Karwendelmarsch Route

A route with a view

The route of Karwendelmarsch starts at Scharnitz (964 m) and leads on the following points:

  • the Schafstallboden (1.173 m), 9,58 km
  • the Karwendelhaus (1.771 m), 18,19 km
  • the little Ahornboden (1.399 m), 24,23 km
  • the Falkenhütte (1.848 m), 30,23 km
  • the Eng (1.227 m) – 35 km Finish, 
  • the Binsalm (1.502 m), 38,37 km
  • the Gramai Hochleger (1.756 m), 41,52 km
  • the Gramaialm (1.263 m), 44, 50 km and
  • the Falzturn Alm (1.098 m), 48,18 km
  • to Pertisau am Achensee (932 m) – 52 km Finish

The route

All details at a glance

Lenght of route:
ca. 52 km
ca. 35 km (Eng)

Sea level start::
967 m

Sea level Ziel:
932 m

Highest point:
ca. 2.281 m
ca. 1.500 m (Eng)

Lowest point:
1.903 m (Binssattel/Gramaisattel)

Difference in altitude (only up):
ca. 2.281 m

Start numbers

Distribution of start numbers:

Friday, August 30th 
from 11 am to 7 pm
at the parking area “Länd P2”
(Hinterautalstrasse 422, 6108 Scharnitz)

Saturday, August 31st
from 4 am to 5.30 am
at the parking area “Länd P2”
(Hinterautalstrasse 422, 6108 Scharnitz)


Time limit

All participants must have passed the Karwendelhaus by 11.30am and the second mat at the Eng control station (Großer Ahornboden) by 2.00 pm at the latest.

Passing the rest of the course later than this is out of competition (without start number) and outside the official event times. Participants are responsible for any return transfer costs. Please note that the refreshment stations, first aid posts and emergency services will be withdrawn from the course with the final runner from 2.00 pm.

  • The organizer reserves the right to withdraw any participant who appears unable to complete the course within the time limit or reach the finish line Eng. Such runners will be approached by the mountain rescue team/last runner/course marshals and instructed to end the race.
  • Finish in Eng (35km) is at 5.00 p.m. ; finish in Pertisau am Achensee (52km) is at 8.00 p.m.


  • WH/MH 1995 or later
  • W30/M30 1985 to 1994
  • W40/M40 1975 to 1984
  • W50/M50 1965 to 1974
  • W60/M60 1964 or earlier

The participants have the option for all disciplines to start with stickss.

Maximum number of participants: 2.500

Karwendelmarsch route overview

Height profile & interactive map

The route with a total of 52 km follows exclusively existing routes and the nature-friendly execution of the event is a top priority for the organizers.

Skim the Karwendelmarsch and see the route from the air.

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