Vorarlberg’s 9 summer cable cars transport visitors to well-organized and themed attractions on mountains throughout the region. Certified as the “Best summer cable cars in Austria,” each is in compliance with comprehensive criteria. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy unimpeded views far and wide. High-class and variety-filled experiences in the mountains are guaranteed for adventurers, families, gourmets and culture enthusiasts. Enjoy the view and discover your new favourite mountain.
C Pfänderbahn, Panorama Bodensee (c) Otmar Heidegger / Vorarlberg Tourismus
01 Karren Dornbirn
Specialisation: Scenic enjoyment
The Karren: Featuring views over Dornbirn, the Rhine Valley and the intersection of three countries! This is the starting point for numerous hiking trails. Savouring the panoramic views was never so delicious thanks to the panorama restaurant. The Karren-Kante is a viewing platform that extends 12 metres over the ridge. It is the perfect spot to enjoy breathtaking views and, of course, a few selfies.
02 The activity-rich Golm mountain - Illwerke cable cars
The activity-rich Golm mountain in Montafon is a place of relaxation, fun, and sports for the entire family. In addition to recreational activities such as skiing and hiking, there are also plenty of opportunities to slow things down. Pure recreation amidst the mountains of the Rätikon.
03 Walmendingerhornbahn cable car
Specialisation: Scenic enjoyment
See, hear, feel and smell: Experience the mountains with all of your senses. Dubbed the “mountain of senses,” the Walmendingerhorn mountain in Kleinwalsertal is aptly named. Enjoy the spectacular panorama from the viewing platform before setting out on the “path of senses.”
04 Pfänderbahn cable car, Bregenz
Float high above the ground with the Pfänder panorama gondola on your way to 1,064 m. From on high, you’ll have unimpeded views of Lake Constance, 240 mountain peaks and the tripoint of Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Hike, bike, visit the Alpine game park, or simply enjoy the stunning views.
05 Brandnertal cable cars
From the town of Bürs, the valley rises upward towards Brand at an elevation of more than 1,000 m. At 1,979 m, Lake Lünersee is situated at the foot of the Schesaplana mountain and is a popular destination for excursions. 400 km of hiking trails and climbing gardens ensure a variety-filled programme for nature-lovers, adventurers and families. The Brandnertal valley is well equipped for families in summertime. The FRÖÖD mountain restaurant is situated at 1,680 m and is located just 10 steps from the mountain station of the panorama cable car.
06 Diedamskopf cable cars
Specialisation: Panoramic & outdoor experiences
Featuring views of over 300 mountain peaks, the Diedamskopf in Au/Schoppernau in Bregenzerwald is one of the most scenic excursion destinations in the four-country region. The magnificent panoramic views will leave you speechless. In just 15 minutes along a secured walkway, visitors can continue up to the 2,090 m Diedamskopf peak.
07 Kristbergbahn cable car Silbertal
The Kristberg in Montafon is a family-friendly local recreation area with appealing offers for families, sports enthusiasts, activity seekers, and those looking to slow things down. Opportunities to get to know the mountain’s playful side include the “Silberpfad” research path and the “Silberspielwelt” playground. These silver-mining themed activities are true highlights for parents and children. Here, families can immerse themselves in the topic of silver at interactive stations.
08 Kanzelwandbahn cable car
Summer is for families. Here in Kleinwalsertal, parents and kids take centre stage. Children and teenagers (younger than 18), when accompanied by a parent, may take the cable car for free. Once they are up top, there is plenty to keep them busy. Fun is bubbling up along the “Burmiwasser” trail, which leads from the mountain station of the Kanzelwandbahn cable car to Lake Riezler Alpsee. In addition, the two-country region Fellhorn/Kanzelwand is a flower-filled paradise and an ideal excursion destination for families.
09 Sonnenkopf, Klostertal cable cars
“Bärenland” (Bearland) is a paradise for children surrounded by wonderful natural features. It is the ideal starting point for hikes and cycling tours! While kids amuse themselves in the fabulous BÄRENLAND playground area, there is plenty to keep adults occupied. Or parents can simply relax and recover against the backdrop of pristine peaks.