We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Pfaenderbahn

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Steinbruchgasse 4, Bregenz 6900, Austria
Phone Number: +43 5574 421600
Website
Description:

This is a cable car taking you to the top of the beautiful Pfänder...

This is a cable car taking you to the top of the beautiful Pfänder mountain.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 296 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Pricey cable car, but fine views on the way up.

This large cable car is the easiest way to ascend the Pfänder mountain above Bregenz, with its fine views over Lake Bodensee. The cable car carries quite a large number of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Hugh_Christina_S
,
Mere, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

296 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 106: English reviews
Mere, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
141 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This large cable car is the easiest way to ascend the Pfänder mountain above Bregenz, with its fine views over Lake Bodensee. The cable car carries quite a large number of passengers, so space is limited and it can be rather crowded (read 'claustrophobic') at the height of the season. The ride is smooth and speedy, for those of a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hugh_Christina_S
Frankfurt, Germany
Level Contributor
36 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The Pfaenderbahn is a cable car that carries you from Bregenz up the mountain to the summit, which is part of the Alps. It is a quick ride, but allows spectacular views of the Bodensee. From the top you can see Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Helpful?
1 Thank Profdefran
Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Disabled friendly with parking near the entrance. Friendly staff and great views from the top. Ice creams and snacks at the top are reasonable prices. Great panoramic views across three countries

Helpful?
1 Thank MrsH710
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The cable car ride is a bit over priced in my opinion. Especially since the activities and wildpark at the top are pretty mediocre. Though older kids may enjoy the trampoline activity in particular. But, if your in the area, I would say it's worth it on a bright sunny day for the views if nothing else. You can purchase... More 

Helpful?
Thank Amy M
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

You don't realize how high it really is until you take the ride up there. The ride up to the top is very smooth. There was at least a 5 degree difference in the temperature once we made it to the top. The view is pretty impressive. There is a small playground for kids and a cafeteria style restaurant.

Helpful?
Thank Ingrid W
Austria
Level Contributor
26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

This lift is amazing - what a smooth ride to the top. Our family of 4 plus a dog had no issues with this lift - we even shared the ride up with about 30 plus handball players! Really worth the trip - and the view at the top is fantastic.

Helpful?
Thank Clint S
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Great trip, visited with family of 5 from uk, easy parking and easy to use for non German speaking. views where amazing. Highly recommend

Helpful?
Thank Jim H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
72 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Worth doing for the great view. I'd make a beeline for the cafe on exiting the car as the tables on the veranda have a stunning view. Nice to have reindeer and chamois grazing nearby.

Helpful?
Thank Alan K
Round Lake, Illinois
Level Contributor
36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We just had gotten off of a plane from Chicago and drove here on our way to Germany with 2 young kids. What a beautiful place! Amazing! The cost for the cable car was very reasonable as was the kid trampoline at the top. However, the restaurant at the top was hugely expensive and the cashier was rude. Too bad,... More 

Helpful?
Thank KMCKYCarlson
Dornbirn, Austria
Level Contributor
71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Pfaenderbahn is a very nice attraction located Close to the lake of constanz (Bodensee). Going up by cable car or even better Walking/hiking up the approx. 600m altitude from base to top guarantees a fantastic view on the lake and the "city" of Bregenz. If you visit this place in spring or autumn when the days are shorter on nice... More 

Helpful?
Thank 297felixw

Travellers who viewed Pfaenderbahn also viewed

Bregenz, Vorarlberg
Bregenz, Vorarlberg
 

Been to Pfaenderbahn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Pfaenderbahn and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Pfaenderbahn staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?