Feeling the rythm of time at the Elfer

Sonnenzeit - Blütezeit - Steinzeit

On these paths you will feel the rhythm of time. You will get to know the different dimensions, from the pulse beat to the seasons and the development phases of the earth. Along the Geh-Zeiten trails, numerous cosy and rustic huts and alpine pastures, such as the Elferhütte, the Karalm or the panorama restaurant Elfer, invite you to stop for a break. The trails are ideal for manageable hikes with the whole family. The Elferbahn cable car takes you directly from the centre of Neustift to the Elfer.

The Elfer circular hiking trail takes you along the "Sonnenzeit" and "Blütezeit". The "Steinzeit" starts at the common intersection of all three themed trails and takes you into the Pinnistal valley under incredible perspectives.

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„Sonnenzeit“

begins a few metres behind the accessible sundial at the mountain station of the Elfer panorama cable car. The newly laid path turns right here. It leads you further through an enchanting larch forest to a level and then across mountain pine fields further up. Along the way are movable installations made of natural materials from the region, dedicated to the units of time. From the second to the year. Here you can experience time consciously. Combined with the enjoyment of the unique landscape, this is a very special experience. You can rest comfortably on benches and let your gaze wander over the Stubaital all the way to Innsbruck. Eventually, you will pass the worth seeing Kochhütte, which is  from the old days, and finally arrive at the common crossroads of all three "Geh-Zeiten-Wege".

"Blütezeit"

lets you learn amazing things about the cycle of the alpine plant world through numerous illustrated panels: "Why is this flower blue, but that one is red? What do flowers do when it snows? Why do berries actually taste so sweet?" "Blütenzeit" simply makes you and your children want to question what you have right in front of your eyes. The information about the splendour of flowers satisfies the thirst for knowledge in an entertaining way. The manifold importance of the plant world for local agriculture and the mountain as a recreational area becomes clear. Especially at the beginning of the flowering season, this trail is a particularly impressive experience.

"Circular hiking trail"

Easy hike for the whole family, well suited for children. Starting point: Elferbahn mountain station 1.790 m - length: approx. 3 km - ascent: approx. 290 Hm - highest point: Elferhütte 2.080 m - refreshment stops: Elferhütte and Panoramarestaurant Elfer - Hiking time: approx. 1.5 hours - End point: Elferbahn mountain station 1.790 m

"Steinzeit"

"Steinzeit"

is the longest of the three "Geh-Zeiten-Wege". It begins at the common intersection of the three "Geh-Zeiten-Wege" and leads to the Karalm. A wonderful mountain hike through the geological zones on the Elfer, in the middle of imposing the mountain scenery in the wildly romantic Pinnistal. The slow but steady changes in the mountain world can be read directly from the rock here and give an idea of the age of the earth. At an altitude of about 2000 m, you descend southwest into the wide and green "Gratzengrübl", where marmots live. From this impressive natural site you finally descend to the Karalm. " Steinzeit" begins at the common junction of the three "Geh-Zeiten-Wege" easy to moderately difficult hike. Suitable for somewhat experienced hikers. Starting point: Elferbahn mountain station 1.790 m - first via "Sonnenzeit" to the junction of the three "Geh-Zeiten-Wege" - here at the junction turn left and "Steinzeit" begins - length: approx. 5.7 km - ascent: approx. 400 m - highest point: Panoramaweg 2.168 m - refreshment stops: Panorama restaurant Elfer and Karalm - Hiking time to Karalm: approx. 2.5 hours - End point: Karalm 1,737 m Return route: hike back to the Elferbahn mountain station (alternative: ride with the Pinnisshuttle taxi on the valley floor).

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