An experience out of this world with our “hiking” lifts

Fun guaranteed - reach Kaunertal glacier at 3,000 m above sea level with Karlesjochbahn lift without losing a drop of sweat! That’s why we say in Kaunertal: Sky high in the valley of mountain climbers...

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  • Gondola ride Kaunertal glacier
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  •  Kaunertal cable car glacier in summer
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  •  Hikers on a three-country hiking trail overlooking Kaunertal Glacier
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Karlesjochbahn at Kaunertal glacier

Travel on the Karlesjochbahn and hover 3,108 m above the glacier. The accessible viewing platform offers visitors a splendid mountain panorama of the border triangle.

You can easily reach the valley station at 2,750 m above sea level on Kaunertal glacier road. It’s no place to get hot under the collar - especially in the summer, when the glacier restaurant is only 300 m away from the perpetual ice. And do not miss out on visiting the crevasse! Or on taking a trip to the mountain station: The viewing platform offers the most spectacular view of the border trianglein all of the Alps, including Weißseespitze summit (3,518 m - A) and Weißkugel (3,712 m - A), Ortler (I) and the Bernina group (CH). Other highlights: the glacier mouth, the Gepatschferner glacial lobe or the Seeles lakes (ideal for families!). The Karlesjochbahn lift runs daily in summer from 10.00 am - 4.00 pm. 

Opening hours and prices

Karlesjochbahn Adults Children
Ascent & descent € 19,50

€ 13,50

Prices for single use. Free for holders of the glacier park card! Concessions with the GOLD summer card (€ 15,00 for adults/children born in and after 2004 go free). 


Children born 2012 to 2004
Children born in or after 2013 go free!
Bambini free ticket-Children born 2010-2012 must be accompanied by a parent andgo free!

Karlesjochbahn – runs daily from 09.00 am – 4.00 pm
Restaurant Weißsee- open daily from 8.00 am – 4.30 pm.

The home of the ibex

Glacier street & glacier park

The home of the ibex

Where the ibex feels at home - welcome to a very special natural and cultural landscape.

Summercard GOLD

Summercard GOLD

Summercard GOLD

Fun guaranteed!

Glacier Park card

Gletscherpark Card

Glacier Park card

A ticket to the world of the ibex

  •  Kaunertal cable car glacier in summer
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  •  Village Kaunertal in summer
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  • Mountainbiker in Kaunertal in summer
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  •  Children at the playground Fendels Sattelklause
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Fendels lifts

The small mountain village of Fendels is situated in a picturesque location on a high plateau at the entrance to Kaunertal at 1,356 m above sea level. You can reach Fendels on the well-developed road or simply by chair lift from Ried in Oberinntal. The valley station for the 4-seater chair lift is located immediately in the village, and can take you up to many hiking paths and mountain routes. Many trails and broad paths are also accessible by pushchair. And don’t miss out on the - also pushchair-accessible -animal learning path in Fendels from Sattelklause to Fendler lodge: Neat information boards tell you about the local fauna. Also noteworthy: The hiking path from Fendler lodge (refreshments sold) to Anton Renk mountain hut. And from there to Stalanzer lodge (refreshments sold). And on the way, you can enjoy the natural spectacle of the 160m high Fallender Bach waterfall. The entire walk takes 3 to 4 hours. Or enjoy the sun underneath the open sky on the terrace of Bergrestaurant Sattelklause (refreshments sold and open daily). And in the meantime, your little ones can explore the Sattelboden adventure playground complete with adventure tree house, trampoline, swings, slides, water park, exciting round walk and water treading facility.

Opening hours and prices

 Fendels lifts                                                                                       Adults                                                Children
ingle tripone lift € 12,00/10.50* € 8.00/7.00*
Single tripboth lifts € 14.50/13.50* € 9.00/8.00*
Ascent and descentone lift € 14.50/13.50* € 9.00/8.00*
Ascent and descent both lifts € 18.50/17.00* € 11.50/10.50*
Prices for single use. Free for holders of the glacier park card and the GOLD summer card!
* Holders of a fully completed summer card or guest card for the Landeck region are granted concessions.


