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Everything You Need To Know About Visiting Nordkette Innsbruck

Nordkette Innsbruck called the “Jewel of the Alps” is the perfect European Getaway to rejoice in the mighty mountains and soak in fresh, crispy air with the embracing warmth of the sun. With an incredible panoramic view, various trails for hiking, ski slopes, magnanimous peaks and Europe’s highest Zoo, the Nordkette Innsbruck is worth a visit. It’s easily accessible with cable car rides and offers multiple thrilling adventures to indulge in such as snowboarding. Find all the information and tickets you need for the next trip to the Alps here!

Nordkette Innsbruck | Visitor Information At A Glance

Nordkette Innsbruck
  • What are the Nordkette Innsbruck timings?
    The Nordkette Innsbruck is open daily between 8 AM and 7.15 PM. 
  • Where is the Nordkette Innsbruck located?
    Nordkette Innsbruck is a range of mountains located north of the beautiful city of Innsbruck in Austria. 
  • What is the best time to visit the Nordkette Innsbruck?
    The best time to visit the Nordkette Innsbruck is between December and April to enjoy the breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains.

Nordkette Innsbruck Timings

Mountain activities at Nordkette Innsbruck
  • General Opening Hours - 8 AM to 7.15 PM every day. 
    Hungerburgbahn Funicular is open between 7 AM and 7.15 PM on weekdays and 8 AM to 7.15 PM on the weekends. 
    Seegrube Cable Railway is open daily between 8.30 AM and 5.30 PM.
    Hafelekar Cable Railway is open every day between 9 AM and 5 PM. 
  • Duration of visit - Travelers typically spend 4 hours at Nordkette Innsbruck to enjoy the mountains, cable car rides and a host of other activities such as skiing and hiking

Best Time To Visit Nordkette Innsbruck

  • Weekend vs Weekday: Weekdays are preferable to visit the Nordkette Innsbruck as it is a popular tourist destination and attracts a large crowd. You can enjoy the tranquillity of the mountains with minimal disturbance on the weekdays. 
  • Best Time In The Year: December - April is the ideal time to visit Nordkette Innsbruck to witness the glory of snow-capped mountains and have the perfect European Getaway in the Alps. However, be cognizant of the fact that it is the peak tourist season so it will be more crowded than usual.
  • Best Time In The Day: The best time of the day is catching the sunset in the Alps. The mesmerizing orange blanket which emits from the pearl-white mountains is a sight to behold. 

Where Is Nordkette Innsbruck Located?


Nordkette range

Address - Rennweg 3, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria. 

The Nordkette or the "North Chain", is a group of mountains located to the north of the Austrian city of Innsbruck. It is the southernmost of the Karwendel's four major mountain ranges. 

Getting To The Nordkette Innsbruck

cable car

By Public Transport

The Congress station is the funicular's first stop. From Hauptbahnhof Station, take Bus H, Bus M or the tourist bus line TS to the Hungerburg Funicular Congress Station.

The cable car departing from the Congress in the city center is the most convenient method to reach Nordkette from Innsbruck. Alternatively, you can hike to Hungerburg and then ride the cable car from there.

Höhenstraße - Mountain road

By Road

The Norketten lifts (Hungerburg lift section 1) are just a few minutes drive from the Inntal Autobahn. You can park in the City or Congress parking garages from 8 AM to 6 PM and access the Hungerburg by taking the Hungerburg to lift above the Loewenhaus (lion house) and Alpenzoo (Alpine zoo). The Loewenhaus and Alpenzoo have no parking places. 

You can park at the Hungerburg as well, and the parking price is reimbursed when you buy a ski pass. At Hungerburg, the valley run comes to an end. You must take the funicular back down to Innsbruck if you parked in the City or Congress parking garage. 

How To Skip Lines at Nordkette Innsbruck?

