The Axamer Lizum Hochtennbodensteig trail

medium medium
8.9 km 8.9 km
262 m 262 m
3.5 h 3.5 h
Starting point: 1576
Endpoint: Hoadlhaus
City: Axamer Lizum

Axams at a glance

Tourist Information Axams

Georg-Bucher-Straße 1, 6094 Axams
Monday-Friday 8.30 am - 12.30 am
Monday-Friday 1.30 pm - 5.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am - 12.00 am

Public holiday 15 August: open 9.00 am - 12.00 pm

A place with an Olympic history

The peak of winter fun and alpine enjoyment! About 10-15 kilometres outside of Innsbruck, Axams and Axamer Lizum impress with snow-sure pistes, extensive hiking trails and a unique location with particularly beautiful views of the impressive Kalkkögel mountains, known as the "Dolomites of the North" thanks to their rugged peaks.

A popular recreational area and hiking destination

Rustic mountain huts and modern alpine guesthouses await when you are ready for a break or a bite to eat. One of the most beautiful is the Hoadlhaus in the resort of Axamer Lizum. This restaurant is a modern glass building located high up in the mountains at an altitude of 2,340 metres above sea level. The restaurant's huge windows offer stunning views in all directions. It simply doesn't get any better: Axamer Lizum overlooks the magnificent peaks of the Kalkkögel mountains and surrounding mountain ranges. Ideal for soaking up the sun and relaxing, especially during a hike or a ski day.

Axams leisure centre

The leisure centre in Axams offers water, wellness and relaxation year round. The open-air lap pool with its two diving towers and wave slide gives visitors the chance to cool off and have fun in summer. In winter, you can take advantage of the indoor area and the integrated indoor/outdoor pool. A family highlight: the separate paddling, swimming and play area for kids. Go for a swim or relax with a book in the raised panoramic relaxation zone. The Welcome Card gives you a discount on admission fees for swimming at Axams leisure centre. 

The Innsbruck Card

Visit museums, use public transport in the city and ride up to the most beautiful peaks for free.

The Welcome Card

Free additional services for your stay with the Welcome Card and the Welcome Card plus. An upgrade to include attractions throughout the whole of Tyrol is possible thanks to the Welcome Card unlimited.

The guided active programme

Summer in the Innsbruck region is truly diverse: from relaxing and enjoyable to sporty and challenging, the Summer Active Programme features guided hikes and e-bike tours that invite families, leisurely beginners and sporty explorers to experience the impressive (mountain) landscapes. All guided tours are free with the Welcome Card, which you receive for free with a minimum stay of just two nights at partner establishments. Let our qualified tour guides take you to the most beautiful places in the region!

Axamer Lizum in winter

Axams has hosted the Olympic Games twice. In 1964 and 1976, the best skiers in the world competed in the Winter Olympics in the nearby ski resort of Axamer Lizum. Today, the Lizum ski area is still a popular destination. The quickest and most convenient way to get up to the sunny Hoadl plateau at 2,340 metres above sea level is on the distinctive, red Olympiabahn funicular. In winter, the resort is a snow-sure paradise for skiers and snowboarders – with lots of lifts and a snow & fun park.

"Wampelerreiten" in Axams

Tradition has become UNESCO cultural heritage: the carnival in Axams, or "Fosnacht" as it is known by the locals, is a big and spectacular event held here every year. This village west of Innsbruck is probably home to one of the most unconventional and roughest carnival customs in the area around Innsbruck. During the colourful celebrations, the characters wear precious, handcrafted costumes. The "Axamer Wampeler" and their "riders" assume the main role supported by many other traditional characters: noble Tuxer, Flitscheler, altboarische Paarln, Nadln, witches, Bujazzln, bears and bear handlers. The Wampelerreiten is a particularly special event and well-worth a visit. This custom has quite rightly been granted UNESCO intangible cultural heritage status.

Action in summer

Hone your motorbike style in perfect terrain or put your digger driving skills to the test – the Offroad Arena in Axams has the perfect challenge for everyone! Here you can enjoy a different kind of fun on the slopes – with an adventure guarantee for adrenaline junkies of all ages. Don't miss the spectacularly designed motocross area with its separate children's trail for kids aged.

Tradition in autumn

During the authentic "Viehabtrieb", animals are brought down into the village from their summer pastures high up in the surrounding mountains. This event is at the beginning of September. It always starts with the big Axams sheep drive. A few days later the herds of cattle return home from their alpine pastures. The Kirchtagsschnöller (whip crackers) from Axams are also at the event.

A winter highlight

The illuminated, 4-km-long, natural toboggan run that starts in Axamer Lizum ski resort is a great insider tip. For tobogganing fun until well into spring, you can enjoy the 2-km-long natural Pleisenhütte toboggan run. Although this run is located directly in Axamer Lizum ski resort, it is only accessible on foot.


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