The Nordkette is marketed as the mountain in the city of Innsbruck which is quite fair as the starting point up the mountain by public transport is in the very heart of the city from Congress station. From there the ride via the Hungerburgbahn goes alongside the Inn River before the finicular railway up the side of the mountain and from there one takes two cable cars to the very top.
The Nordkette is part of Austria’s largest nature park and as one can see in the accompanying film and photographs the views are outstanding. To the south there is the city and the mountains which are on either side of the Brenner Pass, to the north is the largest conservation area in Austria - the Karwendel. This national park has an area of 727 km².
To visit I stayed at the Natterersee campsite which is connected to Innsbruck via a regular hourly bus service which is free for campers at the site. From the bus station I walked to Congress Station - after all, I would not want to miss Innsbruck!