Where the opportunity to head up the mountains in a cable car presents itself, there are any amount of fantastic advantages. Almost silently and in comfort, metre by metre you can head up to the skies above, as the views and panoramas just get better and better. Where in winter the state-of-the-art facilities ensure consummate skiing fun, in the summer too our cable cars “shuttle” lots of guests up into the mountains.
Anyone who starts up high, enjoys more of it …
… after all, the most spectacular hikes in the Hohe Tauern National Park begin in the high mountain areas. Geotrail Tauernfenster would, highly likely, only be half as nice if you had to tackle the ascent up to 2500 metres under your own steam. Even during a glacier trekking tour on the Pasterze you can count yourself lucky that the Großglockner Glacier cable car brings you to the foot of the Pasterze.
Grossglockner Cable Car
The cable car Heiligenblut-Schareck transports you up to the summit of the Schareck at 2600m. Not the norm while skiing. Where in the winter thousands of skiers bustle about, in summer the loveliest hikes in the region start off around Heiligenblut. You don’t just enjoy views of the Großglockner, from the Schareck you can see up to 40 three-thousand metre mountains in the Hohe Tauern.
Grossglockner Glacier Cable Car
At Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe and the end of the Großglockner High Alpine Road, the Grossglockner Glacier Cable Car awaits. It has made a name for itself after many years of reliably bringing visitors up to the glacier ice area on the Pasterze. These days it doesn’t quite go the full distance since the ice has clearly decreased which means that upon exiting the cable car, there is still a walk of around 90 minutes to get to the Pasterze.
Mölltaler Glacier cable cars
Gletscherexpress and Eisseebahn, two great-sounding names that take you way up to the Eissee panorama restaurant. The Mölltaler Glacier is Carinthia’s sole glacier ski area, providing almost 350 days of skiing fun a year. With or without skis, the chair lift takes you up to the highest point at 3122m, before you enjoy some cool refreshments and delicious food on the sun terrace.
Ankogel high mountain cable cars
At just under 3000m – 2636m to be precise – the Ankogel high mountain cable cars reach their highest point. In two sections a state-of-the-art aerial tramway group takes visitors into the breath-taking natural landscape of the Ankogel group – fantastic views included. What do you have in mind? A summit tour to the 3252m Ankogel beckons, as do the high Alpine trekking routes. Heads’ up hiking fans – get to it!
Kreuzeck Panoramic Cable Car
A nostalgic and traditional affair. The Kreuzeck cable car was built in 1956, and to date has lost none of its charm. As it did on the first day, it takes visitors safely up to the mountain station at 1200m at the Rosswiese reservoir, where it is not just the “Waldgeisterpfad” that awaits, one of the loveliest hiking areas in the Alps – the Kreuzeck group – does too.