Open-air piano between the peaks

When Katie Mahan's alabaster hands caress the keys, even the mountains stop and listen. The star pianist is giving a concert in a place no one has ever performed before: 2,300 metres above sea level on the Hafelekar. This concert will be truly unique! On 1 July 2022 on Innsbruck's Nordkette: the mountain in the city 

Would you like to be there for a performance in the most magnificent concert venue ever? If so, take part in our competition to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience! We are giving away 2x2 tickets for Katie's amazing open-air summit performance including a multi-day stay in Innsbruck and a meet & greet with Katie herself. Simply answer our competition question to be entered into the prize draw!

You could win:

You could win:

  • 2 nights for 2 people in a double room at the aDLERS
  • hotel incl. an extensive breakfast buffet from 1 to 3 July 2022. Room category: Panorama Classic 
  • One upward and one downward journey on the Nordkettenbahnen lifts on the day of the concert, 1 July 2022. 
  • Admission to the concert "Katie Mahan – Piano Passion at the Top of Innsbruck" on 1 July 2022 for you and your companion 
  • Meet & greet with star pianist Katie Mahan on the Nordkette/Seegrube (in the afternoon on 1 July) 
  • VIP reception at Hafelekar with sparkling wine and finger food 
  • 2 x all-inclusive Innsbruck Card (valid 24 hours), one for you and one for your companion

Answer the following competition question:

Where was Katie Mahan born?

Please write your answer in the form below and complete the other fields. Then simply submit the form to be entered into the prize draw.
Hint: We're not looking for the country where she was born. You need to be a little more precise!


To enter the competition, you must fill out and submit the entry form, including entering your answer to the competition question in the "Answer" box. The competition is open from 3.6 - 14.6.2022. The winners will be notified via email within three working days. Winners must respond and confirm acceptance of the prize within three days of receiving notification.

The detailed Terms and Conditions of Participation can be found here.

Katie Mahan in Innsbruck

Denver, Colorado: the city where Katie Mahan was born is a place known as Mile High City thanks to its location at over 1,600 metres above sea level. It's great to know that Katie is already used to the altitude because it means she won't get dizzy up at the Hafelekar! As a child of the Rockies, mountains are in Katie's blood. It's almost as if she was destined to come to Innsbruck. When she climbs the Nordkette mountain range, her heart starts to race, just like ours. Because the feeling of standing on top of a mountain is simply indescribableThe raw nature, the huge rocky crags, the clear air and the city in the valley below: everything is different. Lighter somehow. The Hafelekar high above Innsbruck is a truly special place! When you add the passionate melodies Katie conjures up from the piano... the concert becomes a truly unforgettable experience!

A summer with mountains and city

What can you do in Innsbruck in summer? The region offers a really cool combination of city living and unwinding in nature. Visit a museum, go shopping and then head to a cool bar in the evening – preferably one with a view of the mountains so you can see where you'll be hiking tomorrow. Or would you rather go biking? Either way, getting up into the mountains is a must at least once during your stay. At the top, simply take a deep breath, relax and feel the freedom. An added bonus when hiking, climbing, biking and enjoying all the other mountain adventures in Innsbruck is that the next mountain hut is never far away. There you can enjoy delicious dumplings, hearty Tyrolean snacks and cool drinks surrounded by alpine nature.

Mountains in comfort

If you want to travel up into the mountains in comfort, you can simply take a lift. The lifts and cable cars in and around Innsbruck whisk you up into high alpine terrain in no time at all. You already know the Nordkettenbahnen lifts so how about taking the Patscherkofelbahn gondola in the south of Innsbruck? Or you could head further out into the area around Innsbruck. All of the lifts and cable cars are accessible by public transport.


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