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Under the influence of a weak area of high pressure, we will see a mix of sunshine and clouds today. Showers are possible in the afternoon but quite unlikely. Temperatures will be reasonable.

 

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On Sunday, the calm spring weather will come to an end. The wind will freshen and showers will fall. The weather on Monday and on Tuesday will still be unstable.

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Summit Tours

Hiking to the very top

Are you a mountaineering fanatic? Or would you like to become one? If so, you're in the right place! We'll show you the most beautiful summit tours in the Innsbruck area. Not all of the peaks are difficult to reach and they don’t all require top mountaineering skills.

You don't have to be a mountaineering great like Reinhold Messner to conquer some of the local peaks. Here we have put together an overview of two easy summit tours.

These tours combine the uplifting feeling of reaching the summit with a comfortable journey there. The magic word is: "Bergbahn". Because where there is a mountain lift or cable car, you only have to complete the last stretch of the route up to the summit cross yourself. Then nothing stands between you and the perfect hiking experience.

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Some summit tours only require a short hike, the rest of the route is covered by a mountain lift or cable car. To see these summit tours, choose "easy" in the filters below.

Are you looking for the ultimate mountaineering experience? Would you like to reach the summit under your own steam? If so, choose "difficult". The results will then show routes for experienced mountaineers with good fitness levels.

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The Alpenrosensteig trail (route no. 14a) - circular hike

1.5 H
306 M 306 M
6 KM 6 KM
easy easy
A hike up in the mountains with stunning views that is particularly popular when the alpine roses are in bloom. Route no. 14a. Start from the bottom lift station at Bergbahnen Oberperfuss and take the Peter-Anich gondolas first to Stiglreith at 1,363 metres above sea level and then up to Sulzstich at 1,560 metres above sea level. From there, follow the road for about 40 minutes towards the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut (1,777 m). Just before the hut, turn left. This is the start of the circular hike around Rangger Köpfl, walking time about 1.5 hours. Follow the forest road to Krimpenbachsattel (1,899 m) and then turn right to continue up to the summit cross on Rangger Köpfl (1,939 m). From there, follow the signs north to the Alpenrosensteig trail and follow it downhill to the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut. Plenty of benches await along the way where you can stop for a relaxing break and the trail offers unique views of the Inn Valley. From the Rosskogelhütte, you can take the ski slope or the forest road back to the starting point. If the gondolas are closed, you can start the hike at Stiglreith car park (fees apply). From there, it takes 1.5 hours to walk to the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut. Highlights: A popular high-altitude hike above the tree line, wonderful when the alpine roses are in bloom in June, passes a summit cross and has unique views of the Inn Valley and the surrounding mountains. A fountain with spring water can be found on the edge of the path below the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut and there is also a reservoir.  

Summit tour: Sonnkarköpfl

2.3 H
720 M 720 M
6.6 KM 6.6 KM
medium medium
This hike starts behind the Pfaffenhofer Alm mountain hut (=Widdersbergalm) and zigzags ever higher up the mountain. After about 45 minutes, you will come to a turnoff. Follow the signs towards Sonnkarköpfl. Once the trail leaves the forest, it continues over barren terrain, first on a north-facing slope and later through a corrie on a south-western slope up to the summit. From the Sonnkarköpfl peak, hike back the same way until you reach the turnoff that leads east to the "Oberhofer Melkalm". This section takes you downhill over vast fields of alpine roses to the Sonnkarhütte mountain hut (not open to the public) and then over alpine meadows to the Oberhofer Melkalm mountain hut. Finally, take the Bettlersteig trail that starts behind the hut and follow it back to the starting point at the Pfaffenhofer Alm mountain hut (=Widdersbergalm). Tips | notes: It is possible to get a driving permit (fees apply) from the local authority in Pfaffenhofen. This saves you about 2.5 hours of walking time. The journey is possible in a normal car. Please note: after heavy rainfall, the road is difficult to drive and an all-terrain vehicle is recommended.

Summit tour: Wankspitze

3 H
1059 M 1.059 M
5.3 KM 5.3 KM
hard hard
From Arzkasten car park, hike past the guesthouse of the same name, turn right after the fountain and then follow the forest road north towards the Lehnberghaus mountain hut. After about 15 minutes, you will come to a fork in the road. Take the left hand path that turns off before the bridge and continue along the "Bachweg" trail through the forest. The path provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy impressive views of the Mieming Range, for example the Wankspitze peak (2,209 m). After just under an hour, the trail turns sharply right, away from the stream, and a short but quite steep path leads straight up to a forest road. From there, it's only a few metres to the Lehnberghaus mountain hut. For the hike back, you can either double back along the same route or follow the forest road. From the Lehnberghaus, a hiking trail leads uphill towards "Lacke", first climbing up through alpine meadows and then continuing through the forest. When you arrive at Lacke, you'll find a giant picture frame and an impressive viewing platform with views that stretch far along the Inn Valley and over the Mieming Plateau. From Lacke, you continue towards Wankspitze peak. Hike north along the wooded ridge and follow the trail as it snakes upwards and finally follows the final ridge right up to the summit cross. The Wankspitze is located in front of the rugged peaks of the Mieming Range and displays high alpine character. It offers fantastic views over the Mieming Plateau, along the Inn Valley to Innsbruck and south to the Stubai Alps.

