WINTER HIKING TRAILS

Use our filter to find the winter hiking trails and winter paths/winter walking trails in the Innsbruck region that are right for you. The former are prepared by our staff, are marked on site with magenta-coloured signs, and consequently also marked in magenta in the list below. The latter, without magenta markings, are trails that are not specially maintained by us.

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Axamer Lizum / Brennach - Winter Walk

2 KM 2 KM
41 M 41 M
easy easy
0.5 H
Enjoy unspoiled nature along this route from Axamer Lizum to Brennach, perfect during winter and for taking in some of that wonderful alpine air. The walk contains many steep slopes and climbs while traversing diverse landscapes. This tour begins at the car park in the Axamer Lizum ski resort, passes the Schaflam alpine hut and returns via the same route; almost 2.5km in total. Our four-legged friends are also welcome along this route, but must be kept on a lead at all times. Winter clothing is essential.
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Axams / Jennisweg trail – winter walk

1.5 KM 1.5 KM
14 M 14 M
easy easy
0.5 H
An easy winter hiking trail between the holiday villages of Axams and Birgitz with wonderful panoramic views. There are several benches along the way where you can relax and take a break. If you would like to stop for a bite to eat, the route passes the Tenniscafe Axams with its small ice rink and the Liftstüberl in Birgitz with its small neighbouring beginners drag lift and playground. The walk is possible in either direction.
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Brandleitenweg Winter Walk

1 KM 1 KM
22 M 22 M
easy easy
0.3 H
This short winter walk doesn't require much time or fitness. The route takes a 10km-long even path from St Sigmund im Sellraintal through wintery landscapes. Along the way, you'll have a wonderful view of the Gleirschtal valley and the village.
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Along the Inn Promenade to Innsbruck

6 KM 6 KM
96 M 96 M
easy easy
This route starts behind the Olympic Village indoor swimming pool. After walking for one and a half hours, you will reach the Löwenhaus lift station of the Hungerburgbahn funicular. From there, you can take the Nordkettenbahnen lifts and cable cars up to the Seegrube in just 20 minutes and the Hafelekar at almost 2,300 metres above sea level. Alternatively, if you do not want to ride up into the Nordkette mountains, you can cross over Hans-Psenner-Steg bridge to the northern bank of the Inn. From there, you cross the road and then continue along a path that zigzags up through the forest to Weiherbug and the Innsbruck Alpine Zoo.  You can return on bus 501, 502, 503 or 504 from Innrain or Mühlauer Brücke.
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Patscherkofel peak

3 KM 3 KM
294 M 294 M
medium medium
1.5 H
A moderate trail with beautiful views. The trail starts from the top of the Patscherkofelbahn lift at an altitude of almost 2,000 metres above sea level. From there, the route leads up the south side of Patscherkofel mountain to the summit. This high-altitude trail boasts stunning views, including 360-degree panoramic views from the summit of the surrounding Tyrolean mountains. 
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Winter Walks to Gleirschalm

1.7 KM 1.7 KM
159 M 159 M
easy easy
0.5 H
This walk begins at the car park at St Sigmund (payment by coin necessary). The first section of the route goes along the toboggan run (forest path) to the Gleirschbrücke bridge, before continuing along the footpath through the winter forest to the Gleirschalm alpine hut. This hut has a sunny terrace and a small yet cosy interior. Tyrolean delicacies are served. This winter walk is also possible with children, and the descent is perfect for tobogganing.
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Winter walk through the fields around Götzens

4 KM 4 KM
26 M 26 M
easy easy
0.8 H
Alpine panoramas and beautiful winter landscapes. This winter walk leads from Kirchplatz square in Götzens along Burgstrasse road, crosses the main road to the M-Preis supermarket and then continues from there through the "Götzner Felder" fields. There are plenty of interesting places and gems to admire and enjoy along the way. One very special ensemble: the baroque Field Chapel with its wayside cross. A paved and well-maintained winter path.
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Winter hiking trail from Gries – Juifenau

