Glungezer - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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A majestic mountain in Tyrol perfectly groomed ski slopes, surrounded by the beautiful, untouched nature of the Tux Alps. The Glungezer ski area is twelve kilometers from the provincial capital Innsbruck and can be easily reached by bus or car. 23 kilometers of slopes invite you to enjoy winter sports until spring.
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5.37km from Glungezer
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.
6.24km from Glungezer
This is one of most popular hikes in the Austrian Alps. It provides a quick and simple route to amazing panoramas of the Inntal Valley below and offers great views of 400 craggy peaks in the Alps, including many within the Karwendel Massif. This short, family hike offers amazing panoramas of Innsbruck and the Inntal.
Glungezerbahn GesmbH & Co KG
6.27km from Glungezer
Perfectly groomed ski slopes, surrounded by the beautiful, untouched nature of the Tux Alps, the wonderfully wide view of the Inn Valley and over 400 mountain peaks. The comfortable 10-seater gondola takes winter sports enthusiasts directly from the valley station to the Halsmarter middle station in just 6.5 minutes. From there you can take the "Tulfein Express" - a state-of-the-art combination lift with gondolas and chairs - to the Tulfein mountain station.
6.3km from Glungezer
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
8.41km from Glungezer
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.
Burg Hasegg / Hall Mint
9.03km from Glungezer
A majestic castle built to protect the salt mines, river trade, the bridge over the River Inn and also to guard the old salt route. During the 15th century the castle was enlarged to become a residence for princes. It now houses a museum called mint museum and open to the general public. Demonstrations of historical minting techniques are given from time to time.The castle itself is an example of early Gothic era Tirolean fortress architecture.
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