Hafelekar peak

0.3 H
65 M 65 M
1.5 KM 1.5 KM
easy easy
You can take the Innsbruck Nordkettenbahnen lifts from the centre of Innsbruck up to the mountain lift station at Hafelekar, which is located 2,256 metres above sea level. From there, an easy path leads up to Hafelekar peak. The summit offers breathtaking views of two different worlds. On one side, you look south over the city of Innsbruck, the Inn Valley and the landscapes beyond. In the other direction, rugged rocks reach as far as the eye can see: you are standing at the gateway to the Karwendel mountains and looking deep into the Alps. The hike from the mountain lift station up to the summit cross is not very strenuous. However, good footwear is essential. 

Ridge walk in the Fotschertal Valley

9 H
1470 M 1.470 M
19 KM 19 KM
hard hard
This tour starts in the Tanneben district and leads over glorious alpine meadows to the dilapidated Schmalzgrubenalm mountain hut. From there, the hike continues through the woods, emerging from the forest shortly before the Salfeinssee lake. When you come to the lake, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Inn Valley and stunning reflections of the Kalkkögel mountains. The route then continues south along the ridge between the Fotscher Valley and the Senders Valley, leading over four peaks along the way: Grieskogel (2,168 m), Breitschwemmkogel (2,264 m), Angerbergkopf (2,400 m) and Schaflegerkogel (2,504 m). From the Schaflegerkogel, the route leads back via the Furggesalm mountain hut and the Alpengasthof Bergheim alpine guesthouse, before finally following the forest road back along the Fotscher Valley to the starting point. Hikers must be in good shape, have high fitness levels and demonstrate excellent stamina for this tour!

Kögele

3 H
819 M 819 M
13 KM 13 KM
easy easy
Take the Peter-Anich Gondola I from Oberperfuss and float up the mountain in comfort to Stiglreith, located 1,360 metres above sea level. Once at Stiglreith, you can enjoy a bite to eat at the Panoramarestaurant. From there, you have the option to save yourself a 40-minute walk by taking the new 8-seater gondola, Peter-Anich II, up to Sulzstich.  If you would rather start your hike from Stiglreith, you can follow a forest road up to Sulzstich, which is located at an altitude of 1,560 metres above sea level. The route passes a picturesque reservoir lake and the Jausenstation Sulzstich restaurant and continues until the last bend below the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut. From there you can see the Krimpenbachalm mountain hut (not open to the public), the mighty Rosskogel mountain below and the Kögele to the left of it. Take the alpine path to the left of the forest road towards the Krimpenbachalm mountain hut and follow it to the hut (1,918 m), a beautiful setting with wonderful long views. From there, continue over alpine pastures following the signs to Kögele (2,195 m), where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, some of which reach altitudes of over 3,000 metres above sea level.  You can follow the same route back or take trail no. 11 along an alpine path towards Meils. This route is particularly beautiful when the alpine roses are in bloom in June and July. At this time, the path leads you through a sea of ​​flowers before passing the small Krimpenbachsee lake and continuing on towards the Krimpenbachalm mountain hut. From there, follow the road towards the Krimpenbachsattel (1,899 m) and the rustic Rosskogelhütte mountain hut (1,777 m), which is known for its good food and wonderful sun terrace. You can then walk down the forest road or follow the lift track, past the reservoir lake and along the Ghost Trail to Stiglreith. Stiglreith car park (fees apply).  The panoramic road to Stiglreith is closed to cars from 1 November until 31 March.

The Peter-Anich-Höhensteig trail

11 H
1969 M 1.969 M
22.2 KM 22.2 KM
medium medium
From Oberperfuss to Rietz and the Peter-Anich-Hütte mountain hut. This hike starts at an altitude of 1,383 metres above sea level in the car park (fees apply) in Stiglreith. You can get to the car park by taking the panoramic Panoramastraße road, which branches off to the right from Oberperfuss Berg. If the lifts are running, you can take the gondola up to Sulzstich and save yourself 40 minutes of walking time. The first section of the hike follows trail no. 155 to the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut (1,777 m), where you can stop in for a break and a bite to eat. The walking time from Stiglreith to the Rosskogelhütte is about 1¼ hours. From there, the route continues along a forest road to the Krimpenbachsattel at 1,899 m, before following a trail down to the Inzinger Alm mountain hut (also known as the Hundstalalm) at 1,641 m. The hut offers food and accommodation. The section from Stiglreith to the Inzinger Alm mountain hut can be completed in a good 2½ hours. From the Inzinger Alm, the hike continues up along a trail past the little "Alpl" hut to the highest point of the tour, the Rauher Kopf peak at an altitude of 2,302 metres above sea level. From there, the alpine trail heads west and then downhill to the south, before following a stream to the Flaurlinger Alm mountain hut, which is located at an altitude of 1,613 metres above sea level and is another place where you can replenish your energy levels and stay overnight. The walking time from the Inzinger Alm to the Flaurlinger Alm is about 3½ hours. From the Flaurlinger Alm, the route leads further into the valley for a short distance to the neighbouring Oberhofer Galtalm mountain hut, which also offers food and accommodation. Behind the hut, a path leads uphill to the west and then turns to continue north, mostly across the slope, to the dilapidated Neuburger Hütte. Walking time 1½ hours. From there, you follow the trail down to the Pfaffenhofer Alm mountain hut (also known as the Widdersberger Alm) at 1,694 metres above sea level. This hut also offers food and accommodation. Walking time about 30 minutes. The final section of this hike leads up through the forest, due to a rock fall partially on a temporary path, to the picturesque Peter-Anich-Hütte mountain hut (1,910 m), where you can enjoy a bite to eat and spend the night. Highlights: The Peter-Anich-Höhensteig trail links the northern Stubai Alps and stays up high, giving hikers the opportunity to enjoy fresh mountain air the whole way. The trail is named after Peter Anich, who was a cartographer and probably the region's most famous son. The Anich Hueber Museum in Oberperfuss is open on request. The route is marked and signposted throughout as the Peter-Anich-Höhensteig. The hike takes you through wonderful high alpine landscapes with unique views. Water bottles can be filled at the huts with the purest spring water.      

