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Pfanderbahn

Steinbruchgasse 4, Bregenz A-6900, Austria
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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Bregenz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
Description: This is a cable car taking you to the top of the beautiful Pfänder mountain.
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Houston
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95 reviews 95 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The gondola in Bregenz is well worth the time and money. The entrance is near the heart of downtown. I think there is free parking in the back, but nearby parking requires slight payment in the parking meter machine at the bottom of the lot. The gondola is a large enclosed cabin with expansive glass. Rising up to 1064 m,... More

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London
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157 reviews 157 reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Lots of walks from the top and views across the Bodensee. Self-service restaurant available, although there is road access as well so the top is pretty busy.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were passing through Bregenz on our way to Switzerland. A local had told us about the Pfanderbahn. It was a clear day, so we decided to try it. It was great! You could see about halfway across Lake Constance to the west, and the Swiss alps to the south. You could see the island of Lindau and the rolling... More

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The cable car is a short ride up the Pfänder mountain and takes you almost to the top. You can walk up the last bit to the top which my husband and brother-in-law did, but apparently it was quite steep. We were lucky with the weather and had a great view of the lake and stunning views of the Lech... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

views are amazing as long as its a clear day, take time to wander around and take it all in. the tiny chapel is nice and eerily quiet. the ride in cable car is lovely and smooth and the scenery is spectacular. youngsters will soon get bored though as there is not much for them to do.

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Hyde, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is such a great way to see amazing views over Bodensee, Austria, Switzerland and Germany. From the top of the mountain the sight is breathtaking. The cable car is quick and efficient and there are places to eat and drink at the top, although, as is to be expected, they are very overpriced.

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Radolfzell am Bodensee, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

It was a sunny weekend which is very hard to find in germany & thus a perfect gateway to explore some nearby places. As we live near the lake konstanz, it was decided to give a visit to Bregenz pfanderbahn. We reached Bregenz by noon via Lindau. It would have been really nice, if we would have taken a boat... More

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Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

A must in Bregenz for families. Up in the mountain you can find a wildpark of local species, which live in the Alps. The tour of the wildpark is short and quite easy for even small children. With clear weather the views to Bodensee are really beautiful. Will visit again.

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Barcelona, Spain
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Wonderful experience and sights of the Bodensee from the top of the mountain. We went up just for that, but we saw a lot of people hiking, running or cycling or just spending the day there. Make sure you check the times the bahn leaves, since we had to wait for a while to go back down!

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Belgium
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

A very relaxing trip that offers scenic view of mountains in and around Bregenz. There is also an option to walk but we chose the cable car and I would say that was a better option unless you want to stretch your limits and tire yourself. The cable car takes about 6-7 minutes and runs every 30 minutes. So, pretty... More

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