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A weak airflow accompanied by foehn winds and small weather fronts is currently dominating the general weather situation in the Alpine region. These weather conditions are what forecasters are most afraid of; you never know if the foehn or the weather fronts will gain the upper hand! The morning will still be relatively bright, but the cloud will thicken quickly and produce a few thunderstorms during the afternoon.

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Until Saturday we will still feel the effects of the low pressure area. The weather will be unstable and thundery showers may form at any time.

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Mountain hut tour: Birgitzköpflhaus - Muttereralm - Götzner Alm - Birgitzer Alm

894 M 894 M
11.4 KM 11.4 KM
medium medium
A family hike in the Axamer Lizum hiking area with great views of the Kalkkögel mountains, the Inn Valley and the Nordkette mountain range. Two options are available for the ascent. Option 1 (easier and faster): From Axamer Lizum car park, head towards the bottom lift station for Birgitzköpfl and then take the double chairlift (fees apply) up to the Birgitzköpflhaus mountain hut. Option 2 (longer route): From Axamer Lizum car park, head towards the bottom lift station of the Birgitzköpfllift chairlift and then continue to the avalanche barrier. From there, a quite steep path turns off to the left and leads uphill to the Birgitzköpflhaus mountain hut (walking time about 1.25 hours, 460 vertical metres). From there, a trail leads downhill to the right, below the Zwölferspitze and Pfriemeswand peaks, towards Muttereralm (walking time about 45 min, 429 vertical metres). The route then continues, following signs to the Götzner Alm mountain hut (walking time about 30 min, 66 vertical metres) and the Birgitzeralm mountain hut (walking time about 45 min, 266 vertical metres). To return to the starting point, follow the route slightly downhill along the Butterbründlsteig towards Axamer Lizum. Total walking time: about 3.5 hours (from the bottom of the Birgitzköpfllift chairlift)

The Alpenrosensteig trail (route no. 14a) - circular hike

1.5 H
306 M 306 M
6 KM 6 KM
easy easy
A hike up in the mountains with stunning views that is particularly popular when the alpine roses are in bloom. Route no. 14a. Start from the bottom lift station at Bergbahnen Oberperfuss and take the Peter-Anich gondolas first to Stiglreith at 1,363 metres above sea level and then up to Sulzstich at 1,560 metres above sea level. From there, follow the road for about 40 minutes towards the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut (1,777 m). Just before the hut, turn left. This is the start of the circular hike around Rangger Köpfl, walking time about 1.5 hours. Follow the forest road to Krimpenbachsattel (1,899 m) and then turn right to continue up to the summit cross on Rangger Köpfl (1,939 m). From there, follow the signs north to the Alpenrosensteig trail and follow it downhill to the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut. Plenty of benches await along the way where you can stop for a relaxing break and the trail offers unique views of the Inn Valley. From the Rosskogelhütte, you can take the ski slope or the forest road back to the starting point. If the gondolas are closed, you can start the hike at Stiglreith car park (fees apply). From there, it takes 1.5 hours to walk to the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut. Highlights: A popular high-altitude hike above the tree line, wonderful when the alpine roses are in bloom in June, passes a summit cross and has unique views of the Inn Valley and the surrounding mountains. A fountain with spring water can be found on the edge of the path below the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut and there is also a reservoir.  

