View of the Dachstein | © Steiermark Tourismus | Günther Steininger View of the Dachstein | © Steiermark Tourismus | Günther Steininger
Explore the mountains

Styria's summer cable cars

Get on, and you're off to mountains full of adventures – thanks to many cable cars and lifts in the green heart of Austria. In winter, the mountain railways provide access to countless slopes, varied snowshoeing routes, and tobogganing runs. But the cable cars and lifts don't stand still in summer either.

Especially on warm, sunny days, they are a comfortable way to access the beautiful mountain world of the alpine regions of Styria. Whether you take the cable car or chairlift: Once at the top, magnificent views and hiking trails are waiting for all summer visitors who like to take things a little easier. On some mountains, adventure trails and playgrounds invite little guests to romp around and have some fun.

The Schöckl cable car, the Dachstein glacier cable car and the cable cars up to Hauser Kaibling, Turracher Höhe, Planai, Riesneralm and Mariazeller Bürgeralpe have all been awarded the "Best Austrian Summer Mountain Railways" seal of quality several times.

Summer cable cars & lifts – an easy way to experience more

Thanks to the summer mountain railways, hiking tours can be shortened when necessary. At the same time, the lifts and cable cars extend the range of possibilities for diverse adventures in the mountains. Hikers who prefer leisurely tours with little elevation gain can enjoy the feeling of "conquering" a summit, for instance. And the same goes for mountain bikers – thanks to the transport options at many cable cars and lifts.

A tip for the Schladming-Dachstein region: Ride your bike to the bike & hike stations at the valley stations of the cable cars and lifts. From there, you can continue your tour up in the mountains.

Listen up, families: Offers such as the Hopsiland on the Planai, the junior MTB trails on Reiteralm, the tierHOLZpark and the "Gipfelbad anno dazumal" on Riesneralm ensure unforgettable experiences for all family members. And that's not all: The Dachstein glacier with its Ice Palace, Sky Walk, suspension bridge or the Stairway to Nothingness boasts plenty of exciting adventures, too.

By the way: With the Schladming-Dachstein Region Sommercard, visitors can use the summer cable cars and lifts free of charge.

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Dachstein Panorama Gondola

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Mariazeller Bürgeralpe - Sommer

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Gondola "Preunegg Jet"

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Gemeindealpe Mitterbach - Sommer

Gemeindealpe Mitterbach Unique mountain experience with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains
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Planai main gondola

Modern 10-seater gondola to the Planai
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Schöckl Seilbahn

Discover the Schöckl by cable car - a comfortable and environmentally friendly way to explore nature!
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Schladminger Tauern Seilbahn

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Kornockbahn Turracher Höhe

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Gipfelerlebnis Riesneralm

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Grebenzenbahn Sommer | © Lift GesmbH St. Lambrecht
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Grebenzen summer cable car

Discover the exciting summer activities on the Grebenzen in St. Lambrecht!
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with the Sommercard in the mountains

The Schladming-Dachstein Sommercard not only includes rides on the summer cable cars. Guests of the over 1,000 partner businesses enjoy over 100 free vacation experiences and over 100 bonus services. This makes the Sommercard one of the largest bonus cards in the Alpine region.

More informations about the Sommercard


Off to the mountains! Countless playgrounds and attractions such as Hopsiland on the Planai or the Junior Trails on the Reiteralm for all young mountain bikers are among the most popular excursion destinations in Styria and ensure unforgettable moments high up in the mountains.

Rest on the way to the Tauplitzalm | © Steiermark Tourismus | Pixelmaker

Hiking hotels

For an all-round pleasant hiking holiday in Styria, we recommend staying at one of the region’s many specialised hiking hotels. They offer great services tailored to the needs of hikers, including tour tips, guided group hikes, hiking taxis and more. What’s more, regional delicacies and great wellness offers including saunas, steam baths and massages make it easy to relax after a long hike.

To the hiking hotels

Offers, accommodation options and tours

hiking holidayS in Styria

Anticipation is the greatest joy. Especially if you have decided on a hiking vacation in the Green Heart of Austria. But should you go to the alpine north or rather to the lovely south? If you are still looking for a suitable offer for your hiking vacation, you may find what you are looking for in the following packages.

Enjoy the summer