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innsbruck almwanderung sommer

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 town centre of Innsbruck we take the bus route J and go to the valley station of the Hungerburg Cable Car. 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 Mountain Hut at 1,067 m a.s.l. 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 Mountain Hut (Rumer Alm, 1,243 m a.s.l.). 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 Enzian Mountain Hut (1,041 m a.s.l.). 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. 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

alpine pasture hike suited for families circular route difficulty: easy
  • Starting point:
    Innsbruck, quarter of Hungerburg
  • Time required:
    03:00 h
  • Track length:
    8,4 km
  • Altitude:
    from 842 m to 1.243 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +458 m | -458 m
  • Route:
    Hungerburg - Arzl Mountain Hut - Rum Mountain Hut - Enzian Mountain Hut - Hungerburg
  • Signposts:
    Arzler Alm, Rumer Alm, Enzianhütte
  • Resting points:
    Arzler Alm alpine hut, Rumer Alm alpine hut, Enzianhütte alpine hut
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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    Innsbruck alpine pastures round tour

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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