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Top attractions in Austria: Nordkettenbahnen, Innsbruck, Austria

 Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen
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Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen map

From Innsbruck’s city center it takes just twenty minutes on the new Nordkettenbahnen to ascend 1000’ by funicular to Hungerburg.

Nordkettenbahnen, Innsbruck, Austria
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Nordkettenbahnen, Innsbruck, Austria

The stations were designed by superstar architect Zaha Hadid, who also designed the Bergisel ski-jump.

From there, a cablecar soars past spectacular vistas to the 6250’ high Seegrube.

 

cable car Hungerburg, Innsbruck, Austria
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Seegrube

We could have taken a cable car even higher,

NT Innsbruck view from Nordkette cable car 1 P1230172
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but there were clouds at the breathtaking 7400’ high Hafelekar,

From there we would have seen more of the peaks.

Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen map
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Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen map

Instead we headed for the Alpenlounge Seegrube for some schnitzel and a spectacular view.

view from Seegrube of Innsbruck, Austria
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view from Seegrube of Innsbruck, Austria

Some hikers were enjoying the level trails.

Others headed down the mountain.

hikers, Nordkette, Innsbruck, Austria
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hikers heading down from Seegrube, Innsbruck, Austria

Friends and families photographed one another against a panoramic backdrop of the city, river, and Alps.

Others found a bench or chair and simply enjoyed the  view.

The views were spectacular.


The steep slopes of the Nordkette offer some of the most challenging freestyle mountain biking in the world, and a downhill race was scheduled for the weekend.

 

Interested in visiting?

Innsbruck Cards include entrance to Innsbruck’s museums, IVB public transportation — including trams to holiday villages — the Sightseer Hop-on Hop-off bus, a bicycle rental, and the lifts and cable cars around Innsbruck.

To book a guide go to the Tourism Innsbruck site.

 

 

 

 

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