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A cold front passed over our region yesterday. Before the arrival of a new weather front which is currently forming over the North Sea, we will experience a short period of dry weather on Tuesday. The late morning ist clair. In the second half of the day, however, the clouds will increase and during the night it will start to snow.

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Wednesday will be changeable again. Thursday will bring us the next fresh snow.

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Forecast

A cold front passed over our region yesterday. Before the arrival of a new weather front which is currently forming over the North Sea, we will experience a short period of dry weather on Tuesday. The late morning ist clair. In the second half of the day, however, the clouds will increase and during the night it will start to snow.

Tendency

Wednesday will be changeable again. Thursday will bring us the next fresh snow.

Need help? Contact us!

Innsbruck Tourism


Mon - Fri: 8.00 am - 5.00 pm

Hotel- and group reservations


Mon - Fri: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Tourist info


Mo - Fr: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Racing bike tours

SPEED & MOMENTUM

Cycling along the roads of the Inn Valley, through idyllic villages and with wonderful views: the towns and villages in the Innsbruck region offer a wide range of options for more than just mountain biking. The area also provides ideal terrain for road cyclists. Numerous bike paths criss-cross the region. The roads to the surrounding villages are well developed and many places offer paved country roads with little traffic. If you would rather take on some big climbs, there are of course also challenging routes available. However, many are possible with only moderate gains in elevation.

Höttinger Höll
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Difficulty
Difficulty
hard
Altitude down
320 METER
Altitude up
320 METER
Max. route length
12 KM
Starting point
Imperial Palace
Endpoint
Imperial Palace
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The Höttinger Höll: on the trail of World Champions

 

This was the key passage of the men's elite road race at the Road World Championships and the steepest section of all the World Championships courses – the Höttinger Höll with a maximum incline of 28%.

 

However, the tour starts comfortably in the heart of the city at the Tyrolean State Theatre and leads past the Imperial Palace and Burggraben road. The route gives a view of Maria Theresien Street on the left and the famous Golden Roof on the right before crossing the Inn Bridge to the other side of the River Inn.

 

The first climb leads up the narrow Höttinger Gasse road to Höttinger Kirchplatz square before turning left onto Schneeburggasse road. After just under 200 metres, the route starts the climb up Dorfgasse road and continues along the steep Gramartstraße road until it reaches the short but "devilishly" strenuous maximum incline of 28%. Pulses race and calves burn but the goal of conquering the extremely steep passage without getting off is within reach. You did it!

 

The route then continues more leisurely uphill, passing Gramartboden and continuing on to Hungerburg, before athletes start the fast and technically demanding descent down Höhenstraße road towards Innsbruck. A sharp left turn at Höttinger Kirchplatz square leads onto Riedgasse road. The route then continues along Innstraße road, over the Mühlauer Brücke bridge and along Rennweg road to the starting point in front of the Imperial Palace.


By the way: this steep passage has nothing to do with the term "Hölle", which means "hell" – the word comes from the Tyrolean "Hehl", which means a sunken path or road through a ravine. And this perfectly describes the Höttinger Höll: an extremely steep sunken road up to Gramartboden in the north of Innsbruck.

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Wednesday

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Thursday

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0°C/32°F
10% Fineweather
700m
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Forecast

A cold front passed over our region yesterday. Before the arrival of a new weather front which is currently forming over the North Sea, we will experience a short period of dry weather on Tuesday. The late morning ist clair. In the second half of the day, however, the clouds will increase and during the night it will start to snow.

Tendency

Wednesday will be changeable again. Thursday will bring us the next fresh snow.

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