News

NORDKETTE INSPECTION WORKS
  • General,

The Nordkette Cable Railways will be closed from 6th November to 24th November due to inspection works. We thank you for the great summer and can’t wait to start in the new season on 25th November by opening the Christmas market!

An insight into the filming of Servus TV with Heinz Zak.
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Program: Bergwelten - a 50 minute portrait about Heinz Zak in the Karwendel.

The mountains of the Karwendel are the home mountains of the climber and photographer Heinz Zak. He made extremely difficult ascents at the Halleranger (Key to Paradise, 9-, 1987). In 1990 he accomplished the unique and so far not yet repeated speed-crossing of three routes through the notorious Laliderer-Nordwand in 16 hours (Charly Chaplin, 6+, 700 Hm - Northern intersection, 7-, 700 Hm - Schmid Krebs, 6-, 850 Hm).
Furthermore he was able to pass three of the four Karwendel chains in winter alone and the crossing of the Karwendel main ridge (36 summits) in 72 hours is unbelievable!
In the 1990s, Heinz made numerous initial ascents in the Wetterstein and Karwendel.

photo: ©Timeline Production

Weather

Today
Early , 12.12.2017
Valley : 2 ºC
Mountain : -5 ºC
Noon , 12.12.2017
Valley : 3 ºC
Mountain : -7 ºC
Evening , 12.12.2017
Valley : -1 ºC
Mountain : -9 ºC

Description:
Sleet and rain will give way to snowfall towards evening.

4-Day-Forecast
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Innsbruck
-9/1
ºC
-2/5
ºC
-6/2
ºC
-9/1
ºC
Hungerburg
-10/0
ºC
-2/3
ºC
-7/1
ºC
-9/-1
ºC
Seegrube
-9/-2
ºC
-5/-2
ºC
-8/-4
ºC
-12/-7
ºC
Hafelekar
-13/-4
ºC
-7/-4
ºC
-10/-6
ºC
-14/-9
ºC

Tomorrow:
Foggy or hazy to start, then clearing up quickly, and most of the day will be sunny.

Thu:
Variable cloudiness with sunny spells. Finally a chance of light snowfall.

Fri:
Frequent snow showers, maybe mixed with rain around noon.

Livecams

Hungerburg
  • Tue, Dec 2017
  • Altitude : 870 m
Hungerburg Webcam

Description:

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Seegrube
  • Tue, Dec 2017
  • Standorthöhe: 1.905 m
Seegrube Webcam
Hafelekar
  • Tue, Dec 2017
  • Standorthöhe: 2.256 m
Hafelekar

Schedule

Cable car/Gondolas/Lifts
  • Tue, Dec 2017
  • 22:45
Hungerburgbahn
Weekdays
07:15 - 19:15
Sat, Sun + holidays
08:00 - 19:15
Departs every 15 minutes
Seegrubebahn
Daily
08:30 - 17:30
Friday-evening ride
18:00 - 23:30
Departs every 15 minutes, Friday-evening every 30 minutes
Hafelekarbahn
Daily
09:00 - 17:00
Departs every 15 minutes
DSL Frau-Hitt-Warte
DSL Seegrube
Hours of operation
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Weekdays
07:15 - 19:15
Weekend + holidays
08:00 - 19:15
Departs every 15 minutes
Daily
08:30 - 17:30

Departs every 15 minutes

Friday-evening ride
18:00 - 23:30
Departs every 30 minutes
Daily
09:00 - 17:00
Departs every 15 minutes
Seasons
Closed for inspection
06.11.2017 - 24.11.2017
Winter season 2017/18
25.11.2017 - 08.04.2018
Closed for inspection
09.04.2018 - 13.04.2018
Summer Season 2018
14.04.2018 - 04.11.2018

Winter info

Lifts
  • Tue, Dec 2017
  • 22:45

Ski pistes

Übungshang
Kurzes Tal
Kasermandl Tal
Zweier Abfahrt
Dreier Abfahrt
Nordkette Skylinepark

Ski routes

Karrinne
Seilbahnrinne
Osthang
Tobel
Langes Tal

Ski lifts

Chairlift 3er Stütze
Chairlift Frau-Hitt-Warte
Snow depth
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Hungerburg

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Seegrube

100 cm

Hafelekar

30 cm
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The Hungerburg Funicular

The Hungerburg Funicular

The new Hungerburg Funicular was designed by star architect Zaha Hadid and was officially opened in 2007.

The funicular set new international standards for modern architecture due to the extraordinary design of the stations. According to Zaha Hadid herself, she was inspired by the ice and snow landscapes of the region. As a result, the four stations, Congress, Löwenhaus, Alpine Zoo and Hungerburg resemble icy glaciers, giving the impression that the nearby mountain is right in the heart of the city.

The contrast between the arched shape of the roofs and the firmly anchored concrete bases make the stations unique, and gives them an almost magical sense of weightlessness.

Onward Journey to the Seegrube and Hafelekar

After arriving at the Hungerburg, the journey continues with the panorama cable cars of the Seegrube and Hafelekar cable railways and the picture begins to change: The carefully renovated station buildings, originally designed by the historic Tyrolean architect Franz Baumann, become the centre of attention. As the cable car rises and gets closer and closer to the top of the mountain, the hustle and bustle of the city becomes lost in the beauty of nature.

Franz Baumann the Architect

Franz Baumann the Architect

Franz Baumann is one of the architects whose work has had a lasting impact on the “Classic Modern” in the Tyrol.

He was born in Innsbruck in 1892 and attended the Higher Technical Institute in the city. During his education, he completed several internships with a construction and planning firm in Innsbruck. On completion of his education, he spent three years in Meran where he worked on large hotel and cable railway projects.

After the First World War, Baumann worked again in Innsbruck and in 1923 he gained his Master Craftsman’s Diploma for the construction sector.

He began to regularly take part in competitions and finally made the breakthrough with the realisation of the Nordkette Cable Railways project in 1927/1928.

From this point on, he worked as a self-employed architect and realised further projects in Innsbruck such as the Happ Wine House (1927), Hötting Middle School (1929/1931), Ortner House on Haydn Square (1932), The Holzmann Villa on Rennweg (1936) as well as hotels throughout the Tyrol.

He completed his civil engineering education in 1933, and was then officially permitted to use the occupational title of architect.

It is estimated that Baumann designed more than 1,000 buildings during his career.

Franz Baumann died in 1974 as a highly respected citizen of Innsbruck.