News from the Alpenwelt Karwendel

Christmas magic in Mittenwald

Christkindl market in Mittenwald from 14th to 17th December 2017.
Visitors can look forward to a varied supporting program, a lot of alpine craftsmanship as well as the Christmas smell of burnt almonds, gingerbread and punch at the Mittenwalder Christkindl market 2016.

Christmas market in Garmisch

Christmas atmosphere on the Christmas market at Richard-Strauss-Platz in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

From the 25th of November to the 23rd of December.
The Christmas market is open daily from 11 am to 8 pm.

Carnival in Mittenwald

... a special tradition in the Karwendel Alps.Starting with the "nonsense Thursday" when the "Scheller stirrers" and Mascherka jumped with the noon of the parish church of St. Peter and Paul from one of the historic home entrances in Mittenwald. Led by the forerun, which symbolizes spring, the 12 "Schellen stirrers" awaken, each of you stands for a calendar month, with heavy cow bells the first spring spirits.But not only the "Schellen stirrers", but also "Goaslschnalzer", "Pfannenziacher" and many other gnarled figures help to ensure that spring arrives in the Karwendel Alps. This centuries-old custom attracts numerous visitors to the pedestrian zones of the Karwendel Alps.

Here is a small movie about the "nonsense Thursday"

8th international violin makeing contest

The international violin makeing contest will be taking place for the eighth time already from the 18th of May until the 2nd of June 2018 in Mittenwald. The works of international violin makers are judged by a professional jury and the winners are selected.


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Karwendel Berglauf

With a length of 10.6 km and an altitude difference of 1.381 meters, the Karwendelberglauf is one of the most challenging mountain running events in Germany and was the venue of the German mountain running championships in 2008. The route leads from the Mittenwald pedestrian zone (913m) over the Dammkar ski run up to the German-Austrian border at 2,291m above sea level.

am 14.07.2018
Start: 11:00 Uhr


in the Arena Mittenwald. The course consists of the following elements:

  • 3 x daily ice skating
  • Schusstraining
  • Technical training
  • Goalkeeper training
  • Powerskating
  • Drinks during training
  • Lunch included
  • Grillabend Parents & Children, Arena Mittenwald

From 20.08. - 24.08.2018