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Nordkette Shop Altstadt
  • General,

A piece of Nordkette for your home.

Our Nordkette store in the old town (Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 22) opens its doors again today. Here you will find nice souvenirs, gifts and trendy clothes up to 50% reduced.
From 1.10. to 31.10. you can also buy your Freizeitticket Tirol here.

Nordkette Path of Perspectives
  • Architecture, General, Highlights,

We are delighted that Nordkette Path of Perspectives has been nominated for the 2020 Award in the "Landscape Project" category on the Dezeen platform, which is one of the most influential platforms for architecture/design/interior.

The project, designed by the renowned architects of Snøhetta, is an architectural highlight of Nordkette and was already awarded by the BIGSEE Award in March. With various elements, the Nordkette Path of Perspectives invites visitors to rediscover the landscape through different perspectives and in conjunction with philosophical quotations from Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Until October 12th you can vote for the "Path of Perspectives by Snøhetta" on https://www.dezeen.com/awards/vote/. We are happy about many votes!

Weather

Today
Morning , 22.09.2020
Valley : 12 ºC
Mountain : 7 ºC
Noon , 22.09.2020
Valley : 22 ºC
Mountain : 9 ºC
Evening , 22.09.2020
Valley : 18 ºC
Mountain : 8 ºC

Description:
Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.

4-Day-Forecast
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Innsbruck
12/20
ºC
11/22
ºC
9/16
ºC
7/11
ºC
Hungerburg
11/18
ºC
10/20
ºC
7/14
ºC
4/8
ºC
Seegrube
7/10
ºC
8/11
ºC
-3/8
ºC
-3/-2
ºC
Hafelekar
5/8
ºC
5/9
ºC
-3/6
ºC
-6/-2
ºC

Tomorrow:
Variable cloudiness with frequent sunny spells. Scattered showers will be possible around noon.

Thu:
Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.

Fri:
Prolonged rain throughout the day. Little or no dry periods.

Livecams

Hafelekar
  • Tue, Sep 2020
  • Altitude: 2.256 m
Hafelekar

Description:

Click on the image to enlarge the Webcam.

Hungerburg
  • Tue, Sep 2020
  • Altitude: 870 m
Hungerburg Webcam
Seegrube
  • Tue, Sep 2020
  • Altitude: 1.905 m
Seegrube Webcam

Route / parking

Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen - Congress
  • Rennweg 3
  • A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
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Route:
Click this link to calculate your best route to Nordkette Congress.

PARKING

Free parking in the city- and congressgarage when you buy one of the following tickets:

  • Roundtrip: Innsbruck-Seegrube
  • Roundtrip: Innsbruck-Hafelekar
  • Kombi-Ticket Hungerburg & Alpenzoo

Please validate your parking ticket at the ticket office of the congress station between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.. Only valid on the day of your visit.

Schedule

Cable car/Gondolas/Lifts
  • Tue, Sep 2020
  • 09:45
Hungerburgbahn
Weekdays
07:15 - 19:15
Sat, Sun + holidays
08:00 - 19:15
Departs every 15 minutes
Seegrubenbahn
Daily
08:30 - 17:30
Departs every 15 minutes
Last descent: 17:30 p.m.
Hafelekarbahn
Daily
09:00 - 16:45
Departs every 15 minutes
Last descent: 17:00 p.m.
DSL Frau-Hitt-Warte
DSL Seegrube
Hours of operation
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Weekdays
07:15 - 19:15
Weekend + holidays
08:00 - 19:15
Departs every 15 minutes
Daily
08:30 - 17:30

Departs every 15 minutes

Daily
09:00 - 17:00
Departs every 15 minutes
Seasons
Summer season 2020
25.04.2020 - 01.11.2020
Closed for inspection
02.11.2020 - 13.11.2020
Winter season 2020/21
14.11.2020 - 18.04.2021
Closed for inspection
19.04.2021 - 23.04.2021

Winter info

Lifts
  • Tue, Sep 2020
  • 09:45

Ski pistes

Icon Uebungshang Übungshang
Icon Kurzes_Tal Kurzes Tal
Icon Kasermandl_Tal Kasermandl Tal
Icon Snowparkt Nordkette Skylinepark

Ski routes

Icon Karrinne Karrinne
Icon Seilbahnrinne Seilbahnrinne
Icon Osthang Osthang
Icon Zweier_Skiroute Zweier Skiroute
Icon Tobel Tobel
Icon Langes_Tal Langes Tal

Ski lifts

Icon sessellift Chairlift 3er Stütze
Icon sessellift Chairlift Frau-Hitt-Warte
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Snow-Telephone 0043 (0)512 293344-15
Avalanche info

Avalanche level:

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Make sure to always get the latest avalanche information from the staff at location and from Lawinenwarndienst Tirol.

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The Hungerburg Funicular

The Hungerburg Funicular

The new Hungerburg Funicular was designed by star architect Zaha Hadid and was officially opened in 2007.

The funicular set new international standards for modern architecture due to the extraordinary design of the stations. According to Zaha Hadid herself, she was inspired by the ice and snow landscapes of the region. As a result, the four stations, Congress, Löwenhaus, Alpine Zoo and Hungerburg resemble icy glaciers, giving the impression that the nearby mountain is right in the heart of the city.

The contrast between the arched shape of the roofs and the firmly anchored concrete bases make the stations unique, and gives them an almost magical sense of weightlessness.

Onward Journey to the Seegrube and Hafelekar

After arriving at the Hungerburg, the journey continues with the panorama cable cars of the Seegrube and Hafelekar cable railways and the picture begins to change: The carefully renovated station buildings, originally designed by the historic Tyrolean architect Franz Baumann, become the centre of attention. As the cable car rises and gets closer and closer to the top of the mountain, the hustle and bustle of the city becomes lost in the beauty of nature.

Franz Baumann the Architect

Franz Baumann the Architect

Franz Baumann is one of the architects whose work has had a lasting impact on the “Classic Modern” in the Tyrol.

He was born in Innsbruck in 1892 and attended the Higher Technical Institute in the city. During his education, he completed several internships with a construction and planning firm in Innsbruck. On completion of his education, he spent three years in Meran where he worked on large hotel and cable railway projects.

After the First World War, Baumann worked again in Innsbruck and in 1923 he gained his Master Craftsman’s Diploma for the construction sector.

He began to regularly take part in competitions and finally made the breakthrough with the realisation of the Nordkette Cable Railways project in 1927/1928.

From this point on, he worked as a self-employed architect and realised further projects in Innsbruck such as the Happ Wine House (1927), Hötting Middle School (1929/1931), Ortner House on Haydn Square (1932), The Holzmann Villa on Rennweg (1936) as well as hotels throughout the Tyrol.

He completed his civil engineering education in 1933, and was then officially permitted to use the occupational title of architect.

It is estimated that Baumann designed more than 1,000 buildings during his career.

Franz Baumann died in 1974 as a highly respected citizen of Innsbruck.

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