This trek along the Eagle Walk is where you will get the best of both worlds – the urban sophistication of a historic city and remote mountain wilderness. Follow an old mule-track towards Lafatscher Saddleback and gently descend to Pfeishütte Hut, where Goetheweg Trail has its trailhead. After a short climb, the trail meanders from the north to the south side of Nordkette Range time and again—and will leave your head spinning as you’ll get a superb panorama of Innsbruck, Inntal Valley and Inn River glistening deep down. From Hafelekar, you can send your greetings to “Miss Hitt” (“Frau Hitt” in German), the stony landmark of Innsbruck, before riding Nordkette Gondola down to the valley. And, finally, Innsbruck, the lively capital city of Tirol: Architectural gems lurk around every corner of the old town. Stroll around the quaint alleys and streets to take in the atmosphere of this magical town, and you will find a host of exciting sights and attractions, inviting sidewalk cafés and restaurants, and world-class shopping opportunities.
Eagle View ·The Hafelekar measuring station is an observatory for cosmic radiation of the University of Innsbruck. It was initiated by Victor Franz Hess (1883-1964), a Nobel Prize winner of Physics. Cast a glance through a window opening and see the beginnings of high-energy physics. However, the magnificent views into the Inntal Valley from Goetheweg Trail also have a highly energetic effect. The mountain town is a most welcoming place!
Eagle Kick ·Noted for being among Europe’s longest and most difficult downhills, Nordkette Singletrack Trail provides a stack of options for downhill riders. Trailhead of Nordkette Singletrack Trail is Seegrube at an elevation of 1,905 metres. Daredevil, seriously expert level riders master the Nordkette Singletrack Trail downhill in 10 minutes. Not for the feint hearted this one!