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Karwendelbahn

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Address: Alpenkorpsstr. 1, 82481 Mittenwald, Bavaria, Germany
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Germany's 2nd highest cable car

I know it was spring but there was enough snow left to give a sense of how spectacular it must be 2,244m high in the winter. The cable car ride alone was well worth the trip. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Bromyard, United Kingdom
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Bromyard, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I know it was spring but there was enough snow left to give a sense of how spectacular it must be 2,244m high in the winter. The cable car ride alone was well worth the trip. The architectural design of the information center is really clever, as it is shaped like a telescope. Food and drink is also available

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Vancouver, Canada
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63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At first, we didn't know what to expect. We heard about this place and knew we had to go. We arrived and to our surprise it was cash-only. Thank goodness we had enough on us as it wasn't cheap. The cable car was cool but nothing spectacular if you've ridden one before. Beware that it does get cold at the... More 

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Thank Vincent C
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is a terrific experience, well worth the cost, especially on a nice day when you can see for miles and miles. The views of mountain range after mountain range are incredible. Take your time, hike to the top, drink it in. The Gastatte (restaurant) has huge windows showcasing the view. Food is very good and reasonably priced, especially considering... More 

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Thank Todd H
Regensburg, Germany
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108 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

TIP-arrive in the morning to take the cable car to the top. There were many people trying to go up at lunchtime, so we came back the next day. Once at the top one can walk around the crater, be sure to allow time to walk through the tunnel in the mountain for another set of views. The restaurant is... More 

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Anstruther, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good walks at the top, and refreshments. The views are amazing. You can stand in either Austria or Germany on your walk at the top.

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Miami, FL
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245 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We've never had such a terrible bergbahn experience in the region. Generally they are a highlight. Not this one. 1) Costs were 26 Euro round trip per person. + 3 Euro deposit (better to remember to get that back at the end of your journey. ) 2) The restaurant at the top was a solid Terrible. We waited 30 minutes... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

If you are a walker, the Karwendelbahn may disappoint, as, apart from the dangerous looking 3 hour track to the bottom, there is a 20 minute rim walk from the top. The view is stark ie it is rocky and mountainous withou very much green. Nevertheless, it is worth doing. However, if you are looking for a nice walk in... More 

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Arcata, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

First, if you have a fear of heights or crowded spaces, maybe this isn't for you. But otherwise, it's very cool. The gondola takes you up to the top of the Karwendalspitz where a number of trails go up and around the mountain. The views to the south are terrific.There's a great visitor center up there, and a restaurant. The... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Took the 25 person gondola to the top then walked the short circular route. The walk was possible in unsuitable shoes despite the disapproving looks from people with stout shoes and walking poles.

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Puerto de Santiago, Spain
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Look for late evening schedule to enjoy sunset up there. Go to the table as early as 1800 to watch sunset while dinning. Only 5 tables are suited for that.

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