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today

afternoon
23°C/73°F
60% Fineweather
4000mm
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Thursday

Thursday
20°C/68°F
90% Fineweather
3600mm
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Friday

Friday
17°C/63°F
50% Fineweather
3300mm
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Forecast

A strong low pressure area is situated over the Bay of Biscay at the moment. With warm air from the Sahara moving in at the front of the system, foehn winds will pick up.

We will therefore see a dry mix of sunshine and clouds with relatively high temperatures for the season.

Tendency

Before Monday, the foehn winds and moderately cloudy, showery and thundery weather will persist.

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today

afternoon
23°C/73°F
60% Fineweather
4000mm
Frostborder

Thursday

Thursday
20°C/68°F
90% Fineweather
3600mm
Frostborder

Friday

Friday
17°C/63°F
50% Fineweather
3300mm
Frostborder

Forecast

A strong low pressure area is situated over the Bay of Biscay at the moment. With warm air from the Sahara moving in at the front of the system, foehn winds will pick up.

We will therefore see a dry mix of sunshine and clouds with relatively high temperatures for the season.

Tendency

Before Monday, the foehn winds and moderately cloudy, showery and thundery weather will persist.

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Hikes

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The Way of St. James: Ellbögen – Igls/Vill
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easy
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
April - octobre
City
Igls
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. 


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today

morning
10°C/50°F
70% Fineweather
3600mm
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Friday

Friday
19°C/66°F
50% Fineweather
2800mm
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Saturday

Saturday
14°C/57°F
40% Fineweather
2700mm
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Forecast

Those who like warm summer weather now in October should take advantage of this Thursday as we will have to wait quite a while before we see a return to such warm temperatures!

A strong, fairly dry southerly airflow is the reason for those high temperatures. In the morning, we will still get small patches of stratus, but in the course of the day the sun will gain the upper hand. It will therefore be bright and pleasantly warm today.

Tendency

On Friday, the cloud will start to thicken. On Saturday the changeable weather will persist, but on Sunday we should witness the impressive return of the sun!

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