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THE CAPITAL OF THE ALPS AND ITS HOLIDAY VILLAGES


Contents Free Mountain Hiking Programme Innsbruck Hiking, timetable for cable cars and lifts, hiking bus The joys of nature The mountain world around Innsbruck, climbing areas, nature trails

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Mountain pastures and huts (restaurants) at a glance

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Healthy living Wellness and regeneration, running, (Nordic) walking, Kneipp baths, Qigong

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Children’s entertainment Kids’ programme, play areas

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Cycling, golf and ball sports Mountain biking, cycling, guided mountain bike tours, cycle hire, golf, mini golf, tennis, squash, beach volleyball, bowling

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Adventure sports & other sports White water rafting, climbing tours, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, summer bobsleigh, etc.

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Water and equestrian sports Open air pools, bathing lakes, indoor pools, fishing, Horse riding, pony rides for children, horse-drawn carriage rides

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Centre section/Panorama map Innsbruck Card, CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD, tourist information

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Publication details:

Publisher: Concept and design: Print: Photos:

Innsbruck Tourismus, Burggraben 3, 6020 Innsbruck Innsbruck Tourismus Grafik h.a Athesia Tyrolia Innsbruck Tourismus, Tirol Werbung, Bause, Bon Alpina Igls, Eichholzer, Lackner, Natterer See

All information is supplied without liability and is subject to change without notice, at 21 March 2012

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Innsbruck and its holiday villages SONNENPLATEAU MIEMING + TIROL MITTE INNSBRUCK’S HOLIDAY VILLAGES INN

PFAFFENRIETZ HOFEN

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OBERHOFEN FLAURLING

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STAMS SILZ

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Welcome to the heart of the Alps Innsbruck and its 25 holiday villages cordially invite you to participate for free in various mountain hikes in and around Innsbruck. Innsbruck is famous for its mountains, which are excellent playgrounds for both summer walkers and winter skiers. If you want to go on an active holiday with plenty of fresh air, then this alpine region is the perfect choice. Hike and explore the outstanding splendours of a mountain world: a mountain guide from the renowned alpine school, Alpin Schule Innsbruck (ASI) is waiting for you. And all free of charge with the Innsbruck Mountain Hiking Programme. No other city in the world can offer a similar free hiking programme in the midst of such a unique mountain wonderland. The aim of this brochure is to provide you with further information about the multitude of sports, leisure, health and wellness activities on offer and in particular those suitable for families with children and elderly people. We wish you a wonderfully active summer holiday with lots of fun and relaxation. Yours sincerely, Innsbruck Tourism and its holiday villages: Aldrans, Ampass, Axams, Birgitz, Ellbögen, Götzens, Gries im Sellrain, Grinzens, Igls, Kematen, Kühtai, Lans, Mutters, Natters, Oberperfuss, Patsch, Ranggen, Rinn, Rum, St. Sigmund – Praxmar, Sellrain, Sistrans, Unterperfuss, Völs, Zirl. 3


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Free Mountain Hiking Programme


Free Mountain Hiking Programme Innsbruck 28 May – 26 October 2012 MOUNTAIN HIKES Dates: daily 28 May – 30 September, 1–26 October Mon.–Fri., Departure/meeting point: 9.00 am, Congress Innsbruck and local tourist office (see centre section) INNSBRUCK PROGRAMME: • Mountain hikes with approved guide from the Alpin Schule Innsbruck (ASI) • Hiking bus • Tour book • A limited number of hiking boots and backpacks are available. Hiking medals: Bronze: 1 hike, Silver: 3 hikes Gold: 10 hikes, Gold with crystal: 20 hikes Hiking medals for senior citizens (aged 60 years and over): Bronze: 1 hike, Silver: 3 hikes Gold: 8 hikes, Gold with crystal: 12 hikes Participation: • Free of charge for guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD • 1,220 km of hiking paths • Go-ahead regardless of weather conditions • Hiking tours lasting between 3 and 4 hours • Suitable for elderly people and children from the age of 8 • Good physical fitness required • No previous knowledge of mountaineering necessary • Outdoor clothing (hiking boots, anorak, rain-wear) • Sun protection, food and an adequate supply of drinks Information and booking: local tourist office (see centre section) Booking only required for groups of 15 people or more SUNRISE WALK Dates: every Friday, 15 June – 21 September Services: Early bird hikes on the Rangger Köpfl for an impressive light spectacle as the sun rises to reveal a breathtaking view of the city and the Inn valley. Participation: • Free of charge for guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD • Reservation required by 4.00 pm the previous day • Minimum of 4 participants Information and booking: local tourist office (see centre section)

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LANTERN HIKE WITH MUSIC Dates: every Tuesday, 19 June – 25 September Services: free of charge (except food and drinks); romantic guided lantern hike to a mountain hut and an evening with music. Walking time approx. 50 minutes. Free bus transfers. To Gasthaus Natterboden, Natters: Meeting point/Departure free bus: 7.30 pm Axams, 7.35 pm Birgitz, 7.40 pm Götzens, 7.50 pm Mutters, 8.00 pm Natters (village square and the Natterer See), Meeting point/Departure of free bus: 7.30 pm Congress Innsbruck, 7.45 pm Igls village centre, return transfer: approx. 11.00 pm Price: free of charge for guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD Information and booking: local tourist office (see centre section) Registration only required for the bus stop at tourist office Igls – Patsch – Ellbögen and groups of 15 people or more. THE HANNES GASSER ROUTE – INNSBRUCK’S PANORAMIC CLIMBING PATH Dates: every Friday, 22 June – 21 September Services: • Guided trip with an experienced mountain guide from the Alpin Schule Innsbruck (ASI) • Hire of climbing equipment (except climbing shoes) Requirements for participation: Completion of 3 mountain hikes (entry in tour book). Minimum of 4 participants. Free of charge for guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD. Information and booking: local tourist office (see centre section), reservations required by 2.00 pm the previous day Walking information: AlpinSchule Innsbruck (ASI) Natters, In der Stille 1, tel. +43 512 54 60 00 - 24, www.asi.at, info@asi.at Innsbruck Tourismus or local tourist office (see centre section) GUIDED MOUNTAIN HIKE Departure Ellbögen: every Tuesday, 26 June – 25 September, 9.30 am Departure Patsch: every Thursday, 28 June – 27 September, 9.30 am Limited number of participants For local visitors only the car park in Ellbögen is available Registration: Mountain guide Franz Nagiller, tel. +43 664 89 16 049

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Cable cars & lifts CABLE CARS & LIFTS Nordkette cable cars Innsbruck – Hungerburg Innsbruck – Seegrube Innsbruck – Hafelekar Hungerburg – Seegrube Hungerburg – Hafelekar Seegrube – Hafelekar tel. +43 512 29 33 44 www.nordkette.com Patscherkofel cable car Middle station Mountain station tel. +43 512 37 72 34 www.patscherkofelbahnen.at

SEASON DATES SUMMER 2012

HOURS OF OPERATION

16 April – 4 November

Hungerburgbahn: 7.00 am – 7.15 pm Seegrubenbahn: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm Hafelekarbahn: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Friday evening: 6.00 pm – 11.30 pm

26 May – 7 October Weekend: to 28 October only in good weather

9.00 am – 12.00 noon 12.45 pm – 4.30 pm until 5.00 pm Sun./Public holidays and July/August

Axamer Lizum Birgitzköpfl chairlift tel. +43 5234 68 240 www.axamer-lizum.at

25 June – 11 September

8.00 am – 4.30 pm

Glungezer chairlift tel. +43 5223 78 321 or +43 676 82 94 33 33 www.glungezerbahn.at

7 June – 30 September 26–28 May, 2–3 June Weekend: to 28 October only in good weather

9.00 am – 12.00 noon 12.45 pm – 4.30 pm Sat./Sun./Public holidays: last journey down 5.00 pm

Drei-Seen chairlift Kühtai Ascent Descent tel. +43 5239 52 12 or +43 5239 52 29 www.lifte.at

23 June – 23 September

9.00 am – 4.30 pm

Muttereralm cable car Tel. +43 512 54 83 30 www.muttereralm.at

3 July – 9 September Tues.–Sun. 7 June – 1 July Sat./Sun./Public Holidays 15 Sept. – 7 Oct. Sat./Sun.

9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Oberperfuss cable cars & lifts tel. +43 5232 81 505 www.rangger-koepfl.at

30 June – 2 September daily (except Mon.–Tues.) Sat./Sun.: 16–24 June 8 Sept. – 21 Oct.

9.00 am – 4.30 pm

Youth and senior prices Tickets are issued subject to the terms and conditions posted at all participating valley stations. Discounted prices Discounts are offered on the prices listed above to carriers of the CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD: Please ask at each individual valley station about the discount they offer. 8


SINGLE ADULTS

SINGLE CHILDREN

RETURN ADULTS

RETURN CHILDREN

€ 4.00 € 14.60 € 16.20 € 12.20 € 13.80 € 3.20

€ 2.20 € 8.00 € 8.90 € 6.70 € 7.60 € 1.80

€ 6.80 € 24.30 € 27.00 € 20.30 € 23.00 € 5.40

€ 3.70 € 13.40 € 14.90 € 11.20 € 12.70 € 3.00

€ 8.00 € 12.10

€ 4.00 € 6.10

€ 11.20 € 19.00

€ 5.60 € 9.50

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€ 5.50

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€ 11.00

€ 8.00

€ 15.00

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€ 10.00 € 8.00

€ 5.00 € 4.00

€ 12.00

€ 6.00

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€ 3.70

€ 10.50

€ 5.30

€ 5.50

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€ 8.50

€ 5.00


Hiking bus DEPARTURE TIMES – MEETING POINTS – DESTINATIONS

INNSBRUCK

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

9.00 am Congress Innsbruck Patscherkofel (1) Viggarspitze (2)

9.00 am Congress Innsbruck Kühtai (1) Westfalenhaus (2)

9.00 am Congress Innsbruck Arzkasten (1) Wildermieming (2)

7.30 pm Congress Innsbruck Lantern hike Nattererboden

ALDRANS Daily advance booking

9.05 am Village Centre Bus Stop Patscherkofel (1) Viggarspitze (2) Advance booking

9.05 am Village Centre Bus Stop Kühtai (1) Westfalenhaus (2) Advance booking

9.05 am Village Centre Bus Stop Arzkasten (1) Wildermieming (2) Advance booking

AXAMS

8.30 am Tourist office Axamer Lizum (1) Hungerburg – Arzler Alm (2)

8.30 am Tourist office Patscherkofel (1) Navis Valley (2)

8.30 am Tourist office Gschnitz Valley (1) Obernberg Valley (2)

8.35 am Village Fountain Axamer Lizum (1) Hungerburg – Arzler Alm (2)

8.35 am Village Fountain Patscherkofel (1) Navis Valley (2)

