West Karwendel Spitze



Journey there

Dep. Ismaning06:36
Arr. Hauptbahnhof07:03
Meet Hauptbahnhof07:15(Meet under departure board, platforms 25-26)
Dep. Hauptbahnhof07:32
Arr. Garmisch08:57
Dep. Garmisch09:042 Süd
Arr. Mittenwald09:25

... or stay overnight

Hike start point

Hike map


Hike map in other formats


Hike description

  1. From Mittenwald Bahnhof (912m) walk back along the platform to the level-crossing, and turn right, crossing the tracks.
  2. Walk under the autobahn, and immediately turn right, and walk south for about 500m. Look for signs to Dammkarhütte über Ochsenboden.
  3. Turn east onto the Ochsenbodensteig pathway, and follow this path for about 5Km to Am Bankle (c.1395m).
  4. Take the fork south east in the direction of Dammkarhütte (1650m) and walk 6Km clockwise around Kreuzwand, to the entrance to the winter seilbahn and tunnel (c.2240m).
  5. Walk 100m through the tunnel to the Karwendel bahn lift station (c.2270m).
  6. Walk 1Km anticlockwise around the rim of the spitze and then climb the short distance to the peak (2385m).
  7. Return to the path on the rim, and continue round back to the lift station and take the lift down.

Hike end point


We’ll eat somewhere in Mittenwald; there are several possibilities on Obermarkt, 400m WNW from the train station. (Please try to make it for the meal – it’s the best part of the day!)

Journey back

Dep. Mittenwald17:3718:3719:3720:3721:3722:37
Arr. Hauptbahnhof19:2720:2721:2722:2623:2600:27


Important stuff

  1. If you want to share a group ticket let me know!
  2. You should definitely check the weather!
  3. For my peace of mind, some conditions apply!

See also