Plan a route here Copy route
Hiking route

Walk to the Karwendelhaus

Hiking route · Silberregion Karwendel
LogoMacs Adventure
Responsible for this content
Macs Adventure Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Hochalmsattel
    / Hochalmsattel
    Photo: Minna Harshbarger, Macs Adventure
m 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Falkenhutte Karwendel Haus Alpine Inn - Die Eng
Walkthrough the dramatic mountains to the Karwendelhaus Hut
Distance 16.4 km
6:00 h
1,216 m
650 m
1,842 m
1,202 m
The trip continues through the dramatic mountains, from Almdorf walking along high trails, past the almost vertical Laliderer mountain faces to the Falkenhütte. It is the perfect place to rest your legs before taking on the final stretch of today's walk.  Hiking leisurely through the lofty mountain forest to the Kleiner Ahornboden and finally through sparse pine trees to the Karwendelhaus, a meeting place for mountaineers situated directly below the Bikarspitze summit.

Author’s recommendation

In the shop next to the hotel and in the farm store in Almdorf you can buy delicious alpine cheese and fresh alpine products for your picnic
Profile picture of Minna Harshbarger
Minna Harshbarger
Update: September 02, 2021
Highest point
1,842 m
Lowest point
1,202 m

Safety information

Today you may be walking past a few different areas where cows graze. Although generally very docile and used to walkers, keep your distance and never turn your back on a cow that is behaving strangely or aggressive. Be particularly vigilant around cows with calves. 

Always allow plenty of time for your hike. The walking times indicated do not include breaks. Breaks for photos and a rest need to be added to the specified times.

Make sure you find out about current weather conditions and keep an eye on weather changes. Thunderstorms can gather very quickly in the Alps.

Do not leave the designated hiking trails!

Tips and hints

 Refreshment Options




Mountain Inn Eng-Alm (1,202 m)
47.402368, 11.567352
47°24'08.5"N 11°34'02.5"E
32T 693709 5253075



Turn-by-turn directions

0.0 km – START from the Alpine Inn Eng, TURN LEFT, through the large archway with the inscription "Eng-Alm" - towards the steep rock walls. CONTINUE STRAIGHT along the paved hiking trail towards the house of the alpine village Eng-Alm.

0.6 km - Just before the Almendorf village, CROSS the stream. Behind the stream TURN LEFT. Pass rustic alpine pastures and the Eng-Alm farm store. CONTINUE STRAIGHT towards the Engalm guesthouse.

1.0 km - At the Engalm guest house, follow the signs for Falkenhütte (trail no. 201) with the Alderweg sticker on it. Follow this trail STRAIGHT, at first. PASS through the fence by the playground, TURN RIGHT onto the hiking trail that goes via switchbacks across a meadow ascending into the forest.

4.1 km - Reach Hohljoch. Go THROUGH the gate and BEAR LEFT towards the Falkenhütte (trail 201), spot it on the opposite hill. Follow the wide gravel path which descends along switchbacks

At the next fork, TURN LEFT,  direction Falkenhütte. Walk along a narrow path over a scree slope towards Falkenhütte and Spielisshoch.

6.5 km - Reach the Spiellissjoch. Go THROUGH the gate and further along a wide scree path. BEAR RIGHT towards the Falkenhütte and onto a gravel path. After a few hairpin bends, in about 15 min, REACH the Falkenhütte. The Falkenalm is the only place to stop for refreshments today.

7km - Walk past the Falkenhütte and another building, then CONTINUE STRAIGHT on a narrow hiking trail, descending across an alpine meadow. After about 1km reach a wide gravel path. BEAR RIGHT and descend on the gravel path to the Ladizalmen. Pass the Ladizalmen and continue to follow the wide gravel path as it descends.

9.4 km - At a bend, a narrow forest path, TURN LEFT towards the Karwendelhaus (path no. 201). The shady path makes its way through the mountain forest. At the end of the forest go THROUGH a gate and keep LEFT as below you is a large scree gully.

11.2 km - When the trail ends, TURN RIGHT and cross the scree gully without a path. On the other side reach the forest again and the path (no signposting here) now leads in an arc to the Kleiner Ahornboden. CROSS a small wooden bridge onto a road and TURN LEFT towards the Karwendelhaus.

11.8 - At the crossroads at Kleiner Ahornboden CONTINUE STRAIGHT towards Karwendelhaus. Hike along a wider, then narrow and even narrower path through the sparse mountain forest, steadily ascending. A little further up go THROUGH a gate and CONTINUE STRAIGHT, follow the path until leaving the forest and walk along an alpine pasture.

14.3 km - At a small alpine well, see a wide gravel path approaching from the left. Reach the gravel path then BEAR RIGHT, direction Karwendelhaus as the trail ascends.

15 km - Reach the Hochalm saddle - on the right there is a small wayside shrine. The path descends slightly. At the next fork keep LEFT and walk towards the Karwendelhaus.

15.9 km - Reach the Karwendelhaus.


all notes on protected areas


47.402368, 11.567352
47°24'08.5"N 11°34'02.5"E
32T 693709 5253075
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Always wear good walking boots with a robust sole, and take waterproofs with you. Take plenty of water with you (min. 1 litre) and don’t forget sunscreen!

Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Would you like to the ask the author a question?


Write your first review

Help others by being the first to add a review.

Photos from others

16.4 km
6:00 h
1,216 m
650 m
Highest point
1,842 m
Lowest point
1,202 m


  • Content
  • Show images Hide images
2D 3D
Maps and trails
Distance  km
Duration : h
Ascent  m
Descent  m
Highest point  m
Lowest point  m
Push the arrows to change the view