An exhilarating hike on Innsbruck’s Nordkette mountain range to Pfeishütte Lodge and back.
You’ll take the Seegruben and Hafelekarbahn cable cars to Hafelekar mountain station 2,256m above sea level. From there, you’ll follow the Goetheweg trail and its promising views over the southern slopes of the Nordkette mountain range to Mühlkarscharte. At Mühlkarscharte, you’ll switch to the northern side of Nordkette and hike over Mandlscharte to Pfeishütte Lodge, where you’ll be greeted with some Tyrolean delicacies and stunning views.
Today you may be walking past a few different areas where cows graze. Although generally very docile and used to walkers, keep your distance and never turn your back on a cow that is behaving strangely or aggressive. Be particularly vigilant around cows with calves.
Always allow plenty of time for your hike. The walking times indicated do not include breaks. Breaks for photos and a rest need to be added to the specified times.
Make sure you find out about current weather conditions and keep an eye on weather changes. Thunderstorms can gather very quickly in the Alps.
Do not leave the designated hiking trails!
Always wear good walking boots with a robust sole, and take waterproofs with you. Take plenty of water with you (min. 1 litre) and don’t forget sunscreen!
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