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High alpine area with mountains around 2400m height. Possible to see many alpine birds throughout the year fairly easy because of the near cable-car.

Added* by Paul Poletajew
Most recent update 3 April 2021


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 Habitat

Mountain , Grassland , Plateau


Mountainous , Rocky

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Summer , Spring , Autumn


Paved road , Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

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.

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