Zirbenweg Trail

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).

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. 


Height difference:
approx. 200m ascending, approx. 100m descending

Level of difficulty:

Walking time:
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

  • Glungezer lift valley station, Glungezerstraße 14, Tulfes
    opening times: 8.00 - 17.00 h, Tel.: +43 (0)5223 78321
  • Patscherkofel cable car valley station, Römerstraße 81, 6080 Igls,
    opening times: daily 8.30 - 17  Tel.: +43 (0)512 377234, info@patscherkofelbahn.at

Please note:
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 Saturday: 8.40, 9.40, 10.40, 14.40, 15.40, 16.35 h
  • Tulfes (Glungezerbahn Talstation) - Igls (Patscherkofelbahn Talstation)
    Monday until Saturday: 8.15, 9.15, 10.15, 11.35, 13.35, 14.15, 15.15, 15.35, 16.05, 16.55, 17.35 h Sunday: 8.15, 9.15, 10.15, 11.23, 13.23, 14.15, 15.15, 15.23, 16.05, 16.55, 17.23 h (von 11th june until 11th october 2020)

Download: The stone Pine Path - Bus-Timetable

Bus timetable:

  • Hall (Unterer Stadtplatz) - Tulfes (Glungezerbahn Talstation) 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 (Glungezerbahn Talstation) - 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