Der Goethe Weg in Tirol

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Der Goethe Weg in Tirol

Mountain Hike · Region Innsbruck
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  • Goetheweg mit Blick auf Innsbruck
    Goetheweg mit Blick auf Innsbruck
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The Goethe Weg in Tyrol (not on the Brocken in the Harz mountains) starts at the top station of the Nordkettenbahn (Hafelekar) and leads along the ridge with several ascents and descents to the Pfeishütte (1922 m) and further through the Halltal valley to Absam
moderate
Distance 15.2 km
7:05 h
516 m
2,001 m
2,278 m
788 m

Author’s recommendation

Take enough water with you!
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Anne W. 
Update: September 21, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,278 m
Lowest point
788 m
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Track types

Asphalt 17.09%Dirt road 8.91%Path 73.99%
Asphalt
2.6 km
Dirt road
1.4 km
Path
11.2 km
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Rest stops

Pfeishütte
St. Magdalena

Safety information

Only walk in stable weather conditions!

Tips and hints

Pfeishütte

Nordkette

Start

Innsbruck, Hafelekar (2,275 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.312093, 11.383803
DMS
47°18'43.5"N 11°23'01.7"E
UTM
32T 680167 5242602
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Destination

Absam, Halltal

Turn-by-turn directions

The Goethe Weg starts at the top station of the Nordkettenbahn (Hafelekar) and initially follows a relatively flat path below the Hafelekarspitze, Gleirschspitze and Mandlspitze. If you start with a view down to Innsbruck, the path then changes to the other side of the Nordkette and you can enjoy views down into the Karwendel.

Then follows a short ascent to the Mandlscharte. From here the path leads downhill in serpentines to the Pfeishütte. The hut is open from mid-June to mid-October (overnight accommodation available). Here the Goethe Weg ends.

Then the trail continues over the Stempeljoch through the Halltal (manor houses, Berggasthof St. Magdalena) to the entrance to the Halltal to Absam (car park). Afterwards by car, bus or on foot back to the starting point. 

Alternative: Alternatively, you can descend via the Arzler Scharte or Arzler Reise or take the trail over the Kreuzjöchl down to the Vintlalm, past the Rumer Alm and back to the valley station of the Nordkettenbahn.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Anreise nach Innsbruck zur Nordkettenbahn.

Getting there

Hall - Innsbruck Nordkettenbahn

Parking

Congress Innsbruck Parkgarage oder Hungerburgbahn

Coordinates

DD
47.312093, 11.383803
DMS
47°18'43.5"N 11°23'01.7"E
UTM
32T 680167 5242602
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.2 km
Duration
7:05 h
Ascent
516 m
Descent
2,001 m
Highest point
2,278 m
Lowest point
788 m
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