BIRGITZ

ELLBÖGEN GÖTZENS

GRIES IM SELLRAIN

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7.30 pm Tourist office Lantern hike Nattererboden 8.35 am Village Fountain Gschnitz Valley (1) Obernberg Valley (2)

7.35 pm Village Fountain Lantern hike Nattererboden Regional hiking programme

8.40 am Tourist office Axamer Lizum (1) Hungerburg – Arzler Alm (2)

8.40 am Tourist office Patscherkofel (1) Navis Valley (2) 7.40 pm Tourist office Lantern hike Nattererboden 9.25 am Tourist office “Follow me” Hiking in the Sellrain Valley

8.40 am Tourist office Gschnitz Valley (1) Obernberg Valley (2)


THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

9.00 am Congress Innsbruck Navis Valley (1) Gschnitz Valley (2)

4.50 am Congress Innsbruck Sunrise hike Advance booking

9.00 am Congress Innsbruck Hungerburg (1) Arzler Alm (2)

9.00 am Congress Innsbruck Kreither Alm (1) Axamer Lizum (2)

9.00 am Congress Innsbruck Obernberg Valley (1) Stubai Valley (2) Climbing tour of Innsbruck’s Hannes Gasser Route Advance booking 9.05 am Village Centre Bus Stop Navis Valley (1) Gschnitz Valley (2) Advance booking

9.05 am Village Centre Bus Stop Obernberg Valley (1) Stubai Valley (2) Advance booking

8.30 am Tourist office Feldringalm (1) Kühtai (2)

5.10 am Tourist office Sunrise hike Advance booking

9.05 am Village Centre Bus Stop Kreither Alm (1) Axamer Lizum (2) Advance booking

8.30 am Tourismusbüro Arzkasten (1) Wildermieming (2) 8.35 am Village Fountain Feldringalm (1) Kühtai (2)

5.05 am Village Fountain Sunrise hike Advance booking 8.35 am Village Fountain Arzkasten (1) Wildermieming (2) Regional hiking programme

8.40 am Tourist office Feldringalm (1) Kühtai (2)

5.05 am Tourist office Sunrise hike Advance booking 8.40 am Tourist office Arzkasten (1) Wildermieming (2)

9.50 am Tourist office Feldringalm (1) Kühtai (2) 11


Hiking bus DEPARTURE TIMES – MEETING POINTS – DESTINATIONS

IGLS

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

9.20 am Tourist office Patscherkofel (1) Viggarspitze (2)

9.20 am Tourist office Kühtai (1) Westfalenhaus (2)

9.20 am Tourist office Arzkasten (1) Wildermieming (2)

7.45 pm Tourist office Lantern hike Nattererboden Advance booking 9.10 am Tourist office “Follow me” Hiking in the Sellrain Valley 9.45 am Tourist office “Follow me” Hiking in the Sellrain Valley 9.10 am Village Centre Bus Stop Kühtai (1) Westfalenhaus (2) Advance booking 8.55 am Tourist office Patscherkofel (1) Navis Valley (2)

9.10 am Village Centre Bus Stop Arzkasten (1) Wildermieming (2) Advance booking 8.55 am Tourist office Gschnitz Valley (1) Obernberg Valley (2)

7.50 pm Tourist office Lantern hike Nattererboden 9.05 am Village square – Natterer See Patscherkofel (1) Navis Valley (2)

9.05 am Village square – Natterer See Gschnitz Valley (1) Obernberg Valley (2)

8.00 pm Village square – Natterer See Lantern hike Nattererboden 9.00 am Tourist office “Follow me” Hiking in the Sellrain Valley 9.35 am Grünwalderhof, Patscher Hof Kühtai (1) Westfalenhaus (2) 8.55 am Tourist office Kühtai (1) Westfalenhaus (2) Advance booking

9.35 am Grünwalderhof, Patscher Hof Arzkasten (1) Wildermieming (2) 8.55 am Tourist office Arzkasten (1) Wildermieming (2) Advance booking

KEMATEN

KÜHTAI

LANS Daily advance booking

MUTTERS

NATTERS

9.10 am Village Centre Bus Stop Patscherkofel (1) Viggarspitze (2) Advance booking 8.55 am Tourist office Axamer Lizum (1) Hungerburg – Arzler Alm (2)

9.05 am Village square – Natterer See Axamer Lizum (1) Hungerburg – Arzler Alm (2)

OBER­ PERFUSS PATSCH

RINN Daily advance booking

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8.55 am Tourist office Patscherkofel (1) Viggarspitze (2) Advance booking


THURSDAY

FRIDAY

9.20 am Tourist office Navis Valley (1) Gschnitz Valley (2)

4.50 am Tourist office Sunrise hike Rangger Köpfl, Advance booking

SATURDAY

SUNDAY 9.20 am Tourist office Kreither Alm (1) Axamer Lizum (2)

9.20 am Tourist office Obernberg Valley (1) Stubai Valley (2) 9.30 am Tourist office Feldringalm (1) Kühtai (2) 10.05 am Tourist office Feldringalm (1) Kühtai (2) 9.10 am Village Centre Bus Stop Navis Valley (1) Gschnitz Valley (2) Advance booking 8.55 am Tourist office Feldringalm (1) Kühtai (2)

9.10 am Village Centre Bus Stop Obernberg Valley (1) Stubai Valley (2) Advance booking 5.05 am Tourist office Sunrise hike Advance booking

9.05 am Village square – Natterer See Feldringalm (1) Kühtai (2)

8.55 am Tourist office Arzkasten (1) Wildermieming (2) 5.00 am Village square – Natterer See Sunrise hike Advance booking

9.35 am Grünwalderhof, Patscher Hof Navis Valley (1) Gschnitz Valley (2) 8.55 am Tourist office Navis Valley (1) Gschnitz Valley (2) Advance booking

9.05 am Village square – Natterer See Arzkasten (1) Wildermieming (2) 5.20 am Tourist office Sunrise hike Advance booking 9.35 am Grünwalderhof, Patscher Hof Obernberg Valley (1) Stubai Valley (2) 8.55 am Tourist office Obernberg Valley (1) Stubai Valley (2) Advance booking

5.15 am Tourist office Sunrise hike Advance booking

9.10 am Village Centre Bus Stop Kreither Alm (1) Axamer Lizum (2) Advance booking 10.00 am Tourist office Circular hiking tour Mutterer Alm

9.35 am Grünwalderhof, Patscher Hof Kreither Alm (1) Axamer Lizum (2) 8.55 am Tourist office Kreither Alm (1) Axamer Lizum (2) Advance booking 13


Hiking bus DEPARTURE TIMES – MEETING POINTS – DESTINATIONS

RUM

Free bus transfer from Rum to Congress Innsbruck (book through your place of accommodation or at the tourist office in Rum by 6.00 pm the previous day)

ST. SIGMUND – PRAXMAR SELLRAIN

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

9.00 am Congress Innsbruck Patscherkofel (1) Viggarspitze (2) Advance booking

9.00 am Congress Innsbruck Kühtai (1) Westfalenhaus (2) Advance booking

9.00 am Congress Innsbruck Arzkasten (1) Wildermieming (2) Advance booking

7.30 pm Congress Innsbruck Lantern hike Nattererboden Advance booking 9.35 am Tourist office “Follow me” Hiking in the Sellrain Valley 9.20 am Tourist office “Follow me” Hiking in the Sellrain Valley

General Information PLEASE NOTE • Reservation essential at the local tourist office by 4.00 pm the previous day for participation in sunrise hikes (Friday), for lantern hikes and for groups of 15 people or more. • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to departure. • Hikes alternating weekly: (1) Calendar week 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38 (2) Calendar week 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39 See also weekly programme at the local tourist office. Programme subject to change. Combi-hiking: day hikes (except for the Innsbruck Saturday tour and the Western Mittelgebirge Range Sunday tour) are offered as COMBI-HIKING. You can choose between a simple, gentle hike and a longer one of moderate difficulty. Bus travel for the groups is shared. (Combi-hiking until 30 September) Please note: Meeting points for those in the holiday villages not in the table (AMPASS / GRINZENS / RANGGEN / OBERPERFUSS / SISTRANS / UNTERPERFUSS / VÖLS / ZIRL) and for days with no entry in the table, are in the nearest village or at the hikes’ starting points. For further information please ask at your local tourist office.

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THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

9.00 am Congress Innsbruck Navis Valley (1) Gschnitz Valley (2) Advance booking

4.50 am Congress Innsbruck Sunrise hike Advance booking

9.00 am Congress Innsbruck Hungerburg (1) Arzler Alm (2) Advance booking

9.00 am Congress Innsbruck Kreither Alm (1) Axamer Lizum (2) Advance booking

9.00 am Congress Innsbruck Obernberg Valley (1) Stubai Valley (2) Advance booking Climbing tour of Innsbruck’s Hannes Gasse Climbing Route Advance booking

9.55 am Bus Stop Feldringalm (1) Kühtai (2) 9.40 am Tourist office Feldringalm (1) Kühtai (2)

HIKING AND TOUR MAP For all hikes and tours, we recommend you purchase the walking maps available from your local tourist office. INNSBRUCK ALPINE AUTUMN – HIKING OFFERS 1–26 October 2012 Meeting point and departure times: as the summer hiking programme

