Hafelekarspitze, Innsbruck

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The Hafelekarspitze is a mountain in the so-called North Chain (Nordkette) north of Innsbruck in Austria.Location and landscapeBelow and west of the summit is the top station of Hafelekar, the second section of the Nordkette Cable Car at a height of, from where the Hafelekarspitze may be reached in a few minutes by foot on a metalled path.Not far from there is the Hafelekar Survey Station, a cosmic radiation observatory of the University of Innsbruck, the only one of its kind in Austria.RoutesIn summer, the Hafelekarspitze is the start point for mountain hikes and tours along the Goethe Way to the Gleirschspitze, the Mandlspitze, the Gleirschtaler Brandjoch saddle or to the Rumer Spitze. At the eastern end of the Goethe Way is the Pfeis Hut north and below the Rumer Spitze, which is used as a base for the long route via the Wilde Bande-Steig to the Lafatscher Joch and the Hallerangerhaus. In winter there is a ski route from the top station to the Seegrube, the centre of the North Chain ski area.
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  • Thirty minutes by funicular and cable-car take you to the top of the ridge, giving fabulous views over Austria's largest national park. It's a different world of endless mountains and forest. Not to.....  more »
  • Catch the cog railroad at the edge of the old town and climb halfway up Hafelkar. From there, a large cable car goes most of the rest of the way up. Finally there is a smaller cable car to the top.....  more »
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  • Beautiful mountain view on the top, in all directions. Perfect location for summer hiking on all kinds of terrain.
  • Absolutely breathtaking view! Go on a clear day to take it all in! Just hold on to your kids! The top is beautiful and there is a small restaurant to enjoy a beer or soup.
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