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today

morning
13°C/55°F
80% Fineweather
3700mm
Frostborder

Sunday

Sunday
26°C/79°F
80% Fineweather
4300mm
Frostborder

Monday

Monday
24°C/75°F
70% Fineweather
4000mm
Frostborder

Forecast

Everywhere in Central Europe, school has started again, as has the striving for good grades! If we were to give the weather on Saturday a grade, it should be the best grade possible! The day will start with a fresh, clear morning before the sun will blaze down all day from a cloudless sky and ensure temperatures climb to summer-like values in the afternoon.

Tendency

This autumn idyll will last for another few days. There will be a few occasional thicker clouds, but all in all the sun will dominate the sky and produce mild temperatures.

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Mon - Fri: 8.00 am - 5.00 pm

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Mon - Fri: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

today

morning
13°C/55°F
80% Fineweather
3700mm
Frostborder

Sunday

Sunday
26°C/79°F
80% Fineweather
4300mm
Frostborder

Monday

Monday
24°C/75°F
70% Fineweather
4000mm
Frostborder

Forecast

Everywhere in Central Europe, school has started again, as has the striving for good grades! If we were to give the weather on Saturday a grade, it should be the best grade possible! The day will start with a fresh, clear morning before the sun will blaze down all day from a cloudless sky and ensure temperatures climb to summer-like values in the afternoon.

Tendency

This autumn idyll will last for another few days. There will be a few occasional thicker clouds, but all in all the sun will dominate the sky and produce mild temperatures.

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

Figln im Frühling

Innsbruck is different, especially when it comes to mountains. Many locals wait for spring, when the conditions are no longer ideal for skiing. This is known as 'Figlzeit' - the time for firngleiten - and is when they make their way to the Nordkette in groups loaded with equipment. This type of sport is undertaken when the snow is scarce and soft - perfect conditions for firngleiten, and a whole lot of fun!


Firngleiten on the Nordkette

'Figl' is the abbreviated version of the German word 'Firngleitern'. This type of sport involves short, ski-like boards perfect for spring snow conditions. A true Innsbruck discovery by mountain-lover Emo Johann Heinrich, who patented the sport in the mid-20th century. It means 'skiing' through the melting snows at the end of the season, and is a legendary highlight in the spring calendar.

Not much equipment is required to take part. Indeed, normal ankle-high walking boots and a 60cm-long board are enough, and these can even be hired. Then it's off, at speed across the remaining snows. Waterproof clothing is advisable, especially as firngleiten often involves getting your trousers wet - all part of the fun!

Figln in Innsbruck - Nordkette
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