Cable Car

activities / Scenic railway

Cable Car information

Obertraun , Austria
all sections return adult/child €27/15, 1 section return adult/child €12.50/7.50
Opening hours
closed late-Oct–Nov & Easter-Apr
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A highlight in itself, the cable car departs about every 15 minutes from the valley station and has several stages, becoming more low-key and remote the further you go. After the middle station (for the caves), Schönbergalm , it continues to the highest point (2109m) of Krippenstein , which has the eerie 5Fingers viewing platform dangling over the precipice. On a clear day the views from this platform down across the lake are little short of magnificent, and a glass floor allows you to peer directly down beyond your feet into a gaping void. Each 'finger' has a different form, one of these reminiscent of a diving board.

The final stretch is to Gjaid Alm , taking you away from the crowds to an area where walking trails wind across the rocky meadows or lead higher into the mountains. Some of these trails begin at the simple Gjaid Alm guesthouse and working organic farm situated 10 minutes by foot from the cable-car station.