Along the Goetheweg trail to thePfeishütte mountain hut

2.5 H
344 M 344 M
5.2 KM 5.2 KM
hard hard
The Goetheweg trail starts right next to the Hafelekar mountain lift station and leads east along the ridge. After a few short ascents and descents, hikers come to the Mühlkarscharte where they cross the ridge and continue along the northern face to the Mandlscharte. After a short descent, the landscape changes. Alpine meadows and mountain pines form the backdrop for the last section to the Pfeishütte mountain hut. The hut is located over 1,900 metres above sea level in a pristine alpine setting with the rugged peaks of the Rumer Spitz, the Stempeljoch and the Bachofen rising up all around it. The walking time from Hafelekar to the mountain hut is 2-2.5 hours (one way!). The walking time including the return journey to Hafelekar is approx. 4.5-5 hours. All other route options take considerably longer.   Return walk from the Pfeishütte mountain hut Route option 1: Via the Goetheweg trail back to the Hafelekar or a bit further down to the Seegrube. The Nordkettenbahnen lifts to Innsbruck can be accessed from Hafelekar and from the Seegrube.   Route option 2: Anyone who would like to return a different way can take the route down from the Pfeishütte mountain hut via Kreuzjöchl. The route goes via Kreuzjöchl, the Vintlalm mountain hut and the Rumer Alm mountain hut and ends in the holiday village of Rum. There are buses from Rum to Innsbruck.   Route option 3: From the Pfeishütte mountain hut to the Arzler Alm mountain hut via the Arzler Scharte. The descent from Arzler Alm to Hungerburg takes 30 to 40 minutes. From Hungerburg, it is possible to take public transport or the Hungerburgbahn funicular to the city centre.   Route option 4: From the Pfeishütte mountain hut, along scree fields, up to the Stempeljoch and then down from the ridge. Without losing altitude, a trail branches off to the right into a widely spaced larch stand. The trail meets the road by the highest house in the Hall Valley and follows it to the former "Herrenhäuser"manor houses. It is possible to take a shortcut via the former salt mine huts. From the "Herrenhäuser", the trail turns right and continues down to St. Magdalena, an alpine guesthouse and former monastery nestled in the mountains. For anyone who doesn't want to continue on foot: at the weekend during hiking season, a shuttle bus runs from here to Absam every hour (fees apply). From Absam, it is possible to take a public bus to Innsbruck. 

Up to the summit of Sonntagsköpfl - a family hike in the Senders Valley

1.8 H
412 M 412 M
3 KM 3 KM
medium medium
This is a great hike for the whole family in the Senders Valley above the Kemater Alm and offers wonderful panoramic views of the Kalkkögel mountain range. The hike starts at the Kemater Alm, a mountain hut serving food and drink that is easy to reach by car from Grinzens via a forest toll road (€ 3). From there, you can already see your destination – the large and striking summit cross on Sonntagsköpfl peak. The hike leads past the rushing Griesbach stream and then continues up to the Adolf Pichler Hütte, another mountain hut that serves food and drink at an altitude of 1,977 m above sea level. From this hut, a narrow path leads up through a sparse Swiss stone pine forest to Sonntagsköpfl summit. The entire hike up to the summit cross takes a total of about 1.5 hours and is rewarded with wonderful views of the Kalkkögel mountain range and the Kemater Alm mountain hut 400 m below.  The hike back follows the same route.  

The Axamer Lizum Hochtennbodensteig trail

3.5 H
1023 M 1.023 M
8.9 KM 8.9 KM
medium medium
Awarded the title: "Tiroler Bergweg mit Auszeichnung" (Tyrolean mountain trail of excellence). A great but also very demanding high-altitude hike in Axamer Lizum. The tour starts from the bottom lift station of the Birgitzköpfllift chairlift. From there, you take the 2-seater chairlift up to the Birgitzköpflhaus and then continue on foot via Halsl, Schneiderspitze, Widdersbergsattel and Hochtennboden to the Hoadlhaus mountain restaurant (covering approx. 400 vertical metres). Total walking time approx. 3.5 hours > The Hoadlbahn funicular takes you back down to the starting point – the hike can also be completed in the other direction! The area is home to many alpine animals such as sure-footed chamois and, at lower altitudes, curious marmots. If you hike back down to the starting point along the Damenabfahrt, you may well spot these animals along the way! Right by the Hoadlhaus panoramic restaurant, you'll find the "Wood 'n Fun" ball run – fun for the whole family (you can get the large wooden "Lizum Kugeln" balls from the Sport 2000 sports shop at the bottom of the 2-seater Birgitzköpfl chairlift in Axamer Lizum)    

