Highest peak of the Karwendel in the Northern Alps. Long hike to the hut Karwendelhaus.
From the hut the trail goes through the Schlauchkar, be careful if there is still snow or ice in the Schlauchkar directly below the Schlauchkarsattel (col). From the col some easy climbing (cables) to the summit. A longer and more interesting trail is the Brendelsteig, traversing three more major peaks of the Karwendel (Ödkarspitzen). Steep, loose rock, some cables, easy scrambling.
The Birkkarspitze is conveniently situated right in the center of the Karwendel range and therefore
give a complete overview of it. The view extends to other range of the Northern Alpes (Wetterstein) and to the snow covered peaks of the central Alps.
Thanks to Luidger Röckrath for this description.