Sky-attacking summits between Inn and Isar
The Alpine Park Karwendel encloses almost the whole Karwendel massif and is with an area of 727 km² the biggest protected area in Tyrol and the biggest Nature Park of Austria. On account of the climatic and topographic circumstances the Karwendel has an exceptionally high portion of natural habitats like primeval forests and wild rivers and accommodates a high biodiversity. Many typical animal species and botanical species of the Alps like stone eagles, riverside runners or the German tamarisks (Myricaria germanica) have here important occurences. However, the Karwendel also has a 150-year-old alpine-tourist history and is visited by approx. 1 million people yearly.
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Großer Ahornboden (Picture: P. Steinmüller)