Axamer Lizum to Halsl and then on to Saile/Nockspitze

5 H
886 M 886 M
9.4 KM 9.4 KM
medium medium
Nockspitze, a mountain also known as Saile, is located in the Kalkkögel mountain range in the Stubai Alps. The wonderful hike up this beautiful mountain boasts some of the most spectacular panoramic views in Axamer Lizum. A special highlight: sunrise on the beautiful high plateau surrounded by alpine flora. Wonderful 360° views of the city of Innsbruck, which is the capital of the state of Tyrol, and far along the Inn Valley.  Route: Start at Axamer Lizum car park, head straight on past the bottom lift station of the Olympiabahn funicular and continue until you reach the avalanche barrier. From there, turn right and follow the signs to Halsl. From Hals, a narrow route zigzags steeply up to the turnoff for Saile/Nockspitze. This trail leads over rocky terrain to the beautiful high plateau and summit cross. Please note: hikers must be sure-footed and have good hiking equipment for this trail. The route back is the same until the turnoff for the Birgitzköpflhaus mountain hut. From the Birgitzköpflhaus, you can either take the 2-seater chairlift back down into the valley or follow the Butterbründlsteig trail via the Birgitzer Alm mountain hut to Axamer Lizum car park. (Please note the lift operating times)

Three Lakes circuit Kühtai

3 H
440 M 440 M
7 KM 7 KM
medium medium
This trail starts behind the Wiesberghaus, opposite the tourist information centre in Kühtai, and leads east as it gently climbs up to Hirschebensee lake (2,164 m). From there, the route gets a bit steeper as it continues uphill and past the Mittlerer Plenderlessee lake (2,317 m) before finally passing under the chairlift and continuing via the Drei-Seen-Hütte mountain hut to the Finstertal reservoir. For the hike back, it is possible to follow the paved path past the Graf Ferdinand Haus mountain hut or to take the marked and signposted trail down to Kühtai.  

Across the "Steinernes Meer" to the Neue Alplhütte

1.5 H
330 M 330 M
3.1 KM 3.1 KM
medium medium
This hike starts from the car park above Telfs and initially leads past the barriers and along a relatively flat, wide forest road to the Straßberghaus mountain hut. From there, continue straight on past the hut and shortly afterwards, follow the signs for the Alplbachsteig "Steinernes Meer". Continue along the path as it follows a leisurely route along the stream and then finally snakes its way up through the forest to the Neue Alplhütte mountain hut. (For the hike back down, you can either double back along the same route or follow the forest road.) Information about the "Steinernes Meer" (Rocky Sea): The name of this area comes from a powerful rockfall that occurred on the 23 March 2012 near the so-called "Tote Wand" (Dead Wall) – the southern part of the "Hohe Wand" (2,721 m). Roughly 114,000 cubic metres of rock thundered two-and-a-half kilometres down into the Alpbach Valley. The path that leads up along the stream was lovingly restored by hand in summer 2015 by Hansjörg Randl from Telfs.

Through the Kochen Valley

2.5 H
552 M 552 M
9.8 KM 9.8 KM
medium medium
Head northeast past the tennis courts and follow the paved road to the Mariahilf Pilgrimage Church in Birkenberg. Continue past the church and join the forest road, always going straight on. When you come to the crossing towards "Kochental", turn right and follow the trail to a small clearing where you'll find a signpost and can collect a stamp. From there, take the path towards Buchen, which leads across a small wooden bridge before winding its way up the mountain. When you come to the signpost for the Ropferstub’m alpine guesthouse, cross the road and continue until you reach your destination.  For the hike back, follow the same route down through the deciduous forest until you reach the signpost. From there, take the path towards Sagl and follow it along the stream. At the signpost for "Birkenberg", turn right and follow the route back to the starting point.

Ehnbachklamm gorge - Brunn Valley

2 H
621 M 621 M
6.5 KM 6.5 KM
medium medium
Arrival by car. Paid parking is available at the "Rettung" emergency services at Zirl Ost. From there, you take the pedestrian underpass that leads under the bypass and then turn right to pass the Kalvarienberg (or calvary hill) and continue to the start of the Ehnbachklamm gorge. Follow the route along the Ehnbach stream through the romantic wilderness of the gorge and continue to Hochzirl or into the Brunn Valley (route no. 3). The strange rock formations and diverse flora and fauna make a hike in the Karwendel mountains an unforgettable experience. Even on hot summer days, this hike along the cool babbling stream ensures relaxation for mind and soul. The area also contains a collection of orchids, which is unique within Tyrol. The narrow trail is well secured with footbridges and steps, as well as wire ropes. It is well worth allowing plenty of time for this hike so you have to opportunity to wonder at the scenic beauty of the gorge and watch the many rock climbers who use the area to practice and hone their skills. At the end of the gorge, the route heads right and zigzags uphill through shady mixed forests to the road that leads into the Brunn Valley. From there, you continue through beautiful alpine meadows to the Jausentation Brunntal mountain hut (route no. 4). The route back to Zirl first follows the road and then the Brunntal Steig trail.

