Nature Park Karwendel
The Karwendel Nature Park covers almost the entire Karwendel massif and, with an area of 727 km², is the largest Tyrolean protected area and the largest nature park in Austria.
Due to its topography, the Karwendel has an above-average proportion of natural habitats such as primeval forests and wild rivers and is home to a large number of important animal and plant species throughout Europe, such as golden eagle, white-backed woodpecker and lady's slipper.
For centuries, alpine pastures, forests and hunting have shaped the area as classic alpine forms of use. The development of alpine tourism began in the second half of the 19th century and today offers numerous possibilities for different forms of alpinism with more than 50 managed huts and alpine pastures.
- Largest Tyrolean protected area
- Austria's largest nature park
- High proximity to nature in the area of forests and rivers
- Large maple back as a unique cultural landscape
- Wild river system Isar
- 340 springs with excellent water quality
- 1,305 plant species and more than 3035 animal species
- Highest density of golden eagles in the Alps
- 150 years of alpine history