Rangger Köpfl, Oberperfuss

2.5 H
577 M 577 M
10 KM 10 KM
easy easy
Rangger Köpfl is a striking mountain located about ten kilometres west of Innsbruck. It is the most significant landmark in this hiking destination and boasts breathtaking panoramic views. Take the Peter-Anich Gondola I from Oberperfuss and float up the mountain in comfort to Stiglreith at 1360 metres above sea level. There you will find the Panoramarestaurant, where you can stop in for a bite to eat. Then take the 8-seater Peter-Anich II Gondola up to Sulzstich at 1560 metres above sea level. Once at the top of the gondola, walk downhill for a few minutes until you reach the idyllic reservoir and then head south along the forest road. Below the reservoir, you'll come to the Sulzstich restaurant with its large sun terrace. If you would rather start your hike from the car park at Stiglreith (1363 m, fees apply), you can follow the road up to Sulzstich (1560 m), past the picturesque reservoir to the last bend below the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut. From there you can already see the Krimpenbachalm mountain hut (not open to the public) below the mighty Rosskogel mountain. Turn left onto the trail towards the Krimpenbachalm and follow it until you come to the Krimpenbachsattel at 1899 metres above sea level. Then follow the gently climbing forest road with stunning panoramic views up to the summit of Rangger Köpfl (1939 m), where you can enjoy impressive 360° views of the surrounding mountains! From the summit cross, follow the trail that leads down the ski slope to the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut. This hut with its wonderful sun terrace is a good place to take a break and enjoy a bite to eat. From the Rosskogelhütte, you can follow the road back down or take the path that leads down the ski slope, past the reservoir lake to the starting point at Stiglreith.  

Rietzer Grieskogel

3 H
950 M 950 M
5.1 KM 5.1 KM
medium medium
This tour starts at the small car park above the last snow shed (avalanche gallery protecting the road) before Kühtai when approaching from Innsbruck. From there, cross the street and you'll come to the green snow shed. The route initially leads slightly downhill along the snow shed before following a road uphill to the Klammbachtal stream valley. The road ends at a water catchment facility at an altitude of around 1,900 metres above sea level and the route then continues along an alpine trail that leads further into the valley. Later you will come to a turnoff, follow the signs to "Rietzer Grieskogel". The route continues via Narrenböden, always with a view of the summit with its mighty cross, before leading up Bachwandkopf to the ridge. From there, you follow the ridge east to the summit.

Rosskogel summit tour via Schartl

4 H
1248 M 1.248 M
15 KM 15 KM
medium medium
Oberperfuss Stiglreith - Rosskogel. This mountain tour starts at the Stiglreith car park (fees apply) at an altitude of 1,383 metres above sea level. If the lifts are running, we recommend taking the gondola from the bottom lift station in Oberperfuss up to Sulzstich in order to save 40 minutes of walking time. From Sulzstich, follow the forest road to the last bend below the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut. The Krimpenbachalm hut and Rosskogel mountain can be seen off in the distance. At the bend, turn left and follow the yellow signs along the trail as it leads through alpine pastures and past hay barns to the Krimpenbachsattel at an altitude of 1,899 metres above sea level. From there, take the forest road to the Krimpenbachalm mountain hut (not open to the public) at an altitude of 1,918 metres above sea level and then continue south through the flowering alpine meadows with their wonderful wide-open views. Follow the alpine path with views of Rosskogel mountain, past the so-called "Schartl" on the ridge and up to the top of the 2,649 m high Rosskogel. The breathtaking views from the summit cross make the long ascent more than worthwhile. From there, take the same route back until you reach the Krimpenbachalm hut and then follow the road to the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut. From the Rosskogelhütte, you can take the ski slope (great views) or the forest path back to the starting point in Stiglreith.  

