Located between the Fernpass mountain pass, connecting Austria and Germany, and the Zugpsitze, Germany's highest mountain, the small village of Biberwier lies on a steep mountain slope near the Wetterstein Mountains.
The small municipality of Biberwier is located between the Fernpass mountain pass and the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain. This village of 600 residents takes its name from the German word “Biber”, meaning “beaver”, and is popular with outdoor enthusiasts throughout the year thanks to its proximity to the Wetterstein Mountains. In winter, visitors are drawn to the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena ski area, while hiking and mountain biking are among the main activities in summer. One highlight is the Montan-Wanderweg, an educational hiking trail with information boards telling the history of mining at the Silberleithe, which was home to the largest mining industry in the Außerfern region from the Middle Ages right through until the 20th century. Other popular hikes lead to a number of swimming lakes, including Lake Blindsee popular with divers thanks to its clear waters. During the winter months Biberwier has its own small family-friendly ski resort on the Marienberg mountain with quiet, gentle pistes ideal for beginners.