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 lcon 10 Jul 2024

I'm Heading to Innsbruck for the weekend and looking for recommendations of day hikes from around the area, any good routes ideally with a hut for lunch or lake,

Thanks

 Toerag 10 Jul 2024
In reply to lcon:

I've not done anything closer than Mittenwald so can't really help, other than to say that the Swarowski experience is naff - it's basically a series of art installations using their crystals, and the majority of those aren't of any interest whatsoever unless you're into art. The shop at the end was better.  The guided tours of the skijump are worthwhile if you can get them in a language you understand.

HTH, and good luck!

EDIT - Saturday, Train to Mittenwald at 08:38, arrives 09:35, return at 18:25 arrive 19:23. Two lakes to the west of town. No idea what the walk is like, but Komoot says it's 10km round trip to the Ferchensee, 'easy' and takes an 'athletic' person 2h 20.  Alternatively, the easy Mittenwalder Hohenweg to the east of the town has amazing views if you have VF kit. Descent via the Brunnstein hutte is hard on the knees, might be better to do the VF in both directions and use the cablecar up and down if your knees aren't great. https://www.bergsteigen.com/touren/klettersteig/mittenwalder-hoehenweg/ Not sure about a hut for lunch, there's one without accommodation at the southern end iirc

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 AlanLittle 10 Jul 2024
In reply to lcon:

If you're up for a via ferrata the Innsbrucker Klettersteig (VF3B) has some spectacular views with convenient access by tram & gondola from the city centre

OP lcon 10 Jul 2024
In reply to Toerag:

Good to know, thanks for that

OP lcon 10 Jul 2024
In reply to AlanLittle:

Looks good, I'll add it to the list, thanks

 cragtyke 12:44 Wed
In reply to lcon:

The Wolfsklamm Gorge from Stans, near Schwaz is a good wet weather option. Cafe in the St.Georgenburg Abbey is nice and a  spectacular location.

 fimm 14:32 Wed
In reply to lcon:

The Zirbenweg is a straightforward walk:

https://www.patscherkofelbahn.at/zirbenweg/

Basically - bus to Tulfes, take the cable car up, walk along, take the Patscherkofelbahn back to Igles. (An Igle is a hedgehog.)  There are huts at either end. 

A bit more strenuous: take the tram to Telfes, and walk back north over the pass to the Axamer Lizum, or further down to Axams. Bus back to Innsbruck from either of these places (or anywhere on the Axams - Goetzens road). Divert onto the Saile/Nockspitze from the top of the pass. There's an alm at the top of the ski lift above the Axams Lizum, and also Birgitzer alm on the way down. 


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