Rosskogel via the north ridge

4 H
1267 M 1.267 M
15 KM 15 KM
hard hard
This impressive mountain hike starts at an altitude of 1,383 metres above sea level in the car park (fees apply) in Stiglreith. You can get to the car park by taking the panoramic Panoramastraße road, which branches off to the right from Oberperfuss Berg. If the Bergbahnen Oberperfuss gondolas are running, we recommend taking the gondola up to Stiglreith and then Gondola II from there up to Sulzstich at 1,560 m. This saves you 40 minutes by cutting out the hike from Stiglreith to Sulzstich. The route starts by following the road towards the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut. When you come to the last bend before the hut, follow the yellow signs to the Krimpenbachalm. This idyllic trail leads through alpine pastures with views of Rosskogel mountain. From the Krimpenbachsattel col (1,899 m), experienced hikers with alpine experience and a good head for heights can follow the trail that leads up to the summit of Rosskogel mountain (2,646) via the north ridge. The ridge is a steep climb but the views from the summit make it well-worth the effort. The three-thousand-metre-high peaks of the Stubai Valley feel close enough to touch and the Lüsens Valley is a real eye-catcher directly opposite. To the left and right are many other mountains that are predominantly ski touring destinations. The recommended descent leads east via the "Schartl" col to the Krimpenbachalm mountain hut (not open to the public) and then along a forest road to the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut, which is a good place to take a break. The stunning scenery and views of the Rosskogel mountain make the food and drink at the hut taste even better. From there, the route has great views as it continues down the ski slope to the reservoir and then follows the Geisterwanderweg Ghost Trail back to the starting point in Stiglreith.  

Wetterkreuz summit cross

3.5 H
974 M 974 M
10.3 KM 10.3 KM
hard hard
This hike starts at the car park and follows the forest road past the barrier to the Straßberghaus mountain hut. Just before the hut, you'll come to a fork in the road where you should turn right to follow the Hintereggensteig trail. The path leads steeply uphill until you come to another crossroads. From there, turn left and hike along the undulating trail until you reach the point where you can collect a stamp. From there, turn right to join the Dengg’n-Edi-Gratlsteig trail and follow it as it climbs quite steeply uphill through mountain pines. You'll come to a short section of the trail that is secured with cables and shortly afterwards, you'll reach a fork in the path. Continue straight on to the summit cross. The hike back follows the same trail down from the Wetterkreuz cross until you come to the first junction. From there, follow signs to the Neue Alplhütte mountain hut and follow the trail as it winds its way down the mountain to the alpine pastures around the Neue Alplhütte mountain hut. Finally, take the forest road back to the Straßberghaus mountain hut and continue on to the car park.

Axamer Lizum – Birgitzköpflhaus – Hoadlsattel

6 H
1092 M 1.092 M
11.4 KM 11.4 KM
hard hard
A mountain hike in the shadow of the mighty Kalkkögel mountain range. You can shorten the ascent and descent by taking the Birgitzköpfllift chairlift or the Olympia-Express funicular. 

Guesthouse Bergheim - Roter Kogel - Praxmar

7 H
1380 M 1.380 M
12.4 KM 12.4 KM
medium medium
From the car park at the Bergheim alpine guesthouse, follow the forest road and then later the alpine trail to the Potsdamer Hütte mountain hut. From there, the hike continues to Kastengrat ridge and along Wiedersberg mountain to Roter Kogel mountain. Finally, the route leads back down the west side of the mountain, past the Aflinger Alm mountain hut to Praxmar.  

Brandjoch summit cross from the Seegrube

680 M 680 M
13.6 KM 13.6 KM
medium medium
This beautiful mountain hike starts at the top of the Nordkettenbahnen lifts, which means you can enjoy the journey up the mountain in comfort. The route follows a scenic high-altitude trail that leads towards Achselbodenhütte mountain hut and later climbs steeply up to the "Brandjochkreuz" summit cross on Brandjoch peak. The peak is located before the Vorderes Brandjoch and offers magnificent views of the Inn Valley, the city of Innsbruck below and the Wipp Valley stretching off into the distance.

Rangger Köpfl via Gfas, Oberperfuss

2 H
420 M 420 M
7.6 KM 7.6 KM
medium medium
Rangger Köpfl is a striking mountain located about ten kilometres west of Innsbruck. It is the most significant landmark in this hiking destination and boasts breathtaking panoramic views. Take the Peter-Anich Gondola from Oberperfuss and float up the mountain in comfort to Stiglreith, located 1,363 metres above sea level. Once at Stiglreith, you can enjoy a bite to eat at the Panoramarestaurant. From Stiglreith, follow the pushchair friendly path for 45 minutes to Gfas, which is located 1,517 metres above sea level, past a beautiful chapel and the highest farms in Oberperfuss. Continue west into the valley. A narrow trail branches off, crossing the Finstertal stream and leading steeply uphill past the Angeralm mountain hut (1,749 m) and the Krimpenbachalm mountain hut (1,918 m), neither of which are open to the public.  The route continues along an almost flat road to Krimpenbachsattel (1,899 m), which is a wonderful col with far-reaching views of the surrounding landscapes. From there, the path leads slowly uphill to the summit of Rangger Köpfl mountain (1,939 m). From the summit cross, you can enjoy impressive panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and the Inn Valley. Continue north-east along the Alpenrosensteig trail with beautiful views of the Upper Inn Valley. The path leads slowly downhill to the rustic Rosskogelhütte mountain hut, which is a lovely place to take a break and enjoy Tyrolean delicacies accompanied by magnificent panoramic alpine views. The alpine roses bloom along this section of the route in June and July. From the Rosskogelhütte, you can follow the road back down or take the path that follows the ski slope down to the reservoir lake and along the Ghost Trail to the starting point at Stiglreith.  Stiglreith car park (fees apply, coins only).  The road to Stiglreith is closed from 1 November until 31 March.

Summit tour of Nockspitze

1.5 H
366 M 366 M
1.6 KM 1.6 KM
medium medium
The hike from the Birgitzköpflhaus mountain hut to the summit of Nockspitze (2,404 m) is the easiest summit tour in the Muttereralm hiking area. You can get to the start of the tour on foot or on the double chairlift from Axamer Lizum car park. The views from the top are fabulous, for example at sunrise over the Inn Valley. 

