The Heart of the Alps
Anyone who falls in love with Innsbruck (1,886 ft) must also be a mountain lover. Like eternal guardians stand the Patscherkofel and the Northern Chain (Nordkette), near and mighty, at the edge of the city. The Karwendel Mountains to the north and the Stubai and Tux Alps to the south seem to support the guardians in their work. The highest elevation of the city is at 8,664 feet, with the Praxmarerkarspitze to the West.
As powerful and commanding as the mountains seem from the streets and squares, just as free and open is the view from above, for example if you ride the Nordkettenbahn on a sunny day to the Hafelekar. From the Hungerburg neighborhood, which can be reached with the new funicular railway, the magnificent panorama of this unique mountain- and cityscape reveals itself to observers.