The mountain at the heart of Innsbruck. The Nordkette is part of Austria’s largest nature park, the Karwendel Nature Park, and can be reached directly from Innsbruck city centre in just a few minutes! The breathtaking 360° view leaves a lasting impression, with the capital of the Alps on one side and Tyrol’s most extensive conservation area on the other.
The Hungerburg funicular enables visitors to reach the Hungerburg in just 8 minutes. There are several stops along the way including the Alpine Zoo, which is a favorite among families. After reaching the Hungerburg station, a short walk across Hermann Buhl Square, named after the world-famous Austrian mountaineer, leads visitors to the cable car station.
The Seegrube, at an altitude of 1,905 m (6,250 ft) invites visitors and locals alike to relax, unwind and take in nature at its very best. Lying at an impressive 2,334 m (7,401 ft), the Hafelekar offers the most spectacular viewing experience. Thanks to a direct connection from the city, everybody can enjoy this unique experience within minutes.
On September 17, the annual Nordkette Vertical Run will take place again.
NEW 2022: From city to Peak
This year, for the first time, the Nordkette Vertical Run starts directly in Innsbruck at the Löwenhaus station and then leads up to the Seegrube, with intermediate timekeeping on the Hungerburg. Start is at 10 o'clock. The fastest runner will be awarded at 2 pm at the award ceremony for the Nordkettenkaiserin and Nordkettenkaiser.
CORONA / COVID-19
As an Austrian cable railway, Innsbruck’s Nordkette Cable Railways are part of the public transport network.
For a good and safe togetherness on the mountain, please adhere to the general Covid-19 measures.
The mountain at the heart of Innsbruck. The Nordkette is part of Austria’s largest nature park, the Karwendel Nature Park, and can be reached directly from Innsbruck city centre in just a few minutes!
Tall or short, young or old, there is something for every hiker at the Nordkette. From short, flat circular hiking trails to longer tours from the Hungerburg into the Karwendel Nature Park, here you will find hikes and walks for every level of ability.
The impressive experience at the highest viewing point, the 2,300m (7,401 ft) high Hafelekar, is within every man’s grasp thanks to a direct connection from the city. Visitors may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the normally shy wildlife, but the unique panorama of city and mountain is the real highlight.
The restaurant Seegrube by DoN welcomes you with a wide selection of regional culinary delights. Equipped with Innsbruck’s highest sundeck offering a phenomenal view over the alpine city, the club CLOUD 9 is a most magical place. Winter sportspeople, sun worshippers and all other connoisseurs alike sip their drinks here side by side and watch the sun set behind the glorious mountain tops. An experience to be enjoyed more than once!