I mentioned before that my favorite thing about Innsbruck was that it’s not only a beautiful town, but it’s right in the beautiful Alps! If you love visiting nature and cities when you travel, Innsbruck is the place for you.
In Innsbruck, you can walk around the town and take in the sights, and you can also take a cable car up the mountains to get views of Innsbruck from the top. It was one of my favorite things we did in Innsbruck because the views were just spectacular, and it was a nice to get out of the busy city and relax in some peace and quiet. If you want to escape from the city for a bit, this is how you can take the Innsbruck cable car to get amazing views of the town and mountains!
How to take the Innsbruck cable car for spectacular views
Innsbruck cable car info
After you’ve had your fill of exploring Innsbruck, you can take the cable car to the top! It’s a pretty fun ride, and you can see some cool views on the ride up. There are a few different options with the cable cars, and you can get more information on pricing and schedules on the Nordkette website.
If you’re just in Innsbruck for the day and on a budget, you can do what we did and take it to the first station in the mountains, Hungerburg, for about 10 euros roundtrip. It’s a quick ride, and you’ll get some beautiful views!
If you have more time and a bigger budget, there are some more options with the cable cars. For 17 euros, you can go to the Alpine Zoo, which is one of the highest elevated zoos in Europe. For 38 euros, you can go to the very top of Innsbruck! You’ll probably need some much warmer clothes up in the snowy mountains, but I definitely want to go back for those views.
If you want to visit the Alpine Zoo and go all the way to the top, you can get a deal for 43 euros.
Touring the Hungerburg stop
Hungerburg doesn’t have much to do other than take in the beautiful sights, but there are some pretty houses to see! You can probably see the whole area in about 15 minutes, but I do recommend taking the time to explore some.
Matt and I got VERY luck with weather in Innsbruck. It rained for our honeymoon up until the morning we went to Innsbruck, and about halfway through the morning, the clouds began to clear and the skies were blue. When it was still rainy and foggy, it was hard to see the mountains, so I’m not sure what these views would look like on a cloudy day.
Since it’s up in the mountains, it was a little chillier and breezier than down in Innsbruck. So make sure you dress in layers!
I highly recommend taking a cable car in Innsbruck if you have the time! The views were amazing, and it was nice to get outside the city and relax in the quiet while being surrounded by the Alps. And the next time I’m in Innsbruck, I want to take the cable care all the way to the top! 🙂