Photo by Zac Steger
Go above the clouds in Innsbruck
Several lift and gondola options are found in and around Innsbruck to take travelers higher into the Alps. From the Congress Station (designed by Zaha Hadid) in the old town near the river, the Nordkettenbahnen brings visitors to the top of the mountain in about 20 minutes. Stops along the way include the Alpen Zoo, Europe's highest themed zoo with around 2,000 animals from the Alpine region. After reaching the top gondola station, Hafelekarbahn, it's a short hike to the rocky summit and beautiful views over the city - or clouds, depending on the weather.
By Zac Steger, AFAR Local Expert
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