Karwendel

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Karwendel
Karwendel.JPG
View of the northeastern part of the Karwendel (Location: Blue Mountains)
Highest point
Peak Birkkarspitze
Elevation 2,749 m (9,019 ft)
Coordinates 47°24′41″N 11°26′15″E / 47.41139°N 11.43750°E / 47.41139; 11.43750
Geography
Countries Austria and Germany
Range coordinates 47°25′N 11°28′E / 47.42°N 11.47°E / 47.42; 11.47Coordinates: 47°25′N 11°28′E / 47.42°N 11.47°E / 47.42; 11.47
Parent range Northern Limestone Alps

The Karwendel is the largest range of the Northern Limestone Alps. Four chains stretch from west to east; in addition, there are a number of fringe ranges and an extensive promontory in the north.

The term Karwendel describes the part of the Alps between the Isar and Inn rivers and the Achensee.

Hermann von Barth created the tradition of naming the ranges after the valley limiting them in the south: Karwendel Valley, Hinterau Valley and Vomper Loch, Gleiersch Valley, Hall Valley, Inn Valley: Northern Karwendel Range, Hinterautal-Vomper Range (a.k.a. main Karwendel Range), Gleiersch-Halltal Range and Inn Valley Range (a.k.a. Solstein Range or Northern Range). Side ranges are the Erlspitz Group, Soiern Group and Vorkarwendel, Falken Group, Gamsjoch Group and Sonnjoch Group.

Peaks[edit]

There are 125 peaks above 2000m in the Karwendel. These are the most important ones:

  • Birkkarspitze 2749 m
  • Ödkarspitze, mittlere 2745 m
  • Kaltwasserkarspitze 2733 m
  • Bettelwurf, Großer 2725 m
  • Großer Lafatscher 2696 m
  • Große Seekarspitze 2679 m
  • Hintere Bachofenspitze 2668 m
  • Grubenkarspitze 2663 m
  • Solstein, Kleiner 2637 m
  • Speckkarspitze 2621 m
  • Brandjochspitze, Hintere 2599 m
  • Hohe Warte 2596 m
  • Laliderer Spitze 2583 m
  • Jägerkarspitze, südl. 2579 m
  • Sonntagkarspitze 2575 m
  • Pleisenspitze 2567 m
  • Brandjochspitze, Vordere 2559 m
  • Hochnissl 2546 m
  • Stempeljochspitze 2543 m
  • Solstein, Großer 2540 m
  • Östliche Karwendelspitze 2537 m
  • Vogelkarspitze 2523 m
  • Lamsenspitze 2508 m
  • Hoher Gleiersch 2491 m
  • Wörner 2476 m
  • Sonnjoch 2457 m
  • Gamsjoch 2452 m
  • Erlspitze 2404 m
  • Kuhkopf 2390 m
  • Westliche Karwendelspitze 2385 m
  • Steinfalk 2348 m
  • Freiungen, Westgipfel 2332 m
  • Suntiger Spitze 2321 m
  • Schaufelspitze 2308 m
  • Frau Hitt 2269 m
  • Soiernspitze 2259 m
  • Rotwandlspitze 2192 m
  • Brunnsteinspitze 2180 m
  • Schafreuter 2105 m
  • Fleischbank 2026 m
  • Grasbergjoch 2020 m
  • Torkopf 2012 m
  • Hölzelstaljoch 2012 m
  • Kompar 2011 m
  • Mondscheinspitze 2106 m
  • Juifen 1988 m
  • Schönalmjoch 1986 m
  • Demeljoch 1924 m
  • Dürrnbergjoch 1835 m
Northern Karwendel viewed from Wetterstein

Alpine Huts[edit]

In the Karwendel, among the 21 Alpine Huts 18 are run by the German or Austrian Alpine Clubs:

  • Aspachhütte (OeAV Innsbruck)
  • Bettelwurfhütte (OeAV Innsbruck)
  • Brunnsteinhütte (DAV Mittenwald)
  • Dammkarhütte (Privat)
  • Falkenhütte (DAV Oberland/München)
  • Hallerangerhaus (DAV Schwaben)
  • Hochlandhütte (DAV Hochland/München)
  • Höttinger Alm (Privat)
  • Karwendelhaus (DAV Männer-Turnverein München)
  • Krinner-Kofler-Hütte (DAV Mittenwald)
  • Lamsenjochhütte (DAV Oberland/München)
  • Magdeburger Hütte (neue) (DAV Geltendorf)
  • Mittenwalder Hütte (DAV Mittenwald)
  • Nördlinger Hütte (DAV Nördlingen)
  • Pfeishütte (OeAV Innsbruck)
  • Pleisenhütte (Privat)
  • Rotwandlhütte (DAV Neuland/München)
  • Seewaldhütte (DAV Achensee)
  • Soiernhaus (DAV Hochland/München)
  • Solsteinhaus (OeAV Innsbruck)
  • Tölzer Hütte (DAV Bad Tölz)

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