The Pfänderbahn cable car in Bregenz

Bregenz, Austria

The Pfänder – the mountain overlooking Lake Constance

With its unique 1,064 m view over Lake Constance, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and 240 alpine peaks, the Pfänder is the most famous viewpoint in the region. Whether you are exploring the Alpine Wildlife Park or simply enjoying the view from the restaurant terrace, a day spent on the Pfänder is unforgettable!

Alpine Wildlife Park:

Observe our magnificent native animals including deer, alpine ibex, moufflons and marmots on a 30-minute walk.


There is a clearly-marked trail network on the Pfänder, perfect for a leisurely stroll or more demanding hikers:

1 hour:
hike through the valley

3.5 hours:
The high trail to Scheidegg

3 - 5 hours:
The cheese trail

5 hours:
A mountain route taking in three peaks just above one thousand meters Pfänder, Hochberg, Hirschberg

More around Pfänder cable car

The Pfänder cable car Museum tells the story of the Pfänderbahn from its original inception to the present. 

Visitors enjoy great views over Lake Constance from the panoramic terrace. 

The Berghaus (open from may to september) Pfänder Restaurant treats guests with hearty lunch menus, good snacks and homemade cakes.

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Current weather Bregenz

highly cloudy
amount of rainfall
1.9 l/m²
hours of sunshine
the day after tomorrow

Recommended seasons


Opening hours

All year
daily, 8 am–7 pm

Closed in November due to revision

Recommended time
120 Minutes
17.00 €

One-time free ascent and decrent with the Bodensee Card PLUS

The Bodensee Card PLUS is scanned directly at the turnstile. An extra ticket and pre-registration is not necessary. 

8.50 €

One-time free ascent and descent with the Bodensee Card PLUS 

Additional information

Experience the Pfänderbahn barrier-free
Visitors with limited mobility can use the Pfänderbahn without restrictions. Barrier-free access and entrances and exits at the same level make it easy to get on and off the train. Disabled parking spaces are available free of charge at the valley station of the mountain railway.

Contact address

Pfänderbahn Bregenz
Steinbruchgasse 4
6900 Bregenz

Tel.: +43 5574 421600
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