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Hungerburg plateau

A good starting point for hikes is the Nordpark, on the slopes of the Nordkette range, accessible from the swish Hungerburgbahn cable railway. The Zaha Hadid-designed Congress station is opposite the Hofgarten; take it to Hungerburg, then continue on a two-stage sequence of cable cars to just below the summit. The rewards are stupendous views of the high Alps and the possibility of all sorts of hikes.