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Land of Mountains
Around the Karwendel

Land of the mountains - Around the Karwendel


Director: Stefan Sternad, Camera: Stefan Sternad


Production: ORFIII & ipFILM


Documentary film: 42 min./2023


The TV documentary "Around the Karwendel" in the ORF series "Land of Mountains" shows the breathtaking peaks of the Karwendel as well as the Tyrolean town of Schwaz and its surroundings.


The starting point is the Kellerjoch, 2,344 metres above sea level, which towers above Schwaz in the Tux Alps.

In the 15th century, Schwaz became the most important silver mining region in Europe. Schwaz silver was an important source of income for Emperor Maximilian. The Fuggers controlled trade in the region from here at the end of the Middle Ages.


Freundsberg Castle is another of the town's landmarks. The well-known TV presenter Harry Prünster knows the castle and Schwaz well: he comes from Fiecht near Schwaz. Harry Prünster loves the mountains of his homeland and describes unique hiking destinations in the Karwendel.


The Wolfsklamm gorge can be reached from Stans near Schwaz. Over thousands of years, water has carved its way through the rock. A breathtaking hiking route leads through the gorge, at the end of which lies the St. Georgenberg rock monastery. The Benedictine abbey with its almost thousand-year-old history is still a popular pilgrimage destination today and offers hikers rest and tranquillity. 


The film continues into the Engtal valley, which is a popular starting point for hikes into the Karwendel.

Climbing expert Paul Gürtler, who has successfully completed many solo ascents in the Karwendel, leads us through his mountain home to the stage destination: the Lamsenspitze and its breathtaking views.

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