Elevation
    3,900 ft

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