Simmering summit

0.8 H
264 M 264 M
1.5 KM 1.5 KM
medium medium
Start at the Simmeringalm mountain hut and follow the trail, paying attention to the ground markings, across gentle alpine pastures. The route later covers rocky terrain as it climbs up to the summit.

Summit tour: Gacher Blick

3 H
1052 M 1.052 M
6.5 KM 6.5 KM
hard hard
From the car park, head through the gate and follow the gravel path towards the Stöttlalm mountain hut. Before reaching the Stöttlalm, you will come to a fork in the road. Take the route that leads through the forest towards the Boasligbrücke bridge. This good gravel path zigzags up the mountain and covers quite a few vertical metres. From the Boasligbrücke bridge, take the Pfarrer-Kathrein-Steig trail towards Henneberg and then continue along a varied and relatively steep path up to the Gachen Blick viewpoint. There you can enjoy magnificent alpine views and the impressive sight of the Judenklamm gorge below.

Summit tour: Handschuhspitze

4 H
1136 M 1.136 M
6.5 KM 6.5 KM
hard hard
Starting at Arzkasten car park, take the steep Alpsteig path to the Marienbergalm mountain hut. From there, follow the gravel path towards Marienbergjoch. Just below the Marienbergjoch ridge, a trail leads west towards the Handschuhspitze. You need to be sure-footed for this steep alpine path, which crosses scree fields and leads up the mountain to the summit. The views from the top are fantastic.  

Summit tour: Hohe Munde

5 H
1601 M 1.601 M
13 KM 13 KM
hard hard
The hike up Hohe Munde mountain starts at the Straßberg car park and leads along a forest road, past the barrier, towards the Straßberghaus mountain hut. Just before the hut, you'll come to a fork in the road where you should turn right to follow the Hintereggensteig trail, which takes you steeply uphill to another crossroads. From there turn right again to follow the trail that zigzags up through a dense pine forest to the Niedere Munde (2,059 m). From the Niedere Munde, the route leads east over two hills covered in mountain pines and a long ridge towards the summit. The trail continues from there through Rauhe Valley. This part of the route includes a few climbing sections secured with wire ropes (note: a good head for heights is required). You then come to the summit area and the summit cross of the western summit (2,662 m). From the west summit, follow the marked path eastwards over stepped terrain into a depression then follow the route back up to a flat plateau and the east summit (2,592 m). The route then continues down the steep eastern face of the mountain to the Rauthhütte mountain hut. From the Rauthhütte, you can take a root-laced trail down through the forest to the Buchner Höhe car park or follow the forest road to the Rauthhütte/Mundestadl car park. Tips | notes: Summit tour, take plenty of water with you (there isn't anywhere to refill water along the route), sure-footedness and a good head for heights are required. Doing the tour with a mountain guide is recommended. Before starting the hike, a second car should be parked at the Buchner Höhe car park or the Rauthhütte/Mundestadl car park so you can drive back to the starting point at the Straßberghaus car park at the end of your tour.

Summit tour: Narrenkopf

2 H
778 M 778 M
2.7 KM 2.7 KM
medium medium
From behind the Pfaffenhofer Alm mountain hut, follow the signs to "Narrenkopf". The route leads up the steep mountainside to the left of the streambed and continues until it reaches the edge of the corrie. From there, follow the signs and the trail markers along the corrie basin until you reach the end of it. Then continue to the right, follow the trail as it zigzags up to the col and then keep right again to continue up to the summit of Narrenkopf. There are two crosses on Narrenkopf: the original cross is the one set furthest back and it’s this one that marks the highest point.

Gleirschspitze and Hafelekarspitze

550 M 550 M
3.8 KM 3.8 KM
hard hard
Innsbruck's Nordkettenbahnen lifts and cable cars take you to the start of this hike where the views are already fantastic. Continue along the Goetheweg trail up to Gleirschspitze peak. The summit cross is beautiful and the views from the peak are absolutely stunning: to the north lie the high peaks of the Karwendel mountains, to the east Rumerspitze and the Lower Inn Valley, to the south and south-west the Tux Alps, the Stubai Alps and the city of Innsbruck.

Haggen - Seejoch (47)

3.5 H
1135 M 1.135 M
4.2 KM 4.2 KM
medium medium
From Haggen, follow the path up the Sonnberg. Pass through alpine meadows towards Seejoch until you come to the Rossgrubensee lake. Then follow the route below the Haggener and the Peider Wand up to the ridge (2,591 m). From there, follow the ridge up to the summit, where you overlook the Karwendel mountains and the Stubai Alps. Take the same route back down.

Hungerburg – Brandjochkreuz – Sadrach

4.5 H
1738 M 1.738 M
15.4 KM 15.4 KM
hard hard
A beautiful circular hike above Innsbruck. This tour is not very technically difficult but it does require a good level of fitness. The climb from Brandjochboden up to the summit, in particular, is quite steep. On this tour, you explore the slopes of the Nordkette mountain range and enjoy views of the rugged Karwendel mountains. The route finishes in the district of Sadrach in Innsbruck. From there, you can continue on public transport if desired. 

