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The following days will be dominated by strong high pressure. It will be sunny and hot with an increasing risk of thunderstorms from Tuesday.

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The mountain hiking programme

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Hikes with certified mountain guides

06 July - 23 October 2020

Come to Innsbruck and explore the region's hiking trails. We offer a free mountain hiking programme for guests. Join us and discover wonderful routes - near the city and also in the lovely, more distant corners of the region. The hikes are all accompanied by qualified mountain guides. Our comprehensive hiking programme runs from the beginning of July until the end of October. It is free with the Welcome Card and includes idyllic themed hikes, adventurous excursions for the whole family and even summit tours. You don't have to be a mountaineering great like Reinhold Messner to take part. All of the hikes offered as part of the free mountain hiking programme have difficulty levels ranging from intermediate to easy. This means that the hikes are also suitable for children over the age of eight as well as seniors – because we want to share the beauty of our surrounding alpine nature with all of our guests. From green alpine meadows and shady forests to winding paths and sunny viewpoints. 

The weekly mountain hiking programme

Some hikes include transportation on the free hiking bus. Others require participants to travel to the start of the hike independently. On this page, you can see which applies to each of the individual hikes. 

Free guided hikes with the hiking bus included:
 

  • Free hiking bus from Innsbruck and the surrounding villages to the start of the hike and back
  • Lead by certified mountain hiking guides from Alpinschule Innsbruck (ASI)
  • No registration required
  • Meeting point: the bus stop 15 minutes before departure
  • Held in all weather conditions
  • Registration required for groups of 15 people or more no later than the day before at the respective tourist information centre
  • We only recommend hiking with the right equipment. In this case: weatherproof clothing, sun protection, provisions to eat along the way and sufficient (non-alcoholic) drinks. 
     

Free guided hikes with independent arrival:
 

  • Travel to the starting point of the hike is carried out independently either on public transport or by car
  • Regional hiking guides accompany you on the hike
  • Varied routes from mountain hut hikes to summit tours
  • Registration required
  • We only recommend hiking with the right equipment. In this case: weatherproof clothing, sun protection, provisions to eat along the way and sufficient (non-alcoholic) drinks. 
  • Our tip: the Welcome Card gives you free access to public transport within Innsbruck and free travel on routes to the villages in the region.
    Take advantage of this opportunity and travel to the start of the hike on public transport. 
HIKING PROGRAMME MONDAY

1. MOUNTAIN FORESTS AND THE ZIRBENWEG (HIKING BUS)

The hike starts with a lift ride up to the top of the Patscherkofelbahn gondola. Hikers enjoy fantastic views of the Tux Alps, the Karwendel mountains, the Stubai Alps, the city of Innsbruck and the Inn Valley while circling Patscherkofel mountain on the Jochleitensteig trail. The route then follows the Zirbenweg trail back to the Patscherkofelbahn gondola and ends with a lift ride down to the valley. 
 

  • Dates: 06.07. - 19.10.2020
  • Walking time: approx. 3 hours
  • Difficulty: intermediate
  • Info: the cost of the ride on the Patscherkofelbahn gondola is not included, no registration required
     

Bus 1 from Innsbruck:
9 am Innsbruck, Congress
9.10 am Aldrans, Dorfzentrum bus stop
9.15 am Lans, Dorfzentrum bus stop
9.20 am Igls, Tourist Information

 

Bus 2 from Axams:
8.30 am Axams, Tourist Information
8.35 am Birgitz, Traube bus stop
8.40 am Götzens, Kirchplatz
8.45 am Mutters, Tourist Information
9.05 am Natters, Dorfplatz - Natterer See

2. NATURE HIKE (INDEPENDENT ARRIVAL)

A leisurely hike on the Mieming Plateau accompanied by a mountain and nature guide. Discover the beauty of nature and learn interesting facts about the unique landscape. Depending on the season, the hike covers mainly flat terrain and takes participants to various natural attractions. The exact length of the hike depends on the route selected.
 

