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27°C/81°F
70% Fineweather
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Forecast

The always welcome Azores High will bring us perfect summer weather on Monday! The sun will shine all day long and even the obligatory cumulus clouds in the afternoon will be harmless and will not lead to thunderstorms.

Tendency

Tuesday morning will be as nice as Monday evening! The weather will be sunny and warm. Towards the evening, the first thunderstorms may form, however. On Wednesday weather systems will move into our region. Thunderstorms will ensure temperatures drop slightly!

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today

afternoon
24°C/75°F
70% Fineweather
3600mm
Frostborder

Tuesday

Tuesday
27°C/81°F
70% Fineweather
4200mm
Frostborder

Wednesday

Wednesday
21°C/70°F
20% Fineweather
3300mm
Frostborder

Forecast

The always welcome Azores High will bring us perfect summer weather on Monday! The sun will shine all day long and even the obligatory cumulus clouds in the afternoon will be harmless and will not lead to thunderstorms.

Tendency

Tuesday morning will be as nice as Monday evening! The weather will be sunny and warm. Towards the evening, the first thunderstorms may form, however. On Wednesday weather systems will move into our region. Thunderstorms will ensure temperatures drop slightly!

Need help? Contact us!

Innsbruck Tourism


Mon - Fri: 8.00 am - 5.00 pm

Hotel- and group reservations


Mon - Fri: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Tourist info


Mon - Sat: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Education and nature trails

Visitors can get an insight into alpine nature and history on our educational routes and nature trails around Innsbruck, including simple walking routes near the city and more difficult outings. Along the way, you'll learn about different topics such as local nature and bird types. History lovers will particularly enjoy the walk to the former sacrificial altar in Goldbichl and the Knappenweg trail, which takes you along the trail of old mines to a faithfully-reconstructed miner's house with a mill. Information about the distances and difficulties can be found in the detailed entries below. 

Angertalweg Alpine Park

1.5 H
101 M 101 M
5.1 KM 5.1 KM
easy easy
Angertalweg is a great place to learn about types of forest, their ecology and their economy. Furthermore, it's also perfect to learn more about hedgerow life, the survival of flora in natural Mühlbach, and the diverse world of birds in and around the village of Wildermieming.

Mooswiesen Alpine Park

1.5 H
25 M 25 M
2 KM 2 KM
easy easy
Past the larch meadows and wetlands on the forests' edge, you'll come to one of the few remaining habitats of the Danube crayfish.

Alpinpark - Weg der Extreme

2 H
246 M 246 M
2.4 KM 2.4 KM
medium medium
In the Innauen nature reserve there are highly-protected plants and animal species. On the way up, on Mieminger Plateau, there are many extremely dry places hosting plants and animals which have adapted to these dry conditions.

The Goldbichl archaeology trail

0.5 H
140 M 140 M
1.7 KM 1.7 KM
easy easy
From the Kurpark spa gardens in Igls, walk south along the east side of Congresspark Igls and continue through the forest following signs for "Archäologiepfad Goldbichl" (the Goldbichl archaeology trail). Around 4,000 years ago, the Goldbichl was a powerful sanctuary and a place of widespread importance. Today, a forest hiking trail leads from the Kurpark spa gardens in Igls to the prehistoric ritual site once used for burning offerings. Illustrated information boards reveal more about various aspects of daily life and religious rites. Experience the magic of the place.  You can learn more about this topic and admire the most significant Bronze and Iron Age artefacts found on the Goldbichl at the museum in the "Haus des Gastes" (Hilberstraße 15, 6080 Igls).

The Trail of Reflection, Mötz toTelfs

4 H
288 M 288 M
10.1 KM 10.1 KM
medium medium
The Path of Reflection leads hikers from Maria Locherboden in Mötz, through the village of Mieming and then on to the modern Heilig-Geist-Kirche (Church of the Holy Spirit) in Telfs. Along the way, twelve stations by young artists link messages from the bible with the facts of nature and the possibilities of art.  The duration of the hike depends on your personal pace and how long you spend at each station. To enjoy a really relaxing walk and take full advantage of the peace and quiet, you should plan on at least half a day for the entire route. A description of the stations