Juifenalm-Sömen-Roter Kogel (25b)

3.8 H
855 M 855 M
4.1 KM 4.1 KM
medium medium
From Juifenalm car park, follow the trail to the Juifenalm mountain hut and then continue to Sömen and Roter Kogel.

Juifenalm - Windegg (25)

4 H
1150 M 1.150 M
6 KM 6 KM
medium medium
This hike starts from the Juifenalm car park and leads up to the Juifenalm mountain hut, either along a wide forest road or a somewhat steeper summer trail. Once you come to the so-called "Jagdhütte" (hunting lodge), the forest opens up and the route continues along the path to the Juifenalm mountain hut, which is located at an altitude of 2,020 metres above sea level. From the hut, the route heads north-east, following a trail uphill past lush alpine roses, mountain flowers and beautiful alpine pastures to the Windegg summit cross (2,577 m). The views from the summit cross are truly magnificent, overlooking the Inn Valley far below and the Stubai Alps off in the distance. The hike back follows the same route.

Kühtai - Finstertaler Scharte - Finstertaler Schartenkogel

3 H
876 M 876 M
6 KM 6 KM
medium medium
From the tourist information centre, take either the route via Wiesberg/Drei-Seen-Hütte (1 ¼ hours) or the route past Hotel Astoria and through the Finster Valley (1 ½ hours) up to the dam at the Finstertal reservoir. Continue on the AV146 all the way along the reservoir until you reach the path that leads up to Sulzkogel. Near the beginning of the path on the left-hand side, you will find the start of the route to the Finstertaler Scharte (AV146), which is 1 ½ hours away. From there, follow the trail up to the summit. 

Kühtai - Gaiskogel

3 H
808 M 808 M
5.5 KM 5.5 KM
hard hard
The trail starts behind the Wiesberghaus, opposite the tourist information centre in Kühtai. The path leads east and slowly climbs up to Hirschebensee lake. From there, the route gets a bit steeper as it continues uphill past the Mittlerer Plenderlessee lake before finally passing under the chairlift and continuing to the Drei-Seen-Hütte mountain hut and the lift station. When you get to the wooden planks at the edge of the ski slope, take the marked path that leads along Oberer Plenderlessee lake to Gaiskogel mountain. The trail then leads over large scree fields before reaching the ridge. From there, you can reach the summit in 30 minutes.

Kühtai – Kraspesspitze

4 H
1016 M 1.016 M
7 KM 7 KM
medium medium
From the tourist information centre, take either the route via Wiesberg/Drei-Seen-Hütte or the route past Hotel Astoria and through the Finster Valley up to the dam at the Finstertal reservoir. Continue on the AV146 all the way along the reservoir until you reach the path that leads up to Sulzkogel. Near the beginning of the path on the left-hand side, you will find the start of the route to the Finstertaler Scharte (AV146). When you reach the col, follow the trail that bears left (well-marked with red dots) to Kraspesspitze peak.

Kühtai - Pirchkogel

2.5 H
800 M 800 M
3.5 KM 3.5 KM
medium medium
This hike starts behind the tourist information centre in Kühtai and leads up the ski slope. When you come to the wooden bridge behind the fenced off reservoir, cross the Stocktaler Bach stream and follow route no. 151 past the Kaiser-Maximilian-Hütte mountain hut. At an altitude of about 2,400 metres above sea level by the Schwarzmoosseen lakes, the route leaves the ski area and continues on past a memorial cross, across the northern slope of the Hintere Grieskogel (including a short section that is secured with cables) and up over the wide eastern ridge to the summit of Pirchkogel. There you are rewarded with unbelievably stunning views. The cross is a few minutes away on a peak just before the summit on the Inn Valley side. From there, you can either follow the route that leads down to the west via the Feldringer Böden to Marlstein or double back and follow the same route back down to Kühtai.  

Kühtai - Pirchkogel - Marlstein

3.5 H
1151 M 1.151 M
14.9 KM 14.9 KM
medium medium
This hike starts behind the tourist information centre and leads uphill past the "baby lift" and along Stocktaler Bach stream. Cross the stream on the wooden bridge behind the fenced off reservoir and follow the marked trail up to the bottom of the ski lift track. There you will meet the AV151 trail, which runs below the Irzwände mountains and over Stockacher Böden along the upper ski lift before crossing scree fields to the summit. The route back down leads west along the AV151 to the crossroads at Feldringer Böden. From there, continue past Marlstein and Mareil before joining the Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Weg trail and walking back up to the Jagdschloss Kühtai restaurant. Finally, follow the road back to the tourist information centre.

Kühtai - Pockkogel

3 H
787 M 787 M
4.3 KM 4.3 KM
medium medium
Start opposite the tourist information centre and follow the marked trail over the Wiesberg up to the Drei-Seen-Hütte mountain hut. From there, continue to the dam at the Finstertal reservoir. Keep to the lower path above the lake for about 300 metres until you come to the point where a trail marked P.K. branches off towards Pockkogel. This trail leads to the Steintalsattel col and it is less than half an hour from there to the summit.

