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Forecast

High pressure will return today on Sunday, but probably not before midday.

The morning will be cloudy, but the sun will break through and it should be strong enough to ensure temperatures rise to pleasant values.

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On Monday, sunny and dry weather will return! On Tuesday, bright weather will stay with us. Towards evening thunderstorms will form.

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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.

Find the perfect mountain peak here

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 in Oberperfuss

1.5 H
306 M 306 M
6 KM 6 KM
easy easy
This is a fantastic hike when the alpine roses are in bloom! Follow route no. 14a. Start from the bottom lift station at Bergbahnen Oberperfuss and take the Peter-Anich Gondola I to Stiglreith followed by the Peter-Anich Gondola II to Sulzstich. From there, follow the road for about 40 minutes to the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut. Once at the hut, follow the forest road to Krimpenbachsattel and turn right up to the summit cross on Rangger Köpfl. Finally, take the Alpenrosensteig trail back down past the Rosskogelhütte to the start of the hike. The trail offers unique views of the Inn Valley and the surrounding mountains.

Summit tour: Sonnkarköpfl

2.3 H
720 M 720 M
6.6 KM 6.6 KM
medium medium
This hike starts directly behind the Pfaffenhofer Alm mountain hut (=Widdersbergalm) and leads towards Sonnkarköpfl, zigzagging ever higher up the mountain. After about 45 minutes, you reach the turnoff to the Sonnkarköpfl summit. 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 over vast fields of alpine roses and leads downhill to the Sonnkarhütte mountain hut (not open to the public) and then on 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 or at the Pfaffenhofer Alm mountain hut. This saves you 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 the Arzkasten car park you walk past the Arzkasten Inn, turn right after the fountain and follow the forest trail northwards towards Lehnberghaus. After about 15 minutes you come to a fork where you turn left before the bridge and continue on the Bachweg trail through the forest. As you walk along this hiking trail an impressive view of the mountains of the Mieminger Kette chain, including the Wankspitze (2,209 m), opens up. After just under an hour the trail turns sharply to the right leaving the stream. A short, slightly steeper climb leads directly to the forest trail and, after a few metres, you can now see the Lehnberghaus. You return on the same trail or on the forest trail. In front of the Lehnberghaus, a hiking trail leads up towards "Lacke", at first uphill across a meadow and then through the forest. On the Lacke you are greeted by not only a huge picture frame but also an impressive viewing platform from where you can gaze far into the Inntal valley and across the Mieming Plateau. From the Lacke to the Wankspitze. Head north uphill on the forested ridge along a winding trail that finally leads along the ridge to the summit cross. The Wankspitze stands out against the backdrop of the rugged rocky peaks of the Mieminger Kette chain and gives the scene a high alpine character. It offers magnificent views over the Mieming Plateau and the Inntal valley as far as 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
From the Tanneben district you set off across magnificent mountain meadows to the dilapidated Schmalzgrubenalm. From there you continue through the forest until you emerge from the trees for the first time just before the Salfeinssee lake, where you must stop and admire the breathtaking views of the Inntal valley and the reflections of the Kalkkögel mountains in the lake. You then follow the ridge between the Fotschertal and Senderstal valleys heading south. The hike takes you across four summits: Grieskogel (2,168 m), Breitschwemmkogel (2,264 m), Angerbergkopf (2,400 m) and Schaflegerkogel (2,504 m). After the last one, you return via the Furggesalm to the Alpengasthof Bergheim and out along the forest trail through the Fotschertal valley. As soon as you come back to the road at the Eisbrücke bridge, follow it keeping right until you come back to the Tanneben district. Hikers must be in good shape, have high fitness levels and demonstrate excellent stamina for this tour!

Kögele Oberperfuss

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
Walking time: 8 to 9.5 hours This high-altitude trail links the northern Stubai Alps and gives hikers the opportunity to enjoy fresh mountain air the whole way. The trail is named after Peter Anich, who was a geographer and probably the region's most famous son. The high-altitude hike starts in the village of Oberperfuss, where Peter Anich was born, and leads to the picturesque Peter-Anich-Hütte mountain hut in Rietz. The hut is located at an altitude of over 1,900 metres above sea level and gives you a taste of everything the Alps have to offer. From Oberperfuss, it takes about one hour to reach the first place where you can enjoy a stop for food or stay overnight. The path leads through the Stiglreith car park to the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut at almost 1,800 metres above sea level. From there, the route continues to the Krimpenbachsattel at 1,900 metres and the Inzinger Alm mountain hut, which offers food and accommodation. From the Inzinger Alm, the hike continues past the little "Alpl" hut to the highest point of the tour, the Rauhen Kopf peak at 2,302 metres above sea level. The route also passes the Flaurlinger Alm mountain hut, which is located at an altitude of 1,600 metres above sea level, and this is another place where you can replenish your energy levels and stay overnight. From there, the route leads past the Oberhofer Galtalm mountain hut to the dilapidated Neuburger Hütte and then on to the Pfaffenhofer Alm at 1,700 metres above sea level. This hut also offers food and accommodation. From there, it is only one hour to the Peter-Anich-Hütte mountain hut, where you can enjoy a bite to eat and spend the night.

