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Nordkette Innsbruck Location, Directions and How to Get There

Nordkette is a mountain range located in the Austrian state of Tyrol, overlooking the city of Innsbruck. It is part of the Karwendel Nature Park and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. At the top of Nordkette, there are several hiking trails. You can enjoy the panoramic viewpoints and restaurants offering traditional Tyrolean cuisine. 

This page will provide details on how to reach Nordkette, the best routes, and more. 

Where is Nordkette Innsbruck?

Innsbruck, view to the Nordkette

Address - 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Find it on Google Maps here.

The Nordkette mountain range lies north of the city of Innsbruck. The mountain range is accessible by a cable car, which takes visitors from Innsbruck up to the top of the mountain in 20 minutes.

Closest Landmark - Altstadt Innsbruck (11.2 kms)

Getting to Nordkette Innsbruck by Public Transportation

Nordkette - Cable car

Nordkette Innsbruck is easily accessible by public transportation.

  • Take a bus or tram to the Innsbruck City Center.
  • Now, take bus line J to the Nordkette cable car station.
  • Alternatively, you can take bus line 1 or 2 to the Congress bus stop, a short walk from the cable car station.
  • Ride the cable car to the top of Nordkette Innsbruck.

Note: Public transportation schedules may vary depending on the season and time of day. We recommend checking the timetable in advance.

Getting To Nordkette Innsbruck By Car

Höhenstraße - Mountain road

Driving Route

Travel time: Approx. 30 mins

The fastest route to Nordkette from Innsbruck is via Höhenstraße. 

  • Head south on Südbahnstraße toward Sterzinger Str.
  • Turn right onto Sterzinger Str.
  • Continue on Salurner Str. and then turn right onto Bürgerstraße.
  • Follow Bürgerstraße until it merges with Innrain/B171.
  • Turn right onto Innrain/B171.
  • Take Höhenstraße, Kreuzbründlweg, Rosnerweg and Herzwiesenweg/Titschenbrunnen to Roßfallweg.
Hungerburg railway, Innsbruck

Parking Facilities

The parking lot is located at the Hungerburg station and is open daily from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. The parking fee is €3 per hour or €15 per day. There are designated parking spaces available for disabled persons.

During peak tourist seasons, the parking lot at the cable car station can be busy. It is recommended to arrive early in the morning or consider taking public transportation.

What Are The Best Ways To Get To Nordkette Innsbruck?

There are several ways to get to Nordkette Innsbruck, and the best depends on your preferences, budget, and schedule. Here are some of the best ways to get to Nordkette Innsbruck:

Cable car: Taking the cable car is the easiest and most popular way to get to Nordkette Innsbruck. The cable car takes you up to the top of the mountain in 20 minutes and offers breathtaking views of the city and the surrounding mountains.

Bus: Taking the bus is a convenient and affordable way to get to Nordkette Innsbruck. Bus line J runs from the city center to the cable car station. Bus lines 1 and 2 stop at the Congress bus stop, a short walk to the cable car station.

Driving: Driving to Nordkette Innsbruck is a good option. However, note that during peak tourist seasons, the parking lot at the cable car station may fill up quickly.

The cable car is the easiest and most popular way to get to Nordkette Innsbruck, but the other options are good too.




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Frequently Asked Questions About Getting To Nordkette Innsbruck

Where is Nordkette Innsbruck located?

Nordkette Innsbruck is located in the city of Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria.

What is the Nordkette Innsbruck address?

The address for Nordkette Innsbruck is 6020 Innsbruck, Austria.

How do I get to the Nordkette Innsbruck?

The easiest way to get to Nordkette Innsbruck is to take the Nordkette cable car, which starts from the city center of Innsbruck. You can also take a bus or drive to the cable car station.

What is the fastest way to get to the Nordkette Innsbruck?

The fastest way to get to Nordkette Innsbruck is by taking the cable car, which takes around 20 minutes to reach the top.

What is the cheapest way to get to the Nordkette Innsbruck?

The cheapest way to get to Nordkette Innsbruck is by taking the bus, which costs around 3 euros one way.

Which is the closest bus stop to the Nordkette Innsbruck?

The closest bus stop to Nordkette Innsbruck is the Congress bus stop. It is a short walk away from the cable car station.

Which is the closest metro station to Nordkette Innsbruck?

There is no metro system in Innsbruck, so there are no metro stations close to Nordkette Innsbruck.

Which is the closest tram station to the Nordkette Innsbruck?

There is no tram system in Innsbruck, so there are no tram stations close to Nordkette Innsbruck.

Can I park at the Nordkette Innsbruck?

Yes, there is a parking lot at the Nordkette cable car station. However, it can be busy during peak tourist seasons.

Is there parking for disabled persons at the Nordkette Innsbruck?

There are designated parking spaces for disabled persons at the Nordkette cable car station.

Can I walk to the Nordkette Innsbruck?

Yes, you can walk to Nordkette Innsbruck, but it is a challenging hike that takes several hours. It is recommended to ride the cable car for a convenient, unique, and enjoyable experience.