The Pfänderbahn cable car in Bregenz

Bregenz, Austria

The Pfänder – the mountain overlooking Lake Constance

With its unique views over Lake Constance, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and 240 Alpine peaks, the Pfänder (1,064m) is the most famous vantage point in the area. Whether you are exploring the Alpine wildlife park, enjoying a hike or simply admiring the view from the restaurant terrace – a day on the Pfänder is an unforgettable experience!


Alpine wildlife park: During a 30-minute walk around the park, you can observe our most magnificent native animal species including deer, alpine ibex, moufflons and marmots.

Hiking: A clearly signposted network of paths on the Pfänder are perfect for a leisurely stroll – and there are plenty of options for more demanding hikers: a hike in the valley (approx. 1 hour), a mountain route taking in three peaks above one thousand metres with the Pfänder (1,064 m), the Hochberg (1,069 m) and the Hirschberg (1,095 m) lasting about 5 hours or the high trail to Scheidegg (approx. 3.5 hours).

Pfänderbahn Museum: The Pfänderbahn Museum tells the story of the Pfänderbahn from the original idea to the present day.

Best view: Visitors can enjoy the best view over Lake Constance from the panoramic terrace of the Restaurant Berghaus Pfänder. The Berghaus Pfänder treats guests with hearty lunch menus, good snacks and home-made cakes.


Winter on the Pfänder. Relax and enjoy! For­ years­ locals­ and­ visitors­ have­ fled­the fog of the Rhine Valley to enjoy the breathtaking views and fresh air of the Pfänder. Ski, hike, sledge or simply enjoy the sun on the terrace of the “Pfänderdohle” hut – an outing that will inspire body and mind.


A convenient way to reach Bregenz is by boat across the lake. The valley station of the Pfänderbahn cable car is only 8 minutes from the harbour on foot.

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Current weather Bodensee-Vorarlberg

amount of rainfall
6.9 l/m²
hours of sunshine
1h 48min
the day after tomorrow

Recommended seasons


Opening hours

All year
daily, 8 am–7 pm

Closed from 4th–29th November 2019

Recommended time
120 Minutes
13.60 €

One-time free ascent and descent with the Bodensee Card PLUS Summer
One-time free ascent and descent with the Bodensee Card PLUS Winter (No Skiing included)

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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