Innsbruck is considered as an optimal starting point for excursions in the Tyrolean Upland and Lowland as well as in the surrounding neighbouring countries Italy, Germany and Switzerland.
Nordkette – from the city directly into the Tyrolean mountains
The new Hunberburgbahn and Nordkettenbahn (mountain cable railways) started their operation in the beginning of 2008. The ascent to 2,000 metres above sea level in about 20 minutes starts directly in the Innsbruck city centre. Numerous offers such as “Ride and Dine”, an evening Indulge Package or the breathtaking Flying Fox will delight visitors. Various tickets offer the visitors a ride with the cable railways and some also include the entrance fee to the „Alpine Zoo“ or “Swarovski Crystal Worlds”. As our guest you get a discount of 5% for ski tickets, a single and round trip.
The Mutterer Alm, the adventure mountain in the southwest of Innsbruck, is a popular hiking and skiing area. At the elevation of the Mutterer Alm top station there is an adventure world for young and old. The topics of wood, water, sand and stone will be presented in a special way. Discover watercourses, waterwheels and tree houses, and take a stroll on the “Barefoot Hiking Trail”. An adventure playground, reservoir and number resting places invite you to linger and enjoy the setting while the little ones prospect for gold.
The Mutterer Alm is reachable by bus as well as with the Stubai Valley Railway.
With the steam-driven cog railway to Achensee
Travel with the train directly from the Innsbruck main railway station to Jenbach, and transfer there to the steam-driven cog railway. Look forward to a trip with the nostalgic train on the 6.73 km long stretch from Jenbach to Seespitz am Achensee, and while doing so enjoy the countryside passing by. The view extends from the Inn Valley via the Stubai Alps in the west into the Zill Valley Alps in the south and the Wilder Kaiser area in the east.
Arriving at Achensee, not only numerous cafes invite you to stay a while, the leisure fun is also provided. Plunge into the cool water or start a mountain bike or hiking tour. Explore the lake with one of the excursion ships which ply the waters of Achensee and enjoy the mountain panorama from the water.