Maps and books

Good maps of the area are indispensable for well-considered preparation and orientation on site. In addition, we recommend selected literature with additional information.

Route planning


In order for you to plan your tour at home and find your bearings during the high-altitude tour, we recommend using a detailed map with a scale of 1:25,000 or 1:50,000. The following maps are commercially available:

Karten und Literatur


Karwendel West

Austrian Alpine Association map 5/1, Karwendelgebirge West, 1:25,000



Karwendel Mitte

Austrian Alpine Association map 5/2, Karwendelgebirge Mitte, 1:25,000



Innsbruck WEG

Austrian Alpine Association map 31/5, Innsbruck Umgebung, 1:50,000



Kompass Karwendel

KOMPASS map 26, Karwendelgebirge, 1:50,000


Route planning

Digital route planning

The tour portal of the Austrian Alpine Association enables digital tour planning. You can use the app to store all content directly on your smart phone and subsequently refer to this information offline during the tour.

Free download:

Jetzt bei Google Play

Alpenverein aktiv

Route planning


Additional information on the region can be found in the following publications (German):

Karwendel Höhenweg Broschüre


Kompasswanderführer Karwendel

Sonntag, H. & Garnweidner, S. (2017): Kompass Wanderführer Naturpark Karwendel (WF 5660), Kompass-Verlag, 3. Auflage, 208 S.


Klier, W. (2011): Alpenvereinsführer – Karwendel (alpin). Bergverlag Rother (Hrsg.). 16. Aufl.; München, 400 S.


Schmitt, E. (2017): Karwendel: Die schönsten Tal- und Höhenwanderungen. Mit extra Tourenkarte. 57 Touren. Mit GPS-Tracks. Bergverlag Rother (Hrsg.) 11. Aufl.; München, 191 S.

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