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The most important things at a glance about the Karwendelbahn, offers and the history.
Since 1967 the Karwendelbahn AG takes visitors from Mittenwald into the northern Karwendelkette. Every year approx. 80.000 people experienced the wild high mountain region. The Karwendelbahn is one of the top service providers of tourism in the alpine region Karwendel, a holiday destination which lies in south Bavaria, right at the boarder of Tyrol. Since the ‘Day of the mountains’ in 2011 visitors are taken up into the mountains by the new gondolas, the “Karwendelchristals”.
From the top of the mountain station, 2244 m above sea level, you get to enjoy the view into the Isarvalley and the violin making place Mittenwald, you can also see the Zugspitz and the alpine foreland and smaller mountain lakes. Around the Karwendelbahn a lot of hiking and climbing routes are found, from leisurely to sporty. The Mittenwald via ferrata is a classic. Right at the mountain station the mountain restaurant can be found. It offers space for 80 guests on the inside and 200 on the outside on the sun terrace. You can have meetings, weddings or party’s up here. Mittenwalds registry has a branch up here.
In Winter skiers can enjoy seven kilometres of skiing delight through the legendary Dammkar, German’s longest skiing route. Back in the 1930s thousands of mountain sports enthusiasts journeyed to Mittenwald and wrote ski history as the famous “Dammkar worm” and an enormous ice bar.
The Karwendel mountain range is the biggest continuous natural protection area of the eastern alps. About 80 % lies on the Tyrol side, in the “Alpenpark Karwendel”. This location drives the team of the Karwendelbahn to contribute in the conservation of the sensitive nature of the high mountains. The “Bergwelt Karwendel”, Germany’s highest nature information centre right next to the mountain station is a symbol for that engagement since 2008. The nature information centre in the form of a gigantic telescope received the Sustainability Prize from the Alpine Convention in 2009. On the backside of the giant telescope you can watch the rare rock ptarmigan. Inside of the giant telescope you get a chance to explore always changing exhibitions, which take you into the high mountain region and other sensitive habitats.