Mendelbahn Auffahrt
Mendelbahn Auffahrt

Mendola Funicular

For over a century now, one of the steepest funiculars throughout Europe has been a special mean of transport in South Tyrol

Around Bolzano there are two very special means of transport which invite young and old to an unforgettable trip. One is the Mendola Funicular - "Mendelbahn" in German, "Funicolare della Mendola" in Italian -, one of the steepest funicular railways throughout Europe. It starts in Sant'Antonio di Caldaro at 510 m a.s.l. and takes you up to the Mendola Pass at 1,364 m a.s.l. The other one is the historic Renon Railway "Rittner Bahnl". Empress Sissi, Mahatma Gandhi and Karl May were already on summer holidays on the Mendola Pass in the Nonsberg Group.

The Mendola Funicular overcomes 854 m in altitude and 64% incline in 12 minutes. Arrived at the mountain station, you can enjoy a fantastic view on the Valle dell'Adige and the South Tyrolean Bassa Atesina area. Up there, wonderful hikes and tours start, including the MTB tour to Mt. Roen and the Giogo di Corona and in winter the snowshoe hike to the Oltradige Mountain Hut.

The history of the bright red funicular railway, which was renewed in recent years, dates back to 1903. Planned by the Swiss engineer Emil Strub, it was a superlative work at that time: Austria's first electrically operated cable car, the steepest funicular in continental Europe and the longest in the world. Since 2021, the Mendola Funicular has been managed by the STA - South Tyrolean Transport Structures. And how can it be reached? Its valley station is located in San Antonio in Caldaro. The bus line Bolzano - Caldaro (no. 131) also stops there.

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Opening times

  • Wed 24 Apr 08:30 - 20:00
  • Thu 25 Apr 08:30 - 20:00
  • Fri 26 Apr 08:30 - 20:00
  • Sat 27 Apr 08:30 - 20:00
  • Sun 28 Apr 08:30 - 20:00
  • Mon 29 Apr 08:30 - 20:00
  • Tue 30 Apr 08:30 - 20:00

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Spring timetable 2024 (25/03/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • Mon 08:30 - 20:00
  • Tue 08:30 - 20:00
  • Wed 08:30 - 20:00
  • Thu 08:30 - 20:00
  • Fri 08:30 - 20:00
  • Sat 08:30 - 20:00
  • Sun 08:30 - 20:00

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 08:30 - 20:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 08:30 - 20:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 08:30 - 20:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 08:30 - 20:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 08:30 - 20:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 08:30 - 20:00

Summer timetable 2024 (03/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon 08:30 - 20:00
  • Tue 08:30 - 20:00
  • Wed 08:30 - 20:00
  • Thu 08:30 - 20:00
  • Fri 08:30 - 20:00
  • Sat 08:30 - 20:00
  • Sun 08:30 - 20:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 08:30 - 20:00

Autumn timetable 2024 (09/09/2024 - 10/11/2024)

  • Mon 08:30 - 20:00
  • Tue 08:30 - 20:00
  • Wed 08:30 - 20:00
  • Thu 08:30 - 20:00
  • Fri 08:30 - 20:00
  • Sat 08:30 - 20:00
  • Sun 08:30 - 20:00

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 08:30 - 20:00

Admission

€ 10.00 return
€ 6.00 one-way

free for children under 6 years
free with the mobilcard, museumobil Card and bikemobil Card

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Summer timetable (end of March to early November): 1st ascent from Caldaro to the Mendola Pass at 8.13 am - last descent from the Mendola Pass to Caldaro at 8.13 pm.

Value card and AltoAdige Pass are valid.

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