Starting point Innsbruck, Igls, Patsch

Natters, Mutters, Götzens, Birgitz, Axams

MONDAY

The Aldrans pasture in autumnal mood

Ambience over Gnadenwald

TUESDAY

In the peaceful Sellrain Valley

Alpine pastures in the Navis Valley

WEDNESDAY

Larch meadows on the Mieming plateau

The colours of autumn in the Obernberg Valley

THURSDAY

The colours of autumn in the Navis Valley

A golden autumn in the Sellrain Valley

FRIDAY

The atmospheric Obernberg Valley

Mieming – sun-drenched plateau above the Inn Valley

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The joys of nature


The Joys of Nature – Hiking Paths ADLERWEG (EAGLE TRAIL) Sweeping like an eagle, this unique hiking trail stretches east-west between St. Johann and the Arlberg region in 31 stages over a distance of 280 km. Enjoy an intense experience of nature and culture on reflective walks through highly diverse countryside – Tyrolean history and tradition are ever present. Three stages through the area around Innsbruck and the Sellrain Valley. Information: Innsbruck Tourismus, tel. +43 512 59 850, www.innsbruck.info, office@innsbruck.info, www.adlerweg.tirol.at ALPINE GARDEN PATSCHERKOFEL Dates: June–September Highest botanical gardens in Europe extending over an area of 2 hectares at an altitude of 2,000 m and boasting more than 400 different high-alpine plants. Price: Admission free. Open: Daily from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. Guided tours on request. Information: Institut für Botanik, Sternwartestraße 15, tel. +43 512 507 - 59 27, bot-garden.uibk.ac.at, botanik@uibk.ac.at ALPINE PARK KARWENDEL The Karwendel, covering some 920 km2, is one of the largest natural land­scapes in central Europe. It is mainly alpine in character and is still in perfect harmony with centuries of rural farming tradition. This nature reserve combines the thrill of impressive scenery set in almost untouched natural countryside, with a diverse array of rare fauna and flora. The holi­day villages of Rum and Zirl make the ideal starting points for numerous walks and hikes in the Karwendel nature reserve. Information: Tourist Office Rum, Tourist Office Zirl (see centre section) ARZTALER ALM EXCURSION with a working demonstration at the Hinterloch mill, departure: Ober­ellbögen, hotels in Patsch: Fridays, 6 July – 31 August, 9.30 am. Limited to 14 participants. Booking: Mountain guide Klaus Ribis, tel. +43 664 24 35 365 the day before until 8.00 pm. AXAMER LIZUM HIKING CIRCUIT A 3.5 km circular trail at the foot of the Kalkkögel peaks giving hiking enthu­ siasts experience of the Tyrolean countryside at close quarters and at alpine altitudes of 1,600 metres. Signs are placed along the path giving visitors interesting facts about the fascinating local fauna and flora. The hiking route is especially suitable for families and elderly people. Information: Tourist Office Axams – Birgitz – Grinzens (see centre section) BOTANICAL GARDENS, INNSBRUCK Alpine, medicinal and poisonous plants, aromatic and tactile garden in the park Open: Mon.–Fri. 7.30 am – 7.00 pm; Sat., Sun. and public holidays 8.00 am – 7.00 pm (April–October) Tropical and sub-tropical plant houses Open: Every Tuesday,Thursday and first Sunday in the month 1.00–5.00 pm 18


Information: Institut für Botanik, Sternwartestraße 15 Price: Adult € 2.00, Student/Youth/Senior/Child € 1.00 Guided tours upon request and with prior reservation. tel. +43 512 507 - 59 10, botany.uibk.ac.at/bot-garden/garten/index.html, Botanischer-Garten@uibk.ac.at HUNGERBURG – NORDKETTE – GOETHEWEG TRAIL – KARWENDEL The trip begins 560 m above sea level, a stone’s throw from Innsbruck’s Old Town which houses historic buildings and the world famous “Golden Roof”. The funicular railway, planned and designed by star architect, Zaha Hadid, sets international standards for modern architecture. Section 1 takes you to Hungerburg, and its strikingly individual stations (Congress, Löwenhaus, Alpenzoo, Hungerburg 868m). The panoramic cable car which covers section II, Seegrube (1,905 m) and section III Hafelekar (2,256 m) takes you up into high alpine territory. Travel from the town centre to Innsbruck’s “top floor” in just 20 minutes. The Goetheweg trail, one of the most enchanting high-altitude mountain hikes in the greater Innsbruck area and the Karwendel Alpine Park nature reserve, offer a huge number of route variations. From the Hafelekar mountain station (2,256 m) the path leads eastwards on a very good high-altitude track to the Hafelekarspitze peak. Then it takes you across gentle, open alpine meadows and plantations of mountain pines to the Mandlscharte before continuing over Alpine, partly secured terrain, to the cosy Pfeishütte mountain hut (1,922 m). Marginal changes in altitude, breathtaking views guaranteed. Continues to the Hallerangerhaus. Section of the Adlerweg (Eagle Trail). Walking time: 4 hours. Plenty of routes from the Pfeishütte (overnight stays possible) including one that leads to the Mösl Alm (1,250 m); walking time: approx. 2 hours. (Bus pick-up service offered by Taxi Mayr, Scharnitz, tel./fax +43 5213 53 63) or continue the hike to the Stempeljoch summit (2,215 m) returning to Hall via the beautiful Herrenhäuser salt-mine mansions. Approx. 2½ hours from the Pfeishütte, you can also follow the route via the Kreuzjöchl peak to the Vintl-Alm (not staffed) at 1,567 m and on to the Rumer Alm (1,243 m). From there continue via the Enzianhütte hut (1,041 m) to Rum in approx. 1½ hours. Leaving Zirl, hike through the ruggedly picturesque Ehnbach gorge to the refreshment hut at Brunntal in the Zirler Mahdern, and from there to the Magdeburger hut (1,637 m). A steel cable enables you to ascend safely to Solsteinhaus (1,806 m). Hiking time: approx. 5½ hours. It is essential that you are sure-footed and do not suffer from vertigo. For those wanting an easier walk, leave from the Ehnbach gorge in the direction of Hochzirl and hike over the Pleiner to Oberbach and from there directly to Solsteinhaus (1,806 m). Section of the Adlerweg (Eagle Trail), hiking time: approx. 3½ hours. Information: Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen, tel. +43 512 29 33 44, fax +43 512 29 33 44 - 13, www.nordkette.com, info@nordkette.com, OeAV Österreichischer Alpenverein (Austrian Alpine Club), tel. +43 512 58 78 28, fax +43 512 58 88 42, www.alpenverein-ibk.at, office@alpenverein-ibk.at INNSBRUCK’S ALPINE PASTURE TRAIL This charming hiking path weaves its way above the western holiday villages from Kreith to Kematen, from the mountain pastures (Almen) of

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Pfarrach to Kemater Alm. Ideal for older people and families. Walkers can enjoy refreshments offered by mountain huts and/or a rest in beautiful pastures offering superb views. Different ways of reaching the summit and descending into the valley make this high altitude hike a uniquely individual experience. Anyone who would like to save themselves the arduous climb can take the Muttereralm cable car or use the chairlift to Birgitzköpfl. Information: In the Tourist Offices Mutters – Natters, Götzens, Axams – Birgitz – Grinzens (see centre section) JAKOBSWEG – ST JAMES’ WAY Part of the medieval St James’ Way, running from the Brenner pass, through the holiday villages of Ellbögen, Patsch and Igls, to Santiago de Compostela in the north-west corner of Spain. It also passes Innsbruck and on through the holiday villages of Völs, Kematen and Unterperfuss, before heading west towards Arlberg. Coming from Hall, the St James’ Way runs to Rum pass Thaur and across Römerpark and the Kalvarienberg mountain to the St James’ Cathedral in Innsbruck. Information: Tourist Office Kematen, Tourist Office Rum (see centre section), www.jakobsweg-tirol.net KÜHTAI – SELLRAIN VALLEY – LÜSENS – PRAXMAR Mountain peaks offering fine views, primeval tributary valleys and picturesque mountain lakes at altitudes ranging from 900 to 1,690 m dominate this romantic upland valley right up to Austria’s highest skiing resort of Kühtai at 2,020 m. Alpine roses blossom above 1,500 m from mid-June to the end of July. From the Lüsener Fernerkogel (3,298 m) there are tremendous views of the Stubai Alps’ three thousand-metre-high peak. Information: Tourist Office Gries im Sellrain (see centre section) MUTTERER ALM – STUBAI VALLEY An undulating hiking and skiing paradise for the whole family (950–1,800 m). An ideal starting point for delightful excursions on foot or mountain bike across mountain pastures into the charming Stubai Valley. Ideal for hiking and mountain biking in combination with the Stubaital tram to Fulpmes or for high mountain hiking along the Innsbruck Almenweg (Alpine pasture trail) between Mutterer Alm and Birgitzköpfl/Axamer Lizum. For both cable cars, the purchase of the INNSBRUCK CARD is recommended. Ascend with the Muttereralmbahn (cable car) to the Mutterer Alm – Adventure Playground (also with INNSBRUCK CARD). Particularly suitable for families and disabled persons. Information: Muttereralm Bergbahnen, tel. +43 512 54 83 30, www.muttereralm.at, office@muttereralm.at and Tourist Office Mutters – Natters (see centre section)

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NORDKETTE – SEEGRUBE EVENING EXPERIENCE Dates: Fridays Delight in the spectacular views from the mountain tops over a sea of lights; absorb the breathtaking panorama and the ambience of the Olympic city of Innsbruck by taking an evening trip on the Nordkettenbahn cable car. Ascent from 6.00 pm every half hour (also with the INNSBRUCK CARD). Last descent 11.30 pm. Restaurant open. Price: Adult € 15.00, Youth € 12.00, Senior Citizen € 13.50, Child € 8.30


Information: Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen, tel. +43 512 29 33 44, www.nordkette.com, Restaurant Alpenlounge Seegrube (1,905 m), Reservations: +43 664 88 44 78 17, info@seegrube.info, www.seegrube.info ON THE HUNGERBURG FUNICULAR TO THE ALPINE ZOO An exciting journey through the wildlife of the Alps with more than 2,000 animals from 150 species. What makes this “mountain animal park” so special is that the alpine life forms are presented in both historical and modern contexts. Price: Adult € 10.00, Youth/Senior Citizen € 8.50, Child 6-15 years € 5.00 (4–5 years: € 2.00). Price includes: Entry to the Alpine Zoo and ride on the Hungerburg funicular Information: Alpenzoo Innsbruck, tel. +43 512 29 23 23, www.alpenzoo.at PATSCHERKOFEL GIPFELHAUS (SUMMIT HOUSE) Easy-to-walk panoramic path from the Patscherkofel mountain lift station (shelter and panoramic restaurant) to the summit house (2,246 m) with panoramic views. Information: Patscherkofel lifts, tel. +43 512 37 72 34, www.patscherkofelbahnen.at RANGGEN PATH OF CONTEMPLATION This special path starts and finishes at the more than 500-year-old St Magnus parish church, St Magnus in Ranggen. Along the way to the recently built chapel, seven stops invite you to contemplate the seven physical acts of charity. The forestry path back down features seven signs giving information about these acts of mercy. Distance to chapel and back: 4.5 km, change in altitude: 250 m. Information: Angelika Maizner, tel. +43 676 97 79 940, a.maizner@aon.at RANGGER KÖPFL Hiking and mountain bike trail from Oberperfuss up to Stiglreith (1,363 m) and continuing past the idyllic setting of the reservoir (1,600 m) to the Rosskogel mountain hut (1,777 m). From here the Alpenrosensteig (Alpine Rose Path) continues up to the Rangger Köpfl summit (1,939 m) or across to the Krimpenbach mountain hut (1,918 m). The ascent on the Rosskogel (2,649 m) is a challenge even for those with mountain experience. Magnificent views of Innsbruck and the Inn valley. Starting point for the Sellrain Valley mountain path to St. Sigmund – Haggen, and for the Peter-Anich mountain track heading west to Rietz and the Peter-Anich hut. Information: Tourist Office Oberperfuss – Unterperfuss – Ranggen (see centre section) SELLRAIN VALLEY HIGH ALTITUDE TRAIL Situated at a higher altitude with abundant stunning views, the 15 km mountain trail along the 2,000 m high route, stretches across the alpine pastures of the Haggener and Peider Sonnberg mountains, then along the mountain sides of the Koflerspitzen and Weisstein until you find yourself beneath the Rosskogel mountain. There are benches to rest at the prettiest viewing points. Ascent and descent are also possible to and from all locations between Zimbachalm and Oberperfuss. SELLRAIN VALLEY PATH OF CONTEMPLATION Cultural walking trail taking you to the three churches and the stations of the cross in Sellrain and Gries im Sellrain. Information: Tourist Office Gries im Sellrain (see centre section)

