Innsbruck Region

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The Zirbenweg trail

easy easy
7 km 7 km
100 m 100 m
Starting point: Patscherkofel cable car, summit station
Endpoint: Glungezer cable car, summit station
City: Igls

Igls at a glance

Tourist Information Igls

Hilberstraße 15, 6080 Igls
Monday-Friday 8.30 am - 12.30 am
Monday-Friday 1.30 pm - 5.00 pm

A sunny spot on Patscherkofel mountain with views of Innsbruck and the Nordkette mountain range. The village is a good starting point for hikes, close to the ski slopes of Patscherkofel ski resort and home to bike trails up to idyllic mountain huts. Igls is an equally nice place to visit in both summer and winter. Everything is possible from ski holidays to bobsledding down an Olympic ice track. In summer, there are plenty of enticing hikes and a modern riding centre that offers hacks through the picturesque landscapes of the surrounding alpine plateau.

 

Archaeology in the open air

The Goldbichl is an excavation site located on a small hill between Igls/Vill and the neighbouring village of Patsch. It is a mystical place that was used 4,000 years ago as a ritual site for burning offerings. Follow the archaeology trail with its illustrated information boards and go on a journey into the past. The boards line the route to the prehistoric site and give an insight into the period from 2000 BC to 1500 BC.

Olymics in Igls

Igls became particularly famous for its Olympic history; several competitions were held there in 1964 and 1976, including the legendary Olympic downhill race when Franz Klammer won Olympic gold on the slopes of the Patscherkofel.

Bobsleigh Igls

The ice track in Igls has also been the scene of many fast moments and still holds international competitions in bobsleigh, luge and skeleton today. Guests can try the high-speed sport of bobsleigh in a guest bobsleigh with a professional pilot.

Famous Igls

Igls was already known in the Middle Ages as an ideal destination for relaxation. Visitors back then made the journey for the healing baths. In the 19th and 20th centuries, Igls was a renowned health resort and popular among the people of Innsbruck as a rejuvenating summer retreat.

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!

Event highlights summer

During the summer months, popular church concerts are held at the parish church in Igls and open-air concerts are regularly performed by local bands in the old school garden behind Igls Tourist Information.

Event highlights winter

The "Christmas in the mountains" celebration on 23 December provides a large dose of Christmas spirit. All of Igls comes together for the event when 200 angels, shepherds and animals accompany a sleigh carrying Mary, Joseph and the Christ Child through the village. Visitors and participants gather on the village square around the big Christmas tree, singing Christmas carols, listening to…

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Did you know?

The alpine roses bloom on Patscherkofel mountain from the middle of June.

Weather today in
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Igls
Fineweather: 20%
12°C/54°F
After some unstable and thundery days, high pressure will return on Thursday, but probably not before midday. The morning will be cloudy with still a few showers continuing, but the sun will break through quickly and it should be strong enough to ensure temperatures rise to pleasing values.
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Friday
23°C/73°F
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25°C/77°F
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