Kühtai - Sulzkogel

4 H
1020 M 1.020 M
6.3 KM 6.3 KM
medium medium
Anyone who makes it to the end of this hike has "bagged" a three-thousand-metre peak! The route starts at the church in Kühtai and leads past Hotel Astoria to the dam at the Finstertal reservoir – either along the paved route or a hiking trail. From there, take trail no. 146 and follow it along the eastern shore to the end of the reservoir. At the turnoff for the "Finstertaler Scharte" ridge after the reservoir, continue towards Sulzkogel. After passing a small waterfall, the trail heads west into a barren high-alpine valley. The summit trail up to the top of Sulzkogel is now in sight. The trail takes you up the steep, south-east-facing slope and then up over the western side to the summit, which is marked with one small and one slightly larger cross. Follow the same route back.

Muttereralm - Saile (Nockspitze)

2.5 H
784 M 784 M
3.7 KM 3.7 KM
hard hard
Ascent up the Pfriemeswand: From the point where you disembark from the Muttereralm gondola, follow the signs "Pfriemeswand" diagonally upwards for a short distance and after a few metres turn left onto the forest road and continue uphill until just below the Pfriemesköpfl - follow the signs "Pfriemeswand-Nockspitze".   Pfriemeswand - Nockspitze (Saile): up steep grassy slopes with a short detour up to the northern summit (2,379 m). Along a narrow ridge to the broad summit plateau and the southern summit (2,409 m).

Neunerkogel

2.5 H
622 M 622 M
5.4 KM 5.4 KM
medium medium
Follow the route that leads via Hirschebensee lake and the Drei-Seen-Hütte mountain hut to the Finstertal reservoir. From there, hike up to the Sperrenhaus and then follow the trail that branches off to the left towards Neunerkogel (marked on a boulder as N.K.).

Patscherkofel – summit

1.5 H
290 M 290 M
6 KM 6 KM
easy easy
The easy Panoramaweg walking trail features wonderful panoramic views and leads from the Patscherkofel mountain lift station (Schutzhaus mountain refuge and Patscherkofel Lounge) to the Gipfelstube restaurant (2,248 m) with its panoramic views. Follow the same route back.

Pfriemeswand und Zwölferspitze

3.8 H
578 M 578 M
8 KM 8 KM
medium medium
This mountain hike takes you to the Pfriemeswand, Zwöflerspitze and Birgitzköpfl, three beautiful summit destinations. With the help of the Muttereralm gondola lift, this mountain tour is also a pleasure for families with sure-footed children. In the beautiful landscape of the Kalkkögel one experiences impressive views down to the Inn valley and the provincial capital Innsbruck. Visit mountain restaurant Mutterer Alm, Birgitzköpflhaus, Birgitzer Alm, Götzner Alm for refreshments.

Praxmar - Freihut - St. Sigmund (30)

5.5 H
920 M 920 M
9.7 KM 9.7 KM
medium medium
From the car park in Praxmar, head north along the road following the signs for Freihut-Weg trail no. 30 until you come to a paved road with a barrier. Follow this road for a short distance until you see a signpost with a bench. Take the trail that leads off to the left before the signpost. Continue to follow the signs as the trail leads steadily uphill, crossing mountain slopes towards the entrance of the valley until coming to a corrie below the summit. From there, the trail gets steeper as it climbs up to the summit plateau and the little Freihut summit cross with its breathtaking panoramic views. For the descent, cross the summit plateau and follow the trail that leads west down to St. Sigmund. In the area around the Gleirschalm mountain hut, you meet a paved road. Follow this road down to the village of St. Sigmund.

Praxmar - Lampsenspitze (144/144a)

3.5 H
1179 M 1.179 M
4.6 KM 4.6 KM
medium medium
From Praxmar, follow the quite steep trail that leads west up through alpine pastures. Continue via Schönbichl up to Satteljoch at 2,737 metres above sea level. Do not continue straight on along route number 144. Instead turn RIGHT up route 144 a. This section is not particularly difficult and leads up to the summit where you can enjoy magnificent panoramic views.

Praxmar - Oberstkogel (32a)

3 H
1047 M 1.047 M
4.2 KM 4.2 KM
medium medium
Start towards Zischgeles on route no. 32 until you reach the turnoff (signposted). This section takes about two hours. Then turn right to hike up over the east ridge and follow the route that zigzags up to the summit cross.

Praxmar - Roter Kogel (119)

3.5 H
1235 M 1.235 M
5.1 KM 5.1 KM
medium medium
From Praxmar, hike down into the valley, cross the Melach river and walk south for a short distance along Lüsenser Straße road. Turn left (signposted) to follow the path that leads up through the forest in an easterly direction, past the Gallwieser and Aflinger mountain huts (not open to the public). Ten minutes above the Aflinger Alm, the route leads south-east towards the Gallwieser Hochleger. Shortly before you get there, turn left and follow the small ridge that weaves its way up Sömen mountain. Finally, head south along the ridge to the summit cross. At the top, magnificent panoramic views await.  For the hike back down, you can either follow the same route or head east to the Potsdamer Hütte mountain hut, which is located 2,009 metres above sea level in the Fotscher Valley.

Praxmar - Zischgeles (31)

4 H
1320 M 1.320 M
5.2 KM 5.2 KM
medium medium
This route starts from the car park in Praxmar and follows an alpine path south-west to Kamplloch. From there, the route leads north and features steep bends up to Sattelloch before continuing south-west through the bowl and up to the north ridge. Finally, it continues over rocky terrain to the summit of the Zischgeles. For the hike back, you can either follow the same route or, if you would rather do a circular hike, take the trail towards Oberstkogel. This trail has one short section that is secured with a cable. The route leads below the Oberstkogel and past lush green mountain slopes to the Dreiziger with its three large cairns. From there, the trail continues downhill, past Praxmar and along the Schefalm back to the starting point. The name Zischgeles comes from "Franziskus" and his Tyrolean nickname "Zischg".  

