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Air masses keep pushing in, at times they are humid, at other times they are dry. Today, dry air is influencing our weather with variable amounts of cloud but also clear spells and no precipitation. Temperatures will remain relatively cool.

Tendency

On Wednesday the weather will remain cloudy and changeable. From Thursday, low pressure will return to Central Europe. The airflow will swing to the south and under the influence of foehn winds, the weather will be quite nice and relatively warm for the time of year.

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afternoon
4°C/39°F
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1300m
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Wednesday

Wednesday
3°C/37°F
60% Fineweather
1100m
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Thursday

Thursday
5°C/41°F
60% Fineweather
1300m
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Forecast

Air masses keep pushing in, at times they are humid, at other times they are dry. Today, dry air is influencing our weather with variable amounts of cloud but also clear spells and no precipitation. Temperatures will remain relatively cool.

Tendency

On Wednesday the weather will remain cloudy and changeable. From Thursday, low pressure will return to Central Europe. The airflow will swing to the south and under the influence of foehn winds, the weather will be quite nice and relatively warm for the time of year.

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Innsbruck Tourism


Mon - Fri: 8.00 am - 5.00 pm

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Mon - Fri: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

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Mo - Fr: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

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.

Summit tour: Sonnkarköpfl
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Difficulty
Difficulty
medium
Altitude up
720 METER
Altitude down
716 METER
Max altitude
2246 METER
Max. route length
6.6 KM
Walking time total
5H
Starting point
Pfaffenhofer Alm (1.694 m)
Endpoint
Pfaffenhofer Alm (1.694 m)
Road quality
trail, gravel trail
 
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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.



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afternoon
4°C/39°F
70% Fineweather
1300m
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Wednesday

Wednesday
3°C/37°F
60% Fineweather
1100m
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Thursday

Thursday
5°C/41°F
60% Fineweather
1300m
Frostborder

Forecast

Air masses keep pushing in, at times they are humid, at other times they are dry. Today, dry air is influencing our weather with variable amounts of cloud but also clear spells and no precipitation. Temperatures will remain relatively cool.

Tendency

On Wednesday the weather will remain cloudy and changeable. From Thursday, low pressure will return to Central Europe. The airflow will swing to the south and under the influence of foehn winds, the weather will be quite nice and relatively warm for the time of year.

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