High mountains and city life – unique hiking experiences around Innsbruck
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Five mountain ranges, the wide Inn river valley and a big city in its centre — only Tyrol, only Innsbruck can do that. And so the Tyrolean capital combines an attitude to life that is unique in Europe: leaving the city early in the morning, alone or with like-minded people, to the rocky peaks of the surrounding mountains, to a rustic hut for a snack and in the evening to the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Innsbruck is framed by five unique mountain ranges that offer leisurely family hikes, sporty day trips and extended multi-day adventures. The northern chain of the Karwendel towers into the sky over Innsbruck. From the valley, it seems invincible but thanks to the cable car you can reach its peaks in just 30 minutes. To the south of the city, the Patscherkofel, Innsbruck's „gentle giant“, enchants with its pristine pine forests. Further to the west, the Mieminger chain lures with steep, gray rock faces, magnificent vantage points and thick larch forests. In the south, right at the entrance to the Stubai Valley, the striking Kalkkögel tower up into the sky. Even if these rugged peaks are reserved for experienced climbers, you can explore the surrounding alpine valleys and enjoy views of the mountain range as a pleasure hiker. The mountains around the Sellraintal valley complete the five, with stunning nature and romantic wilderness. Over 500 named peaks and designated mountaineering villages make the mountains a paradise for hikers.
If you fancy a multi-day hiking adventure, then the Sellrainer Hüttenrunde is the place for you. In just seven days, the nearly 56-mile (90 km) circular trail takes you to the most beautiful vantage points and rustic huts. You can look forward to tranquil valleys, high alpine passes and unique summit ascents in the Sellrainer Alps. Interested? Then you will find the detailed route description here: komoot.de/collection/897704/7-tage-unterwegs-in-den-sellrainer-alpen-sellrainer-huettenrunde.
Whichever mountain range you choose, all five hiking regions can be easily reached from Innsbruck by bus, train or car. Head to Tyrol and enjoy the unique combination of „Mountains and the City“ in Innsbruck.
The Patscherkofel is the local mountain of Innsbruck - and thanks to the cable car, it can easily be reached without long climbs. In addition, there is one of the largest pine forests in the Alps on the wide summit ridge and the wide slopes. On the signposted Zirbenweg you can explore the forest on your…
The northern chain of the Karwendel is omnipresent in Innsbruck. And even if the mighty rock face seems invincible from the Inn Valley, you can hike up to the lofty heights by cable car to the Hafelekarspitze. The Goetheweg - also known as Hermann-Buhl-Weg - leads from the mountain station of the cable…
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The Mieminger chain west of Innsbruck is a compact mountain range of selected beauty. The mountain range runs parallel to the Wetterstein Mountains and has always been a bit in the shadow of the famous neighbors - fortunately, one should say, because the landscape of the Mieminger chain is particularly…
This fantastic round trip leads you through the picturesque Siberian valley. Fantastic views and beautiful hiking trails await you on the almost 16-kilometer tour. Starting point is the car park Kaserl in Senderstal. Good physical condition and sure-footedness are required for this hike.
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The Sellraintal can be explored on many different hiking trails. Especially nice is the Three Lakes Round, which is due to its manageable length and the good paths also perfect for sporty families. From the winter resort of Kühtai, you can hike across mountain meadows and enjoy three glittering mountain…
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