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, located 1,360 metres above sea level. At Stiglreith, the Panoramarestaurant invites you to stop in to enjoy all sorts of delicious delicacies. From there, you can save yourself a 35-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 (1,560 m), past a picturesque reservoir lake 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. Take the alpine path to the left of the forest road towards the Krimpenbachsattel at 1,899 metres above sea level, a beautiful spot with wonderful far-reaching views. Then follow the forest road slowly uphill to the summit of Rangger Köpfl (1,939 m), where you can enjoy impressive panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The "Alpenrosensteig" alpine rose trail branches off from here, follow the signs to the north-east. The path leads slowly downhill to the rustic Rosskogelhütte mountain hut, which is a lovely place to enjoy a fantastic break with delicious delicacies and magnificent panoramic alpine views. A particularly high number of alpine roses grow along this section of the route and are in bloom in June and July.  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. Stiglreith car park (fees apply, coins only). The road to Stiglreith is closed from 1 November until 31 March.  

Oberperfuss Rosskogel mountain tour via the Schartl

4 H
1248 M 1.248 M
15 KM 15 KM
medium medium
Route 155 Stiglreith - Rosskogel. This mountain tour starts at Stiglreith car park and follows either the road or the lift track to the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut. From there, continue to the Krimpenbachalm mountain hut, past the so-called "Schartl" on the ridge and up to the top of the 2,649 m high Rosskogel.

Oberperfuss - Rosskogel via the north ridge

4 H
1267 M 1.267 M
15 KM 15 KM
hard hard
Route 155. 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 top of Rosskogel mountain via the north ridge.

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. 

Bergheim- Roter Kogel - Praxmar

7 H
1380 M 1.380 M
12.4 KM 12.4 KM
medium medium
From the Alpengasthof Bergheim car park you follow the forest trail and then the mountain trail to the Potsdamer Hütte. Continue in the direction of Kastengrat beside the Widdersberg to the Roter Kogel. You descend via the west side of the mountain past the Aflinger Alm 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.

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 Boasligbrücke. 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 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 ascent to the Hohe Munde starts from the Strassberg car park on a forest trail past the barrier to the Strassberghaus. You turn right at the fork immediately before the mountain hut and follow the Hintereggensteig trail. Continue steeply uphill until you reach another crossroads where you turn right and trek via several sharp bends through dense pines to the Niedere Munde (2,059 m). From there you head east across two hills of mountain pines and a long ridge towards the summit. You carry on through the Rauhes Tal where you have to negotiate some climbing passages secured with cable (good head for heights essential). You then reach the solid summit structure and the summit cross on the western summit (2,662 m) from where you follow the marked trail heading east across stepped terrain into a depression. After a short climb there’s a flat plateau up to the eastern summit (2,592 m). It’s then over the mountain’s steep eastern flank down to the Rauthhütte. The descent from the hut is via a rooted trail through the forest to the Buchner Höhe car park or on the forest trail to the Rauthhütte/Mundestadl car park. Tips | Notes: summit tour, take plenty of fluids (no refill points), sure-footedness and a good head for heights essential. Mountain guide recommendet! Before starting the hike, a second car should be parked at the Buchner Höhe car park or Rauthhütte/Mundestadl car park so that you can drive back to the starting point at the Strassberghaus car park at the end of the 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 signs to "Narrenkopf". The hike initially leads left from the stream bed and up the steep mountainside to 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. Continue right and follow the trail around hairpin bends 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
Starting from the Juifenalm car park, you take either the wide forest trail or the rather steeper summer trail to the Juifenalm. When you come to the so-called “Jagdhütte” (hunting lodge), the forest clears and you continue on the trail to the Juifenalm at 2,020 metres above sea level. From here you now follow a mountain trail uphill heading northeast - past lush alpine roses, mountain flowers and beautiful alpine pastures to the Windegg summit cross (2,577 m). From here you can admire the magnificent views far down into the Inntal valley and the Stubai Alps. Return by 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
You set off on the ascent from behind Kühtai Tourist Information Office via the ski slope. You cross the Stocktal stream at the wooden bridge behind the fenced off catch basin. Follow trail no. 151 past the Kaiser Maximilian hut and you leave the ski area at about 2,400 metres above sea level at the Schwarzmoos lakes. You pass a memorial cross, traverse the northern slope of the Hinterer Grieskogel with a short, rope-secured section and come to the Pirchkogel summit via the wide eastern ridge. Here you’re rewarded with awesome views. The cross is located on an outlying rock facing the Inntal valley and is just a few minutes’ walk. The descent can be made from there heading west via the Feldringer Böden plateau to Marlstein or back via the ascent route 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
If you complete this hike you’ll have clocked a 3,000 m peak! You hike from Kühtai Church past the Hotel Astoria to the Finstertal reservoir dam - either via the asphalt trail or the mountain trail. From there you continue on trail no. 146 on the east bank to the end of the reservoir. At the fork to the Finstertaler Scharte behind the lake, you carry on towards Sulzkogel. You pass a small waterfall and the mountain trail swings west into a barren high valley. The climb to the Sulzkogel summit is now in sight. You climb a steep, southeast-facing slope and finally over the west side to the summit adorned with quite a large cross. You descend by the same route.

