Planned by Tirol
The approximately ten-kilometer-long, moderately difficult day tour over the Goetheweg is considered one of the most beautiful hikes around Innsbruck. Here you can experience the rough Karwendelgebirge as well as its gentle side overgrown with meadows and pines. The goal of the tour is the Pfeishütte at 1,922 meters with its original dining rooms and large sun terrace. Recommended is an overnight stay at the hut, so to postpone the beginning of the return to the next morning. The tour is for enduring hikers but also in one day to create. It starts at the mountain station Hafelekar the Innsbruck Nordkettenbahn (2,269 meters).The Nordkettenbahn takes you from the base station Innsbruck-Hungerburg (868 meters) to the mountain station Hafelekar. From here you hike at the beginning without large differences in altitude in an easterly direction Mühlkarscharte (2,243 meters). The trail runs past the northern chain below the Mandlspitze (2,366 meters) and in serpentines to the highest point of the tour, the Mandlscharte (2,314 meters), up. Beyond the gap, the path leads down into the "Pfeis" and gently continues through the fields of pine trees to the Pfeishütte. After you have arrived comfortably and have fortified yourself with delicious food, you wander on the same way back to the mountain station Hafelekar. On the way you have from the Goetheweg a magnificent view of the city of Innsbruck, which lies at your feet. From the mountain station you can then take the cable car to the center of Innsbruck.