2.6 KM 2.6 KM
250 M 250 M
medium medium
1.3 H
This tour starts at the Marmota car park in Gries (free parking) and then passes by the fire department and crosses the bridge before bearing left along the toboggan run to Juifenau. From there, it is possible to continue up to the Juifenalm mountain hut. The climb up to the start of the Juifenalm toboggan run is approximately 200 metres long and quite steep.
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The historic bridge circuit in winter

1.7 KM 1.7 KM
71 M 71 M
easy easy
A very varied walk with beautiful highlights and many comfortable benches for enjoying a break along the way. Romantic wooden bridges, an abandoned aviary, an idyllic pavilion and an old Jewish cemetery from the 16th century make this tour an unforgettable experience for people of all ages. The path leads through a beautiful mixed forest, which provides plenty of shade in summer but lets the sun shine through in autumn and spring. Coming from Rennweg road, cross the Hans-Psenner-Steg bridge to the northern side of the River Inn. Cross the road at the traffic lights and follow the Heinrich Süß Weg trail uphill until you come to the second bend. From there, take the narrow path that turns off to the west. Almost immediately, you will come to a second covered wooden bridge. An abandoned aviary is the next extraordinary structure you come across on this hike. After the bend in the path, you will suddenly find yourself standing in the park at the Villa Blanka hotel management school. The path continues to the right, leading past several park benches where you can enjoy wonderful views of Innsbruck. Further east, past the back exit of Villa Blanka, you come to the next wooden bridge. You then come to a grassy area where you can play or soak up the sun while enjoying the view of the 15th century Weiherburg building above. This is also where you will find another of the picturesque attractions passed during this hike: a pavilion set in a very romantic spot! Once you've had your fill of this lovely location, follow the path east until you come to the crossroads. There, another impressive wooden bridge awaits. As soon as you have crossed the bridge, you will see a sign for the "alter jüdischer Friedhof" (the old Jewish cemetery) and the memorial immediately below. It is well worth taking a short detour down to check it out. Afterwards, continue east along the narrow path around the Judenbühel until you come to a paved road. Follow the road to the left. After a few metres, turn to follow the signs up Judenbühel hill. At the top, you will find a very large, flat, grassy area. On the northern side, there is a great children's playground with a varied selection of play equipment. For relaxation seekers, there are comfortable benches that look out to the south and provide wonderful views of Innsbruck. You are now at the highest point of the historic bridge circuit and the route leads downhill from here. Follow the path back down to the road. You now have several options: Option 1) Complete the circuit by taking the little path on your left and following it downhill, over a small wooden bridge, along a wide walking path to the River Inn and back to the starting point at the "Hans Psenner Steg" bridge. Option 2) Stay on the road and walk to the "Alpenzoo" lift station for the Hungerburgbahn funicular. Take the funicular down into the city centre or up to the Hungerburg district. (100 metres to the Alpenzoo station) Option 3) Follow the signs "zum Alpenzoo" to the Alpine Zoo and stop in for a visit. (7-minute walk to the zoo) From Rennweg road, take the Heinrich Süß Weg trail up to the second bend. Then turn off    
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Chapel hike in Oberperfuss – village tour