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SPECKBACHERWEG TRAIL The Speckbacherweg trail starts and finishes in Tulfes, running throughout along the edge of the lower forest and, in the course of its 16 km, passing all the villages from Rinn to Ellbögen. The Speckbacherweg cuts through the entire south-eastern highlands. There are countless benches and resting places with glorious views offering an invitation to linger. Length: 16 km, Time: 4 hrs. Degree of difficulty: easy STUBAI GLACIER Just under an hour’s drive from Innsbruck ... modern cable cars whisk visitors up into the realm of the “three-thousanders” in barely 35 minutes. Children under 10 years travel free when accompanied by an adult. New “Top of Tyrol” summit platform (3,210 m) and a view of 109 three-thousand-metre high peaks. Information: www.stubaier-gletscher.com (see picture top page 21) VIA ALPINA LONG-DISTANCE HIKING TRAIL A journey of discovery on foot through the Alpine countries of Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, France and Monaco. One section of the 5,000 km long hiking route from Nice to Trieste also crosses the Karwendel mountain range. Information: OeAV Österreichischer Alpenverein (Austrian Alpine Club), tel. +43 512 58 78 28, www.alpenverein-ibk.at, office@alpenverein-ibk.at, www.karwendel.org, www.via-alpina.com ZIRBENWEG (STONE PINE PATH) – PATSCHERKOFEL – GLUNGEZER This 7 km long, almost flat Alpine ramble in the Patscherkofel-Zirmberg nature reserve at an altitude of 2,000 m, takes you through a compact, centuries-old stone pines plantation. A unique mountain panorama with views across the Inn Valley. Section of the Adlerweg (Eagle Trail). Walking time: approx. 2½ hours. Ascent with the Patscherkofel cable car or Glungezer chairlift (also with INNSBRUCK CARD). Please note operating times of each lift. Post bus daily from Igls/Patscherkofel lift (Change in Sistrans): 8.12, 9.19, 10.19, 12.19, 14.19, 16.19, 17.19, 18.19 From Tulfes Raika (Raiffeisen bank) (Change in Fagslung): Mon.–Sat.: 7.40, 8.35, 9.35, 11.35, 13.35, 15.35, 16.35, 17.35, Sun. and public holidays: 7.25, 8.35, 9.25, 11.25, 13.25, 15.25, 16.35, 17.25 (Change in Sistrans) Passengers travelling from the Glungezer lift to the Patscherkofel lift and vice versa have to change in the village of Sistrans. Zirbenweg Circular Tour Ticket (Reduction with CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD) Patscherkofel lift + Glungezer lift + Post bus Price: Adult € 21.50, Youth/Senior Citizen € 18.50, Child € 12.50 Patscherkofelbahn + Glungezerbahn Price: Adult € 19.50, Youth/Senior Citizen € 17.00, Child € 11.50 Tickets available at the mountain lift valley stations. Information: Patscherkofel lifts, tel. +43 512 37 72 34, www.patscherkofelbahnen.at Glungezer lift, tel. +43 5223 78 321, www.glungezerbahn.at, verkauf@glungezerbahn.at 22


Themed and Nature Trails GUIDED NATURE TOURS Dates: Fridays, 29 June – 31 August Experience the wonders of nature. Get a little closer to all the peculiarities and adaptations of the Alps’ plant and animal kingdoms via a guided tour with a nature expert. Especially suitable for families. Duration: approx. 2 hrs. Price: Free of charge for guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD Meeting point: 9.45 am, Liftstüberl Birgitz (car park) Information: Tourist Office Axams – Birgitz – Grinzens (see centre section) KNAPPENWEG PATH Newly laid out shepherd and poachers’ path through the breathtaking mountain scenery of the Wörge Valley from Kühtai to Hochötz. This highaltitude path runs through the region’s mining history of 400 years ago. Historic miner’s house rebuilt on the original walls and ore mill. Information: Tourist Office Gries im Sellrain (see centre section) NATURE AND GLACIER TRAIL Praxmar is the point of departure for this 2.5 km long path. Display boards along the first section of the trail give information about the flora and fauna of the Sellrain Valley. The second section from Lüsens to Fernerboden gives a fascinating insight into the development of the glacier up to the present day. A natural observation platform guarantees a magnificent view of the surrounding mountain landscape. Information: Tourist Office Gries im Sellrain (see centre section) OBERPERFER GEISTERWANDERWEG – GHOST TRAIL IN OBERPERFUSS A legendary tour that leads through the middle of the woods to the reservoir. Jump on the eight-seater gondola to Stiglreith and ride comfortably up to 1,360 m. This is where you meet the Baumbarts, who become your irresistible hiking companions. The Baumbarts are actually pine trunks that have been turned upside down, hammered into the ground and then had a face carved into each one. Push a button and they talk too – telling interesting and exciting tales. Trail length approx. 1.6 km, 21 stations, ending at the reservoir. Refreshment stops: Panoramic restaurant Stiglreith and Rosskogel hut. Information: Bergbahnen (cable cars) Oberperfuss (see page 8) PATSCHERKOFEL NATURE TRAIL The Naturlehrweg Patscherkofel (Patscherkofel Nature Trail) is a natural history guide, available from the tourist offices in Igls and Lans and from the Patscherkofel lift operators. It vividly describes 15 stations along the path with the the flora and fauna’s important ecological functions, the path’s geology, climatic and foehn wind phenomena and its different soils; it also documents the history of human settlement on the Patscherkofel mountain. Walking time: approx. 2 hrs. Information: OeAV Österreichischer Alpenverein (Austrian Alpine Club), tel. +43 512 58 78 28, www.alpenverein-ibk.at, office@alpenverein-ibk.at RUM NATURE TRAIL From the Karwendel Alpine Park there is a nature trail that leads over the Sieben Wege (Seven Paths) to Garzanhof. This is a circular route. Information: Tourist Office Rum (see centre section)

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ZIRL BIRD TRAIL This beautifully laid-out hiking path runs from the northern outskirts of the village and takes about 1 hour to get to Hochzirl. Along the way there are 23 display boards with pictures and descriptions of the habitats of the local bird life. Information: Tourist Office Zirl (see centre section) – brochures available there!

The Joys of Nature – Nature Guiding NATURE GUIDING IS ABOUT OBSERVING NATURE IN ALL ITS FACETS INCLUDING FLORA, FAUNA AND GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURES. MUTTERS Experience the flight of the eagle at close quarters; see every feather while you learn some interesting facts from an expert – a journey of discovery in virtually untouched natural surroundings with an experienced guide and binoculars (to hire) from Swarovski Optik. Dates: May–October, on request. Duration: approx. 2 hours. Price: € 5.00 contribution with the CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD. Information, booking and appointments: Tourist Office Mutters – Natters (see centre section) ST. SIGMUND – PRAXMAR: SONNBERGALM WUNDERWANDERWEG (WONDER WALKING PATH) Walk about 350 metres up in 1 hour from St. Sigmund to the Sonnbergalm (open for refreshments). Information: Tourist Office St. Sigmund – Praxmar (see centre section) , tel. +43 5236 570, www.innsbruck.info/st.sigmund

The Joys of Nature – Family Excursions AN EXPERIENCE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Enjoy our beautiful surroundings – adventures, games and natural discoveries under the supervision of an experienced hiking guide. The whole family takes the bus to a beautiful destination and, weather permitting, enjoys a picnic by the camp-fire. Also suitable for young children (children cannot participate in the Mountain Hiking Programme until they are 8 years of age). Dates: Wednesdays, 30 June – 29 September, Price: Free for guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD, Meeting point: 10.00 am from the hotels, Information: Claudia Muigg, tel. +43 664 12 04 333. Please book through your place of accommodation. HIGH WIRE ADVENTURE IN RINN An exciting challenge for adults and children, 8 years or older. Dates: every Wednesday, 20 June – 5 September, (except 15 Aug., replaced by Thu. 16 Aug.), 4.00 pm to approx. 7.00 pm. Price: Free for guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD. Information and Registration: www.teamtrainingtirol.com, register by Tuesday 4.00 pm at the tourist office in Rinn, tel. +43 5223 78 173 24


ALPINE PASTURES AND MOUNTAIN HUTS (RESTAURANTS) IN INNSBRUCK AND SURROUNDING AREA: Aldranser Alm (1,511 m) tel. +43 676 31 30 355 Alpenlounge Seegrube (1,905 m) tel. +43 664 88 44 78 17 Alpengasthof Bergheim (1,525 m) tel. +43 664 22 45 572 Alpengasthof Boscheben (2,035 m) tel. +43 650 37 92 541 Alpengasth. Heiligwasser (1,234 m) tel. +43 512 37 71 71 Adolf Pichler Hütte (1,977 m) tel. +43 720 70 27 24 Arzler Alm (1,067 m) tel. +43 664 65 53 39 5 Arztaler Alm (1,930 m) tel. +43 512 37 71 75 Alpengasthof Adelshof (1,315 m) tel. +43 5234 68 176 Bergoase Forellenhof (1,646 m) tel. +43 650 44 47 760 Birgitzer Alm (1,808 m) tel. +43 664 54 87 520 Birgitzköpflhaus (2,035 m) tel. +43 5234 68 100 Bodensteinalm (1,661 m) tel. +43 664 10 43 945 or +43 512 20 60 42 Brunntal (1,172 m) tel. +43 664 30 75 343 Enzianhütte (1,041 m) tel. +43 512 26 81 88 or +43 680 30 11 932 Gasthaus Nockhof (1,264 m) tel. +43 699 81 37 12 64 Gasthof Scheipenhof (1,139 m) tel. +43 512 56 29 00 Gipfelrest. Patscherkofel (2,246 m) tel. +43 664 92 59 351 Gleirschalm (1,666 m) tel. +43 664 32 54 697 Glungezer Hütte (2,600 m) tel. +43 5223 78 018 Götzner Alm (1,542 m) tel. +43 664 43 49 792 Hafelekar (2,256 m) tel. +43 664 88 44 78 17 Hochmahdalm (2,040 m) tel. +43 650 47 30 567 Höttinger Alm (1,487 m) tel. +43 676 30 56 228 Kemater Alm (1,673 m) tel. +43 664 91 56 634 Kreither Alm (1,492 m) tel. +43 676 94 44 158 Lanser Alm (1,718 m) Lizum Alm (1,564 m) tel. +43 5234 68 403 Magdeburger Hütte (1,637 m) tel. +43 5238 88 790 Meissner Haus (1,707 m) tel. +43 512 37 76 97 Mutterer Alm (1,608 m) tel. +43 512 54 83 30 Panoramarestaurant (1,952 m) tel. +43 512 37 96 95 Patscher Alm (1,684 m) tel. +43 676 93 41 622 Potsdamer Hütte (2,009 m) tel. +43 650 40 30 822 Pforzheimer Hütte (2,310 m) tel. +43 5236 521 Rauschbrunnen (1,088 m) tel. +43 664 40 75 554 Rinner Alm (1,394 m) tel. +43 5223 78 409 Rosskogelhütte (1,777 m) tel. +43 5232 81 419 Rumer Alm (1,243 m) tel. +43 664 42 76 159 Schafalm (1,564 m) tel. +43 676 38 39 961 Schärmeralm (1,646 m) tel. +43 5236 60 030 Schutzh. Patscherkofel (1,964 m) tel. +43 512 37 71 96 Sistranser Alm (1,608 m) Solsteinhaus (1,806 m) tel. +43 664 33 36 531 Sonnbergalm (1,950 m) tel. +43 664 93 47 501 Stiglreith (1,360 m) tel. +43 664 41 11 666 Stockerhof (1,156 m) tel. +43 512 57 20 80 Tulfeinalm (2,035 m) tel. +43 5223 78 153 Westfalenhaus (2,276 m) tel. +43 664 78 80 875 25


