21 January 2022
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The toboggan run from the Rumer Alm is one of my absolute favorite toboggan runs. At just under four kilometers, it is the perfect length, can also be reached by public transport, there are toboggans to borrow and there are safety devices at all critical points. However, it is (somewhat exaggeratedly) similar to the a-periodic Lottensee or ice skating at Lansersee a kind of natural phenomenon. In other words, it's only Frau Holle who decides when the action is.

So when it snows and the toboggan run is open, you better be quick! So the other day, when the first snowflakes fell, I immediately grabbed my toboggan and set off. Maybe still a little over-motivated, because for the continuous tobogganing fun it needs quite a bit of snow. But even without a toboggan, the winter hike to the Rumer Alm is a beautiful excursion!

Over many curves, the route always goes slightly uphill to the Rumer Alm. About 20 minutes below the Rumer Alm is the Enzian Hut, which would also offer itself as an alternative destination. But then you miss probably the best part of the route on the descent! Depending on the snow conditions, there is always the possibility to shorten the route with the hiking trail - however, this only makes sense on the narrow forest path if you do not have a toboggan in tow. The wide forest path is then much more comfortable, even if you have to watch out for oncoming tobogganers (now and then also cars).

Strengthening at the Rumer Alm

The Rumer Alm is a popular hiking destination all year round and even if the Alm is closed at the moment, you can fill up on electrolytes and adjust your Mannerschnitten level here in the self-service refrigerator. Of course, it is cozier in the small parlor. In winter, the hut is open daily from 9:00 to 17:00, Wednesday is a day of rest. When sledding is in operation, it is also open in the evening (call +43 664 4276159).

The menu is small, but you can really find the typical Tyrolean dishes at fair prices and no frills. The rather hearty Kaspressknödel in the rather spicy soup are certainly the classic, shepherd's macaroni satisfy the big hunger and the ham and cheese toast the smaller. Usually there are also one or two daily specials, on my visit it would have been spinach spaetzle with salad or Gamswurst cold cuts. For the small hunger I can highly recommend the South Tyrolean Lagrein cake (wine-chocolate cake)!

Toboggan checklist

  • Toboggan (rental on the mountain pasture free of charge with consumption, depending on availability...)
  • Helmet and possibly ski goggles
  • warm gloves and hiking boots
  • T-shirt to change
  • Cash for the stopover, or coins for the self-service fridge
  • Professional tips: in case of ice microspikes for the ascent | in case of a lot of fresh snow: gaiters for the feet


  • Easy to reach by public transport, but depending on the snow conditions you have to carry the toboggan a bit. From Innsbruck, take line A to the Sanatorium Rum (Attention! Buy a two-zone ticket), then walk uphill along the road to the parking lot.
  • By car you drive directly to Rum and further to the Parking lot Alpenpark Karwendel, above the sanatorium.


  • Walking time: 1-1,5 hours
  • Length: 3,9 kilometers
  • Altitude difference: approx. 500
  • Refreshment stop Rumer Alm: Tel. +43 664 4276159 | www.rumeralm.tirol
  • Information about the condition of the toboggan run can be obtained either directly at the Rumer Alm or at winterrodeln.org

Have fun!

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