Nordkettenbahnen

activities / Scenic railway

Lonely Planet review

Zaha Hadid’s space-age funicular runs every 15 minutes, whizzing you from the Congress Centre to the slopes in no time. Walking trails head off in all directions from Hungerburg and Seegrube . For more of a challenge,there is a downhill track for mountain bikers and two fixed-rope routes (Klettersteige) for climbers. Patrolled by inquisitive alpine sheep, the 2334m summit of Hafelekar affords tremendous views over Innsbruck to the snowcapped giants of the Austrian Alps, including 3798m Grossglockner .