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28°C/82°F
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Thursday
27°C/81°F
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Forecast

A large area of high pressure has settled over our region and will bring us plenty of sunshine and rising temperatures. Only a very few clouds will be visible in an otherwise blue sky.

Tendency

On Wednesday and at least on Thursday, we will see an unimpeded influx of dry, warm air accompanied by perfect sunshine. The next thunderstorms will be on Friday at the earliest.

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afternoon
26°C/79°F
80% Fineweather
4000m
Frostborder

Wednesday

Wednesday
28°C/82°F
90% Fineweather
4100m
Frostborder

Thursday

Thursday
27°C/81°F
80% Fineweather
4000m
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Forecast

A large area of high pressure has settled over our region and will bring us plenty of sunshine and rising temperatures. Only a very few clouds will be visible in an otherwise blue sky.

Tendency

On Wednesday and at least on Thursday, we will see an unimpeded influx of dry, warm air accompanied by perfect sunshine. The next thunderstorms will be on Friday at the earliest.

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Innsbruck Tourism


Mon - Fri: 8.00 am - 5.00 pm

Hotel- and group reservations


Mon - Fri: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Tourist info


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
Walking time uphill
2H 15MIN
Altitude down
716 METER
Altitude up
720 METER
Max. route length
6.6 KM
Starting point
Pfaffenhofer Alm (1.694 m)
Endpoint
Pfaffenhofer Alm (1.694 m)
Best season
May - October
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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
26°C/79°F
80% Fineweather
4000m
Frostborder

Wednesday

Wednesday
28°C/82°F
90% Fineweather
4100m
Frostborder

Thursday

Thursday
27°C/81°F
80% Fineweather
4000m
Frostborder

Forecast

A large area of high pressure has settled over our region and will bring us plenty of sunshine and rising temperatures. Only a very few clouds will be visible in an otherwise blue sky.

Tendency

On Wednesday and at least on Thursday, we will see an unimpeded influx of dry, warm air accompanied by perfect sunshine. The next thunderstorms will be on Friday at the earliest.

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