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.

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

5.5 H
920 M 920 M
9.7 KM 9.7 KM
medium medium
From the car park in Praxmar you follow the signs for the Freihut trail no. 30 and then follow the road north to an asphalt road with barrier. Follow this for a short distance and before the signpost with bench you turn left onto the mountain trail and follow the signs. Continuously gaining height, you cross the mountain flanks heading out of the valley to a cirque below the summit. It’s now steeper up to the summit plateau and the small cross on the top of the Freihut mountain, from where there are breathtaking panoramic views. For the descent you cross the summit plateau and follow the mountain trail west down to St. Sigmund. In the area of Gleirschalm you finally come to the asphalt road and follow this down to St. Sigmund and into the village.

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
From Praxmar, head south-west on the alpine path north of Moarlerbach stream towards Kamplloch (2 hours). The route leads north and features steep bends up to Sattelloch. Once at this valley-like depression, continue south-west and keep right up to the north ridge. Then continue via Blockwerk to the summit of the Zischgeles (a popular ski tour in winter).

Praxmar - Zischgeles (32)

4 H
1320 M 1.320 M
5.2 KM 5.2 KM
medium medium
You set off from the car park in Praxmar heading southwest on the mountain trail as far as the Kamplloch. The mountain trail turns north and, after some steep bends, finally leads you up into the Sattelloch and you cross this hollow heading southwest up to the north ridge. You then carry on across a boulder field to the Zischgeles summit. To return you can either take the same trail or, if you’d like to turn the hike into a round trip, choose the mountain trail towards Oberstkogel which is secured with a chain for a short distance at one point. You hike below the Oberstkogel on lush green mountain slopes to the Dreizeiger with three large stone men. You continue downhill following the mountain trail to Praxmar beside the Schefalm to the starting point. The name Zischgeles derives from "Francis" and its Tyrolean nickname "Zischg".

Rietzer Grieskogel

3 H
950 M 950 M
5.1 KM 5.1 KM
medium medium
Coming from Innsbruck, the tour starts at the small car park above the upper avalanche gallery outside Kühtai. You cross the road and come to the landscaped gallery where the trail first runs beside the gallery gently downhill. You then head uphill on a road into the Klammbachtal valley. The track comes to an end at a water intake at about 1,900 metres and you continue on a mountain trail into the valley. At a fork you follow the signs to “Rietzer Grieskogel” and continue across the Narrenböden pastures with constant views of the summit with its mighty cross. The mountain trail then leads up onto the Bachwandkopf and up to the ridge, from where you head east over the ridge to the summit.

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
Starting from Kühtai, you head downhill towards Ötz and then, at the beginning of the village of Ochsengarten, it’s uphill in the direction of Sattele in the district of Haiming. The car park is at the very highest point, and from there it’s very gently uphill along a forest trail to the Feldringalm mountain inn. From here you follow a well signposted mountain trail out of the forest, continuously heading east, to the Faltegartenköpfl. This unremarkable summit rises up out of the wide mountain ridge as a band of rock. What’s all the more surprising is that it offers magnificent views of the Inntal valley, the Mieming Plateau and the majestic Mieminger Kette chain beyond. Return by the same route.

St. Quirin - Rosskogel

4 H
1387 M 1.387 M
6.2 KM 6.2 KM
hard hard
Starting from St. Quirin in Sellrain you follow the signs at the beginning of the forest trail west of the church. The forest trail takes you directly onto the mountain trail through the forest up to Meils. You follow a wide ridge heading steadily west, with the Rosskogel constantly in view. Slowly and with just a gentle gradient, you cross wonderful alpine pastures heading for the summit. At about 2,400 metres you leave the ridge and deviate onto the mountain trail on the Rosskogel’s southern slopes up to the summit. The tour is an absolute highlight with its scenic beauty and the magnificent panoramic views, especially towards Innsbruck and the Inntal 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
Hike from St. Sigmund to the Gleirsch Valley and continue until you reach the bridge but don't cross it. Instead, continue along the left bank of the stream until you see the Gleirschhöfe buildings. 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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