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 3,113 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 or the Falginjochbahn 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!
New - Falginjochbahn up to 3.113 m.


The Karlesjoch & Falginjoch cable car at Kaunertal Glacier

High above the world! The Karlesjoch & Falginjoch cable car takes you to the Kaunertal Glacier at 3,113 m.
Karlesjoch Cable Car Adults Children
Return journey 22.00 16.00
  • Prices in €
  • Single journey
  • Free for holders of the Glacier Park Card
  • Discounts with Summercard GOLD - Children born after 2007 free

Cable Car & Kaunertal Glacier Restaurant hours

Glacier road, Karlesjoch or Falginjoch cable car in Summer 2021:

  • Glacier Road and Falginjochbahn or Karlesjochbahn daily open from 10:00 to 16:00 daily
  • Restaurant Weißssee open daily from 09:00-16:30 - Tel. +43 (0) 5475 5566
  • Glacier Cave daily open from June to September

Up high over the world at more than 3,113 m above sea level

Take a ride past the glacial landscape at 3,108 m above sea level on the Karlesjoch Cable Car and up to 3. 113 m with Falginjochbahn. 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

Normal fare

Normal fare
Single journey on one lift 14.00 13.00 10.00 9.00
Single journey on both lifts 17.00 16.00 11.00 10.00
Return journey on one lift 17.00 16.00 11.00 10.00
Return journey on both lifts 22.00 21.00 15.00 14.00
Fendels Day Pass 25.00 23.00 18.00 15.00
Fendels 2-Day Pass 40.00 36.00 28.00 26.00
Fendels 6-Day Pass 60.00 54.00 42.00 38.00
  • 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 2005 and 2011
  • Children born in 2012 and later travel free
  • Children's free ride - children from age 2013 and younger travel for free
  • 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 2021: 

  • Sommerberg Fendels open on THUR and SUN from 9:00 - 16:45 o`clock  (03.06.-27.06. | 16.09.-17.10.2021)
  • Sommerberg Fendels daily open from 28.06.-12.09.2021 from 9:00 - 15:45 o`clock
  • Restaurant Sattelklause open during the opening times of the lifts from 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 4.00
Day Pass 7.00



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. New from summer 2020 - if you want to feel nature at every turn, do it on a barefoot forest bathing path.

Übersicht Sommerberg Fendels

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 ride (without chairlift ascent) in the morning by 12 noon 8.00 8.00
1 ride (without chairlift ascent) in the afternoon from 12:00 12.00 12.00
Fallruns Kaunertal

Was im Frühling die Spring Classics sind, das sind im Herbst die #FALLRUNS im Snowpark Kaunertal. Wir freuen uns gemeinsam am Berg zu sein – die Natur zu erleben und natürlich den 2 km langen #naturerun – Snowpark Kaunertal zu „shredden“. Mit Abstand und Eigenverantwortung steht einem Tag im Park mit Sicherheit nichts im Wege!

Spring Classics

Stolz präsentieren wir den neuen #NATURERUN extended! Mit Tonnen von Schnee haben wir einen höllisch neuen Run von der Spitze der Karlesjochbahn mit banked Elements, Waves, Side-Hits, Kickern und eine Halfmilejibline Deluxe geschaffen – insgesamt 2 km Shred! Wie klingt das für dich?

Events & Veranstaltungen

Flügelmuseum geöffnet
Flügelmuseum Kaunertal
Schneeschuh Hüttentour
Naturdetektive -Familienprogramm
- 12:30
Schürzenjäger live

KONZERT FINDET AM 06.03.2022 statt.  Die Legende lebt – 50 Jahre Rebellion in den Alpen live auf der Schneebühne am Bergkastel

Events & Veranstaltungen

Lake Sunset

Diesen Sommer findet zum fünften Mal die Eventreihe „Lake Sunset“ am Rieder Badesee statt. Jeden Mittwoch, den ganzen Juli und August hindurch, lauschen die Besucher ab 17.00 Uhr einheimischen Bands.

- 20:00

Der 9. Sommernachtstraum am Badesee in Ried findet wieder am 09. Juli 2022 statt. Veranstaltet wird dieses Fest diesmal vom Sportverein Ried. 

- 14:00
Rieder Herbstmarkt

Regionaler Handwerks- und Bauernmarkt im Tiroler Oberland

Events & Veranstaltungen

- 20:00
Wanderbus Aifner Alm
Bogenschießen Anfängerkurs
Wanderbus Tschey