It only takes 20 minutes to get from city center to high mountain terrain. Starting at 560 metres above sea level, the funicular first travels through a tunnel, then over an imposing bridge across the Inn River, before it finally traverses an incline of 46 per cent to reach the Hungerburg, at 860 metres. The panorama from there is cloud-free 350 days a year.
Hungerburg funicular is not only the gateway to an tremendous high mountain terrain but also an indelible mark in the city of Innsbruck: The visual appearance of the lower terminus of the Hungerburg funicular sprung from the imagination of star architect Zaha Hadid, who also designed the new Bergisel Ski Jump in Innsbruck. Aimed to imitate the morphology of the Alps in winter, Zaha Hadid set new standards in international architecture.
From the Hungerburg a panorama gondola continues up to the 1,905-metre-high Seegrube, where one has magnificent views of the entire Central Inn Valley, the Stubai and Zillertal Alps, and even to the Italian border. If the air here is still not thin enough for you, climb on the Hafelekarbahn and ride up to the 2,256-metre-high Hafelekar, where experienced skiers will find their challenge. The ski run of Hafelekarrinne will make their hearts beat faster, as it is one of the steepest ski runs in Europe. With a gradient of 70% this run is reserved for real experts.