Patscherkofel - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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Patscherkofel is Innsbrucks Ski Paradise in the south: easy to recognise from its rounded shape and the prominent radio mast on its peak. During both the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics, the mountain was the venue for the men's downhill race, along with the bobsleigh and luge competitions in neighboring Igls. The other five alpine skiing events were held at Axamer Lizum.
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2.24km from Patscherkofel
A beautiful lake, which has its source in the Blauer See and flows through the Viggartal in the Tux Alps in a north-southwesterly direction and flows into the Sill below Ellbogen . The stream has a length of 10 kilometers. The raging brook retains water quality class I throughout its course and is particularly dangerous during floods and heavy rain. However, because surrounding communities are a little further from the body of water, there is less risk to housing developments.
Patscherkofel Cable Car Lower/Valley Station
3.06km from Patscherkofel
This cable car leads from the village of Igls up onto the Patscherkofel mountain to the south of Innsbruck, a popular destination for hikers, mountainbikers and those who simply want to enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding landscape. It was built in 1928 as an aerial tramway and replaced in 2017 by a monocable gondola with a slightly different route.
4.5km from Patscherkofel
A beautiful lake located in Lans in the district of Innsbruck Land and is the largest lake in the city area. It is fed by ground water as well as the neighbouring water lily lake, the Lanser Moor. It is a popular destination for those who love swimming and spashing around. It is also used for ice-skating during the winter.
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck - Kunsthistorisches Museum
5.01km from Patscherkofel
Ambras Castle is one of the most important sights in Austria and is the top destination in Tyrol. This castle was built in the 16th century on the spot of an earlier 10th-century castle, which became the seat of power for the Counts of Andechs. Visit the first museum in the world to be preserved in its original place and embark on a journey 450 years into the past. It is considered one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Tyrol.
5.09km from Patscherkofel
One of the main attractions in Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps. This Renaissance castle and palace located in the hills above Innsbruck, Austria was was built in the 16th century on the spot of an earlier 10th-century castle, which became the seat of power for the Counts of Andechs.
5.33km from Patscherkofel
The Europa Bridge is a 820-metre-long bridge carrying the A13 Brenner Autobahn 190m over the Wipp valley just south of Innsbruck. The bridge spans the Sill River, and forms part of the main route across the Alps from western Austria to South Tyrol in Italy. It is also part of the main route between southeastern Germany and northern Italy.
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