The summer cable cars in the Kaunertal

On the go in summer

The Kaunertal's cable cars make it easy to experience Tyrolean mountains up to 3,108 m above sea level!

Ready to climb every mountain and ford every stream? Now's the time! The cable cars in the nature park and glacier region are safe means of transport year-round. And they also offer impressive panoramic views of the surrounding Ötztal Alps. 

When do the Karlesjoch cable car at Kaunertal Glacier and the Fendels railways run? What are the fares? The following overview provides an answer. Maybe you'll soon be joining us up here in the clouds! 

The Karlesjoch cable car at Kaunertal Glacier

High above the world! The Karlesjoch cable car takes you to the Kaunertal Glacier at 3,108 m.
Karlesjoch Cable Car Adults Children
Return journey 19.50 13.50
  • Prices in €
  • Single journey
  • Free for holders of the Glacier Park Card
  • Discounts with Summercard GOLD - Children born after 2005 free


Cable Car & Kaunertal Glacier Restaurant hours

Karlesjoch Cable Car in Summer 2019:

  • 10:00 to 16:00 daily,1 May to 13 October
  • Restaurant Weißssee open daily from 09:00-16:30 - Tel. +43 (0) 5475 5566

Up high over the world at more than 3,108 m above sea level

Take a ride past the glacial landscape at 3,108 m above sea level on the Karlesjoch Cable Car. Visitors can enjoy a spectacular view of the mountains in three countries from the accessible observation deck.

The valley station at 2,750 m above sea level is conveniently located on Kaunertal Glacier Road. Things stay cool here since you can find yourself surrounded by permanent ice just 300 m from the Glacier Restaurant right in the middle of summer. The walk-in glacial crevasse is a must on any holiday in the Kaunertal!

As is the ride to the mountain station: the observation deck there offers the most spectacular view of the Alps in three countries, including the Weißseespitze (3,518 m) and Weißkugel (3,712 m), both in Austria; Ortler in Italy; and the Bernina Group in Switzerland.

Other highlights includethe Glacier Gate, the tongue of the Gepatschferner, and the Seeles lakes (ideal for families!). 

© TVB Tiroler Oberland-Kaunertaler Gletscherkaiser-Sportograf
© Kaunertaler Gletscherbahnen-Daniel Zangerl

Fendels mountain lifts

Heading to Fendels? In addition to the mountain lifts, you can also find out about mountain carting and bike transport.
Fendels Mountain Lifts

Adults
Normal fare

Adults
Concession
Children
Normal fare
Kinder
Concession
Single journey on one lift 11.50 10.00 8.00 7.00
Single journey on both lifts 14.00 13.00 9.00 8.00
Return journey on one lift 14.00 13.00 9.00 8.00
Return journey on both lifts 18.00 16.50 11.00 10.00
Fendels Day Pass 24.00 22.00 16.50 14.50
Fendels 2-Day Pass 38.00 34.50 27.00 25.00
Fendels 6-Day Pass 57.50 51.50 40.00 36.00
  • Prices in €
  • Single tickets valid for one use only
  • Free for holders of the Glacier Park Card and Summercard GOLD gratis
  • Children's fares for children born between 2004 and 2012
  • Children born in and later free
  • Bambini Free Ticket: Children born in 2010-2012 free when accompanied by parent
  • Holders of a Summercard or Guest Card in the three-country region receive the concession rate


Fendels Mountain Lifts and Restaurant Hours

Fendels Mountain Lifts, Summer 2019: 

  • 6 June – 23 June 2019: Thursday & Sunday 9:00-16:45
  • 23 June – 15 September 2019: Daily 9:00-16:45
  • 19 September – 20 October 2019: Thursday & Sunday 9:00-16:45
  • Restaurant Sattelklause open daily 9:00-16:30 - Tel. +43 (0) 5472 61 60 23
  • Lifts do not operate in poor weather. Info hotline +43 (0) 664 81 61 775

Bike transport

Available on the Ried-Fendels cable car and the Sattelboden chairlift (trail bikes only on the Ried-Fendels cable car!!)
1 Journey 3.50
Day Pass 7.00

 

Fendels

The small mountain village of Fendels is picturesquely located on a high plateau at the entrance of the Kaunertal at 1,356 m above sea level. You can reach Fendels either on the well-developed road or comfortably with the gondola lift from Ried in the Oberinntal. Directly in the village is the valley station of the quad chairlift, which leads to the starting point for numerous hiking trails and mountain tours. Many trails and wide paths are even suitable for pushchairs.

A good tip: is the wildlife learning path in Fendels from the Sattelklause to the Fendler Alm. Clear signs teach a lot about the native animals of the mountains.

Also recommended: The hiking trail over the Fendler Alm to the serviced Anton Renk Hut. This then continues to the Stalanzer Alm (also serviced). In between is the natural spectacle of the 160 m high waterfall known as Fallender Bach. The whole hike takes 3 to 4 hours.

Or you can enjoy the sun on the sun terrace of the Sattelklause (open every day). In the meantime, the offspring can have fun in the directly adjacent Sattelboden adventure forest, with tree house, trampoline, swings, slides, water park, adventure path, and wading pool.

Another highlight is the Wildbach Trail. This bike trail runs downhill from Fendels to the valley station of the Ried-Fendels cable car. You can then easily take the gondola lift back up. Action and fun are inevitable.

© TVB Tiroler Oberland-Kaunertal-Daniel Zangerl
© Kaunertaler Gletscherbahnen-Daniel Zangerl

Mountain carting

Fast downhill fun with mountain carts possible daily from 9:00 to 16:45 whenever the mountain lifts are running.
  Adults Children
1 run (without chairlift up) 9.00 9.00
     

Mountain carting at night

Thursdays in July and August from 18:00 to 21: 00
  Adults Children
1 run (without chairlift up) 9.00 9.00
Mountain Lift Night Ticket (18:00-21:00) 13.50 9.50
All-you-can-eat farm-style buffet (excl. drinks) 17.00 9.00

Every Thursday in July and August 18:00 to 21:00 Mountain carting at night in Fendels. For safety reasons, mountain carting is not allowed in bad weather (rain, thunderstorms). A superb feasting at the grill party at the Sattelklause with the all-you-can-eat farm-style buffet (excluding drinks). Book at Tel. +43 (0) 5472 61 60 23

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