Satisfy longing in the mountain world
in Germany's No. 1 hiking region
Karwendel and Zugspitze within reach
for the beautiful things in life
Discover Krün in the four seasons
Experience the beauty and originality of the natural landscape of Alpenwelt Karwendel in the Zugspitz region. Go on a hike across the unique humpback meadows near Krün or enjoy a bike ride along the upper Isar, one of the last wild rivers in Central Europe. High up is the excursion to Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze.
Not only do we have unspoiled nature, but also numerous sights in the surrounding area invite you to visit, including the world-famous royal castles Ludwig II or the Wieskirche. In the open-air museum Glentleiten you will learn how people lived and worked in our alpine region more than 100 years ago. A trip to the Bavarian capital Munich is also worthwhile.
Friends of classical music visit the concerts at Schloss Elmau or the Richard Strauss Festival in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In the violin making museum you have the opportunity to learn how classical violins and plucked instruments have been made in Mittenwald for centuries. At the Saitenstraßenfestival in Alpenwelt Karwendel, which takes place every three years, classical meets folk music.
When the first crocuses bloom and the first tender shoots sprout on the trees, then it is mountain spring in Krün. The transition from winter to summer is particularly beautiful around Krün. Nature sprouts, the streams gurgle and the birds chirp a new song. From March to May, nature awakens in the mountains after a long winter. An incomparable flower splendor unfolds due to the sun’s rays becoming stronger. In no season are the colors more intense: colorful flowers, fresh greenery and white peaks. Experience this season during hikes, excursions and bike tours.
The surroundings of Krün await you with blooming alpine meadows, imposing alpine peaks and crystal-clear mountain lakes, which invite you to swim in summer. A mountain summer between Karwendel and Zugspitze is a vacation full of lasting impressions. High up, in the midst of this unique natural panorama, the head is free from everyday stress. How wonderful it feels to hike through the forest, to awaken your spirits barefoot in the clear mountain stream, or to let your eyes wander from the peaks over the valley. Take a refreshing dip in one of the numerous mountain lakes and become one with nature. Find also the small happiness at the rest on a sunny bench or at the snack in a rustic hut. Go in search of your personal favorite places on numerous hikes, mountain or mountain bike tours, and swimming excursions.
In September and October, Alpenwelt Karwendel invites you to the “Farmers’ Weeks”. During this time, the goats, sheep and cows return to their home farms from the summer pastures of the upper Isar Valley. The highlight of the farmers’ autumn is the big Almabtrieb, which is celebrated in regional costume with a large marquee and music. Immerse yourself in the Upper Bavarian lifestyle or enjoy the tranquility of the colorful mountains. Bright reds color the mountain forests and meadows in a soft autumn light. Soak up the sun and unwind on hikes, mountain or mountain bike tours in our fog-free nature around the Zugspitze.
Snow crystals glistening in the sun, the crunch of footsteps in the frozen snow and the endless peace and quiet all around – that’s the winter around Krün. In addition to the winter fun in the ski resorts Garmisch-Classic, Zugspitze, Mittenwald and Seefeld, the unique untouched winter landscape in the valley invites you to relax and unwind. On unique panoramic cross-country skiing trails, with snowshoe and ski tours, tobogganing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice skating and torch-lit hikes you create your active winter with the whole family in Alpenwelt Karwendel.