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Hintertux Glacier Cable Cars in summer ???

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Hintertux Glacier Cable Cars in summer ???

We are going on a walking holiday to Mayrhofen shortly, but wondered about taking the three Cable Cars up from Hintertux to the Panorama Sundeck for high mountian views over the summer skiers on a day off (if the weather allows).

BUT even when holding the ActivCard making the first lift free, the further two cost an additional €29 (£23) - so my question is "Is it worth it ?"

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1. Re: Hintertux Glacier Cable Cars in summer ???

If the weather is good - with no clouds - then yes!

There are lots of really nice places you can visit using the card - recommend Gerlos and also the 3 reservoires near Mayrhofen.

On some buses you will need to pay an extra euro or two for tolls. Have some loose change handy to give to the driver.

It is easiest to catch buses from the station as some get quite busy.

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2. Re: Hintertux Glacier Cable Cars in summer ???

It is up to you if its worth it.

Nice enough easy walk is take the bus down to the Schlegeispeicher/Dominikushütte at the end of the Zillertalerstrase B169


then walk up to the Pfitscherjochhaus / Rifugio Passo di Vizze on the Austrian/Italian border


Only ~ 2hrs

Edited: 7:08 am, June 13, 2012
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3. Re: Hintertux Glacier Cable Cars in summer ???

We have taken it both in winter and summer just to enjoy the view and have something to eat. Make sure it is a nice day - it is truly beautiful.

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4. Re: Hintertux Glacier Cable Cars in summer ???

Note there is no cafe or toilet facilities at the last station (at the top). Just views and you can watch the summer skiers.

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5. Re: Hintertux Glacier Cable Cars in summer ???

Thanks WalkingWithBo.

Surprised about lack of cafe & toilets at the top.

Does this make the (cheaper) middle lift to the Tuxer Fernerhausan a better goal - a better place to spend time ?

What are the views like from there ?

Can I decide to take the extra lift once half-way-up, or is it cheaper to decide at the bottom ?


Edited: 12:20 pm, June 13, 2012
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6. Re: Hintertux Glacier Cable Cars in summer ???

It doesn't make much difference to the overall cost so maybe go up to the cafe and then decide if the views are going to be good enough to bother with the last section. However, if it is raining don't do this trip at all!

Get a bus/train timetable and you will see there are all sorts of trips you can do using the card. You can also take the train (not the steam one as this costs extra) to Jenbach and then go on to Innsbruck or Rattenberg (good wet weather alternatives!). You can buy your tickets in Mayrhofen station - tell them you have a Z card and then you will only have to pay the extra bit of the fare.

We were there for 2 weeks and certainly didn't exhaust all possibilities for cheap days out.

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7. Re: Hintertux Glacier Cable Cars in summer ???

The views from the top of the middle lift are ok but not spectacular. You can walk round the front of the cafe/restaurant for views of the Tux valley. But the best views are definately at the top station. But as others have mentioned make sure it is a sunny clear day.

Personally I thought the extra cost to go to the top was quite expensive but as your there then you might as well do it

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8. Re: Hintertux Glacier Cable Cars in summer ???

We went up to the top station last year and our only regret now is that we didn't go into the ice cave . Last summer it was mid to high 30's in Mayrhofen and the day we went up it was about minus 4 at the top so be prepared . We had a nice meal at the next one down . We probably will be back in Mayrhofen in the next few weeks

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