  • Dates: year round
  • Meeting point: 2 pm at the Waldschwimmbad Barwies car park in Mieming
  • Walking time: approx. 2 hours 
  • Difficulty: very easy
  • Arrival: travel from Innsbruck is free with the Welcome Card. From the main train station in Innsbruck, take bus 4176 to Mieming Barwies Kirche
  • Info: minimum of 4 participants
  • Registration: open until 10.30 am at the tourist information centres in Obsteig, Mieming or Telfs.
HIKING PROGRAMME TUESDAY

3. THE DOLOMITES OF NORTH TYROL (HIKING BUS)

A hike from Axamer Lizum at the foot of the Kalkkögel mountains, along the Butterbründlsteig trail to the Birgitzer Alm mountain hut (1,808 m). The views of the Inn Valley and the Karwendel mountains are truly enchanting. The descent leads along easy trails to the Adelshof.
 

  • Dates: 07.07. - 20.10.2020
  • Walking time: approx. 3 hours
  • Difficulty: intermediate
  • Info: no registration required


Bus 1 from Innsbruck:
9 am Innsbruck, Congress
9.10 am Aldrans, Dorfzentrum bus stop
9.15 am Lans, Dorfzentrum bus stop
9.20 am Igls, Tourist Information
9.25 am Patsch, Grünwalderhof

 

Bus 2 from Axams:
8.30 am Axams, Tourist Information
8.35 am Birgitz, Traube bus stop
8.40 am Götzens, Kirchplatz
8.45 am Mutters, Tourist Information
9.05 am Natters, Dorfplatz - Natterer See

5. CIRCULAR HIKE HAIMINGER ALM (INDEPENDENT ARRIVAL)

A hike from Zwischensimmering (1,317 m) in Obsteig, along the Harnerstieg trail to the beautiful Haiminger Alm (1.786 m). This rustic mountain hut and alpine farm is a lovely place to stop for a break and refreshments. It is located on a small plateau with magnificent panoramic views that stretch from the Stubai Alps right round to the Ötz Valley Alps and on to the Mieming Range. The hike back leads along a panoramic alpine trail with views of the Inn Valley and Zwischensimmering to the Grünbergalm mountain hut (1,031 m).
 

  • Dates: 07.07. - 01.09.2020
  • Meeting point: 9 am at the Grünberg car park in Obsteig
  • Walking time: approx. 5 hours
  • Difficulty: intermediate
  • Arrival: travel from Innsbruck is free with the Welcome Card. From the main train station in Innsbruck, take bus 4176 to Obsteig Mooswaldsiedlung
  • Info: free shuttle bus from Grünberg car park to Zwischensimmering (start of the hike)
  • Registration: open until 11.30 am on the day before at the tourist information centres in Obsteig, Mieming or Telfs.
HIKING PROGRAMME WEDNESDAY

6. ALPINE - URBAN (INDEPENDENT ARRIVAL)

The hike starts with a ride up from Congress Innsbruck on the spectacular Hungerburgbahn funicular. The circular route then leads through the sparse forests on the Nordkette mountain range, first up to the Umbrüggler Alm mountain hut (1,123 m) and then on to the Arzler Alm mountain hut (1,067 m). Hikers are rewarded along the way with wonderful views over the city of Innsbruck and the Inn Valley. The hike continues via the Rumer Alm mountain hut (1,243 m) and the Enzianhütte mountain hut (1,041 m) before returning to the Hungerburg district (868 m). Finally, hikers take the Hungerburgbahn funicular back down to Congress Innsbruck. 
 

  • Dates: 08.07.- 21.10.2020
  • Meeting point: 9 am at Congress Innsbruck
  • Walking time: approx. 4.5 hours
  • Difficulty: intermediate
  • Info: the cost of the journey on the Hungerburgbahn funicular is included, no registration required

7. SUMMIT HIKE TO SAILE, NOCKSPITZE (INDEPENDENT ARRIVAL)

A day tour for sporty and ambitious hikers that leads up to a peak with some of the best and most far-reaching views in the region. Accompanied by an experienced guide, hikers enjoy ever-changing views of the Inn Valley, the Stubai Valley, the Nordkette mountain range and the Kalkkögel mountains. Participants can enjoy a stop at one of the rustic mountain huts along the way for regional delicacies and a break on the sun terrace. 
 

