The Karwendelgrube (a rocky pit surrounded by the summits of Mt. Karwendel and Mt. Dammkar) is placed next to the upper station of Karwendelbahn (Cable-car). Therefore it is easy accessible even for the disabled or elder people. Its possible to see many alpine birds (Alpine Accentor, Yellow-billed Chough, Wallcreeper, Rock Ptarmigan) throughout the year and during migration even rarities.
You can either hike to the summit via Dammkarhütte (ca. 4-5hrs hike up the mountain) or take the cable car Karwendelbahn (ca. 35 Euro) from the nearest town Mittenwald.
Terrain and HabitatMountain, Grassland, Plateau
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSummer, Spring, Autumn
RoutePaved road, Wide path, Narrow trail
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
Next to the cable-car station is a tunnel that leads to the eastern side of Mt. Dammkar. It is also to possible to hike there over the mountain (a difficult but beautiful track). There you have a good chance for Wallcreeper.
Murnauer Moos, Isarstausee Krün