Main navigation

today

afternoon
21°C/70°F
40% Fineweather
3400mm
Frostborder

Thursday

Thursday
24°C/75°F
70% Fineweather
3500mm
Frostborder

Friday

Friday
12°C/54°F
10% Fineweather
2200mm
Frostborder

Forecast

We will see a day of sunshine and clouds on Wednesday. A weak front will bring us slightly less sunshine than on Tuesday. There may also be occasional showers.

Tendency

On Thursday, the weather will still be unsettled with a mix of clouds and showers and scattered thunderstorms. Later in the week, temperatures will drop due to an approaching cold front.

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


Mon - Sat: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

today

afternoon
21°C/70°F
40% Fineweather
3400mm
Frostborder

Thursday

Thursday
24°C/75°F
70% Fineweather
3500mm
Frostborder

Friday

Friday
12°C/54°F
10% Fineweather
2200mm
Frostborder

Forecast

We will see a day of sunshine and clouds on Wednesday. A weak front will bring us slightly less sunshine than on Tuesday. There may also be occasional showers.

Tendency

On Thursday, the weather will still be unsettled with a mix of clouds and showers and scattered thunderstorms. Later in the week, temperatures will drop due to an approaching cold front.

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


Mon - Sat: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

The Way of St James

Many stages of the popular pilgrimage pass through Innsbruck and its surroundings. Fantastic panoramas, secluded paths and pilgrimage churches await each visitor. We've put together an overview of the stages around Innsbruck.

Pilgrimages on the Way of St James

The Way of St James – for many, a life's ambition. Naturally, the famous stretch over the Pyrenees is at the top of most people's lists, but not everyone can take two months off to walk this section. Some people even start their pilgrimage from their front doors in northern or central Europe, while others train for months for the long walk to Santiago de Compostela. For all of these, our section of the Way of St James is close to their hearts.

Innsbruck and Santiago are closely connected. The baroque cathedral in Innsbruck with Lucas Cranach the Elder's painting Mary of Succour is dedicated to St James, and a hostel here offers pilgrims overnight accommodation during the summer months. The parish's Community of St James looks after the needs and desires of the pilgrim community, and trained pilgrim guides offer special walks.

The Tyrolean section of The Way of St. James through Innsbruck

900 M 900 M
81.4 KM 81.4 KM
easy easy
Three of the sections along the main route of The Way of St. James pass through the Innsbruck holiday region. From Terfens to Innsbruck: This stage is 24.2 kilometres long and is possible in 6 hours and 15 minutes. The Way of St. James leads from the medieval town of Hall in Tirol via the villages of Absam and Thaur, through the market town of Rum and on to the city of Innsbruck. Once in Innsbruck, the route continues to St. James' Cathedral.  From Innsbruck to Pfaffenhofen: This stage is 32.8 km long and can be accomplished in 8 hours and 30 minutes. The route leads west out of Innsbruck along the southern bank of the River Inn. At Innsbruck Airport – past Kranebitten. Cross the river and follow the southern slopes of the Inn Valley. The destination of Pfaffenhofen at the end this stage is small and easy to navigate. It is worth taking a look at the town of Telfs, which is located directly on the other side of the River Inn.  From Pfaffenhofen to Roppen: This stage is 24.4 kilometres long. The time required to cover this section is 6 hours and 15 minutes. Leave Pfaffenhofen to the west and pass through the village of Rietz. The next village along the route is Stams, which is home to the impressive Stams Abbey. Cross the River Inn at Haiming and hike along the northern bank to the final destination of this stage, Roppen. 

The Way of St. James: Ellbögen – Igls/Vill

508 M 508 M
17.2 KM 17.2 KM
easy easy
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

The Way of St James 'Tirol-Allgäu' from Stams to Obsteig

542 M 542 M
15 KM 15 KM
medium medium
This section of the Way of St James goes away from the main roads along 3 alpine passes - Fern Pass, the old Gaicht Pass and Joch Pass. Spiritual accommodation along the way can be found in the Cistercian abbey in Stams and at the pilgrimage church of Maria Locherboden near Mötz. The route takes you through a countryside with many chapels and onto Mieminger Plateau. Passing Burg Klamm (castle), you continue towards Obsteig across larch meadows to Nassereith. After here, it's further on via Fern Pass to Lachmoos, Bichlbach, Berwang, Weißenbach am Lech, Haldensee, Bad Hindelang and Immerstadt-Bühl all the way to the end at Oberstaufen-Zell.

Way of St. James „Isar-Loisach-Leutascher Ache-Inn“

768 M 768 M
25.5 KM 25.5 KM
medium medium
This link from Munich via the Seefeld and Leutasch plateaus connects the Way of St james in southern Bavaria with the Tyrolean stretch in the Inn Valley. In Austria, the Way of St James heads via Buchen, Lottensee and the Peace Bell in Mösern towards Telfs, and further on along the path of reflection to the Maria Locherboden pilgrimage church near Mötz. From here, the path continues through the village of Mötz before crossing the Inn at Staudach and joining the Inn Valley section of the Way of St James.
unlimited