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Healthy Living INNSBRUCK AND ITS MOUNTAIN WORLD: FOR THE ULTIMATE IN GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING Air, light and water: life’s basic elements and the basic elements for health tourism too. The recreational regions around Innsbruck offer the highest quality in all three elements: superb air quality, lots of sunny days and crystal clear mountain water – these are the fundamentals for a distinctive experience of well-being. Catering for all age groups, the aim of the range of individual choices for health is to increase levels of well-being and energy for every-day life. The link between hiking at moderate altitudes of up to 2,500 m and the variety of benefits this has on health, is scientifically substantiated in a well-known study, AMAS (Austrian Moderate Altitude Study). Information: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schobersberger, Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Innsbruck Tourismus and local tourist offices (see centre section) NORDIC WALKING Nordic Walking is active walking using special poles equipped with handstraps and vibration-absorbing rubber tips. By using the poles – in a way similar to cross-country skiing – all the important muscles are exercised in a gentle way. It is the ideal introduction to “gentle” endurance training and is suitable for all age groups. Axamer Lizum Alpine Circular Trail Nordic walking over 3.5 kilometres and at Alpine altitudes (1,600 m) Information: Tourist Office Axams – Birgitz – Grinzens (see centre section) Innsbruck Innsbruck INN Motion: 24 different running and Nordic walking trails covering 158 km along the Inn and Sill rivers, through Hötting, Mühlau and Arzl, Hungerburg including the Almen (pastures) near the town; new Tivoli, including the Baggersee and the Sill gorge as far as Bergisel. www.innsbruck.at, www.stadtlauf-ibk.com Igls – Lans – Sistrans – Rinn 18 different courses covering 109 km with different levels of difficulty. Running and Nordic Walking Centre of Excellence. Igls Nordic Walking Dates: every Monday, 11 June – 24 September Price: free of charge for guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD. Meeting point: 5.00 pm, Haus des Tourismus Igls. Equipment rental free of charge. Information: Wolfgang Platzer, tel. +43 676 42 98 051, Tourist Office Igls – Patsch – Ellbögen (see centre section) Kühtai 9 different running and Nordic walking trails covering 74 km with different levels of difficulty. Information: Tourist Office Kühtai (see centre section) 28


Rinn/Judenstein 6 different running and Nordic walking trails, 27 km at various levels of difficulty. Rum About 15 km of varied skating and running trails along the Inn and Sill rivers. Three new Nordic walking trails, approx. 15 km, including all levels of difficulty. Starting point: Karwendel Alpine Park car park in Hoch Rum. www.laufland.tirol.at, www.rum-innsbruck.at Information: Tourist Office Rum (see centre section) THE INNSBRUCK/KÜHTAI CENTRE FOR HIGH-ALTITUDE TRAINING Train like the Olympic speed skating champion, Anni Friesinger. The athlete lives at an altitude of 2,020 m in the Kühtai region and does light stamina training at this altitude every day. The sports star then trains in Innsbruck and the surrounding area at 600 m, in an environment close to competition conditions. Stamina is increased by successful altitude training under optimum conditions and with full sports-medicine supervision. Information and booking: Tourist Office Kühtai (see centre section) KNEIPP BATHS Water treatments, herbs and teas, movement therapy, a balanced diet and positive action and thought – these are the five pillars of the Kneipp approach to good health. Free use of Kneipp facilities. Kneipp facilities in: Igls, Gries im Sellrain, Lans, Kematen, Oberperfuss. QIGONG Gentle exercises, imagination and breathing techniques to activate the body’s energy cycle, remove blockages and reinvigorate body and mind. Experience a feeling of incredible vitality and good health, inner well-being and harmony. Half or full-day gentle hikes in the mountains using a practised walking technique that is especially easy on the joints – an unforgettable natural experience. In a light-hearted way, we unite with the powers of nature and, through other qigong exercises, experience and, using all our senses, feel the elements, their qualities and their individual effects on us. Innsbruck Dates: 11 June – 9 August, Monday–Thursday (and public holidays), 6.30–7.30 am, Hofgarten Imperial Gardens, large area of parkland (donations welcome), Information: Renate Missethon, tel. +43 676 95 72 850, www.dantianzentrum.com, info@dantianzentrum.com

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Children’s entertainment CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME AT THE NATTERER SEE Dates: 28 May – 21 September, Natterer See Monday–Friday 10.00 am – 12.00 noon and 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm Pick-up: 5.00 pm Please make sure you arrive on time so as not to disrupt schedules. Services: • Children aged 4–12 cared for by professional child minders • Midday supervision, 12.00 noon – 1.00 pm, with lunch (child menu with drink € 5.50) • Indoor and outdoor recreation and entertainment programmes (excursions, adventure games, tournaments, swimming, creative activities, magic shows etc.) • Free admission to the Natterer See and reduced rates for parents • Children’s Olympics in Natters (3, 10, 17, 24, 31 July, 7 August) • Club-Pass and certificate • Transfer Igls – Natterer See: 9.00 am, return at approx. 5.15 pm • 16, 30 July Twall- team competition • 11, 18, 25 July and 1 August Magic show • 23 July and 6 August Pull-riding Participation: Free of charge for children when parents have a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD or Holiday Cards accepted by Innsbruck Tourismus Meeting points: Natterer See: 10.00 am and 1.00 pm, reception; Igls: 9.00 am, Tourist Office Igls – Patsch – Ellbögen Information: Ferienparadies Natterer See, tel. +43 512 54 67 32, info@natterersee.com, Tourist Office Igls – Patsch – Ellbögen (see centre section) CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME AT THE HOLIDAY CLUB ZIRL Dates: July–August, Monday–Friday Summer programme with trips, excursions, handicrafts etc. for our guests’ children aged between 4–14 years holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD. Information and detailed programme: Tourist Office Zirl (see centre section), www.zirl.at/ferienclub CHILDREN’S PLAY AREAS AND ADVENTURE PLAYGROUNDS Aldrans: Rans playground Information: Tourist Office Lans – Aldrans – Sistrans (see centre section) Ampass: at the community centre Information: Ampass local authorities, tel. +43 512 34 54 54 Axams: Lindenweg near the secondary school (Hauptschule) Information: Tourist Office Axams – Birgitz – Grinzens (see centre section) Birgitz: at the lift café Information: Tourist Office Axams – Birgitz – Grinzens (see centre section) Götzens: Unterer Feldweg (lower country lane) Information: Tourist Office Götzens (see centre section) 32


Gries im Sellrain: Murmel Adventure Playground (in the village centre) adjacent to the Marmota café-restaurant Information: Tourist Office Gries im Sellrain (see centre section) Igls: Kurpark (Spa gardens), Fernkreuzweg road, garden by the tourist office Information: Tourist Office Igls – Patsch – Ellbögen (see centre section) Innsbruck: Hofgarten Imperial Gardens, Rapoldi Park, Tummelplatz (playground), Ambras Castle, Gramartboden (Hungerburg), Grüner Boden (Allerheiligen), Sieglanger, Lohbachsiedlung. Information: Innsbruck Tourismus (see centre section) Innsbruck – Alpine Zoo: Adventure playground with bear’s cave and toddlers’ playground. Information: Alpenzoo, tel. +43 512 29 23 23, alpenzoo@tirol.com, www.alpenzoo.at Kematen: Messerschmittweg and Sportplatzweg, the “Innbrucker Straße” playground info-point and water game Information: Tourist Office Kematen (siehe Mittelteil) Lans: at the Sparbeggweg sports ground Information: Tourist Office Lans – Aldrans – Sistrans (see centre section) Mutters: Abenteuerberg (Adventure mountain) near the Muttereralmbahn mountain lift station. Information: Muttereralm Bergbahnen (lifts & cable cars), tel. +43 512 54 83 30, www.muttereralm.at, office@muttereralm.info Natters: Natterer Boden Inn (activity farm), Natterer See, municiple office Information: Tourist Office Mutters – Natters (see centre section) Oberperfuss: Sports ground, Peter-Anich elementary school, tennis courts, Aigling, panorama restaurant Stiglreith Information: Tourist Office Oberperfuss – Unterperfuss – Ranggen (see centre section) Rinn: Forest playground, playground by the tennis courts Information: Tourist Office Rinn (see centre section) Rum: Adventure and forest playground Hoch Rum, barefoot course in Hoch Rum, Römer Park leisure complex; near Rossau leisure complex and bathing lake. Information: Tourist Office Rum (see centre section) Sistrans: Tigls primary school, sports ground Information: Tourist Office Rinn (see centre section) St. Sigmund: Fuchs playground Information: Tourist Office St. Sigmund – Praxmar (see centre section)

