Through a picturesque Swiss stone pine forest, you ascend to the peak of the mountain, where a stunning summit cross awaits you—as well as a phenomenal panoramic view. Deep below, the Inn valley spreads out and behind it, the sharp peaks of the Karwendel rise steeply into the sky.
The small towns of Hall and Wattens are located in the middle of the wide Inn valley. In the north, the grey walls of the Karwendel rise up and in the south, the mountains of the Tuxer Alps stand in line. Exciting high trails and secluded valleys await ambitious mountain hikers. Thanks to the Patscherkofelbahn and the Glungezerbahn, families and pleasure hikers also get their money's worth. The mountain railway takes you comfortably uphill and a short hike takes you to the most beautiful Alpine huts in the Inn Valley. Just choose your favorite tours and enjoy the idyllic mountain world of Hall and Wattens.
On the ridge of the Patscherkofel there are still extensive stone pine forests. On the Zirbenweg you can explore this original Alpine landscape and at the same time enjoy the view of the Inn Valley.The tour starts at the mountain station of the Patscherkofelbahn. You pass the Patscherkofel-Schutzhaus and follow the signposted Zirbenweg. The trail runs at an altitude of around 2,000 meters through the beautiful Swiss stone pine forest. At the end of the tour the Tufleinalm awaits you for a cozy rest. After your retreat, you will take the Glungezerbahn down to Tulfes.It's best to park your car at the valley station in Tufles and then take the bus to the Patscherkofelbahn in Igls. Alternatively, the tour can also be hiked in the opposite direction.Information about the cable cars can be found at patscherkofelbahn.at and glungezerbahn.at/de
On the slopes of the Karwendel you can experience fantastic alpine nature and visit rustic mountain pastures. One of the most beautiful is the Walderalm. From the Hinterhornalm a natural trail leads you through mountain forests and across meadows to the picturesque mountain village.You start your hike at the hiking car park Hinterhornalm. You leave the wide dirt road and wander across wide meadows and sparse forests to the Walderalm. After a long rest, it's the same way back to the start.If you are traveling with a stroller up, you can also hike on the wide gravel road to the Walderalm.The Hinterhornalm can be reached via a narrow toll road. For a car € 4.50 toll charge.
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The Vomper Loch is one of the most untouched valleys in the Karwendel. On this tour you walk above the valley and you can expect great views. There are also two cozy alpine huts on the hike. Especially in autumn, when the sycamore turns golden, a touch of Canada blows through the valley.The tour starts in the small village of St. Michael and initially runs through the valley. From a small chapel your steady climb begins to Ganalm. There you have a very nice view of the Vomper Loch. Then it goes on to Walderalm. The vast mountain pastures of the Walderalm are surrounded by the high cliffs of the Karwendel and offer you a great panorama. From there you follow a forest path down to the valley to your starting point.
On the northern slope of the Patscherkofel, you can hike comfortably from alp to alp on the four-alpine hike. You will enjoy the incomparable view of the Inn Valley and the mountains of the Karwendel. The best thing is you save the climb thanks to the Patscherkofelbahn. You simply wander on the good hiking trails comfortably down to the valley to Tulfes.The tour starts at the mountain station of the Patscherkofelbahn. This will take you comfortably from Igls up to the starting point. Through beautiful mountain forests, you hike downhill. You can pay a visit to the Lanser, the Sistraner, the Aldranser or the Rinner Alm. Since all four alpine pastures are cozy, your choice will be difficult in any case. In the valley you finally reach the destination of your hike in Tulfes.If you park your car in Tulfes, you can take the bus from there to the cable car station in Igls.All information about the Patscherkofelbahn can be found at patscherkofelbahn.at
The Voldertal is a long side valley of the Inntal. Here, especially alpine farming is practiced today, and so you wander across picturesque mountain pastures with happy cows. The valley is barely developed touristy and still a nice insider tip.You start your hike at the hiking parking lot Volderwildbad. From there you follow the signposted hiking trail to the Voldertalhütte. It goes even further into the quiet valley and soon you rise on the green slopes to the uncultivated Markissalm. Enjoy the absolute tranquility of the mountains up here with a leisurely break. Then it goes through loose forest to also not managed Lagorzalm. From there you hike down a forest path into the valley to the starting point of your hike.The walk through the Voldertal is on good trails and the tour is classified as a medium hike.
