The local's favourite
Patscherkofel is a true hiking paradise. The mountain is easily recognisable, even for people who are new to Innsbruck: it lies to the south of the city and has a remarkable rounded peak and a distinctive radio mast on the summit. The people of Innsbruck lovingly refer to Patscherkofel as their "Hausberg" (local mountain). Generations of local skiers learnt here and it is also a particularly wonderful place to go hiking.
The "local mountain" is ideal for gentle hiking and this makes it especially great for families. However, connoisseurs will love Patscherkofel too. There are countless mountain huts and alpine guesthouses where visitors can treat themselves to excellent Tyrolean cuisine. Is it possible to eat too many dumplings? We say: "no"! Especially not when you've just done a walk to get to the delicious food. Take a look at our list of routes on Patscherkofel and pick your favourite.
Information about the hiking area
- About 60 marked hiking trails
- Located between 1,009 and almost 2,250 metres above sea level
- 360-degree panoramic views from an altitude of over 2,000 metres above sea level
- Gentle hikes that are also suitable for families
- Delicious Tyrolean cuisine at countless mountain huts and alpine guesthouses
- Easy-to-reach peaks for special summit experiences
- The highest botanical garden in Austria (at the top of the gondola)
- Heiligwasser pilgrimage church
- A highlight for children: the Kugelwald mountain adventure playground on Glungezer, the neighbouring mountain (accessible on foot from Patscherkofel)
- Easily accessible by public transport and cable car