The Tirolean cable car operates on a twin cable system and was constructed by Doppelmayr. The twin cable system ensures higher levels of safety and guaranteed stability during travel.

The cables were manufactured by Fatzer AG in Switzerland.

Stuetze - Bahn
Length3.600 m
Altitude | Valley1.225 m
Altitude | Mountain2.950 m
Difference in altitude1.725 m
Max. speed10 m/s (36 km/h)
Engine capacity2 x 500 KW
Travel time10 Minutes
Pylons3 // Highest Pylon 55 m
Furthest distance from the ground 160 m
Cabins2 // Capacity for up to 100 Passengers
Capacity730 Passengers an hour
Weight bearing cables (2x2)Diameter 62 mm
Length 4 x 3.600 m
Weight 4 x 87.000 kg
Forward drive cableDiameter 38 mm
Reverse drive cableDiameter 36 mm
  • The 3,600 meter long cable car climbs 1,725 meters in altitude over just 3 pylons. This gives guests more of a feeling of flying than riding up the mountain! This is why the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn is affectionately known as the “sky rider”.
  • The 2 panoramic cabins, which are 6.9 by 3.3 meters in size, can comfortably accommodate 100 passengers and cover the distance of 1,725m in altitude in just 10 minutes.
  • The cabins were manufactured by the Swiss company CWA Constructions SA/Corp.
Tiroler Zugspitzbahn Kabine
  • The drive mechanism can be viewed in the Technology show room situated at the Valley Station where you will also find information boards detailing the mechanics.
  • The Valley Station was designed by Armin Walch Architects.


Tiroler Zugspitzbahn Talstation
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