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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!

We look after you!
  • General,

Our Covid-19 measures for your safe mountain experience

The safety of our guests and employees is our highest priority. In order to cope with the changed circumstances regarding Covid-19, we continue to apply extensive protection and security measures.

The Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen, as a cable car, belongs to the public transportation system. Therefore, the same Covid-19 regulations apply as in the bus or train. This means that passengers are obliged to wear a face mask in all cable car cabins. In addition, when entering the cabins as well as at the cash desks, the distance to other persons of at least 1 meter applies. Our online-shop and our ticket machines in the stations relieve the cash desks. Thanks to this, queues at the cash desks and larger crowds can be avoided. In the cable car cabins themselves, the minimum distance is not required. Since all our stations are equipped with disinfectant dispensers, our passengers are asked to disinfect their hands when entering and leaving the cabins. In addition, all our staff are highly trained and are always available to answer questions.

Limited number of passengers

Since our reopening at the end of May, all our protection and security measures have been continuously coordinated with the authorities and experts in accordance with the latest findings. In addition, the number of passengers has been reduced in all our lifts: in the Hungerburgbahn from 130 to 60 passengers, in the Seegrubebahn from 95 to 50 passengers and in the Hafelekarbahn from 69 to 35 passengers. In case of high passenger traffic, our lifts run continuously to reduce additional waiting times in the station buildings. In addition, our guests are repeatedly reminded of the face mask obligation by announcements and signs in the cable cars and stations.

Show consideration for each other

For a good and safe coexistence on the mountain, all our guests are urged to follow the general Covid-19 measures. This includes not only regular hand washing but also not shaking hands, coughing and sneezing in the crook of your arm and staying home if there are signs of illness.

 

We are looking forward to your visit at the Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen!

Weather

Today
Morning , 19.09.2020
Valley : 11 ºC
Mountain : 10 ºC
Noon , 19.09.2020
Valley : 23 ºC
Mountain : 13 ºC
Evening , 19.09.2020
Valley : 18 ºC
Mountain : 11 ºC

Description:
Some clouds in the morning, lateron much sunshine and hardly any clouds

4-Day-Forecast
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Innsbruck
12/24
ºC
12/24
ºC
12/24
ºC
13/23
ºC
Hungerburg
10/21
ºC
10/21
ºC
11/21
ºC
11/20
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Seegrube
9/13
ºC
9/12
ºC
9/12
ºC
7/10
ºC
Hafelekar
7/12
ºC
7/11
ºC
6/10
ºC
4/8
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Tomorrow:
Fairly sunny with scattered clouds. Showers will be possible towards evening.

Mon:
Fairly sunny with scattered clouds. Showers will be possible towards evening.

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

Livecams

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

Description:

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Hungerburg
  • Sat, Sep 2020
  • Altitude: 870 m
Hungerburg Webcam
Seegrube
  • Sat, 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
  • Sat, Sep 2020
  • 15:15
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
  • Sat, Sep 2020
  • 15:15

Ski pistes

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Icon Kasermandl_Tal Kasermandl Tal
Icon Snowparkt Nordkette Skylinepark

Ski routes

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Icon Seilbahnrinne Seilbahnrinne
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Icon Zweier_Skiroute Zweier Skiroute
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Ski lifts

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Snow-Telephone 0043 (0)512 293344-15
Avalanche info

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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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Panoramic mountain

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 6,250 ft invites visitors and locals alike to relax, unwind and take in nature at its very best. Lying at an impressive 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.

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Panoramic mountain

Adventure Nordkette

The Hafelekar Run is one of the steepest ski runs in Europe. With an incline of 70%, this ski run is reserved for extremely good riders. When the powder is at its best, it is more likely for some locals to be at the Hafelekar than at the workplace. The run for all those who like the extreme!

It takes about 20 minutes to get from the Seegrube Station to the Nordkette Climbing Arena. There are approximately 40 tours which are mainly single-rope routes at the UIAA difficulty levels 4 – 9, which means they are suitable for both beginner and advanced-level climbers.

Also experience the Innsbruck Fixed Rope Climbing Route.The best of the best have climbed on these rocks including mountain legend Hermann Buhl and also Hannes Gasser, who this route is named after. Climb in the footsteps of these climbing greats and experience unique mountain adventure.

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NORDKETTE - you GOT TO GET UP THERE!

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-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.

Technik & Architektur

Technik & Architektur

NATUREPARK KARWENDEL

The Alpine Park Karwendel encloses almost the whole Karwendel massive and is the biggest protected area in the Tyrol and the biggest Nature Park of Austria with an area of 727 km². On account of the climatic and topographic conditions the Karwendel has an exceptionally high portion of natural habitats like primeval forests and wild rivers and accommodates a high biodiversity.

Many typical animal species and botanical species of the Alps like stone eagles, riverside runners or the German tamarisks (Myricaria germanica) specifically occur here to a great extent. The Karwendel also has a 150-year-old alpine-tourist history and is visited by approx. 1 million people yearly.

EXPLORE THE KARWENDEL
NATUREPARK KARWENDEL

The Alpine Zoo

The Alpine-Zoo on the sunny side of Innsbruck. Europe’s highest-lying Zoo (750 m) is located on the foot of the Nordkette, right above the capital city of Tyrol with an unique view over the surrounding mountains. Experience the animal world in the alps here with more than 2,000 animals and 150 species. What's special about this "alpine zoo" is the way it presents alpine life forms from the past and present. The Alpine-Zoo is the only themed zoo of its type in the world that is home to such a complete collection of European alpine creatures, from animals to birds and fish.

History

Cable Railway Museum

The lower station of the Nordkette has been home to the “Small Cable Railway Museum” for the last 5 years. The museum is not only popular among cable railway enthusiasts who want to learn about the history of the Nordkette Cable Railways, it is also fascinating for all those who want to experience the old Innsbruck. An authentic replica of the very first cable car to make the journey to the top of the mountain can be found at the museum.

History

The history of the Nordkette Cable Railways is characterized by technical ingenuity, architectional innovation and hard work. Through over 100 years the face of the mountain, Innsbruck and also the cable ways has changed, but the credo stays the same: Technical innovation in perfect harmony with the nature surrounding it.

The territory around the Hungerburg was populated by middle of the 19th century. Since the city of Innsbruck showed little interest in the construction of a transport connection, the tourism pioneer Sebastian Kandler and the builder Josef Riehl decided on private initiative to create a connection between the city and the Hungerburg. But that was just the beginning.

HISTORY IN PICTURES