Innsbruck alpine pastures round tour

This hike across the alpine pastures at the foot of the Nordkette mountain chain offers beautiful views on Innsbruck and Mt Patscherkofel.

In the city centre of Innsbruck we take the bus route J and go to the valley station of the Hungerburg Cable Car. If you come by car, the parking space at the Spar market (near the cable car) is the best place to leave it. Past the valley station we hike along the road towards east until the marker “Arzler Alm”, there we follow the path into the forest. We reach a wide forest path which is used mainly by mountain bikers, so we choose again the narrow path through the wood.

After about half an hour we reach the first of the alpine pastures, the Arzl hut (Arzler Alm, 1,067 m asl). A gorgeous sun terrace and a playground for kids wait for us here. We carry on, always with view on Innsbruck down in the valley. All paths are well-signposted. A nice walking path leads us in 45 minutes to the Rum hut (Rumer Alm, 1,243 m asl). We really deserve a break on the sun terrace. The view on the mighty peaks of the Nordkette mountain chain is impressive.

Our next destination is already the last: the Enzianhütte hut (1,041 m asl). Therefore we walk back for about 10 minutes until we reach the marker “Enzianhütte”. We follow the path downhill across roots through the forest. Past the mountain hut we proceed through the Mühlauer Klamm gorge towards the Hungerburg valley station which we reach after about one hour.

Please note: beautiful walking tour across alpine pastures high above the roofs of Innsbruck. All paths are well-signposted. For families especially the section from the Hungerburg valley station to the Arzl mountain hut can be recommended (playground).

Author: BS

Important: if you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Innsbruck, quarter of Hungerburg
Route: Hungerburg - Arzl hut - Rum hut - Enzianhütte hut - Hungerburg
Signpost: Arzler Alm, Rumer Alm, Enzianhütte
Distance: approx. 8 km (in total)
Walking time: approx. 3 hours (in total)
Altitude difference: approx. 520 m
Suitable for families? Yes, the section from Hungerburg to the Arzl mountain hut is also suitable for prams. At the mountain hut there is a playground in the forest.
Experienced in: September 2011
Further information: Innsbruck Tourism, phone: +43 512 59850

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