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Karwendelbahn

Address: Alpenkorpsstrasse 1, 82481 Mittenwald, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: (49) 0 8823 9376760
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Mittenwald
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Other
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Type: Trams, Other
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 3:45 pm

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Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Went up in the cable car on a clear day in June and was able to hike to the top. It is pretty critical to have good footwear, as there was still significant snow at the top. I was skeptical of the folks in the cable car with heavy boots and double hiking sticks but understood it once I saw... More 

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Warren, Vermont
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We walked several blocks from our hotel to the Karwendelbahn, and the only tricky part was getting around/across the railroad tracks. Otherwise it was a very nice walk. The view from the top was awesome, with a very interesting museum and viewing area. The restaurant was a great place for a beer. We walked though a long tunnel to get... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

If you don't mind a steep cable car ride or heights then this is definitely a must if you're visiting Mittenwald! Book on the day as good weather is essential to enjoy the experience fully. Best to bring a jacket as even if the day is warm it can be chilly at the top. The cable car goes regularly but... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
51 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

views,atmosphere,food at cafe top of mountain goulash,friendly people no dislikes all lovely memories

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Victoria, Australia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
48 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

In this area of the world you are spoiled for choice with mountains and cable cars, but this is worth doing. The gondola leaves from just outside of Mittenwald and once at the top the views are magic (on a clear day at least). The huge "telescope" (you go inside it!) gives fabulous views back down the mountain. There was... More 

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Felton, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We enjoyed our stay in Mittenwald, and loved our ride up the mountain. It was very informative, and beautiful. A little pricey, but you expect that when you are on vacation!!! Dont buy tickets ahead of time..it isnt worth the money if it isnt a clear day. There are places to hike to stay for the night. IMO only for... More 

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Warren, Vermont
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We enjoyed the ride, and museum at the top. We would have liked to take a longer hike at the top but the snowy path was very slippery and we weren't prepared. Nice restaurant at the top, great views.

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Leighton Buzzard
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Long waits and gondolas too small - taking 22 passengers and only 2 gondolas. We spent 40 minutes waiting to go up and then the same to come down- for a 10 minute journey!

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Gilberdyke
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261 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

If you don’t mind heights, this cable car from Mittenwald to an alpine mountain top is the one thing not to miss out on if you’re in the area. That’s because once you’re at the top, you have views across the Alps, right into Austria, as well as the valley and plain that Mittenwald sits in. If you want to... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We enjoyed taking the Karwendelbahn, round trip. At the top, we walked out the door onto an excellent trail -- easy trails for everyone and a few more challenging ones. We had decided ahead not to make the descent and were glad we did -- we only had sneakers with us and the gravel surface was quite slippery. Views are... More 

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