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
|Karlesjoch Cable Car||Adults||Children|
- 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!).
Fendels mountain lifts
|Fendels Mountain Lifts||
|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
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.
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.
|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|
Events in the region
Eintauchen in die Weite des Universums inmitten einer atemberaubenden Naturkulisse bei Nacht. Sterne schauen am dunkelsten Ort Österreichs. Termine im August & Anfang September
Unter all den Himmelskörpern spielt der Mond eine ganz besondere Rolle für uns und unsere Erde. Neben Vorgängen wie Ebbe und Flut beeinflusst der Mond auch das Pflanzenwachstum und hat daher auch den Rhythmus der traditionellen Landwirtschaft im Kaunertal maßgeblich mitgeprägt. Viele Naturprozesse richten sich nach dem Rhythmus des zu und abnehmenden Mondes. Wie auf der Erde gibt es auch am Mond Berge und Täler, die sich von der Erde aus wunderbar beobachten lassen. Besonders eindrucksvoll ist die Beobachtung der berühmten Mondkrater kurz vor Vollmond, wo sich faszinierende Licht-Schatten Spiele zeigen. In Kombination mit der im sanften Mondlicht liegenden Bergwelt des Kaunertals...
Events & Veranstaltungen
Events & Veranstaltungen
Diesen Sommer findet zum vierten 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.