Mendelbahn

Mendelbahn, Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Mendelbahn Reviews: 4.5/5

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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.
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Ian M
Backworth, UK341 contributions
Great fete of engineering
Sep 2019
The funicular is reputed to be the steepest in Europe with an incline of 64%. The journey is very smooth with some great views. At the top there are restauramts and shops.
Written September 23, 2019
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nicolas s
Milan, Italy2,226 contributions
amazing ride, nice views
Jul 2019 • Friends
incredible engineering with such a gradient. veyr confortable ride, reasonable price, a very nice attraction, really enjoyable
Written July 21, 2019
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Tom D
Orebro, Sweden615 contributions
Long and nice ride
Apr 2019 • Couples
This train is the best way to access the top where you will find a nice little village where you can either hike the surroundings or relax with an Aperol Spritz.
Very nice!
Written June 22, 2019
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GaultMillaut
Merzig, Germany31 contributions
Grazy funicular
Jul 2018 • Family
Grazy funicular that's what it is and even though the steppest in Europe as far as I know. Early morning best, afterwards growded.
Written September 25, 2018
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RDWilde
Turnhout, Belgium191 contributions
Lost a lot of its attractiveness
Jul 2018 • Friends
We had taken the Mendelbahn some 25 years ago. Everything is modern but looks now more like a metro of some kind. The station in Kaltern was under renovation. There were many tourists and so we did on and return with full trains. We could not see much,
Written July 17, 2018
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דוד ו
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It's amazing place
Oct 2016 • Friends
It's amazing place with amazing view.
The train it's so nice, The color of the trees is beautiful that you can't miss that.
Written July 5, 2017
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TStiller
Munich, Germany486 contributions
Wonderful experience and technical amazing
Aug 2016 • Friends
Very steep and high but really worth taking it and stand while you get up to the top. We went there as a group of 13 and got a good group rate.
Written August 27, 2016
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Kate H
London, UK250 contributions
Fantastic view
Jun 2016 • Solo
The journey up this steep funicular affords fantastic views over the Adige valley.
There are places at the top to stop for a drink/bite to eat, or to just enjoy the view.
The station in Caldaro/Kaltern can be reached by foot or by the local bus.
I went in the late-ish afternoon and had the train to myself (well, apart from the driver).
You don't need long at the top, though you can use the funicular to reach walks and have a day out.
Written July 1, 2016
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cand555
Aarhus, Denmark40 contributions
view from the top
Jul 2013 • Family
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.
Written July 28, 2013
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FondoTraveler
Fondo, Italy175 contributions
A Must Do
Sep 2012 • Friends
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.
Written January 4, 2013
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