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With more humid air coming in on Tuesday, cumulus clouds will increase and can produce some quite heavy thunderstorms by the evening.

The first half of the day will however be bright and sunny with temperatures reaching summer-like values .

Tendency

On Wednesday and on Thursday low pressure will increase and we will see a mix of sunshine, clouds and locally thundery showers.

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today

morning
19°C/66°F
70% Fineweather
3300mm
Frostborder

Wednesday

Wednesday
18°C/64°F
40% Fineweather
3100mm
Frostborder

Thursday

Thursday
20°C/68°F
50% Fineweather
3100mm
Frostborder

Forecast

With more humid air coming in on Tuesday, cumulus clouds will increase and can produce some quite heavy thunderstorms by the evening.

The first half of the day will however be bright and sunny with temperatures reaching summer-like values .

Tendency

On Wednesday and on Thursday low pressure will increase and we will see a mix of sunshine, clouds and locally thundery showers.

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The Eagle Walk

Eagles wherever you look! There's one on Tyrol's coat of arms, and they circle high over the mountains. It's even possible to see the shadow of one on a hiking map, as the course of the Eagle Walk is comparable to the silhouette of an eagle's wings. The 'King of the Skies' has given its name to the unique long-distance trail crossing through north Tyrol, a trail over 200km in length, with high altitudes and 24 stages. At its heart lies the Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck.

Eagle Walk stages around Innsbruck

Hikers can discover Innsbruck and surroundings via five central stages. One example would be the Karwendel massif with food and rest at the Hafelekar. A treat after many difficult stages is the trail across the mainly flat Zirbenweg between Patscherkofel and Glungezer, a trail through one of the oldest pine forests in the Alps. A joy for your sense of smell to behold and a guaranteed wonderful view over the Inn Valley.

Innsbruck as starting point

24 stages require plenty of time and fitness. But shorter variations of a couple of days also guarantee a wonderful hiking experience. Thanks to its easy access to the Karwendel area, Innsbruck is a perfect starting point. Cable cars are ready to transport guests from the city centre to the top of the 2,000m-high Nordkette within 20 minutes, where the Hafelekar mountain station is situated directly on the Eagle Walk. From here, you can begin your walk with a commanding view over Innsbruck, or into the Karwendel and a view over mountain peaks and rock faces. Both are, naturally, recommended. 

Eagle walk stages

How many stages does the Eagle Walk really have? Some sources say 24, while others count as many as 30. The Great Eagle Walk through north Tyrol stretches across 24 stages, but the higher number includes the smaller Eagle Walk in east Tyrol, which has no direct connection to its larger brother between St Johann and Arlberg.
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Eagle Walk Stage 12: Hallerangerhaus – Nordkette Innsbruck

5.5 H
1150 M 1.150 M
13 KM 13 KM
hard hard
Starting at the Hallerangerhaus follow the track towards Lafatscher Saddleback (footpath toward "Lafatscher Joch") . Descend to "Pfeishütte Hut". There the Goetheweg trail starts. After a short climb you will get a great panorama of the Inntal Valley with Innsbruck. From Hafelekar you can use the Nordkette Gondola and arrive in the middle of Innsbruck. 

The Adlerweg (Eagle's Way) stage 13: Innsbruck – Zirbenweg – Innsbruck

2.5 H
300 M 300 M
8 KM 8 KM
easy easy
From Innsbruck by bus to Igls (Patscherkofelbahn lift) and then up to the mountain lift station on the Patscherkofelbahn cable car. Follow the signs for the "Zirbenweg" (no. 350). The Zirbenweg trail starts above the "Schutzhaus Patscherkofel" mountain refuge and leads east. This is also the start of the Alpine Club's "Patscherkofel Nature Trail". The route gently climbs to the Boscheben mountain hut. From Boscheben, the route continues in the same direction to the Tulfeinalm mountain hut and then up to the Halsmarter lift.  From there, you can take the lift down to Tulfes, the bus to Igls and then the bus from Igls back to Innsbruck. It is also possible to walk back to the bottom station of the Patscherkofelbahn lift: follow the Speckbacherweg path that leads from the bottom of the Glungezerbahn lift and goes via Rinn and Sistrans to Igls (walking time approx. 3 hours). You can also walk back to the main train station in Innsbruck from the bottom lift station at Patscherkofel/Igls: from Igls to Vill, through the forest to Poltenhütt, Tantegert tram stop, turn off towards Bretterkeller, cross the motorway bridge, continue approx. 200 metres west to Gasthof Bierstindl – Wilten Abbey – Leopoldstraße road – turn right through the Olympiabrücke pedestrian underpass – Südbahnstraße road to the train station (walking time approx. 1 ½ hours).

Eagle Walk Stage 14: Innsbruck - Solsteinhaus Lodge

3 H
940 M 940 M
7 KM 7 KM
medium medium
This stage starts with a train ride on the Karwendelbahn. From Innsbruck you get to Hochzirl, where the path starts to the sign-posted "Solsteinhaus". You can olso walk from Innsbruck Main Station westwards to the road Salurnerstraße. There you reach the Triumphal Arch. Then turn right into Maria-Theresien-Straße that leads to the old town. Pass the Golden Roof on your right. You approach the Cathedral of St. James. Then follow the Route of St. James leading from Innsbruck via Kranebitten and Völs to Kematen. The hiking path crosses the bridge Innsbrücke. Continue through Ehnbachklamm in the direction of "Pleiner".  From the Hochzirl Rail Station follow the signage to "Solsteinhaus". 

Eagle Walk Stage 15: Solsteinhaus – Leutasch

6.5 H
870 M 870 M
20 KM 20 KM
medium medium
From Solsteinhaus it’s steep climbs and rock scrambles north-westward towards Eppzirler Scharte Notch. The trail goes up to the notch (offers superb close-ups of Großer and Kleiner Solstein Peaks). Beyond a scree cirque, taking you to charming Eppzirler Alm Alpine Pasture Hut. From there you begin your descent into Eppzirlertal Valley on a broad road that follows Gießenbach Brook across pristine Gießenbachklamm Ravine on a rugged trail. From Gießenbach the trail heads to Scharnitz, and across Hoher Sattel and through thinning forest to Leutasch/Ahrn.
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