The Karwendel region: challenge for sportsmen and healthy summer resort.
Finally, it's time to breathe in and wind down! Where else would be a better place for that than in the Bavarian Alps' highest climatic spa? The quality of air and water here are extraordinary. Benefit while playing outdoor chess, treading water in the Kneipp basin, or strolling through the varied flora of the 66,000 sqms of spa gardens at Burgberg. Mittenwald is fog-free practically all year round, and its location protects it from harsh winds. This is why summer lasts a bit longer here. And why it is more beautiful here. With sunny days, pleasantly cool nights and a mildly stimulating climate, which will make you feel revived and revitalised all by itself.
Leisure activities at the Youth Hostel
Table tennis room indoors with 2 ping-pong tables, table tennis outdoors
2 table football sets
Pottery room with kiln
Generous sauna area with relaxation room and waterfall shower
Board games on loan
Cross-country skiing equipment (skis, shoes, sticks), sledges and snow shoes for rent
Large grounds with football pitch and volleyball field
Climbing wall, low ropes garden and boulder room
Leisure activities in the area
Sports activities: varied choice of hiking tours and mountain hikes at every level of difficulty, trial days with qualified instructors for all kinds of Alpine sports (rafting, climbing, mountainbiking etc.), downhill and cross-country skiing courses
Cultural activities: outings to Ettal Abbey, Linderhof Palace and Wieskirche chapel. City trips to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Innsbruck and Munich by train.
Nature and environment: excursion to Walchensee power station, to Partnachklamm and Höhlenklamm gorges, to the Laintal valley and nature trail. Trip to Germany's second-highest cable car station (2244 m) with the Karwendelbahn cable car.
Mittenwald has an indoor swimming pool with heated outdoor pool, tennis courts, many lakes for bathing, and the violin making museum.
Cross-country skiing tracks and Kranzberg/Wildensee ski resort are about 10 minutes away from the Hostel. Ice skating.
New: Leutascher Klamm adventure hiking path
Outings and excursions
Whether you prefer a leisurely walk or extreme climbing, be it the family outing or a several-day tour spending the night in cabins: you are as spoilt for choice as you are spoilt by the beauty of nature here. Kranzberg mountain, for instance, offers you a spectacular view to a whole mountain range and many different tours that do not require high-Alpine skills.
Experienced climbers will thoroughly enjoy the Mittenwald via ferrata: it covers 8 summits of over 2,000 m!