Nordkette Path of Perspectives
Not far from the mountain station of the Seegrubenbahn, conceived mid-twentieth century as a perfect synergy between nature and technology by architect Franz Baumann, lays the starting point of the Nordkette Path of Perspectives designed by Snøhetta. Beautifully integrated into the landscape, the individual elements and the philosophical quotes create a space which enables the viewer to observe and admire the landscape from various perspectives.
The common denominator of all these projects is the approach of experiencing architecture as an artificially built landscape – as a landscape defining an architectural space which also articulates a socio-political statement and opens opportunities. This philosophy becomes visible along the Nordkette Path of Perspectives: the architectural elements composed of corten steel and larch wood emerge out of the landscape, but simultaneously generate a
distinctive contrast to the surrounding topography. Through purposeful movements they aim to offer diverse perspectives onto the landscape, enable social interaction and encourage contact among the visitors.
A short, family-friendly path leads to the newly-built relaxation zone where breathtaking views can be enjoyed in a peaceful atmosphere.
With an area covering 727 square kilometres, the Karwendel Nature Park encompasses almost the whole Karwendel mountain range. It is the largest protected region in the Tyrol and Austria’s largest Nature Park.
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.