Walking pleasure at 2.000 m sea level - from the Patscherkofel to Tulfes via the ZIRBENWEG TRAIL
Famous, popular, much-travelled and yet every time an uplifting experience! The Zirbenweg trail above Innsbruck runs from the Patscherkofel mountain station to the Tulfeinalm (near Tulfes).
Catch the bus from Tulfes to the Patscherkofel cable car station in Igls and then take it easy on the gondola lift up to a height of 1,964m. A point above the Schutzhaus Patscherkofel restaurant marks not only the start of the footpath to the east but also the Alpine Club's Patscherkofel Nature Trail (Naturlehrpfad).
Europe's highest botanical garden, with more than 400 different high-alpine plants on display, is a good place for learning in situ.
The Zirbenweg trail follows a wide mountain track / path to the rather remote Boscheben mountain hut. The gently undulating path − without any major height differences – runs at the tree line some 2,000m above sea level as far as the Tulfeinalm. Throughout the whole walk, there is a marvelous view over the floor of the Inn valley against the stunning backdrop of the Karwendel range opposite. It's easy to take the Glungezer chair lift from near the Tulfeinalm down to Tulfes.
approx. 200m ascending, approx. 100m descending
Level of difficulty:
approx. 2 hrs 30 mins (without use of lifts, etc.)
7 kilometres (without bus or cable car ride)
The Stone Pine Path circular walk ticket, including bus fares and lift charges, is available at
- Tulfes tourist office, Schmalzgasse 27,
opening times: 9.00 - 12.00, Tel.: +43 (0)5223 78324, email@example.com
- Glungezer lift valley station,
opening times: 8.30 - 12.00, 12.45 - 16.30,Tel.: +43 (0)5223 78321
- Patscherkofel lift valley station, Bilgeristrasse 24, Igls,
opening times: 9.00 -12.00, 12.45 -16.30, Tel.: +43 (0)512 377234,firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to use the bus to Igls, you need the Stone Pine Path circular walk ticket.
The stone Pine Path - Bus-Timetable:
- Igls (Patscherkofelbahn Talstation) - Tulfes (Glungezerbahn Talstation):
Monday until Sunday: 8.44, 9.44, 10.44, 14.44, 15.44, 16.44 Uhr (change in Ampass, place of turn)
- Tulfes (Glungezerbahn Talstation) - Igls (Patscherkofelbahn Talstation):
Monday until Sunday: 8.13, 9.13, 10.13, 11.35, 14.13, 15.13, 16.13,17.13 h, Samstag: 8.13, 9.13, 10.13, 14.13, 15.13, 16.13, 17.13 h (von 10th june until 22th september 2017)
Download: The stone Pine Path - Bus-Timetable
- Hall (Unterer Stadtplatz) - Tulfes (Raika Tulfes) VVT Linie Nr. 4134:
Monday till Saturday: 8.20 h, hourly until 19.20 h, Sunday and holiday: 8.20 h every 2 hours until 16.20 h
- Tulfes (Raika Tulfes) - Hall (Unterer Stadtplatz) VVT Linie Nr. 4134:
Monday till Saturday: 8.46 h hourly until 18.46 h, Sunday and holiday: 9.46 h every 2 hours until 17.46 h
- Hall (Kurhaus) - Igls (Talstation Patscherkofelbahn) VVT Linie Nr. 4132:
daily: 9.30, 11.30, 13.30, 15.30, 16.30, 17.30 h (change in Ampass, place of turn)
- Igls (Talstation Patscherkofelbahn) - Hall (Kurhaus) VVT Linie Nr. 4132:
daily: 9.19, 10.19, 12.19, 14.19, 16.19, 17.19, 18.19 h
More information about the Patscherkofel lift here: