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Thursday will not be more spectacular weather-wise than Wednesday:

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On Friday and on Saturday, sunny, dry and very mild weather will return!

Sunday will temporarily bring unstable weather.The clouds and showers will increase and temperatures will fall.

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Forecast

Thursday will not be more spectacular weather-wise than Wednesday:

Variable amounts of cloud will alternate with occasional, sunny spells.

Tendency

On Friday and on Saturday, sunny, dry and very mild weather will return!

Sunday will temporarily bring unstable weather.The clouds and showers will increase and temperatures will fall.

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Innsbruck Tourism


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Hotel- and group reservations


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Hikes

Hike with the family, as a couple or alone, short or long, to the summit or on the flat. Search out the correct route for you around Innsbruck. The filter below is here to help. Choose the length of walk, the difficulty level, duration and much more. The results will then deliver tailor-made hiking tips for your holiday.

Along the Goetheweg trail to the Pfeishütte mountain hut
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Difficulty
Difficulty
hard
Altitude up
344 METER
Altitude down
663 METER
Max altitude
2267 METER
Max. route length
5.2 KM
Walking time uphill
2H 30MIN
Starting point
Hafelekar summit station (2.269m)
Endpoint
Pfeishütte (1.922m)
Best season
mid June - October
Road quality
Alpine
 
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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



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today

morning
-2°C/28°F
30% Fineweather
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Friday

Friday
10°C/50°F
70% Fineweather
2400mm
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Saturday

Saturday
10°C/50°F
50% Fineweather
2400mm
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Forecast

Thursday will not be more spectacular weather-wise than Wednesday:

Variable amounts of cloud will alternate with occasional, sunny spells.

Tendency

On Friday and on Saturday, sunny, dry and very mild weather will return!

Sunday will temporarily bring unstable weather.The clouds and showers will increase and temperatures will fall.

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