Children born 2004 bis 2012
Children born in or after 2013 go free!
Bambini free ticket - Children born 2010 and younger must be accompanied by a parent and go free!

Restaurant Sattelklause open daily from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm.

Summer Opening 2019
06.06.-23.06.2019 Thursdays & Sundays 9.00 am - 4.45 pm

daily from 9.00 am - 4.45 pm

19.09.-20.10.2019 Thursdays & Sundays 9.00 am - 4.45 pm


Lift does not run in bad weather
Information hotline available on +43 664 81 61 775

1 ride € 3,50
dayticket € 7,00

Bike transport by cable car Ried-Fendels & chair lift Sattelbahn possible.
Attention! No TRAIL Bike transport at the chairlift Sattelboden.

Night Mountaincarting

Every Thursday in July and August from 6.00 - 9.00 p.m. possible. In bad weather (rain, thunderstorms) the Night Mountain Carting unfortunately does NOT take place for safety reasons.

Barbecue in the mountain restaurant Sattelklause with buffet "all you can eat"


Prices Night Mountaincarting
evening ticket adult (6.00 - 9.00 pm.m) € 13,50
evening ticket child (6.00 - 9.00 pm.m) € 9,50
1 ride Mountaincart € 9,00
Barbecue buffet "all you can eat" (exkl. drinks) - adults € 17,00
Barbecue buffet "all you can eat" (exkl. drinks) - kids € 9,00
Family adventure in Fendels

Adventure & action for children

Family adventure in Fendels

Fit for Family in Fendels. Kids, kids, there’s something happening!

New in hiking area fendels

Mountaincart in Fendels

New in hiking area fendels

A new attraction is waiting for you - with a Mountaincart from Sattelboden to Fendels.


Nordic Walking map


Walking paths and trails in Fendels

Locandy Outdoor APP

Locandy outdoor games for Kaunertal glacier road & Sommerberg Fendels


With the free Locandy iOS app or Android you can explore your surroundings in a new way. In audiobook quality you are telling stories. You will be asked to perform tasks or to solve tricky puzzles - while you are moving through nature. it works:

  • Locally you can use the free Wi-Fi at restaurant Sattelklause in Fendels to download the app or at the tollgate for the Kaunertal Glacier Road.

  • Download via Wi-Fi first the Locandy app and then the radio play-adventure (in the App Quest called) install on the position or the QR code.

  • The app and the games are downloaded once, they are GPS-based, no internet connection is required on road.

...And these are he outdoor games for the Kaunertal glacier road and Fendels as an app to download!

  1. Audioguide - Kaunertal Glacier Road: on your drive from the valley to the edge of the glacier accompanies you use the Audio Guide as a guide. He tells you stories; explain you traditions; reminds you of knowledge, you have not learned them in school; provides you puzzles; calls you on to explore it in nature and provides you funny tasks. Arriving at the glacier car park, it gives you valuable tips on what you can still do and watch.

  1. "The forgotten Tower" -in Fendels at Restaurant Sattelklause: A discovery and puzzle trail in nature. The Stop-playing adventure designed by the game designer Gerald Fröhlich and invites to observe nature with mindfulness and concentration to find by solving tricky tasks and puzzles the lost verse of the old song. Once at the destination the completed song reveals the secret of the forgotten Tower

  1. „Walk of Science“ – in Fendels at Restaurant Sattelklause: Designed by Univ. Prof. Dr. Thorsten Schwerte leads this interactive auditory playing adventure through the biodiversity of the alps. Humorous and exciting explain the two scientists Charles Darwin and Alexander von Humboldt dialog the unique flora and fauna of the Alps
  1. "Flow of ideas" -in Fendels at Restaurant Sattelklause: Created by Florian Krismer, a professional mental coach, listeners can draw on this energy path strength, power and energy. Visitors can experience in this interactive way through meditation and mental tasks nature.

...and who would rather WITHOUT smartphone experience the outdoor games, for which there is a printed booklet for the two outdoor games in Fendels "The forgotten Tower" and "Walk of Science". Headphone sets are available at the toll gate and in our restaurants!

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