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“view from the top” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mendelbahn

Mendelbahn
St. Anton, 39052 Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino, Italy
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Owner description: 64% inclination, so you hope the technology is dependable. And to your relief: the design and construction comes from Swiss engineer, Emil Strub. Opened in 1903, the Mendelbahn is regarded as the first electric powered cable car in Tyrol and is the steepest and longest continous cable car in Europe. A trip up the Mendel mountain is already an adventure in itself. And then, there's the impressive panorama of the Etsch river valley and the South Tyrolean Unterland!Technical data: course lenght: 2,37 kilometers, travel time: 12 minutes, altitude variance: 850 meters.
Aarhus, Denmark
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“view from the top”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The mendelbahn is worth taking a detour for.
going up the mountain in the train is very exciting and impressive.
The view from the top is unbeliveble and breathtaking.
While there i reccomend to get a bite to eat in one of the restaurants.

Visited July 2013
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Fondo, Italy
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“A Must Do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

If you are anywhere near the Mendel Pass, you should really take a bit of time to experience this attraction. The ride takes you to St. Anton, near Caldaro, and back again (or visa-versa). The views are stunning as you traverse the face of this very steep mountain. The tickets are moderately priced and there are eating facilities at both ends of the trip, which takes about 15-20 minutes.

Tip: The best times to visit are the shoulder seasons (May-June and September) when the crowds of tourists have thinned-out. Check for times of operation, as these can be affected by weather.

Visited September 2012
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