Nordkette

Jewel of the Austrian alps
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“When I hop onto the cable car I’m already mesmerized by the views of Nordkette and it gets only better the higher we get. The sun is shining, the snow is white and bright and the views are stunning.”

The gorgeous city of Innsbruck lies hidden between the majestic mountains, the Karwendel Mountain Range. No wonder it will take you just a short cable car ride to get into the mountains, right to the top of the Nordkette. Visiting this mountain was of course the first thing on my to do list!

From the centre of the city you have to take a bus or walk to the Hungerburg funicular. From there you can hop onto the cable car ride that will take you to Seegrubbe (6205 ft) and after that to the top, the Hafelekar (7401 ft). From there you can take a short hike to the peak to see some crazy beautiful views or have a look at the beautiful Karwendelblick.

In the winter season it’s even possible to ski here! More into hiking? Come back in the summer when the paths are clear and you can hike into the mountains. You can even skip the cable car and hike right to the top yourself. I personally decided to walk back from the Hungerburg station to the city, which is a lot easier on the legs but still beautiful.

As the ride is quite expensive it is recommended to buy an Innsbruck Card if you want to do more than just go into the mountains. It’s also valid on other cable car rides like the Patscherkofelbahn. Beautiful area as well and you can do both in one day.

Angélica
Boho Wanderer - The Boho Guide
Angélica is a dreamer, a firm believer in fairy tales. She is in love with the colder countries and obsessed with mountains, plants, cats and most of all photography. On her blog Fernweh Forevermore she writes a bit more about her travels. For the Boho Guide she will take you from some of Europe’s most beautiful nature to Japan’s best hostels: everywhere as long as there are mountains.
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