Bienenoase

1 H
41 M 41 M
2 KM 2 KM
easy easy

The Ghost Trail in Oberperfuss

1.5 H
227 M 227 M
2 KM 2 KM
easy easy
This hike is particularly popular with children. The ideal starting point: the bottom lift station of the Bergbahnen Oberperfuss gondola. From there, you can take the gondola up to an altitude of over 1,500 metres above sea level. Once at the top of the gondola, walk downhill for a few minutes until you reach an idyllic reservoir. If you walk around the reservoir to the south, you'll come to a forest road. Take the road and then turn left to continue down to the junction for Restaurant Sulzstich. At this point, you'll see the first of the "tree beards", which are upside down spruces with carved faces. At the push of a button, these trees tell authentic stories by students from the primary schools in Oberperfuss. Some of the "tree beards" pose puzzles instead of telling stories. If you can solve the puzzles, you will be rewarded with magic & power stones when you get back to the bottom lift station. You'll also be given a booklet with all of the stories and puzzles to enjoy reading after your walk. This trail is the ultimate family highlight. Hikers are accompanied by excited children's voices, storytelling and lovely walks from puzzle to puzzle. Along the way, a slide, a rest area and a barefoot trail provide even more variety. After a good one and a half kilometres, the trail comes to Stiglreith where children can jump around on the bouncy castle and play on the slide in front of the panoramic restaurant.  If the gondola is not running, you can drive to the starting point at Stiglreith car park, which is located at an altitude of 1,383 metres above sea level. Fees apply to park in the car park. It can be reached via the panoramic road that branches off to the right from Oberperfuss Berg. From that approach, the hike past the talking tree beards leads from the Stiglreith mountain lift station to the reservoir at Sulzstich and back along the road to the starting point.

Hohlweg in Gschwent

36 M 36 M
0.425 KM 0.425 KM
easy easy

Knappenweg Trail

4.5 H
500 M 500 M
10 KM 10 KM
medium medium
The Knappenweg (Miners’ Trail) enables hikers to explore the history of mining in the Wörgetal valley. From the Dortmunder Hütte in Kühtai you hike through a breathtaking mountain landscape past the Längental valley reservoir and the Mittergrathütte into the Hochötz ski resort. On the way you come to the faithfully reconstructed Miners’ House at the entrance to the Wörgetal valley by the Pochersee lake. Photos show the mining past of the region and you’ll also learn more about the history of the mountain pastures along the way. After the Miners’ House you continue via the Balbachalm to Hochötz and from there the best option is to take the cable car down to Ochsengarten and the bus back to Kühtai.  

Rum Nature Trail

2 H
201 M 201 M
2.4 KM 2.4 KM
easy easy
Nature adventure trail for young and old "Experience and enjoy nature" The trail begins in the Römerpark and follows Holunderweg as far as the forest playground. There's the Archimedes Screw in the Römerpark, the Visual Phenomenon on the Holunderweg, the Wooden Xylophone, the Balance Bar and the Ear Trumpet - wherever you are on this walk you can re-visit your perceptions of the natural world.

Nature and glacier trail

2 H
160 M 160 M
4.5 KM 4.5 KM
easy easy
Set off from the end of the pay & display car park in Praxmar heading south towards Lüsens. Information panels along the first section of the trail provide lots of information about the Sellraintal valley’s fauna and flora, with a special focus on endangered amphibians. The second section from Lüsens continuing south to the "Fernerboden" valley floor provides a fascinating insight into the development of glaciers to the present day. From a natural viewing platform you can enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding mountains.

Rum Nature Trail

2 H
165 M 165 M
3.7 KM 3.7 KM
easy easy
Starting from the car park at the Karwendel Alpine Park, you'll reach the junction '7 Wege' in about 15 minutes. Take a right here towards Garzanhof. Around here, in 1995, Rum's nature trail was laid out, and you should reach it in 10 minutes, with its numerous displays describing the botanical conditions in the region. An ideal supplement to this trail is the nature trail's brochure, which you can pick up from the tourist office in Rum.

Larchsteig

0.8 H
24 M 24 M
2 KM 2 KM
easy easy
Start at Hotel Stern

Inzing Nature Trail

3 H
419 M 419 M
8 KM 8 KM
medium medium
Inzing's Nature Trail offers interested walkers extensive information about the geography, geology and history of the region. Display boards along the route describe the formation of the landscape through the power of glaciers and water, for example. A further interesting topic related to the area is the history of cartography, due to the pioneering work of local mapmakers Peter Anich and Blasius Huber, whose achievements are wonderfully demonstrated. Tip: the wetlands and bird reserve in Gaisau.

Vogellehrweg - Ehnbachklamm

1 H
503 M 503 M
5.4 KM 5.4 KM
easy easy
A wonderful forest trail through deciduous woods and meadows uphill to Hochzirl (Route No. 15). This route is decorated with noticeboards explaining the indigenous world of birds. Take Route 15 from the train station in Hochzirl to the ravine (Ehnbachklamm) and follow the stream through the romantic gorge (Route No. 3). The route passes a war memorial before heading back to the starting point and is easily doable the other way round. Karwendel's strange rock formations and diverse flora and fauna are an unforgettable experience for every walker. During those hot, summer days, the babbling stream cools walkers down and relaxes the spirit and the soul. The area around here also contains, what is in Tyrol, a unique collection of orchids. This narrow trail is very secure, with plenty of steps and ropes.

Sonnbergalm Wonder hiking trail

1 H
350 M 350 M
3 KM 3 KM
easy easy
The trail starts at the Sonnbergalm car park between St. Sigmund and Haggen behind the Krainhof Inn. It heads evenly uphill beside a sunny forest. Some stations point to natural wonders such as the ibex populations in the Alps and the age of the spruce forests. The Sonnbergalm mountain inn offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and excellent home cooking.
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