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afternoon
22°C/72°F
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Thursday
21°C/70°F
70% Fineweather
3800mm
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Friday
19°C/66°F
70% Fineweather
3600mm
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Forecast

Just like Tuesday, Wednesday will bring us sunshine and nice values.

The morning will still be cool with maybe a few patches of ground mist. During the day, however, nothing will indicate that we are already in October: It will be bright and warm with summer-like temperatures.

Tendency

The next few days will bring nice and dry weather with a few bands of clouds passing over our region at times. Temperatures will remain warm.

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today

afternoon
22°C/72°F
100% Fineweather
4100mm
Frostborder

Thursday

Thursday
21°C/70°F
70% Fineweather
3800mm
Frostborder

Friday

Friday
19°C/66°F
70% Fineweather
3600mm
Frostborder

Forecast

Just like Tuesday, Wednesday will bring us sunshine and nice values.

The morning will still be cool with maybe a few patches of ground mist. During the day, however, nothing will indicate that we are already in October: It will be bright and warm with summer-like temperatures.

Tendency

The next few days will bring nice and dry weather with a few bands of clouds passing over our region at times. Temperatures will remain warm.

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Innsbruck Tourism


Mon - Fri: 8.00 am - 5.00 pm

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This high altitude hike from Innsbruck to the Karwendel Nature Park guarantees wonderful views of the Inn Valley, the city of Innsbruck, the Wipp Valley and the Stubai Valley. In the other direction, walkers can catch a glimpse of the impressive Praxmarerspitze peak. Certain sections of the Goetheweg trail are extremely narrow and rocky so surefootedness is a must. The descent via the Arzler Scharte, in particular, is quite steep and difficult. It covers 1,300 vertical metres over loose Karwendel rocks and scree, requires surefootedness and is only for experienced mountain hikers who are in a good physical condition and wearing hiking boots.

The route starts at the Hafelekar, which is the top station of the Nordkettenbahnen lifts and cable cars. The bottom station is located directly in the centre of Innsbruck. From the Hafelekar, take route 219 and follow it west as it leads downhill. The trail leads past Hafelekarspitze on the south side of the peak and then continues downhill for a short distance before following a level path on the southern side of the mountain. The trail then snakes its way briefly uphill before heading diagonally down into the Mühlkar corrie. Continue west below the Mandlspitze peak and then follow the trail steeply uphill to the Mandelscharte. From there, continue west again down to the Arzler Scharte. 

The descent from the Arzler Scharte (route 217) follows a steep trail that leads south down a talus slope. The trail covers 1,300 vertical metres over loose Karwendel rocks and scree, requires surefootedness and is only for experienced mountain hikers who are in a good physical condition and wearing hiking boots. Upon reaching the forest, the trail continues straight down the mountain. At the next turnoff (not signposted), keep right to stay above the road and follow the narrow mountain path to the Arzler Alm mountain hut, where you can enjoy a well-deserved refreshment break. From there, it's just a short walk back to Hungerburg along a signposted mountain path.  
Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen
6020 Innsbruck
Altitude up 200 m
Altitude down 1600 m
Highest Point 2286 m
Route length 9.1 km
Duration ascend 2h 30min
Total duration 4h
Starting point Hafelekar
Endpoint Hungerburg
City Innsbruck
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Goetheweg to Arzler Scharte and Hungerburg
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