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NORDKETTE INSPECTION WORKS
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The Nordkette Cable Railways will be closed from 6th November to 24th November due to inspection works. We thank you for the great summer and can’t wait to start in the new season on 25th November by opening the Christmas market!

An insight into the filming of Servus TV with Heinz Zak.
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Program: Bergwelten - a 50 minute portrait about Heinz Zak in the Karwendel.

The mountains of the Karwendel are the home mountains of the climber and photographer Heinz Zak. He made extremely difficult ascents at the Halleranger (Key to Paradise, 9-, 1987). In 1990 he accomplished the unique and so far not yet repeated speed-crossing of three routes through the notorious Laliderer-Nordwand in 16 hours (Charly Chaplin, 6+, 700 Hm - Northern intersection, 7-, 700 Hm - Schmid Krebs, 6-, 850 Hm).
Furthermore he was able to pass three of the four Karwendel chains in winter alone and the crossing of the Karwendel main ridge (36 summits) in 72 hours is unbelievable!
In the 1990s, Heinz made numerous initial ascents in the Wetterstein and Karwendel.

photo: ©Timeline Production

Weather

Today
Early , 23.11.2017
Valley : 3 ºC
Mountain : 2 ºC
Noon , 23.11.2017
Valley : 12 ºC
Mountain : 2 ºC
Evening , 23.11.2017
Valley : 6 ºC
Mountain : 2 ºC

Description:
Dry and bright with plenty of sunshine, clouds will be rare

4-Day-Forecast
Fri
Sat
Sun
Mon
Innsbruck
3/13
ºC
1/10
ºC
-2/1
ºC
-8/3
ºC
Hungerburg
1/11
ºC
-2/8
ºC
-4/-1
ºC
-9/1
ºC
Seegrube
1/4
ºC
-8/1
ºC
-10/-8
ºC
-9/-6
ºC
Hafelekar
0/2
ºC
-10/0
ºC
-12/-11
ºC
-11/-7
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Tomorrow:
The day starts sunny, but will be partly cloudy in the afternoon.

Sat:
Fair in the morning, then increasingly cloudy. Rain will set in towards evening.

Sun:
A few snow showers in the early morning, but most of the day will be dry.

Livecams

Hungerburg
  • Thu, Nov 2017
  • Altitude : 870 m
Hungerburg Webcam

Description:

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Seegrube
  • Thu, Nov 2017
  • Standorthöhe: 1.905 m
Seegrube Webcam
Hafelekar
  • Thu, Nov 2017
  • Standorthöhe: 2.256 m
Hafelekar

Schedule

Cable car/Gondolas/Lifts
  • Thu, Nov 2017
  • 23:20
Hungerburgbahn
Weekdays
07:15 - 19:15
Sat, Sun + holidays
08:00 - 19:15
Departs every 15 minutes
Seegrubebahn
Daily
08:30 - 17:30
Friday-evening ride
18:00 - 23:30
Departs every 15 minutes, Friday-evening every 30 minutes
Hafelekarbahn
Daily
09:00 - 17:00
Departs every 15 minutes
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

Friday-evening ride
18:00 - 23:30
Departs every 30 minutes
Daily
09:00 - 17:00
Departs every 15 minutes
Seasons
Closed for inspection
06.11.2017 - 24.11.2017
Winter season 2017/18
25.11.2017 - 08.04.2018
Closed for inspection
09.04.2018 - 13.04.2018
Summer Season 2018
14.04.2018 - 04.11.2018

Winter info

Lifts
  • Thu, Nov 2017
  • 23:20

Ski pistes

Übungshang
Kurzes Tal
Kasermandl Tal
Zweier Abfahrt
Dreier Abfahrt
Nordkette Skylinepark

Ski routes

Karrinne
Seilbahnrinne
Osthang
Tobel
Langes Tal

Ski lifts

Chairlift 3er Stütze
Chairlift Frau-Hitt-Warte
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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!

The location of the Nordkette Single Trail in high-alpine terrain directly above the rooftops of Innsbruck, make it unique worldwide. Riders experience an interplay of steep curves, rock jumps and root passages integrated with northshores and drops.

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