Main navigation

morning
-1°C/30°F
60% Fineweather
0m
Frostborder

Tuesday

Tuesday
4°C/39°F
20% Fineweather
1500m
Frostborder

Wednesday

Wednesday
3°C/37°F
30% Fineweather
1300m
Frostborder

Forecast

On Monday, a weak area of high pressure will reduce the risk of showers but will not be sufficient for a cloudless sky. For our weather here this will mean a calm mix of sunshine and cloud with more sunshine in the morning and more cloud in the afternoon.

Tendency

The clouds are announcing a weak warm front that will pass over our region on Tuesday and on Wednesday bringing a few showers.

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


Mo - Fr: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

morning
-1°C/30°F
60% Fineweather
0m
Frostborder

Tuesday

Tuesday
4°C/39°F
20% Fineweather
1500m
Frostborder

Wednesday

Wednesday
3°C/37°F
30% Fineweather
1300m
Frostborder

Forecast

On Monday, a weak area of high pressure will reduce the risk of showers but will not be sufficient for a cloudless sky. For our weather here this will mean a calm mix of sunshine and cloud with more sunshine in the morning and more cloud in the afternoon.

Tendency

The clouds are announcing a weak warm front that will pass over our region on Tuesday and on Wednesday bringing a few showers.

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


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.

The Adlerweg (Eagle's Way) stage 12: Hallerangerhaus – Nordkette Innsbruck
https://www.innsbruck.info/fileadmin/userdaten/contwise/poi-28113572-88175848.jpg
hard
Difficulty
Difficulty
hard
Altitude up
1150 METER
Altitude down
970 METER
Max altitude
2280 METER
Max. route length
13 KM
Walking time uphill
5H 30MIN
Starting point
Hallerangerhaus
Endpoint
Innsbruck
Best season
Mid June to mid October
City
Innsbruck
Road quality
Alpine Climb
 
Information/food
GPX DownloadRoute to start

From the Hallerangerhaus mountain hut, first turn onto the trail towards "Lafatscher Joch". This trail leads into a rocky corrie, which becomes increasingly steeper and narrower. Soon the route leads through the so-called "Durchschlag" (the point where the the old mule track broke through the rock) and a little later – past a cross – gently uphill to a pasture where there is a turnoff to Speckkarspitze peak.

The route continues north along a pleasant stretch to "Lafatscher Joch" ridge. When you get to the ridge, follow the signs to the "Pfeishütte" mountain hut.

Follow the trail gently downhill, following the signs to "Pfeishütte" and "Pfeishütte über Wilde-Bande-Steig". The ancient "Wilde-Bande-Steig" takes you through many areas of mountain pines and crosses several gullies as it makes its way slightly uphill to the entrance of the corrie below the Stempeljoch ridge. Follow the signs to "Stempeljoch" and "Pfeishütte". The trail through the corrie (constructed using wooden boards and numerous wire ropes) becomes increasingly steeper and the surface, which is initially stony and scree-lined, becomes more solid the further up you go.

From the ridge, the route leads downhill to the right, passing through alpine meadows and pastures as it leisurely makes its way to the Pfeishütte mountain hut.


The signposted "Goetheweg" trail (no. 219), which is excellently secured in many places, starts right from the hut. The route starts off as a footpath and later becomes an alpine trail as it climbs slowly uphill into the basin south of the hut.

When you come to a fork in the path, follow the signs towards "Mandlscharte" and "Hafelekar Bergstation". At the next fork, take the right-hand path (the left-hand path goes to the "Arzler Scharte") and follow it as it makes a wide loop up through the scree corrie to the Mandlscharte col. The route then continues down through the scree fields on the other side.

The route becomes a good, wide trail again and stays at a relatively steady altitude as it crosses below dramatic scree fields (great views of the rear side of the Nordkette mountain range).

After a short ascent, the route takes you over to the Inn Valley side and zigzags downhill for a few metres, before following a gentle trail that leads slightly uphill to the west, crossing the upper area of the steep, partly grassy southern flank of the Nordkette to the Hafelekar mountain lift station. During this section, follow the signs for "Hafelekar Bergstation" or "Goetheweg". The last part of the hike alternates between the left-hand side and the right-hand side of the ridge.


To get to Innsbruck, you can take the Nordkettenbahnen cable cars and the new Hungerburgbahn funicular straight down to the city centre. Alternatively, you can hike down.



In the surrounding area



Map
Click and drag to zoom

Elevation profile

morning
-1°C/30°F
60% Fineweather
0m
Frostborder

Tuesday

Tuesday
4°C/39°F
20% Fineweather
1500m
Frostborder

Wednesday

Wednesday
3°C/37°F
30% Fineweather
1300m
Frostborder

Forecast

On Monday, a weak area of high pressure will reduce the risk of showers but will not be sufficient for a cloudless sky. For our weather here this will mean a calm mix of sunshine and cloud with more sunshine in the morning and more cloud in the afternoon.

Tendency

The clouds are announcing a weak warm front that will pass over our region on Tuesday and on Wednesday bringing a few showers.

unlimited
Zenddesk Chat