Stage 1 | difficult Route city replaced by mountain air

From INNSBRUCK to the RAUSCHBRUNNEN

Starting pointThe Goldenes Dachl

Finish pointBus station Kranebitten

Ascent750 m

Descent700 m

Route Day 1

altitude profile day 1

Altitude0km1km2km3km4km5km6km7km8km9km600m700m800m900m1000m1100m1200m1.669 Altitude: 986
Urban Nature

From Innsbruck to the Borough Hungerburg

The first daily stage the Innsbruck Trek starts with a walk, away from the urban city life and straight into the wild surrounding Innsbruck. From the sight Goldenes Dachl, at the heart of Innsbruck‘s Old Town, and along a promenade, you will follow at first the green river Inn and name giver of the Alpine city. You will cross the river via a roofed wooden bridge and the surroundings change: fewer houses, more trees. With each step you leave the busy noises of the city behind; your breath becomes faster while going slightly uphill. After a short ascent you have reached the Alpenzoo, where you will find wolf, lynx and ibex in the back of beyond. No other zoo in the world possesses such a complete collection of Alpine wildlife.

Drei Wanderer auf Holzbrück die über Inn verläuft.
Drei Wanderer auf Holzbrück die über Inn verläuft.
Wanderer auf Wiese nähe Innsbruck
Breathtaking

From the Hungerburg to the Rauschbrunnen

You leave the scents of the Alpenzoo behind and reach via a gravel path and through a forest the top station of the railway Hungerburgbahn. Hold your breath for a fantastic view over the whole town of Innsbruck, the city‘ s ‘local mountain’ Patscherkofel, the mountains Serles and Nockspitze as well as the rugged massif of the Kalkkögel. Afterwards, you will hike along serpentines and again through a forest to the Alpine restaurant Rauschbrunnen: a charming spot at 1,060 m, the city at your feet and ideally sun shining on your face. Enjoy a typical Tyrolean ‚Jause‘ (dialect word for snack) on the newly constructed panorama terrace.

Distance13 km

Time5,5h

Difficulty Level3

Descent to Kranebitten & drive to the Mieminger Plateau

With your tummy filled with Kaspressknödel (Austrian dumplings with cheese, with salad or in a soup) and Schlutzkrapfen (Tyrolean ravioli stuffed with spinach and butter), you set off towards the district Kranebitten, the western city part of Innsbruck. There, you will be picked up by a shuttle that takes you to the Mieminger Plateau.

Highlights

Goldenes Dachl

Innsbruck's Alpenzoo

Pilgrimage chapel

Rausch-brunnen

Larch meadows and mountain huts on the Mieminger sonnenplateau