News

Spring Inspection 2018
  • General,

Due to inspection works the Nordkette Cable Railways will be closed from 09.04.2018 - 13.04.2018. 

 

 

Nordkette Shops
  • Highlights,

Take your favourite mountain home with you! In our two Nordkette Shops you can find beautiful souvenirs, special gifts and Tyrolean fashion – a piece of Nordkette to take home with you.

Hint: Besides souvenirs you can also buy your tickets in our Oldtown Shop (Herzog-Friedrich-Str. 22) without any waiting period.

Shop 1: Located at Seegrube (1905m) in the Station building. Opening hours: daily 9.30 am – 5pm.

Shop 2: Located at Innsbruck Oldtown (Directions). Opening hours: daily 10am - 6pm.

Weather

Today
Early , 22.04.2018
Valley : 12 ºC
Mountain : 5 ºC
Noon , 22.04.2018
Valley : 24 ºC
Mountain : 9 ºC
Evening , 22.04.2018
Valley : 20 ºC
Mountain : 9 ºC

Description:
Dry and sunny throughout the day with hardly any clouds.

4-Day-Forecast
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Innsbruck
11/24
ºC
10/22
ºC
8/24
ºC
8/14
ºC
Hungerburg
11/21
ºC
10/20
ºC
8/21
ºC
7/13
ºC
Seegrube
6/12
ºC
4/12
ºC
5/13
ºC
0/9
ºC
Hafelekar
3/9
ºC
2/9
ºC
2/9
ºC
-1/7
ºC

Tomorrow:
Sunny in the morning, but increasingly cloudy during the day. Showers will be possible towards evening.

Tue:
Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.

Wed:
Rather sunny weather during the day with clouds mainly in the morning and towards the evening

Livecams

Hungerburg
  • Sun, Apr 2018
  • Altitude : 870 m
Hungerburg Webcam

Description:

Click on the image to enlarge the Webcam.

Seegrube
  • Sun, Apr 2018
  • Standorthöhe: 1.905 m
Seegrube Webcam
Hafelekar
  • Sun, Apr 2018
  • Standorthöhe: 2.256 m
Hafelekar

Schedule

Cable car/Gondolas/Lifts
  • Sun, Apr 2018
  • 19:50
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
  • Sun, Apr 2018
  • 19:50

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

0 cm

Seegrube

144 cm

Hafelekar

80 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.