  • Dates: 08.07 - 16.09.2020
  • Meeting point: 8.30 am at Axamer Lizum bus stop
  • Walking time: approx. 5.5 - 6.5 hours 
  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Arrival: travel from Innsbruck is free with the Welcome Card. From the main train station in Innsbruck, take bus line 4162 to Axams Bus Terminal and then change there to the Axamer Lizum hiking bus (platform C)
  • Info: minimum of 4 participants, the hike leads along alpine trails, surefootedness is an absolute requirement
  • Registration: open until 5 pm on the day before at the tourist information centres in Axams or Mutters.

4. WINDEGG SUMMIT HIKE (INDEPENDENT ARRIVAL)

A hike starting at Juifenalm car park (2,020 m) that initially leads through the forest and then passes beautiful alpine roses and mountain flowers on the way up to the summit cross on Windegg (2,577 m). The views from the top are truly magnificent, stretching far along the Inn Valley and over the Stubai Alps. 


Dates: 07.07 - 25.08.2020 
Meeting point: 9 am at the tourist information centre in Gries im Sellrain
Walking time: approx. 4 hours
Difficulty: difficult
Info: fees apply to park in the car park (€ 4 per day), minimum of 4 participants
Registration: open until 4 pm on the day before at the tourist information centre in Gries im Sellrain.

HIKING PROGRAMME THURSDAY

8. WESTFALENHAUS (HIKING BUS)

A hike above the head of the valley to the Westfalenhaus mountain hut (2,273 m) with wonderful views of the glacier and the peaks below. Refreshments, rest and time to enjoy the dramatic mountain landscapes are available along the way. The hike follows the educational nature and glacier trail back to the Lüsener Alm mountain hut (1,634 m) and includes a break at the Westfalenhaus (2,273 m) and the return journey to Innsbruck. 
 

  • Dates: 09.07.- 22.10.2020
  • Walking time: approx. 4.5 hours
  • Difficulty: intermediate
  • Info: no registration required


Bus 1 from Innsbruck:
9 am Innsbruck, Congress
9.10 am Aldrans, Dorfzentrum bus stop
9.15 am Lans, Dorfzentrum bus stop
9.20 am Igls, Tourist Information
9.25 am Patsch, Grünwalderhof

 

Bus 2 from Axams:
8.30 am Axams, Tourist Information
8.35 am Birgitz, Traube bus stop
8.40 am Götzens, Kirchplatz
8.45 am Mutters, Tourist Information
9.05 am Natters, Dorfplatz - Natterer See
9.30 am Kematen, Bierwirt bus stop
9.45 am Sellrain, Tourist Information
9.50 am Gries, Tourist Information

9. HERBAL HIKE (INDEPENDENT ARRIVAL)

A leisurely stroll with a herbalist through largely flat terrain. The herbalist takes participants to various different places depending on the season and shares interesting information about the use and effects of various alpine herbs, berries and roots. The exact length of the hike depends on the route selected. 
 

  • Dates: July- September 2020 (1st Thursday of each month)
  • Meeting point: 2 pm at the Gemeindeamt car park in Wildermieming
  • Walking time: approx. 1.5 hours
  • Difficulty: very easy
  • Arrival: travel from Innsbruck is free with the Welcome Card. From the main train station in Innsbruck, take bus 4176 to Wildermieming Affenhausen
  • Info: the tour is in German only, 4 - 12 participants
  • Registration: open until 11.30 am on the day before at the tourist information centres in Mieming or Telfs.

10. SUMMIT HIKE TO THE VIGGARSPITZE (INDEPENDENT ARRIVAL)

A hike starting at the Meissner Haus mountain hut (1,720 m) in the Viggar Valley that initially leads through a Swiss stone pine forest to the Boscheben alpine guesthouse (2,030 m) before continuing along the Zirbenweg trail to the Viggarspitze peak (2,306 m). From there, the route leads back down through alpine pastures to the starting point at the Meissner Haus. 
 