Faltegartenköpfl peak

3 H
509 M 509 M
8.5 KM 8.5 KM
medium medium
This hike starts just past the car park where you'll find a signposted and relatively flat forest trail that leads to the Gasthof Marlstein guesthouse. From there, a hiking trail continues up to the Grünwaslkreuz cross at an altitude of 2,027 metres above sea level before leading over a grassy ridge to the summit cross on Faltegartenköpfl peak, where you will be rewarded with fantastic views of the Mieming Plateau and the Inn Valley. The route back down leads though the extensive "Feldringer Böden" alpine meadows to the Feldringalm mountain hut and then continues along a forest road back to the starting point.

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. Fees apply to park in the car park at Stiglreith. The road to Stiglreith is closed to cars from 1 November until 31 March.

Summit tour: Karkopf

4 H
1342 M 1.342 M
6.3 KM 6.3 KM
hard hard
This hike starts from the Neue Alplhütte mountain hut and follows an alpine path up to the Wetterkreuz cross (1,920 m). From there, the route follows a marked alpine trail east from behind the summit cross towards Karkopf. The alpine trail leads up through steep, rocky terrain to the summit cross at Karkopf peak. The last few metres are secured with a steel cable. Surefootedness is a requirement for this route up to Karkopf!

Summit tour: Sonnkarköpfl

2.3 H
720 M 720 M
6.6 KM 6.6 KM
medium medium
This hike starts behind the Pfaffenhofer Alm mountain hut (=Widdersbergalm) and zigzags ever higher up the mountain. After about 45 minutes, you will come to a turnoff. Follow the signs towards Sonnkarköpfl. Once the trail leaves the forest, it continues over barren terrain, first on a north-facing slope and later through a corrie on a south-western slope up to the summit. From the Sonnkarköpfl peak, hike back the same way until you reach the turnoff that leads east to the "Oberhofer Melkalm". This section takes you downhill over vast fields of alpine roses to the Sonnkarhütte mountain hut (not open to the public) and then over alpine meadows to the Oberhofer Melkalm mountain hut. Finally, take the Bettlersteig trail that starts behind the hut and follow it back to the starting point at the Pfaffenhofer Alm mountain hut (=Widdersbergalm). Tips | notes: It is possible to get a driving permit (fees apply) from the local authority in Pfaffenhofen. This saves you about 2.5 hours of walking time. The journey is possible in a normal car. Please note: after heavy rainfall, the road is difficult to drive and an all-terrain vehicle is recommended.

Summit hike Salfainssee - Schaflegerkogel (2,405 m) - Kemater Alm mountain hut

3.5 H
992 M 992 M
13.5 KM 13.5 KM
medium medium
A beautiful circular hike in the Senders Valley (Sendertal). The hike starts at Kaserl car park in the Senders Valley and leads up to the idyllic Salfeinssee biotope, where you can admire stunning reflections of the mighty Kalkkögel mountain range on nice summer days. The highlight of this circular hike, however, is the way the route passes along the mountain ridge via Grieskogel, Breitschwemmkogel and Angerbergkopf to Schaflegerkogel and Kreuzjoch before heading down the back of the Senders Valley to the Kemater Alm mountain hut (the only refreshment stop along the way). The hike then follows the Sendersweg path back to the starting point in Kaserl. Hikers must be sure-footed and in good physical shape.  Arrival by car: Take the Senderstal forest road (toll road, fee for cars € 3) directly to the Kaserl car park (free of charge) or the Kemater Alm car park (free of charge).
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