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Nordkettenbahnen cablerail during winter

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Nordkettenbahnen cablerail during winter

We are visiting Innsbruck for 1 night on 24th Dec this year. We are hoping to take the cable rail up Nordkettenbahnen. We don't want to ski, just look at the view and maybe have something to eat. I've had a look at their website and it appears to be significantly more expensive to go all the way to the top (Hafelekar) as opposed to the first level (Hungerburg). Can anyone tell us if it's worth paying the extra to go all the way to the top that time of year (the cost is 7.40 euro vs 29.50 euro each). Thanks!

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1. Re: Nordkettenbahnen cablerail during winter

Hi,

Yes, it is worth the extra cost. Only do this of it's a clear day though. We've taken this trip a few times, in October and in December. We are not skiers. The views from Hungerburg are nice, from either the Seegrube station or the Hafelekar station, they are fantastic! As there's only a 3Euro difference between going to Seegrube and Hafelekar, I'd go to the top.

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2. Re: Nordkettenbahnen cablerail during winter

I agree with pja60, go for it! If it is a clear day the views are lovely. We went all the way up to Hafelekar and it felt like being on top of the world. It was a sunny day in Dec and the views were spectacular. We then came back to Seegrube (which was quite busy with skiers) for lunch and some tobaganning, and more good views. It was a great day out.

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3. Re: Nordkettenbahnen cablerail during winter

If we buy the ticket to Hafelekar can we also stop at the other stations along the way or can you only go directly to the top and back?

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4. Re: Nordkettenbahnen cablerail during winter

You have no choice! Funicular to Hungerberg, then change to cable car to Seegrube, then change to another cable car to Hafelekar, so yes, you can stop at each station as you go.

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5. Re: Nordkettenbahnen cablerail during winter

As EmeraldDiva says, you have to stop and get off/out at each station. There is no direct to the top/Hafelekar. The Nordkettenbahn trip is 3 stages.

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6. Re: Nordkettenbahnen cablerail during winter

We will be there as well in Innsbruck from 23 to 26th and I was planning the same as you on the 24th. The Nordkette closes at 6p on the 24th. Here is a copy of the email we received back from them.

Hours of operation & information

Hungerburg Congress-Löwenhaus-

Alpenzoo-Hungerburg weekdays 7.15 a.m. - 7.15 p.m.

Hungerburg Congress-Löwenhaus-

Alpenzoo-Hungerburg weekend

+ holidays 08.00 a.m. - 7.15 p.m.

Seegrubenbahn Hungerburg-Seegrube non-stop 08.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.

Seegrubenbahn Hungerburg-Seegrube Friday-

evening trip 6.00 p.m. - 11.30 p.m.

Hafelekarbahn Hafelekar - Seegrube non-stop 09.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

The service runs every 15 minutes.

The only change is the Hungerburgbahn be operated until 6 p.m. at December 24th!

You can dine at these times in the restaurant.

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7. Re: Nordkettenbahnen cablerail during winter

Why not look into getting a 24-hour Innsbruck Card, which costs €33. For the €3.50 extra this would cost on top of just buying the cable car ticket to Hafelekar (€29.50 rtn), you get a whole lot more included. Have a look at innsbruck.info/en/…innsbruck-card.html

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