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Central European weather is still in summer lethargy! Winds from the south will bring a bit more humid maritime air to our region today. It will not be humid enough to keep the sun from shining, but it may still produce thunderstorms towards the evening.

Tendency

Monday will remain bright and warm with only a low risk of thunderstorms towards the evening. Tuesday will bring a change, however: With the foehn weakening, thunderstorms will develop.

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Monday
23°C/73°F
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3300m
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Tuesday

Tuesday
18°C/64°F
40% Fineweather
2700m
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Forecast

Central European weather is still in summer lethargy! Winds from the south will bring a bit more humid maritime air to our region today. It will not be humid enough to keep the sun from shining, but it may still produce thunderstorms towards the evening.

Tendency

Monday will remain bright and warm with only a low risk of thunderstorms towards the evening. Tuesday will bring a change, however: With the foehn weakening, thunderstorms will develop.

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The Way of St. James: Ellbögen – Igls/Vill – Innsbruck Region
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Difficulty
Difficulty
easy
Altitude up
508 METER
Altitude down
988 METER
Max altitude
1214 METER
Max. route length
17.2 KM
Starting point
Ellbögen/Erlach 1.030 m
Endpoint
Igls/Vill 817 m
Best season
May
June
July
August
September
October
Road quality
partly asphalt, partly gravel, partly wood trail
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As the devout St. James pilgrims coming from Brenner reach Ellbögen, they are welcomed by panoramic views that are truly overwhelming even by Tyrolean standards. The Nordkette mountain range appears like a wall, as if it is trying to protect the city of Innsbruck, home to St. James' Cathedral, in the valley below.


The Tyrolean section of The Way of St. James leads from Ellbögen to Innsbruck and partially follows the route of the old Roman road. At the primary school in Patsch, traces of Roman wagons can even still be seen engraved deep into the street. The zealous pilgrims continue past Igls and Vill before reaching the edge of the alpine plateau above Innsbruck, with the city spread out in the valley below. What a sight! You would struggle to find a view of any other state capital that compares to that of the view of Innsbruck from The Way of St. James.


The descent down into the city is a pure delight and leads via the Cistercian abbey in Wilten to St. James' Cathedral in the centre of Innsbruck. If you take a closer look at the frescoes in the cathedral, you will see various representations of St James, for example in the form of a silver bust. 


A description of this stage can be found here



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morning
12°C/54°F
80% Fineweather
2700m
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Monday

Monday
23°C/73°F
70% Fineweather
3300m
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Tuesday

Tuesday
18°C/64°F
40% Fineweather
2700m
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Forecast

Central European weather is still in summer lethargy! Winds from the south will bring a bit more humid maritime air to our region today. It will not be humid enough to keep the sun from shining, but it may still produce thunderstorms towards the evening.

Tendency

Monday will remain bright and warm with only a low risk of thunderstorms towards the evening. Tuesday will bring a change, however: With the foehn weakening, thunderstorms will develop.

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