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The Zirbenweg trail – Innsbruck Region
The Zirbenweg trail
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easy
Difficulty
Difficulty
easy
Altitude up
200 METER
Altitude down
100 METER
Max altitude
2060 METER
Max. route length
7 KM
Starting point
Patscherkofel cable car, summit station
Endpoint
Glungezer cable car, summit station
Best season
June
July
August
September
October
Road quality
hiking trail
 
Tyrolean hike medal
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A wonderful hiking trail located 2,000 metres above sea level that leads through one of Europe's largest stone pine forests.


The Zirbenweg trail is a popular hike that is widely renowned and always an uplifting experience. Located above Innsbruck, the hike covers part of the Adlerweg trail (the Eagle's Way) from the top of the lift at Patscherkofel to the Tulfeinalm mountain hut (Tulfes). You can get to the start of the hike by taking the Patscherkofelbahn lift up to an altitude of 1,952 metres above sea level. From there, the Zirbenweg trail follows a wide mountain path that leads from Patscherkofel towards Tulfes, past the rather remote Boscheben mountain hut. The path is gently undulating and follows the tree line at over 2,000 metres above sea level without any significant changes in altitude. The route takes you through centuries-old stone pine forests and has breathtaking backdrops and stunning views of the Inn Valley every step of the way. On the other side Innsbruck, the impressive Nordkette mountain range rises up and marks the start of the Karwendel mountains. At the end of the Zirbenweg, you can take the Glungezerbahn gondola down to Tulfes from near the Tulfeinalm mountain hut.

It is also possible to start the hike in Tulfes and do the route in reverse.



Arrival, public transport


bus J | bus 530 - stop "Patscherkofel"
bus 540 - stop "Glungezer Talstation"

In the surrounding area



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Elevation profile

Forecast

Monday will bring only little sunshine! More cool, humid air from the Atlantic will move in and the few sunny spells will not last long. Although continuous rain is not expected, we will have to count the repeated showers and thunderstorms.

Tendency

On Tuesday and Wednesday, neither high pressure nor low pressure will be dominant. It will be rather cloudy, but precipitation will be rare.

morning
17°C/63°F

Tomorrow

Tuesday
22°C/72°F
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