Innsbruck Region


Cable cars and lifts

Innsbruck's Nordkettenbahnen lifts and cable cars

From the city centre to the largest nature park in Austria in just 20 minutes! The breathtaking 360° views with Innsbruck on one side and the Karwendel Nature Park on the other are sure to leave a lasting impression.   The modern Hungerburgbahn funicular takes you from the historic old town to the Hungerburg district, via the stop for the Alpine Zoo, in just eight minutes. From there, you cross Hermann-Buhl-Platz square, which is named after the world-famous Austrian mountaineer, and continue to the lift that runs up to the Seegrube. The Seegrube is located at an altitude of 1,905 metres above sea level and attracts daring mountaineers in summer and winter alike. Thanks to the direct connections to the city, everyone can also continue up to the Hafelekar – an absolute highlight at 2,300 metres above sea level with impressive panoramic views and natural alpine surroundings. The culinary highlights also go above and beyond at the Nordkette, where there are plenty of delicious treats to discover. At Restaurant Seegrube, guests can enjoy traditional delicacies and culinary delights that leave nothing to be desired. Did you know? On the first Friday of every month, you can experience an unforgettable evening at around 2,000 metres above sea level when the gondolas of the Seegrubenbahn cable car run until 11.30 pm and take you back to the Hungerburg lift station by starlight. Bike transport on the Hungerburgbahn and Seegrubenbahn: Bikes can be taken free of charge at the following times: until 10.00 am and from 4.30 pm. Outside these times: Per section € 6 surcharge for bike transport. Hungerburgbahn: Maximum 12 bikes Seegrubenbahn: Maximum 4 bikes Full-face helmets must be removed, bikes must be cleaned Access with bike only possible at the Hungerburgbahn stop "Congress".

Lifts and cable cars in Kühtai – the Drei-Seen-Bahn chairlift

Head up to 2,420 m above sea level to enjoy crystal clear mountain lakes in a breathtaking high-altitude mountain setting. Circular hikes from lake to lake, via ferrata, the Knappenweg miner's trail and the panoramic trail to the reservoir make every stay in Kühtai an unforgettable experience. More detailed information about Welcome Card discounts is available directly from the provider or at

Lifts and cable cars at Muttereralm

The Muttereralm adventure mountain attracts visitors with its numerous hiking options, including the famous Innsbruck Almenweg trail and the large Alpine playground between the mountain station and the panorama lake. There are also numerous places to stop for refreshments, from the typical Tyrolean alpine pasture to the popular Mutterer Alm restaurant. Downhill with mountain carts and downhill trails for bikers Comfortable and modern gondola lift - the Muttereralm is ideally suited as a starting point for various mountain bike tours with different degrees of difficulty, depending on the requirement profile. Those who are not yet so fit can also take a more leisurely approach and have their mountain bike transported to the mountain station by the Muttereralmbahn. The Muttereralmbahn is the lift for the Bikepark Innsbruck with trails for beginners and advanced bikers. With the Welcome Card Plus (with a stay of three nights) one upwards and one downwards lift ride (either Muttereralmbahn or Nockspitzbahn) is included per stay!

Lifts and cable cars in Axamer Lizum

The Axamer Lizum is only 21 minutes away from Innsbruck, easy to reach by hiking bus and with 62 km of hiking trails, it is one of the most popular excursion destinations around the Tyrolean capital. The new Hoadlbahn, a state-of-the-art 10-seater gondola lift, takes you from 1,560 m to the panorama restaurant Hoadl-Haus at 2,340 m in just a few minutes. Even in the gondola you have a fantastic view of Innsbruck and the imposing Kalkkögel, also known as the "Dolomites of North Tyrol".  Once at the top, Tyrolean delicacies, refreshing drinks, cosy wellness loungers and sun chairs invite you to enjoy and linger.   Thanks to the new middle station, many new hiking possibilities open up in the Axamer Lizum. Particularly recommended is the newly laid out, wide "Herzlteichweg", which is easy to master even for the youngest mountain enthusiasts. With the magnificent panorama of the Kalkkögel constantly in view, the easy and family-friendly route leads to the reservoir in around 40 minutes and 120 metres in altitude. The Pleisen Panorama Trail, an easy 3-peak hike from Hoadl to Axamer Kögele, is also suitable for the whole family.  On the other side of the valley you can take the 2-seater chairlift - the Birgitzköpfllift - and hike up to the Nockspitze in just 370 metres of altitude or via the Hochtennbodensteig along the Kalkkögel to the Hoadl-Haus for a culinary treat. Afterwards, you can comfortably take the gondola back down to the car park. The Welcome Card (from 3 nights) and Welcome Card unlimited (upgrade available for purchase) include one free ascent and descent (either with the Hoadlbahn or Birgitzkopf lift) per stay. More detailed information about Welcome Card discounts is available directly from the provider or at

Lifts and cable cars in Oberperfuss

Take the 8-seater gondola to Panoramarestaurant Stiglreith (a restaurant with stunning views) followed by the new 8-seater gondola up to Sulzstich and the reservoir. The top of the lift is an ideal starting point for idyllic hikes to the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut or for an alpine tour up Rosskogel mountain. Children will love the family paradise playground, the Ghost Trail with talking trees and the Sense Experience Path. The Alpenrosensteig trail around Rangger Köpfl is absolutely breathtaking when the alpine roses are in bloom in June and July. Longer hikes are also possible, for example walking further into the Sellrain Valley, to the Peter-Anich-Hütte mountain hut or to Hundstalsee lake (on the Schützensteig trail). The area also offers unique views of Innsbruck and the surrounding mountains. Bike transport allowed.  

Birgitzköpfl chairlift

In just a few minutes you can easily and comfortably reach the mountain restaurant Birgitzköpfl at 2,039 metres above sea level.   

Glungezer lift

The Inntal valley at your feet, 300 imposing mountain peaks within your grasp. The Glungezer is the starting point for alpine and summit hikes and is also the start and end point of the Swiss stone pine trail. For families and children, the Kugelwald, the largest wooden ball track in the world, offers fun and variety. 

The Patscherkofelbahn lift in summer

This Olympic mountain located south-east of Innsbruck boasts views of over 400 peaks. It hosted the Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976 and the Youth Olympic Games in 2012. The mountain is also home to an alpine garden managed by the University of Innsbruck that invites you to get to know the local alpine flora. It is the perfect starting point for hikes along the Zirbenweg trail towards Glungezer mountain and there are also many mountain huts where you can take a break and enjoy a bite to eat. Innsbruck Card and Welcome Card Partner More detailed information about Welcome Card discounts is available directly from the provider or at
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