The invention of lifts and cable cars has made many mountains accessible to everyone, not just hikers and climbers. In this series we showcase six extraordinary cable cars in Tirol, each unique in its own individual way.
In the ski resort of Kirchberg-Kitzbühel we find the Kitz 3S-Bahn – the tallest cable car not only in Tirol but in the whole of Europe.6 min. Reading time
The Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen actually comprise three separate cable cars: the Hungerburgbahn, the Seegrubenbahn and the Hafelekarbahn. Together they transport visitors in just 20 minutes from the centre of Innsbruck into the high alpine terrain of the Karwendel Mountains.7 min. Reading time
The first in our series of articles on the most spectacular cable cars in Tirol takes us to the Stubai Glacier. In October 2016 this resort witnessed the opening of what is surely Tirol’s most exclusive cable car: the Eisgratbahn, the longest and most comfortable triple-wire cable car in the Alps.7 min. Reading time
No cable car in Tirol has a larger transport capacity than the Giggijochbahn in Sölden in the Ötztal Valley. It is able to carry up to 4,500 people per hour – a world record. Head engineer Thomas Santer tells us about the technology behind this record-breaking gondola.5 min. Reading time
The Wildspitzbahn on the Pitztal Glacier is at 3,440 metres above sea level the highest cable car in Tirol. Nowhere else in Austria can passengers travel as quickly and comfortably into the realm of eternal snow and ice. However, building and operating a cable car at this altitude is a huge technical and logistical challenge…6 min. Reading time
Opened in 1955, the Valluga II in the ski resort of St. Anton is the oldest of the six cable cars featured in this series and was the highest cable car in Austria when it came into service over 60 years ago. Even if it still looks the same as back then, it today enjoys…6 min. Reading time