RS mendelbahn winter schnee bergstation kaltern mendel
RS mendelbahn winter schnee bergstation kaltern mendel

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 San Antonio (St. Anton), a district of Caldaro (Kaltern), at 510 m a.s.l. and takes you up to the Passo della Mendola mountain pass at 1,364 m a.s.l. The other one is the historic Renon Train.

Empress Sissi, Mahatma Gandhi and Karl May were already on summer holidays on the Mendola Pass. 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 valley and the South Tyrolean Bassa Atesina area in the south of South Tyrol.

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. 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.

Currently, access may be subject to certain restrictions.

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Opening times

  • Fri 27 Nov closed
  • Sat 28 Nov closed
  • Sun 29 Nov closed
  • Mon 30 Nov closed
  • Tue 01 Dec 06:30 - 18:00
  • Wed 02 Dec 06:30 - 18:00
  • Thu 03 Dec 06:30 - 18:00

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COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Closure (11/02/2020 - 11/30/2020)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Timetable 2020 (12/16/2019 - 11/08/2020)

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

Alternative bus service (11/09/2020 - 12/16/2020)

  • Mon 06:30 - 18:00
  • Tue 06:30 - 18:00
  • Wed 06:30 - 18:00
  • Thu 06:30 - 18:00
  • Fri 06:30 - 18:00
  • Sat 06:30 - 18:00
  • Sun 06:30 - 18:00

Admission

€ 6.00 one-way
€ 10.00 round trip

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

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Value card and AltoAdige Pass are valid along the route (reduced prices).

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