  • Dates: 09.07 - 15.10.2020
  • Meeting point: 9.30 am, please confirm by phone
  • Walking time: approx. 3 hours
  • Difficulty: intermediate
  • Arrival: travel from Innsbruck is free with the Welcome Card. From Maria Theresien Street, take bus J to Igls Ortsmitte
  • Info: 4 - 16 participants, cancellation in bad weather, free taxi transfer to the Meißner Haus
  • Registration: possible by phone until 8 pm on the day before with mountain guide Klaus Ribis on +43 664 243 5365 
HIKING PROGRAMME FRIDAY

11. AT THE FOOT OF HOHE MUNDE (HIKING BUS)

A hike along a wonderful path through the Zimmerberg Gorge that crosses the suspension bridge before coming to the Straßberghaus mountain hut (1,192 m) at the foot of the impressive Hohe Munde peak in the Mieming Range. After a leisurely stop for rest and refreshments, the hike continues on to Wildermieming. 
 

  • Dates: 10.07.- 23.10.2020
  • Walking time: approx. 3.5 hours
  • Difficulty: intermediate
  • Info: no registration required

 

Bus 1 from Innsbruck:

9 am Innsbruck, Congress
9.10 am Aldrans, Dorfzentrum bus stop
9.15 am Lans, Dorfzentrum bus stop
9.20 am Igls, Tourist Information
9.25 am Patsch, Grünwalderhof

Bus 2 from Axams:
8.30 am Axams, Tourist Information
8.35 am Birgitz, Traube bus stop
8.40 am Götzens, Kirchplatz
8.45 am Mutters, Tourist Information
9.05 am Natters, Dorfplatz - Natterer See
9.40 am Telfs, school & sports centre

12. MOUNTAIN HUT EXCURSION TO THE ARZTALER ALM (INDEPENDENT ARRIVAL)

An alpine excursion to the Arztaler Alm mountain hut including a short circular hike through a natural high-alpine valley. The hike is followed by a milling demonstration at the Hinterlocher Mill.
 

  • Dates: 10.07 - 16.10.2020
  • Meeting point: 9.30 am, please confirm by phone
  • Walking time: approx. 1.5 hours
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Arrival: travel from Innsbruck is free with the Welcome Card. From Maria Theresien Street, take bus J to Igls Ortsmitte.
  • Info: 4 - 16 participants, cancellation in bad weather, free taxi transfer to the Arztaler Alm
  • Registration: possible by phone until 8 pm on the day before with mountain guide Klaus Ribis on +43 664 243 5365

OTHER GUIDED HIKES

ABOVE THE ROOFTOPS

An easy, guided half-day hike that starts in the historic old town and leads us out into nature, weaving through the forest to Innsbruck's most famous mountain huts. After a short break and many wonderful sights, we take a 10 minute bus ride back to the city.

  • Days: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Dates: 08.07.- 30.10.2020
  • Meeting point: 9 am in front of the Golden Roof 
  • Walking time: ascent approx. 2 hours, return approx. 1 hour
  • Info: 2- 12 people, the hike takes place in any weather
  • Price: € 10 per person
  • Registration: possible by phone until 7 pm on the day before with mountain guide Gigi Ahrer on +43 676 926 3951 or Franzi Herzog on +43 670 201 3977

THE NORDKETTE ​​DISCOVERY TOUR

A varied, quite difficult mountain hike for anyone interested in nature. The hike starts from the Hafelekar and leads along the Goetheweg trail to the picturesque Pfeishütte mountain hut. The nature park guides share their expert knowledge of flora and fauna along the way and have spotting scopes for special sightings. Numerous animals such as ibex, chamois and ptarmigans are at home here.

  • Dates: August: 02.08, 07.08, 14.08, 21.08, 28.08. September: 04.09, 13.09  
  • Meeting point: 8.30 am at the Hungerburg ticket office
  • Walking time: approx. 7.5 hours (including a break)
  • Info: surefootedness and medium fitness required
  • Price: free, regular prices apply for the lift journey, the Freizeitticket is valid
  • Registration: please contact Anton Heufelder from Naturpark Karwendel by phone on +43 664 8844 6225 or via email to anton.heufelder@karwendel.org

INFORMATION FOR DOG OWNERS:

OUT OF CONSIDERATION FOR OTHER HIKERS ON THE TOUR, DOGS CANNOT JOIN THE GUIDED HIKES.

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