Halltal, with its sycamore forests and rugged Karwendel peaks, is one of the most beautiful places in the Northern Alps. This hike takes you deep into the valley to picturesque Issanger.You start your hike in Absam at the Halltal parking lot. After a short walk on a forest path you walk on the escape route into the valley. Along the inn St. Magdalena and the old mansions along you rise steadily. Soon after, the valley opens and you are standing on the wide, lush meadows of the Issanger. The peaks of Karwendel tower around you. You enjoy the panorama and wander contentedly on the same way back to the starting point.The hike through the Halltal valley is on good trails and the tour is classified as a moderate hike.
The Blue lakes lie deep in the Tux Alps. Since no cable car leads to their vicinity, the lakes are rarely visited. So you can enjoy the rugged beauty of the mountains alone.From Tulfes you take the Glungezerbahn via the middle station at Halsmarter up to the mountain station. From there, the mountain trail leads you steeply uphill. You cross the Sonnenspitze and reach the Glungezer Hütte. After a short detour to the summit cross of the Glungezer, you will hike down in serpentines towards the Blue Lakes. On the way you pass the 'G'ed Stone'. On the big rock there are inscriptions from Bronnzezeit. At that time, the stone was probably a place of worship for people from the surrounding valleys. Soon you are standing by the Blue Lakes. The small lakes are up here lonely in the high mountain landscape. The tranquility and the inhospitable landscape are simply impressive. Then you hike back to the cable car station on the same way. If you like, you can stop at the Glungezer Hütte or at the Tufleinalm before taking the cable car down to the valley.Information about the Glungezerbahn can be found at glungezerbahn.at/de
If you are looking for a real challenge then this tour is for you. Through the picturesque Hall Valley, this mountain hike takes you up to the Bettelwurf hut in the middle of the Karwendel rock landscape.You begin your climb at the parking Halltal. From there it goes first on forest roads and then on hiking trails steadily up past the old mansions. Shortly thereafter, you will reach the tree line and wander up through the sparse landscape up to the Lafatscher Joch. The view from the yoke is absolutely breathtaking. From here it goes on the same height along the rock walls to the Bettelwurfhütte. After a long and well-deserved break, it's the same way back to the valley.If you want to explore the peaks of the Karwendel more extensively, you can spend the night after your ascent to the hut and only move on the next day.
The trail over the Tuxer Seven Summits is a true alpine classic and especially suitable for experienced hikers. The scenic tour takes you through rocky terrain and requires conditioning, sure-footedness and adequate equipment.The mountain tour starts at the Glungezer hut, to which you best ascend the previous day. From there you hike on rocky but well-marked paths over the summit of the Glungezer and on to the remaining Seven Tuxer Summits: Gamslahnerspitze, Kreuzspitze, Rosenjoch, Grünbergspitze, Grafmartspitze, Schoberspitz and finally to the Navis Sonnenspitze. Individual sections of this tour are very steep and additionally secured with wire ropes and metal steps. From the summit of the Sonnenspitze you continue on the ridge to your destination, the Lizumer Hütte.The Lizumer hut is located in the area of the military training area Lizum / Walchen. During the maneuver exercises, access is prohibited. Inform yourself in advance about upcoming maneuvers under wattenberg.tirol.gv.at/Truppenuebungsplatz
In addition to the Zirbenweg, the Glungezer Höhenweg crosses the ridge between Patscherkofel and Glungezer. This mountain tour takes you on quiet paths up to four peaks. Thanks to the Patscherkofelbahn and the Glungezerbahn, the tour can easily be planned as a day trip.From the top station of the Patscherkofelbahn you follow the signposted Glungezer Höhenweg. First you climb the Patscherkofel and continue on the trail to the Viggarspitze. The tour then leads you steadily uphill and after a short serpentine section you are standing on the Sonnenspitze. From there it is only a short distance to the Glungezer, the fourth and last summit on the tour. Via the Glungezer Hütte you descend to the mountain station of the Glungezerbahn. With the gondola it finally goes to the valley to Tulfes.From Tulfes you can easily take the bus to the Patscherkofelbahn in Igls. If you're traveling by car, you can just park it at the Glunge train in Tulfes and pick it up later after your hike.All information about the cable cars can be found at patscherkofelbahn.at and glungezerbahn.at/deThe tour is on good track and therefore the hike is classified as moderate.