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Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen

Innsbruck, Austria
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About Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen
PANORAMIC MOUNTAIN The mountain at the heart of Innsbruck. The Nordkette is part of Austria’s largest nature park, the Karwendel Nature Park, and can be reached directly from Innsbruck city centre in just a few minutes! The breathtaking 360° view leaves a lasting impression, with the capital of the Alps on one side and Tyrol’s most extensive conservation area on the other. The Hungerburg funicular enables visitors to reach the Hungerburg in just 8 minutes. There are several stops along the way including the Alpine Zoo, which is a favorite among families. After reaching the Hungerburg station, a short walk across Hermann Buhl Square, named after the world-famous Austrian mountaineer, leads visitors to the cable car station. The Seegrube, at an altitude of 6,250 ft invites visitors and locals alike to relax, unwind and take in nature at its very best. Lying at an impressive 7,401 ft, the Hafelekar offers the most spectacular viewing experience.
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frank806 wrote a review Sep 2022
Bristol, United Kingdom199 contributions83 helpful votes
We only went to the top of the funicular but it was well worth it. But DON'T try walking back. Initially it's very pleasant but fairly soon the pavement disappears and walking becomes dangerous. Take the bus.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Sueleeds186411 wrote a review Aug 2022
Leeds, United Kingdom101 contributions72 helpful votes
Really impressive journey up the mountain although it was very crowded..Good views of the are from the top and we enjoyed the cafe too
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Grimleyfiendish wrote a review Aug 2022
Winchester, United Kingdom26 contributions21 helpful votes
The views from the top are brilliant. However, at 130 euros for 2 adults & 2 kids it’s very steep! For that price, you don’t expect to be herded into a carriage with so many people that there weren’t even enough hanging straps to go around. I think most would prefer to wait a bit longer but enjoy the journey rather than sniffing the armpits of several other tourists. Not pleasant. I wouldn’t do it again nor would I recommend it.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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dabawenyo wrote a review Aug 2022
Davao671 contributions134 helpful votes
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This is a must do for all tourists visiting Innsbruck. The funicular and gondola ride going up is absolutely spectacular. The view from the top is just breathtaking. The cheapest way to experience this attraction is by using Innsbruck City Card as this would cover the fees going up. Luckily, the weather was perfect when we were there. I suggest that before taking this attraction, you must check the weather forecast as cloudy weather may cause zero visibility from the top and would ruin your experience.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Erbee64 wrote a review Aug 2022
Leuven, Belgium682 contributions153 helpful votes
This is a mountain area that can be reached by a combination of a -special- train and 2 cable cars. The cool part is: it starts in the town center of Innsbruck. The downside: prices are outrageous and we did not get 20% discount for the Innsbruck card. I would recommend to book the tickets online or directly at the congress (start of the train) that is in the old town area. In case of the latter: jump the queue and get your ticket at the self service counter, it is much faster. The ride is a bit unusual, as you need three steps to go to the top (all in the same ticket): you first take a train that can go steep up/downwards. This cars are all individually balanced, it is an experience. At the end station (3rd stop at Hungerburg), you get off and go to the cable car. You already are at 860 meter altitude (you started from 560 meter). Next you go to the Seegrube (at 1905 meter altitude, and there you can take the last one to the Hafelekar (at 2256 meter). You can have some real nice mountain views here, but I strongly advice to double check the weather conditions, as clouds/fog can block the views. We hiked back to the Seegrube (hike is indicated at the cable station). It starts relatively easy, but be careful when the descent starts: the path is narrow, and there is no room for mistakes, if you fall, you may glide down several meters. Not something to do with kids or in slippery conditions! We had dinner in the the Seegrube station, and the food was fine: it is not a 5* restaurant, but service is good, and the view makes sure you are in a good mood too! One more thing about the ride: you have 3 queues up and down, resulting in long wait times during this trip
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from Nordkette123, Guest Relations Manager at Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen
Responded Aug 9, 2022
Dear Erbee64, first of all thank you for your review! We are constantly trying to improve our service. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the ride with our funicular and that you had a great day with views and good food. Regarding the Innsbruck Card Discount - I am confused, since we don't offer a discount for Innsbruck Card holders - with this card, the ride to the Top of Innsbruck is included. If you have gotten the Welcome Card from your hotel, please note, that there is a 3 night stay required to receive a discount for the ride to the Top of Innsbruck and back. Our mountain is all high alpine territory, so good shoes and mountain experience will be needed to do the hiking trails up there. Once again, we are happy you had a great day at Nordkette and thank you for the review! Best regards Karin
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