5.6 KM 5.6 KM
54 M 54 M
easy easy
1 H
If you choose to start your chapel hike in the centre of Oberperfuss, you should set off from the free car park next to the Parish Church of Saint Margaret. According to official documents, the original church was constructed back in 1391. The old late Gothic building was replaced with a new church building in 1729. The current church is a Baroque single-nave construction with a large north tower and is surrounded by a cemetery. Its impressive features include a sundial created by Peter Anich on the south side and vault paintings by Franz Altmutter inside the building. The fact that religious folk art flourished during this period made the church a treasure of the Baroque era. On 20 July every year, the church celebrates the patronage of Saint Margaret by holding a special mass and festival.  After admiring the parish church, walk a few steps west to the Peter Anich House, to the left of which you will find the Gasslerkapelle chapel. The building, which is also known as the “Chapel of Our Lord in Misery”, is home to an old statue of Christ based on the statue of the Man of Sorrows at the Pilgrimage Church of Wies in Upper Bavaria. The chapel was formerly used for the blessing of the deceased, who were brought to the cemetery from the local district. On Palm Sunday, the chapel holds a palm ceremony followed by a procession to the parish church.   Continue your hike past the Hotel Krone to the road and then follow it north until you reach the Huebe-Hinterhof crossing. Here you will find the Albis Chapel, which was constructed as a plague chapel by a farmer from the Albis family in 1676. In 1959, a commemorative year marking 150 years since the Tyrolean Rebellion in 1809, the chapel was restored by an 80-year-old farmer from the Albis family and the Young Farmers Association. A Sacred Heart painting was consecrated on 6 September 1959 in place of the painting of the Virgin Mary by Zötsch.   After leaving the chapel, continue west for approximately one kilometre until you reach the address Völsesgasse 21. The Zischgen Chapel is located on the right of the courtyard of Johann Witting. According to the Monuments Authority for Tyrol, the building dates back to the late Gothic period and was decorated in Baroque style in the 17th century. The altarpiece depicts the Black Madonna of Einsiedeln. The chapel was damaged during the Second World War and subsequently repaired. In 1991, the chapel was completely refurbished by Johann Witting.   Continue along Völsesgasse until you reach the Sattlerbauern farm (Völsesgasse 47). On the left you will find the Hueber Chapel, which is adorned with a Sacred Heart painting. The Polten Chapel is located at the end of Völsesgasse road. It was built by a farmer from the Grünfeld family in 1837. The altarpiece depicting Our Lady of Sorrows was created by the painter Schnaiter from Zirl. The main ceiling painting depicts the Descent from the Cross and was painted by Anton Krömer in 1838. The four spandrels of the chapel ceiling feature images of the four Evangelists and their corresponding symbols. After being completely renovated, the chapel was re-consecrated on 12 October 1982. It is named after the nearby farm, which was formerly known as the Poltenhof and now belongs to the Stackler family. The chapel is now owned by a group of ten farmers. It is also the destination of one of the local processions.   Continue along Peter-Anich-Weg back towards the village. On your right by the Studlerhof farmhouse, you will see the Dickicht Chapel, which looks like a wayside shrine and used to stand to the right of the farmhouse together with a large old statue of the Virgin Mary. In 1935, the farmer’s wife was offered a large sum of money for the statue but replied that the Mother of God is not to be sold. The Mother of God was stolen one year later. When work was carried out to straighten the road, the chapel was moved to its current position in the thicket.   Continue along Peter-Anich-Weg and you will find the little Hütter Chapel tucked away on the mountainside on the right-hand side of the road, opposite the cable car station. The chapel contains carved figures of the Holy Family and was a wayside chapel until the road was rebuilt. On the right-hand side of the mountain, you can also see the nearby Tschoner Chapel. The construction of this chapel as an Our Lady of Lourdes chapel with a small bell tower was commissioned by Mrs Tschoner around the turn of the century.  Opposite the electrical shop Hörtnagl, you will find the Aigen Chapel, formerly known as the Ela Chapel. The chapel was constructed in 1858 and restored by the Young Farmers’ Association in 1985. It is adorned with a large carved cross. In the early 1990s, the figure of Saint John was stolen and the figure of the Virgin Mary was recovered from the neighbouring farmhouse.   At the point where the Peter-Anich-Weg branches off towards Aigen, you can find the Marxerhof farm on the left-hand side of the road. In 2015, a stunning wooden chapel was built in the courtyard of the Triendl family home, the Marxer Chapel.  In the past, the local processions led from the parish church to Aigen and on to the Marxerhof, where the gospel was also preached. In recognition of this, a chapel was constructed in the courtyard and now houses the old procession altar. Next to the chapel you will find the old summit cross from Rosskogel mountain, which was replaced in 2011 after 46 years and is also well worth admiring.   Finish off your journey by following Peter-Anich-Weg back to the starting point of your chapel hike, the parish church in the village centre.   Sources and literature: “Gemeindebuch Oberperfuss” (Oberperfuss Parish Chronicle)   Rest stops: Hotel Krone – m1 Cafe Restaurant Bar Lounge (closed on Thursdays), Vormittagscafe Kleißl (open mornings only, closed on Mondays), Baguette Cafe Bistro and the Bäckerei Oberperfuss bakery 
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Chapel hike on Rangger Köpfl in winter

