- Mountain dinner experience from Innsbruck
- Ride on Innsbruck’s Nordkette cable car and then dine at an altitude of 6,250 feet (1,905 meters)
- Enjoy a candlelit dinner in the Alpenlounge Seegrube Restaurant
- Dine on a hearty 4-course meal from a traditional Austrian menu
- Return to Innsbruck at a time to suit you; the last cable car leaves the mountain at 11:30pm
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
What You Can Expect
After roughly 30 minutes in the gondola, you’ll arrive at the top station. Then, hop off and head inside the restaurant right outside – Alpenlounge Seegrube – where your gourmet mountain meal awaits. Sit down at your own private candlelit table with your pre-dinner drink, and soak up the magnificent panorama of Innsbruck lying at the foot of the mountain range.
The restaurant’s menu changes according to seasonality, but the use of local ingredients cooked according to traditional Austrian recipes is a theme that prevails. See the sample menu below.
At the end of your meal, why not stay for a drink in the restaurant’s bar (own expense)? However long you stay is up to you; the last cable car down to Innsbruck itself is at 7:15pm, but cable cars run back to the Hungerburg (mid-station) every half hour until half past midnight, meaning you can stay to swoon at the glittering nighttime views over Innsbruck after your meal. From the Hungerburg station, you can then catch a shuttle transfer or a taxi (own expense) back to Innsbruck center.
- Asparagus salad with tomatoes, cucumber and freshly baked garlic bread
- Bear’s Garlic Soup (no bears, just a classic Bavarian soup of garlic, potatoes, wine and bacon)
- Fried medallions of pork with a thyme jus (sauce) and gratin of potatoes
- Strawberries with vanilla ice cream and pumpkin-seed oil dressing
Although weather was uncooperative--whiteout conditions reigned during our time on the mountain--the meal and service were exquisite.
The candlelight dinner and the experience was a 5. The return trip down to Innsbruck was a nightmare. The gondola going up to the top consisted of two separate gondola portions. Coming back down after dinner and a few drinks the gondola running from the top was just fine BUT the 2nd gondola was not running AND NEVER runs after 7:30 at night. Stuck halfway up a mountain in the dark of night is not a good situation to someone with limited German skills. We walked to a restaurant in proximity to the station and had the owner call a taxi that was fairly prompt, 15 to 20 minutes. Oh, have I mentioned it was raining. A really nice start to a wonderful evening ended with not such nice memories. The next day we found out that a bus line does service the gondola station on a very limited basis after 7:30 in the evening after the 2nd gondola stopped running. I think someone at Viator didn't complete their homework when putting this tour out for the general public.