The heart of the alps, not just geographically, emotionally as well. Many say there is no place more beautiful in the world. If you have been here once, you will come again. The uncountable possibilities to discover the Tyrolean mountains amaze one every time. Hikers and mountaineers experience the imposing nature more intensively and directly than anybody else, because only who walks a land, truly sees the land. Diving deep into the fascinating alpine world of tyrol is done best on the more than 24.000 kilometers of marked hiking routes and mountain paths. Within this range you will find demanding routes for peak performer as well as easy family hikes.
If you are especially motivated and can't get enough of the mountains, you are well advised to try one of the many beautiful long distance hikes from hut to hut. You don't need to go all the way, many of them are easy to divide in a couple of stages. The network of the Tyrolean alpine huts is amazing and offers cozy shelter for the night and culinary regional highlights up to over 3000 meters above sea level. And in the end, where could a sunrise be more beautiful to watch, when the first daylight glides onto the peaks and makes them shine in a golden light. A moment not ever to forget.
This circular walk at the border triangle in Nauders will inspire you with its impressive natural landscape. Here, between Reschenpass and the Swiss border, lie the two Mutzköpfe and in the middle two beautiful mountain lakes: the Black and the Green Lake.First you take the chairlift to the Kleine Mutzkopf and from there you walk past several bogs with white cottongrass to the nature reserve Schwarze See. Moorsee is the highest lake in the Alps where water lilies grow. Especially in July, when the water lilies open their flowers, you can experience a unique natural spectacle here.After the circumnavigation of the lake you follow the trail through a spruce forest up to the green lake. From here, the trail continues southeast and you will reach the large Grossmutz meadows. Through the meadows, the ascent to the Grosse Mutzkopf takes place, which awaits you with a unique view.Then you follow the trail no. 7 on the Riatschwiesen to Riatschhof. From here you hike across wide meadows and through the forest down to the valley station in Nauders.
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The approximately 10-kilometer-long, medium-difficulty day tour over the Goetheweg is considered one of the most beautiful hikes around Innsbruck. Here you will get to know both the rough Karwendel mountains and its gentle side covered in meadows and pines.The goal of your tour is the Pfeishütte at 1,950 meters above sea level with its original restaurant and a large sun terrace. A special experience is the overnight stay at the Pfeishütte: in the evening you can see the sun disappear behind the mountains and on the following morning you can enjoy a wonderful sunrise.From the mountain station Hafelekar Nordkettenbahn you first wander without major differences in altitude in an easterly direction to the Gleierschjöchl and on to the Mühlkarscharte. Just follow the signs to the Pfeishütte. The trail passes over the back of the Nordkette and below the Mandlspitze. A short stretch up the serpentines to the highest point of the hike to the Mandlscharte (2,314 meters). On the other side of the ridge, the path leads down to the "Pfeis" and then gently, through the pines to the Pfeishütte.After the stop you will hike back to the mountain station Hafelekar on the same way and take the cable car down to the center of Innsbruck.Alternatively, you can descend via the Arzler Scharte on the trail no. 217 to the Arzler Alm and on to the Nordkettenbahn station on the Hungerburg. For the way you should plan about three and a half hours from the Pfeishütte. However, this tour is partly through debris and is only recommended for experienced mountain hikers.
The largest alpine village in Tyrol invites you to discover more than 40 wooden log cabins. In "Michl's Fallerscheinstube" and in the "Sennstüberl Fallerschein" Wanderer awaits a good alpine cuisine, Lechtaler home-style cooking and selected specialties from the alpine pasture.
The Thurntaler is a popular hiking area in the Villgrater mountains. This round trip, which starts after a gondola ride in Sillian, leads you in a loop around the slightly more than 2,400-meter-high summit and delights with a magnificent panorama: the view sweeps over the Villgrater mountains, the Carnic Alps and South Tyrolean Dolomites to the Grossglockner, Austria's highest summit.The Almgasthaus Thurntaler Rast and the panorama restaurant Gadein at the mountain station of the gondola invite you to stop along the hike. On your round you will also pass the picturesque Thurntaler lakes. Take a break at the quiet mountain lakes, so you can let the unique panorama in peace on you.The 6-seater gondola in Sillian takes you to the mountain station at the Thurntaler and then on the path 10b to the outer Hochalm with a fantastic panoramic view over the Pustertal and to the Sexten Dolomites. The path 10 continues over green alpine meadows to the ridge. From there you follow the path down to the rear Hochalmhütte on the Villgrater side. Here the path 10b leads you over the Hofilet Alm to Thurntaler Rast and back to the mountain station Thurntaler.
The Ramolhaus is not only the oldest refuge in the Ötztal, but also one of the highest situated huts in Tyrol. Theoretically, one could still greet each other there with "Moin, Moin!" Instead of "Griass di!", Because the rustic hut is run by the Hamburg section of the German Alpine Club.You reach the Ramolhaus of Obergurgel at the southernmost end of the Ötztal on a four-hour tour. You first cross the Gurgler Ache and then take trail 37, which leads here together with the long distance hiking trail 902 up to the Ramolhaus.As you ascend through the rear Gurglertal, the landscape becomes increasingly barren, and soon you will reach underneath cliffs and over rubble up to the destination of your hike.Arrived at the Ramolhaus a great view awaits you on the surrounding peaks. If you start early enough, the tour is also suitable as a day hike. But many hikers climb to the Ramolhaus to use the hut as a starting point for further summit ascents. Finally, around the refuge you will find numerous magnificent peaks, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Ötztal glacier world. The most popular tours lead you further on the Ramolkogel, the rear Spiegelkogel, up on the Firmisiascheide or on the Schalfkogel.