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Cycling MOUNTAIN BIKING – CYCLING At an altitude between 600 and 2,250 m, beginners as well as experienced cyclists can look forward to 115 km of sign-posted mountain bike routes in the Nordkette, Patscherkofel, Kematen, Rangger Köpfl and Mutterer Alm areas, plus 350 km of cycle paths along the Inn Valley. Biker fun trail and trial section for extreme bikers on the Nordkette-Seegrube. Cycles may be carried on the Nordkette lift. Information and “Bike & Fun” brochure: available at Innsbruck Tourismus or in the local tourist office. BIKE HIRE Innsbruck: Rent a bike, City bikes – Children’s bikes – Mountain and electric bikes Die Börse/I-Bike, Leopoldstraße 4 (in the courtyard), tel. +43 512 58 17 42, Mon.–Fri. 9.00 am – 6.30 pm, Sat., Sun. 9.00 am – 5.00 pm, Sun. only in good weather, office@i-bike.at, www.i-bike.at, shop@dieboerse.at, www.dieboerse.at. Innsbruck: Free bike shuttle on request/bike pick-up service for groups. Rental fee: from € 12.00 per day. Free-ride bike – full suspension bike – downhill bike Bicycle hire with outfit and protectors, shop@dieboerse.at, www.dieboerse.at Axams: Sport 2000 Apperl, tel. +43 5234 68 390 Götzens: Alp Art Hotel Götzens, tel. +43 5234 48 010 Gries im Sellrain: Sport Seppl, Tourist Office Gries im Sellrain, tel. +43 5236 344 Igls: E-Bike hire, Tourist Office Igls – Patsch – Ellbögen, tel. +43 512 37 71 01 Kematen: Tourist Office Kematen, tel. +43 5232 24 34 (discount for guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD) Mutters: E-Bike and Segway hire, Hotel Seppl Mutters, tel. +43 512 54 84 55 (discount for guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD) Oberperfuss: Sport Haider, tel. +43 5232 81 481 Rum: Free bike shuttle/pick-up (see Innsbruck for details) Zirl: Mang Thomas bike workshop and hire, tel. +43 664 48 42 445 GUIDED MOUNTAIN BIKE TOURS Götzens: Dates: Thursdays, 28 June – 6 September Services: Mountain bike tour with guide, hire bike Participation: free of charge for guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD (deposit for bike hire € 8.00), cycle tour with min. 6 participants lasting between 2 and 3 hours, booking required on previous day Meeting point: 9.00 am, Tourist Office Götzens (see centre section) GUIDED BIKE TOURS – ON REQUEST Information and booking: Inntour Sport & Touristic Services, Leopold­ straße 4 (in the yard), tel. +43 699 10 12 87 30 or +43 512 21 44 66, www.inntour.at, info@inntour.at 36


GUIDED SEGWAY TOURS Mutters: Circular tour on an electric, computer-controlled off-road roller. Information and booking: Hotel Seppl Mutters, tel. +43 512 54 84 55, www.hotel-seppl.at, Duration: 1.5 hrs. Price: € 45.00 per person incl. helmet and training. Participation: discount for guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD

Golf and Ball Sports GOLF On the beautiful sunny plateau above Innsbruck, against a picturesque mountain backdrop, both the dedicated golfer and the enthusiastic beginner will find an atmosphere that intensifies their passion for the sport. GOLF & CITY Enjoy a wide variety of golf packages designed for beginners and lowscorers. Stay in one of the charming holiday villages or in Innsbruck itself. Holders of a Club Innsbruck Member Card get a reduction on all green fees at the golf clubs in Igls, Lans, Rinn, The Mieminger Plateau golf club and the Innsbruck Golf Training Centre. Olympia Golf Igls Par 58. 9-hole golf course with large floodlit driving range, clubhouse and golf school. Restaurant and car park on the Römerstraße. Pay and Play – golf for everyone, club membership not required. The ideal 9-hole course at the foot of the Patscherkofel offers unbeatable price/performance ratio – everything you would expect from a game of golf. Price: Green fees 9-hole: € 32.00, 18-hole: € 48.00 Reductions: 20 % with CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD. Information: Olympia Golf Igls GesmbH, Badhausstraße 60 b, tel. +43 512 37 91 50, office@olympia-golf.at, www.olympia-golf.at 9-Loch Platz Lans Par 66. This picturesque 9-hole course in Lans is situated in a parkland setting of evergreens, broad-leaf and fruit trees. The apparently easy course is irresistible and a normal round may be played in about 90 minutes. Information: Golf Course Lans, Sparbeggweg 223, tel./fax +43 512 37 71 65, Reductions: for guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD. Rinn 18-hole golf course Par 71. A challenging championship course. 18-holes, partly hilly, fairways trail like two concentric circles over a high plateau. A difference in altitude of 300 m makes this a favourite course for athletic players and the views out over the Nordkette are unforgettable. Information: Golf Course Rinn, Oberdorf 11, tel. +43 5223 78 177, fax +43 5223 78 177 - 77, www.golfclub-innsbruck-igls.at, office@golfclub-innsbruck-igls.at Green fees Lans & Rinn: Day’s green fee Rinn: € 65.00/70.00 18-hole green fee at Lans: € 55.00/60.00 3-day pass (valid within 6 days): € 165.00 5-day pass (valid within 10 days): € 260.00. Reductions on request. Reductions: for guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD. Golf Training Centre Innsbruck Close to the city, the driving range with its 32 tees – 16 of them covered – and pitching, chipping and putting green offers you the chance to perfect your golf swing at a very reasonable rate. All year round – from early till late − with or without professional support. What‘s so special about it? You pay no driving range fees. 37


Price: 30 balls for € 3.00 (1 bucket). The third bucket is free for guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD. Information: Golf Trainingszentrum (Training centre) – Rossau leisure centre, Archenweg 70, tel. +43 699 10 88 03 43, www.freizeitzentrum-rossau.at, office@freizeitzentrum-rossau.at GOLFPARK MIEMINGER PLATEAU Reductions: for guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD. 18–hole Championship Course Par 72. Awarded Austria’s best new golf course at the 2008 Golf Awards, this 18-hole course combines a sporting challenge with unforgettable panoramic views. Protected to the north by the impressive Mieming mountain chain, the broad, gently undulating fairways are carefully embedded in the 70,000 m2 pine forest. A special highlight is the halfway station, the Stöttlalm – the 360° view from the terrace over the pond and the 9th green to the stunning mountain scenery is quite unique. 9–hole Park Course Par 58. Nestled in beautiful meadow landscape you find this 9-hole Park Course with its manicured fairways and greens. Perfect for beginners and those with good handicaps but little time. In addition, the large golf academy with a covered driving range, 1,300 m2 putting green, chipping and pitching area and 4 PGA certified golf professionals offers outstanding training facilities. Information: Golf Park Mieminger Plateau, Obermieming 141e, 6414 Mieming, tel./fax +43 5264 53 36, golf@mieming.at, www.golfmieming.at. Price: reduced green fee price: Championship course: 18-hole € 60.00, Park Course: 9-hole € 20.00 / 18-hole € 38.00 ALPINE GOLF Choose from among 28 golf courses in the Tyrol and Salzburg region. The Golf Alpin Pass consists of 3 or 5 green-fees which can be used at the golf club of your choice and is available from all golf clubs and golfing hotels. Information: www.golf-alpin.at, www.golfclub-innsbruck-igls.at MINI GOLF Birgitz: Nedergasse, tel. +43 676 70 16 462 Innsbruck: Rossau leisure centre (Baggersee), tel. +43 699 10 88 03 43 Lans: Lanser See car park, tel. +43 664 44 85 000 Zirl: Franz-Plattner-Straße, tel. +43 5238 52 587

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TENNIS – SQUASH Aldrans: Die Ranch tennis centre, tel. +43 676 42 64 024 Axams: Tennisclub Axams, tel. +43 5234 68 178 (free of charge for guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD, subject to court availability), Booking: Tourist Office Axams – Birgitz – Grinzens (see centre section) Götzens: Sports ground, tel. +43 5234 32 814 Igls: TC Parkclub Igls, Kurpark, tel. +43 512 37 72 07 Innsbruck: City Squash und Fitness, Hunoldstraße 5, tel. +43 512 365 - 69 60 Tennishalle Reichenau, Stadlweg 40, tel. +43 512 34 62 29 Tennisclub IEV, Reichenauerstraße 144, tel. +43 512 39 24 76 Tennisclub Allround, Paschbergweg 3, tel. +43 512 36 01 10 (Speed-Tennis)


Tennis & Squash Hallen Penz GmbH, Fürstenweg 172, tel. +43 512 28 43 64 Kematen: Sportplatzweg, tel. +43 5232 32 30 Mutters: Leisure centre, free for holders of the CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD, book reservations at the Tourist Office Mutters – Natters. Natters: Natters sports centre, Free for holders of the CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD, reservation required, tel. +43 512 54 61 88 Oberperfuss: Bürgl tennis courts, reservations Hotel Krone, tel. +43 5232 81 465 Rinn: Tennis centre, tel. +43 5223 78 877 - 14 Rum: Forest tennis facility Rum, tel. +43 512 20 40 34, www.tcrum.at, info@tcrum.at, Hotel Huberhof, tel. +43 512 26 12 20, Information: Tourist Office Rum (see centre section) Sistrans: Tennis centre, tel. +43 512 37 72 89 Völs: Tennisclub Völs, Landesstraße, tel. +43 512 30 11 63 Zirl: Sports ground, tel. +43 5238 52 298 (Tennis) BEACH VOLLEYBALL Aldrans: Die Ranch tennis centre, tel. +43 676 42 64 024 Ampass: Sports ground, www.beachampass.at, tel. +43 676 46 00 847 Axams: Leisure centre, tel. +43 5234 68 322 Gries im Sellrain: Murmel adventure playground, tel. +43 5236 333 Igls: Patscherkofel bottom lift station, tel. +43 512 37 71 01 Innsbruck: Tivoli (new stadium), Stadionstraße 1, tel. +43 512 33 838 - 246 Hötting West, Franz-Baumann-Weg 8, tel. +43 512 53 60 - 16 63, leisure facility Rossau/Baggersee, tel. +43 512 502 - 70 91 91 Kematen: Sports ground, tel. +43 5232 24 34 Natters: Sports ground, Information: tel. +43 512 54 84 10, Tourist Office Mutters – Natters (see centre section) Oberperfuss: Sports ground, tel. +43 5232 81 489 Patsch: Sports ground (by arrangement), tel. +43 664 52 36 444 Rum: 2 public courts within grounds of the Hauptschule (secondary school) in Rum at Aurain. Information: Tourist Office Rum (see centre section) Sellrain: Football pitch, tel. +43 5230 244 Sistrans: Tartanplatz at the Volksschule (primary school)/Tiglsweg, Information: Sistrans local authorities, tel. +43 512 37 72 14 Zirl: Sports ground, tel. +43 5238 52 298 BOWLING – SKITTLES Innsbruck Dates: Daily from 2.00 pm – 1.00 am, Sat., Sun. and public holidays from 10.00 am – 1.00 am, Price: from € 3.10 per person/from € 20.00 per game (shoe rental € 2.30). Reductions: For guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD. Information: Hollywood Super-Bowling, Tschamlerstraße 4, tel. +43 512 58 58 86, info@hollywood-super-bowling.at Götzens Moonlight-Kegelbahn, Mon.–Sat. 5.00 pm – midnight, Sun. 5.00–10.00 pm, Tuesday closed, Bookings: tel. +43 664 42 32 946 Oberperfuss Dates: Daily, advance reservation required, Price: € 11.00 per lane per hour Information: Hotel Krone, tel. +43 5232 81 465, www.krone-hotel.com, hotel.krone-oberperfuss@aon.at

