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The Glungezer mountain - an untouched natural paradise
Relaxation, breathtaking scenery, fresh air and exercise! Spend a day on the Glungezer mountain. Just a stone's throw away from Innsbruck and, in particular, from the southern holiday villages, the list of recreational activities offered by the Glungezer is virtually endless. Pristine meadows and forests provide a haven for whole family. In contrast to the rugged, rocky beauty of the Nordkette range, the Martinswand and the Karwendel Alpenpark, the Glungezer is gentler and more serene - perfect for walks and hikes for nature lovers of all ages. During the winter months it offers an El Dorado for skiers, snowboarders and tobogganing enthusiasts. A further winter sport enjoyed by many on the slopes of the Glungezer is ski touring. The terrain is perfect for newcomers to the sport and offers many short tour options.
Hikers' shuttle bus
You can, of course, begin your hiking tour up the Glungezer mountain down in the valley. Another option is to take the Zirbenweg trail. During the summer months the trail, which connects the Göungezer with the Patscherkofel mountain, offers a gentle hike of around 2 ½ hours along a distance of some seven kilometres with less than 200 metres of elevation gain. The track takes you through wonderfully scented Swiss pine forests (hence the name of the track - 'Zirbe' means Swiss pine), the wood of which boasts many beneficial properties. It is said to purify drinking water, ensure a good night's sleep, improve indoor air quality, reduce tension and alleviate respiratory ailments. Savour this unique walking trail with its breathtaking views of the Inn Valley and the Nordkette range and stop off along the way at one of the mountain huts for a drink and a bite to eat, at the Almgasthaus Boscheben, for example, or the cosy, rustic Tulfein Alm beside the top station of the Glungezerbahn chairlift. And if you don't want to walk all the way back down to the valley, then you can take the hikers' shuttle bus back to the starting point.
Highlight for children
The 'Kugelwald' adventure forest on the Glungezer mountain boasts the world's only open-air Swiss-pine ball run - a guarantee of fun for kids of all ages! In an area of natural woodland covering some 7,000 square metres Swiss pine balls 'roller coaster' their way along wooden tracks, over obstacles and jumps and through a hollowed-out tree trunk. A tree house offers the perfect place to play and there's also an area where kids can build their own wooden creations. They can even use their own self-built obstacles to change the course of the ball run! A fantastic place to incorporate into your next family hike!