5.8 KM 5.8 KM
266 M 266 M
easy easy
1.5 H
This hike leads up Rangger Köpfl mountain. The route starts from the lift car park at Bergbahnen Oberperfuss, which is free of charge for anyone using the lift. We recommend taking the 8-seater gondola up to Stiglreith. Alternatively, you can hike up on foot by following the Haggenweg trail but be warned: this route is also a toboggan run. The trail climbs gently uphill through the forest for about 1.5 hours to the car park at Stiglreith. It is very important to be aware of oncoming tobogganers and to proceed with caution. Please note: fees apply to park in the car park at Stiglreith and a driving ban prohibits anyone from driving there between 1 November and 30 April. On the left-hand side of Stiglreith car park, you will find the Chapel of the Visitation, which was built by the Kofler Family to fulfil a promise. The chapel was consecrated in 1992. A mountain church service (Almsegen) accompanied by a small celebration takes place there every year on the Sunday after the Visitation (2 July). The site of the chapel was formerly home to a stone cross built to ask God for good weather.  Follow the forest road gently uphill to Sulzstich. When you come to a turnoff, keep left towards Gfas. Gfas is the highest district of Oberperfuss at an altitude of 1,517 metres above sea level. It is home to two farmhouses and a Marienkapelle (St. Mary's Chapel) that was originally made of wood. In 1941, Franz Leitner replaced the wooden construction with a brick-built chapel, which was consecrated in 1987 following renovation work. The distinctive Rosskogel mountain towers up behind the chapel.  From the district of Gfas, follow the road towards Sulzstich until you come to the idyllic reservoir. Just below the reservoir is the Sulzstich restaurant with its large sun terrace. This is wonderful place to take a break and enjoy a bite to eat. From there, you can either take Gondola II or follow the road back down to Stiglreith before taking Gondola I back down into the valley. Sources and literature: “Gemeindebuch Oberperfuss” (Oberperfuss Parish Chronicle)  Places to stop for food and drink: Restaurant Sulzstich (only open when the lifts are running at Bergbahnen Oberperfuss) and Panoramarestaurant Stiglreith (open daily).
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Kapellenweg winter hike on the Mieming Plateau

10.7 KM 10.7 KM
219 M 219 M
medium medium
Leave the Lehnbach car park through the gate, head straight on to the first fork and follow the signs towards Wildermieming. At the golf course, the route rejoins the little-used road. Hikers go through Brentesiedlung and reach Wildermieming after the Pestkapelle (Chapel of the Black Death). After the Rochuskapelle, the route loops upwards towards the car park (many hiking routes begin here) and back down towards Wildermieming after passing one of Austrian TV's most famous houses, the Bergdoktorhaus. The route continues through Wildermieming and via the Einsiedlerhöfe back towards Affenhausen. After crossing the road and passing the Afrakapelle, the south side of the road takes you through the forest and past the Nothelferkapelle and Kirche St. Georg. The final stretch takes you through Obermieming and back to the starting point.
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Knappenweg to Kühtai Winter

2 KM 2 KM
160 M 160 M
easy easy
0.8 H
Starting at the fire brigade in Kühtai, this route follows a light climb through the ski piste's tunnel, and then heads slightly downhill to the toboggan run. Those who wish to walk a little further can take the tobogganing and hiking route to the Graf-Ferdinand-Haus and a deserved refreshment break.
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The Mutterer Alm trail in winter

4.5 KM 4.5 KM
678 M 678 M
medium medium
2 H
From the bottom lift station of the Muttereralm, a maintained and very scenic hiking trail and prepared toboggan run (from the mid-station) lead you up the mountain through alpine meadows and forests. At the top, you can enjoy a break at the Mutterer Alm mountain restaurant before heading back down into the valley on foot, by toboggan (to the mid-station) or on the gondola.
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