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Adventure Sports & Other Sports ALPS SIGHTSEEING FLIGHTS Flights over the Tyrolean mountains or individual flights into neighbouring countries. Price: From € 109.00 per person, Information and booking: Fly Tyrol, Fürstenweg 176, tel. +43 512 26 30 40 or +43 664 91 75 093, www.flytyrol.com, rundflug@flytyrol.com ASPHALT CURLING Axams Dates: May–October, Price: € 3.00 per person Information and booking: tel. +43 676 41 06 760 Götzens Dates: May–October, Wednesday from 7.00 pm Price: € 3.00 per person, free of charge for guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD, Booking: in the tourist office by 12.00 noon Information and booking: Götzens sports ground, tel. +43 664 31 25 465 Natters Dates: daily on request, Price: € 2.00 per person Information and booking: Gasthof Stern, tel. +43 512 54 65 00 Rum Dates: April – mid July, mid August – October. Visitors are very welcome Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 6.30– 10.00 pm. Price: € 2.50 per person per evening/€ 2.50 curling stick hire. Free for visitors to Rum holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD, booking essential. Information and booking on the evenings of play: tel. +43 676 49 18 885, Walter Trescher: tel. +43 664 73 91 52 42, walter.trescher@aon.at, www.rum.at/vereine/eissportverein BIKER FUN TRAIL AND TRIAL SECTION Downhill routes for extreme bikers on the Nordkette in Innsbruck (cycle may be transported on the Nordkette lifts). Information: Innsbruck Nordkette Cable Cars, tel. +43 512 29 33 44, www.nordkette.com, info@nordkette.com BUNGEE JUMPING Dare yourself to jump and free fall from the 192 metre-high Europa Bridge. Dates: 1 May – October, Sat./Sun., from 11.00 am. Price: Pre-booking by telephone: € 130.00, directly at Europa Bridge: € 140.00, Price per person incl. T-shirt, group reduction on request. Information: Rupert Hirner, tel. +43 316 68 87 77, www.europabruecke.at, bungy@rupert-hirner.at CLIMBING HALLS Innsbruck Tivoli Climbing Centre, Stadionstrasse 1, September–April: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm, May–August 2.00 pm – 10.00 pm, Tuesday and Thursday (September–April) open from 9.00 am, Information: Kletterzentrum Tivoli (Climbing Centre), tel. +43 512 39 73 40, info@kletterzentrum-tivoli.at Axams Boulder hall in the Ruiffach Stadium, Dates: 1 June – 30 September, Friday, 5.00 pm – 9.30 pm and with advance reservation, 42 Information: Hubert Riedl, tel. +43 5234 67 725, hubert.riedl@gmx.at


Oberperfuss Dates: Tuesday–Saturday from 9.00 am – 7.00 pm. Climbing Wall at the Hotel Kleißl, Information: Hotel Kleißl, tel. +43 5232 81 365, www.kleissl.at, office@kleissl.at (only for use by guests with their own safety equipment) Rum Dates: Hauptschule (Secondary school) in Rum, Tue./Wed./Fri., 6.15–9.30 pm and every 1st Sunday in the month 3.00–8.00 pm (closed during school holidays). Price: Adults from € 8.00, children up to 18 years from € 4.50 per person. Reduction: Alpenverein (Alpine Club) members and visitors to Rum holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD € 6.50, Contact: Christine Altstätter, tel. +43 650 46 03 110, christinealtstaetter@hotmail.com, www.rum.at/klettern CLIMBING AREA AT BIRGITZKÖPFL – AXAMER LIZUM Take the chairlift or walk up (approx. 1 hr) to the Naturfreundehaus (Friends of Nature House) at 2,098 m. Close by: climbing garden (beginners to intermediate). Services: • Day climbing tour with guide for groups of at least 3 people • Equipment can be hired Price: € 50.00 per person (min. 3 participants). Booking required by 5.00 pm the previous day. Information and booking: Birgitzköpflhaus, Family Frischmann, tel. +43 5234 68 100, www.wildlife.at, birgitzkoepflhaus@aon.at CLIMBING AREA AT GOLDBICHL IGLS Two sections with a total of 13 climbing routes including all levels of difficulty. Information: Tourist Office Igls – Patsch – Ellbögen (see centre section) CLIMBING TOURS (WITH GUIDE) THE HANNES GASSER ROUTE – INNSBRUCK’S PANORAMIC VIA FERRATA Dates: every Friday, 22 June – 21 September, Price: Free for guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD. Requirements: Completion of 3 mountain hikes through the Mountain Hiking Programme (entry in tour book). Minimum 4 participants required. Booking required by 2.00 pm the previous day. Information and booking: Through an ASI hiking guide or by calling +43 512 / 54 60 00 - 24 This 3,000 m long climbing route in the Nordkette mountain chain, at an elevation of 2,350 m, leads over 7 mountain peaks and is secured with 2,000 m steel cable, 700 hooks and 150 steel pins. Magnificent Alpine panorama of the Stubai, Ötztal and Magnificent Alpine panorama of the Stubai, Ötztal and Zillertal Alps. For performance-oriented hikers and climbing lovers. Section 1: Longest section over the summits of the Seegrube, three Kaminspitze peaks and Kemacher to the Langer Sattel (Long Saddle). Walking time: Total approx. 5 hrs. Section 2: Shorter winding ascent to the eastern peak (Sattelspitz), on to the western peak and down to the Frau-Hitt saddle. Return on the Schmidhuber track to the Höttinger Alm or Seegrube mountain lift station. Walking time: Total approx. 7 hrs. Information: Innsbruck’s Nordkette Cable Cars, tel. +43 512 29 33 44, www.nordkette.com, info@nordkette.com CLIMBING TOUR ON THE KAISER MAX VIA FERRATA A demanding sports climb, a real challenge even for experienced rock climbers. Difference in altitude: 400 m. First section (difficulty E), diversion to the myth-enshrouded Emperor Maximilian Grotto. The second section

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of the climbing trail (difficulty E) passes through steep walls of rock with very exposed climbing in parts. Duration: approx. 3½ hrs. Meeting point: Dschungel­buch climbing garden car park at the foot of the Martinswand. Services: • Guided tour with a mountain guide from the Alpin Schule Innsbruck (ASI) • Hire of climbing equipment (helmet, harness, climbing kit) Price: from € 135.00 per person (minimum of 2 participants) Information and booking: AlpinSchule Innsbruck (ASI) Natters, www.asi.at, martin.rainer@asi.at, tel. +43 512 54 60 00 - 24 or local tourist office CLIMBING TOUR ON KÜHTAI’S PANORAMIC TRAIL Fixed with 550 m of steel cable, 150 steel pins and 60 steps, this climbing trail gives hikers the opportunity to explore cliffs and ridges in unique rocky terrain that would otherwise be reserved for only extreme mountaineers and climbers. Departing from the Drei Seen mountain lift station (2,420 m), a marked trail leads to the start (approx. 20 min.). The descent runs via a marked path from Pockkogel (2,807 m), the Finstertal reservoir to the Drei Seen hut. Good physical fitness and climbing equipment absolutely essential. Duration: 4 hrs. Information: Tourist Office Kühtai (see centre section) FUNPARKS Innsbruck Skateboard facilities: Rapoldipark, Inn promenade and Hötting West Information: tel. +43 512 53 60 - 71 50 WUB BMX and Skate Hall, Matthias-Schmid-Straße 12, tel. +43 676 88 33 82 20 and +43 512 33 83 82 20, www.wub-skatehalle-innsbruck.at, matthias.schipflinger@olympiaworld.at Aldrans: Skate park at the Pfarrtal sports ground Axams: Skating facilities, Axams leisure centre, tel. +43 5234 68 322 Gries im Sellrain: village centre Oberperfuss: Sports ground, tel. +43 5232 81 489 Rinn: Skate park by the tennis courts Rum: Skating facilities in Neu-Rum behind McDonalds in Kaplanstraße Völs: Halfpipe, Buchweg, tel. +43 512 30 31 11 Zirl: Sports ground, tel. +43 5238 54 001 GUIDED OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Mountain bike trips, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, Alpine wellness etc., incentives and events; collection from hotel. Information and booking: hotel reception desk or: Inntour Sport & Touristic Services, tel. +43 699 10 12 87 30, www.inntour.com, info@inntour.com Hiking, mountaineering and climbing with highly experienced, inter­ nationally certified mountain guides. Oberhell – Die alpine Werkstatt, Stefan Rössler, tel. +43 512 29 18 89 or +43 664 39 52 950, www.oberhell.at, alpinewerkstatt@oberhell.at

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Price: Free for guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD Information and Registration: www.teamtrainingtirol.com, register by Tuesday 4 pm at the tourist office in Rinn, tel. +43 5223 78 173. KAYAK Natters: Kayak and canoe courses on the rivers and lakes around Innsbruck. We offer introductory courses for beginners once a week during the summer months at the Natterer See. Information and booking: Tourist Office Mutters – Natters, Source to the Sea kayak school, tel. +43 664 75 00 - 76 37, info@kajakschule-tirol.at, www.kajakschule-tirol.at PARAGLIDING You will never forget the thrill of floating off the mountain tops and getting a bird’s eye view of the world beneath you. Tandem flights Price: from € 95.00 per person (incl. equipment, lift and photos). Free pick-up service. Group reductions on request. Information and booking: Mountain-Fly, tel. +43 664 28 28 968, www.mountainfly.at, mountainfly@tirol.com, Innsbruck Info (see centre section) Beginners, introductory courses and full certification courses Information: Flugschule Parafly, tel. +43 5226 33 44, www.parafly.at, flugschule@parafly.at RAFTING – CANYONING After a short introduction by the fully-qualified boat’s captain, you’re off through the raging rapids of the Imst gorge and the Ötztaler Ache river. Price: Rafting: from € 41.00 per person (incl. equipment hire) Canyoning: from € 50.00 per person (incl. equipment hire) Registration: by 5.00 pm the previous day. Information and booking: Family Frischmann, Birgitzköpflhaus, tel./ fax +43 5234 68 100, www.wildlife.at, Innsbruck Info (see centre section) SUMMER BOBSLEIGH Dates: July–August Take a thrilling ride with an experienced bobsleigh pilot down the 1,270 m long Olympic bobsleigh run in Igls. At just under 100 km/hr and in only 60 seconds, you will hurtle down this spectacular run, which includes the labyrinth and the famous “Kreisel” (circle with direction change). From the age of 12 or min. height of 130 cm. July/August, every Wed./Thu./Fri. 4.00– 6.00 pm, April–October upon arrangement for groups of at least 16 people. Price: € 25.00 per person (incl. certificate). Information and booking: Knauseder Event Concept, tel. +43 5275 53 86, +43 664 79 13 107 or +43 664 35 78 607, www.knauseder-event.at, office@knauseder-event.at. TANDEM SKYDIVING Price: from € 215.00 per person (incl. equipment hire). Duration: 3 hours. Reservation required. Information and booking: Fallschirmspringerclub Skydive Tirol, tel. +43 664 30 03 634, www.skydive-tirol.com, info@skydive-tirol.com WHITE WATER RAFTING See Innsbruck from a different side as part of a friendly, 12 Bridges Tour on a raft on the Inn from Silz to Innsbruck or from the Gasthof Kranebitten inn to the city’s eastern limits at the Baggersee. On request. Information and booking: Area47, Silz, tel. +43 5266 87 676, www.area47.at, info@area47.at