Praxmar - Zischgeles (32)

4 H
1320 M 1.320 M
5.2 KM 5.2 KM
medium medium
This route starts from the car park in Praxmar and heads towards the Schefalm mountain hut. From there, follow the trail towards Oberstkogel. Below the Oberstkogel, continue towards the summit of Zischgeles. For the return hike, you can either double back the same way or make a circular route by following the trail that zigzags steeply down to Satteljoch and Kampljoch before returning to the starting point. The name Zischgeles comes from "Franziskus" and his Tyrolean nickname "Zischg".  

Rosskogel, 2,646 m (AV155)

4 H
1448 M 1.448 M
4.6 KM 4.6 KM
medium medium
Start at the church in Gries and walk 200 metres to the turnoff for Heuriesenweg. Follow the trail north around steep hairpin bends, first through the forest and then up to the alpine pastures on the Sonnberg. The path from there starts easy and later becomes steep as it leads via Hirscheben and up to the summit of Rosskogel mountain, where you can enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the Nordtiroler Kalkalpen (the Limestone Alps of North Tyrol), the Inn Valley and the alpine foothills of the Stubai, Ötz and Tux Alps. Follow the same route back down or hike via Kögele to St. Quirin and Sellrain (no. 11).

Sattele – Faltegartenköpfl

3.5 H
450 M 450 M
4 KM 4 KM
medium medium
From the village of Kühtai, drive down towards Ötz. When you come to the start of the village of Ochsengarten, turn up towards Sattele in Haiming. The car park is right at the highest point. From there, the route leads up a gently climbing forest road to the Feldringalm mountain hut and then continues along a well-signposted trail out of the forest and constantly east to Faltegartenköpfl peak. The inconspicuous summit protrudes as a ledge from the broad mountain ridge but this just makes the magnificent views of the Inn Valley, the Mieming Plateau and the Mieming Range all the more staggering. Take the same route back.

St. Quirin - Rosskogel

4 H
1387 M 1.387 M
6.2 KM 6.2 KM
hard hard
This hike starts at St. Quirin Church in Sellrain. To the west of the church, you'll find a signposted forest road that takes you directly to a trail up through the forest to Meils. A broad ridge then guides you steadily west with views of the Rosskogel mountain the whole way. The route climbs very slowly up through wonderful alpine pastures towards the summit. At an altitude of about 2,400 metres above sea level, you leave the ridge and join a path that leads up the south-facing slopes of the Rosskogel to the summit. This hike is an absolute highlight thanks to the beautiful scenery and magnificent panoramic views, especially when looking out towards Innsbruck and the Inn Valley.

St. Sigmund - Freihut (45)

3 H
1095 M 1.095 M
4 KM 4 KM
medium medium
From St. Sigmund to the Gleirsch Valley. Turn left before the Gleirschalm mountain hut and follow the steep path up to the summit where you'll be rewarded with wonderful views.

St. Sigmund - Mute (46)

2.5 H
881 M 881 M
3 KM 3 KM
medium medium
From St. Sigmund, hike into the Gleirsch Valley and continue until you reach the bridge. Don't cross the bridge, instead continue along the left bank of the stream until you see the Gleirschhöfe. Then continue along the right-hand path as it climbs steeply up Mute (Mut) mountain.

St. Sigmund - Zwieselbacher Rosskogel

5 H
1550 M 1.550 M
10.5 KM 10.5 KM
hard hard
You set off from the Gleirschtal car park and, if you’re biking, it’s best to follow the asphalt road to the Gleirschalm and continue on the forest trail into the valley. From about 1,750 metres it’s steep and rough and it’s best to continue on foot. After about 2h 30min hours you come to the Pforzheim Hütte from where you continue southwest into the Walfeskar cirque. Once in the cirque, it’s a very steep climb on the south side with several hundred metres of elevation gain until you reach a ridge, from where you have good views of the “Zwieselbach” cross. You descend a few metres towards the Kraspesferner and in a wide arc heading southwest up to the summit. Return is by the same route.

Wetterkreuzkogel

2.5 H
825 M 825 M
4.5 KM 4.5 KM
medium medium
This hike leads past the ruins of the Oberer Issalm mountain hut, through the romantic wilderness of the Wörge Valley and up to Wetterkreuzkogel peak.

Wetterkreuzkogel - Bielefelder Hütte

2.5 H
1044 M 1.044 M
12 KM 12 KM
medium medium
This hike leads past the ruins of the Oberer Issalm mountain hut, through the romantic wilderness of the Wörge Valley and up to Wetterkreuzkogel peak. From there, continue north-west towards the Bielefelder Hütte mountain hut and back via the Balbach Sennhütte mountain hut.

Zirmbachalm - Rietzer Grieskogel

3.5 H
1041 M 1.041 M
5.5 KM 5.5 KM
medium medium
Start at the Zirmbachalm mountain hut and follow trail AV153 to the turnoff for Kreuzjoch. Keep right to follow the AV153 via Narrenböden to the ridge (signposted), which is about a three-hour walk away. From there, turn right along the ridge with its scenic rock faces and follow it for half an hour to the summit. 
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