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today

afternoon
26°C/79°F
60% Fineweather
4200mm
Frostborder

Saturday

Saturday
27°C/81°F
60% Fineweather
4300mm
Frostborder

Sunday

Sunday
28°C/82°F
60% Fineweather
4300mm
Frostborder

Forecast

Yesterday the airflow swung to the south and brought a bit more humid maritime air to our region. For today no change is expected: the air arriving here is not humid enough to prevent the sun from shining, but it will still produce thunderstorms in the afternoon and in the evening.

Tendency

There are no significant changes expected for the next few days, temperatures will increase a bit.

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today

afternoon
26°C/79°F
60% Fineweather
4200mm
Frostborder

Saturday

Saturday
27°C/81°F
60% Fineweather
4300mm
Frostborder

Sunday

Sunday
28°C/82°F
60% Fineweather
4300mm
Frostborder

Forecast

Yesterday the airflow swung to the south and brought a bit more humid maritime air to our region. For today no change is expected: the air arriving here is not humid enough to prevent the sun from shining, but it will still produce thunderstorms in the afternoon and in the evening.

Tendency

There are no significant changes expected for the next few days, temperatures will increase a bit.

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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