  • Visit during the Weekdays: Weekends are crowded and attract people from the neighboring cities to visit the Jewel of the Alps. Visiting during the weekdays to enjoy the serenity of the mountains in peace. 
  • Book your tickets online: To avoid spending long hours in queues, book your tickets online in advance to avoid the hassle and get the preferred dates of your choice. 
  • Choose the All Access Experience: Purchasing the All Access Experience tickets will give you a cashless and quick ticketing experience with seamless access to multiple destinations such as the Alpine Zoo which is home to over 100 species!

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Things To Do Nearby
Visitor Tips
ski cafe in an Austrian Resort
  • Restaurant Seegrube: Located high above the rooftops of Innsbruck, the restaurant serves Tyrolean cuisine with unmatched views of Innsbruck. 
  • Stüva in Ischgl: The most decorated restaurant in Tyrol, this restaurant offers French delicacies from the award-winning chef Benjamin Parth. 
  • Restaurant Lichtblick: Located on the 7th floor of Town Hall Galleries, the restaurant offers delectable meals with beautiful views of the city and the hills. 
  • Cloud 9: Innsbruck’s highest sun terrace and located conveniently next to the Seegrube station, it is perfect to soak in the sun and enjoy drinks. 
Hotel check in
Skiing in Nordkette Innsbruck
  • For students and people above the age of 65, discounted tickets are available. Ensure that you carry a valid ID if you are availing the discounted tickets. 
  • Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash and wearing a muzzle.
Ambras Castle Innsbruck
  • Ambras Castle: Set on a hill high above Innsbruck, the quaint Castle is the focal point of a charming English landscape garden featuring a duck pond and a vast playground.
  • Golden Roof: Located in the heart of the Old Town District, delve into the history with a range of new technology and multimedia techniques. 
  • Swarovski Innsbruck: One of the largest Swarovski stores in the world, the contemporary design and the centuries-old building offer a unique boutique experience. 
  • Imperial Palace: Experience a sense of elegance and regal flair with this centuries-old palace which features the finest tapestries, furniture and incredible works of art. 
Innsbruck mountains
  • Ensure you have packed appropriate clothing to keep yourself warm. 
  • Keep a check on the weather forecast before you embark on your journey because a cloudy sky wouldn’t let you experience the beauty of the mountains to the fullest. 
  • Book your tickets online in advance to avoid last-minute hassle and to get the date of your choice. 
  • The location is accessible to wheelchair users and has accessible toilets at all stations. 
  • Visit the Seegrube on the first Friday of each month during the summer, when the Innsbruck cable car operates from 6 PM TO 11:30 PM for breathtaking sunsets and an illuminated night sky. Please note that this information is restricted to the stretch between Hungerburg and Seegrube. If you don't have a car parked at the Hungerburg, you'll need to walk, take a bus, or call a cab to go back to Innsbruck after 7:15 PM.  
  • There are multiple other attractions nearby which are worth a visit so make some time to explore these as well.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Visiting Nordkette Innsbruck

Where is Nordkette Innsbruck located?

The Nordkette Innsbruck is located north of the city of Innsbruck in Austria.

What are the Nordkette Innsbruck timings?

The Nordkette Innsbruck is open daily between 8 AM and 7.15 PM.

How high is the Nordkette Innsbruck?

The Nordkette Innsbruck is at 2637 m above sea level.

How long does it take to explore the Nordkette Innsbruck?

It takes about 4-5 hours to explore the Nordkette Innsbruck.

What is the best time to visit the Nordkette Innsbruck?

The best time to visit Nordkette Innsbruck is between December and April.

How to get to Nordkette Innsbruck by public transport?

You can get to Nordkette Innsbruck by cable car departing from the Congress in the city center.

Is it worth visiting Nordkette Innsbruck?

Yes, Nordkette is referred to as the “Jewel of the Alps” which makes it worth a visit for its breathtaking views and panoramic beauty.

Is there an age limit to visit the Nordkette Innsbruck?

There is no age limit to visit the Nordkette Innsbruck.

Is Nordkette Innsbruck accessible by wheelchair?

Yes, the location is accessible for wheelchair users. 

Is there free parking at the Nordkette Innsbruck?

Parking is available at €4 at Citygarage for visitors at Nordkette Innsbruck.