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Water Sports OUTDOOR POOLS – BATHING LAKES Innsbruck Tivoli outdoor pool, Purtschellerstraße 1, tel. +43 512 502 - 70 81 Leisure centre Rossau (Baggersee), Josef-Mayr-Nusser-Weg 29, tel. +43 512 502 - 70 91 Axams: Leisure centre, themed swimming pool with slide and climbing net Price: May–October, Tuesdays 9.00 am – 12.00 noon: Free admission for guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD (excluding sauna) Information: tel. +43 5234 68 322, www.axams-freizeitzentrum.com Lans: Alpine bath Lanser See, tel. +43 512 37 73 36 Price: Free admission for guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD. Reserved sunbathing lawn especially for guests. Parking fee refunded upon presentation of ticket at the cash desk. Mutters: Leisure centre, tel. +43 512 54 61 43 or tel. +43 512 54 61 43 or +43 676 65 92 880 (restaurant ) Just renovated! Free for holders of the CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD Natters: Natterer See, tel. +43 512 54 67 32 Völs: Blaike, tel. +43 512 30 29 11 Zirl: Am Weingarten, tel. +43 5238 54 018 INDOOR POOLS – SAUNAS – SOLARIUMS Innsbruck Städtisches Hallenbad (Municipal indoor pool), Amraserstraße 3, tel. +43 512 502 - 70 51 Sports Oasis Höttinger Au indoor pool, Fürstenweg 12, tel. +43 512 502 - 70 70 Adventure Oasis Olympisches Dorf indoor pool, Kugelfangweg 46, tel. +43 512 502 - 70 60 Jugendstil Sauna, Salurnerstraße 6, tel. +43 512 502 - 56 93 Axams Themed indoor pool with heated outdoor pool and rapids, sauna and steam bath, fun for children etc. at the Axams leisure centre Price: May–October, Tuesday 9.00 am – 12.00 noon: Free admission for guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD (excluding sauna). Information: tel. +43 5234 68 322, www.axams-freizeitzentrum.com Igls: Sporthotel Igls, tel. +43 512 37 72 41 Oberperfuss: Hotel Krone, tel. +43 5232 81 465 Rum: Sanatorium der Kreuzschwestern, tel. +43 512 234 - 0, www.privatklinik-hochrum.com FISHING Götzens: Geroldsmühle fish farm. On request. Information: Christian Singer, tel. +43 664 15 10 725 Sellraintal: Praxmar fishing lake. On request. Information: Alpengasthof Praxmar, tel. +43 5236 212 48


Equestrian Sports HORSE RIDING Igls, Römerstraße 50 Riding stables with large open-air paddock and 2 riding halls (60 × 20 m). Lovely outdoor boxes for guest horses. Pony tours for the youngest guests. Price: € 24.00 per person (private session)/25 min. € 20.00 per person (group session)/45 min. Information: Christina Klenk, tel. +43 664 51 65 505 Axams, Postkutscherhof (Rural heritage farm) Price: paddock riding: € 18.00 per person (1 hour) Lunging: € 18.00 per person (30 min). Further offers on request. Information and booking: Postkutscherhof, tel. +43 664 33 75 800 or +43 5234 68 594, www.postkutscherhof.com, fritz@postkutscherhof.com Rinn, Sonnhof beim Klausinger riding stables courses for children with ponies, hacks, petting zoo, riders’ camp. Information: Stephanie Mayer, tel. +43 5223 78 743 or +43 650 36 04 420 PONY RIDES FOR CHILDREN Axams Dates: June–September, Wednesday 4.00–6.00 pm, Postkutscherhof Participation: Free for children of guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD, booking essential. Information and booking: Tourist Office Axams – Birgitz – Grinzens (see centre section) Mutters Pony trekking for children aged 4 and over in Mutters Dates: All year on request. Duration/price: approx. 30 min, price/pony: € 10.00; approx. 50 min, price/pony: € 15.00, max. 2 ponies Information and booking: Tourist Office Mutters – Natters (see centre section) Oberperfuss Pony trekking – a unique experience for everyone! Dates: All year on request. Duration: approx. 60 min, price/pony: € 15.00, max. 2 ponies. Information and booking: Studlerhof Magdalena Hörtnagl, tel. +43 664 97 33 798, www.studlerhof.at, studlerhof@utanet.at Rinn Dates: every Friday, 6 July – 7 September, 4.30 pm, Sonnhof riding stables Participation: Free for children of guests holding a CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD. Information and booking: Tourist Office Rinn (see centre section)

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HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES Axams A ride in the mail coach through the holiday villages of Axams, Birgitz and Götzens. Stopover at the coaching inn (Postkutscherhof) with traditional music (duration approx. 2 hrs). Price: Adult € 15.50, Child € 10.00 (incl. 1 drink). Information and booking: Postkutscherhof, tel. +43 5234 68 594 or +43 664 33 75 800, www.postkutscherhof.com, fritz@postkutscherhof.com Mutters – Natters Price: from € 32.00 up to 4 people, € 8.00 for each extra person, children up to 12 years free of charge Duration: approx. 1 hour, Information and booking: Fr. Kirchmair, tel./fax +43 512 54 84 81 Natters Carriage ride for children with ponies/donkeys Dates: July–August, Tuesday, 3.30 pm, Participation: Free for children of guests with CLUB INNSBRUCK MEMBER CARD. Information and booking: Tourist Office Mutters – Natters (see centre section). Booking required. Rinn Price: € 50.00 for 4 people (duration: 1 hour) Information and booking: Siggi Ziller, tel. +43 664 33 31 732 or +43 512 39 79 13, www.fiakerei-ziller.at, fiakereiziller@aon.at Sellrain and Gries im Sellrain Price: by arrangement. Information and booking: Othmar Jordan, tel. +43 676 42 76 621, othmar.jordan@a1.net

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Hotel Reservierung · Reservations INNSBRUCK RESERVIERUNG · INNSBRUCK RESERVATIONS Burggraben 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Tel. +43 512 / 56 20 00, Fax +43 512 / 56 20 00 - 220, hotel@innsbruck.info, www.innsbruck.info, www.innsbruck-packages.com

Information INNSBRUCK TOURISMUS Burggraben 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Tel. +43 512 / 59 8 50, Fax +43 512 / 59 850 - 107, www.innsbruck.info, office@innsbruck.info INNSBRUCK INFORMATION Burggraben 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Tel. +43 512 / 53 56 - 0, Fax +43 512 / 53 56 - 314, www.innsbruck.info, info@innsbruck.info

Tourismusbüros · Tourist Offices AMPASS 6070 Ampass, Tel. +43 512 / 34 54 54, Fax +43 512 / 34 54 54 - 50, www.innsbruck.info/ampass, ampass@innsbruck.info AXAMS – BIRGITZ – GRINZENS 6094 Axams, Tel. +43 5234 / 68 178, Fax +43 5234 / 68 178 - 7, www.innsbruck.info/axams, axams@innsbruck.info www.innsbruck.info/birgitz, birgitz@innsbruck.info www.innsbruck.info/grinzens, grinzens@innsbruck.info GÖTZENS 6091 Götzens, Tel. +43 5234 / 32 236, Fax +43 5234 / 32 236 - 7, www.innsbruck.info/goetzens, goetzens@innsbruck.info GRIES IM SELLRAIN 6182 Gries im Sellrain, Tel. +43 5236 / 224, Fax +43 5236 / 505, www.innsbruck.info/gries, gries@innsbruck.info IGLS – PATSCH – ELLBÖGEN 6080 Igls, Tel. +43 512 / 37 71 01, Fax +43 512 / 37 71 01 - 7, www.innsbruck.info/igls, igls@innsbruck.info, www.innsbruck.info/patsch, patsch@innsbruck.info, www.innsbruck.info/ellboegen, ellboegen@innsbruck.info


Tourismusbüros · Tourist Offices KEMATEN 6175 Kematen, Tel. +43 5232 / 24 34, Fax +43 5232 / 35 34, www.innsbruck.info/kematen, kematen@innsbruck.info KÜHTAI 6183 Kühtai, Tel. +43 5239 / 52 22, Fax +43 5239 / 52 55, www.innsbruck.info/kuehtai, kuehtai@innsbruck.info LANS – ALDRANS – SISTRANS 6072 Lans, Tel./Fax +43 512 / 37 81 78, www.innsbruck.info/lans, lans@innsbruck.info, www.innsbruck.info/aldrans, aldrans@innsbruck.info, www.innsbruck.info/sistrans, sistrans@innsbruck.info MUTTERS – NATTERS 6162 Mutters, Tel. +43 512 / 54 84 10, Fax +43 512 / 54 84 10 - 7, www.innsbruck.info/mutters, mutters@innsbruck.info, www.innsbruck.info/natters, natters@innsbruck.info OBERPERFUSS – UNTERPERFUSS – RANGGEN 6173 Oberperfuss, Tel. +43 5232 / 81 489, Fax +43 5232 / 81 676, www.innsbruck.info/oberperfuss, oberperfuss@innsbruck.info, www.innsbruck.info/unterperfuss, unterperfuss@innsbruck.info, www.innsbruck.info/ranggen, ranggen@innsbruck.info RINN 6074 Rinn, Tel. +43 5223 / 78 173, Fax +43 5223 / 78 173, www.innsbruck.info/rinn, rinn@innsbruck.info RUM 6063 Rum, Tel. +43 512 / 26 32 35, Fax +43 512 / 26 86 96, www.innsbruck.info/rum, rum@innsbruck.info ST. SIGMUND – PRAXMAR 6184 St. Sigmund, Tel. +43 5236 / 570, Fax +43 5236 / 566 - 6, www.innsbruck.info/st.sigmund, st.sigmund@innsbruck.info SELLRAIN 6181 Sellrain, Tel. +43 5230 / 244, Fax +43 5230 / 244 - 7, www.innsbruck.info/sellrain, sellrain@innsbruck.info VÖLS 6176 Völs, Tel. +43 512 / 30 30 57 - 2, Fax +43 512 / 30 30 57 - 4, www.innsbruck.info/voels, voels@innsbruck.info ZIRL 6170 Zirl, Tel. +43 5238 / 52 235, Fax +43 5238 / 53 535 www.innsbruck.info/zirl, zirl@innsbruck.info­

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