RS ritten oberbozen alte rittner bahn
RS ritten oberbozen alte rittner bahn

Renon Railway

The history of Renon’s historic narrow-gauge railway dates back to 1907, when it led for the first time to the Renon High Plateau.

A very special narrow-gauge railway can be found on the Renon High Plateau. It was opened in 1907, only four years after the Mendola Funicular in Caldaro, one of the steepest funiculars all over Europe, and ran directly from the Piazza Walther square in Bolzano up to the Renon. It was the time of the Belle Epoque, when the first guests reached the Renon High Plateau, located 1,000 m higher than South Tyrol's main town, with the cog railway.

In 1966, the cog railway was replaced by a cable car. The Renon Railway - "Rittner Bahn" in German, "Trenino del Renon" in Italian - with its historic engines, however, was preserved and connects today on 7 km length the villages of Maria Assunta, Soprabolzano, Costalovàra, Stella and Collalbo. The panoramic views on the Dolomites from the train route are phenomenal.

Some years ago the cable car was replaced by a modern aerial cableway, the valley station is a little further to the east of the Piazza Walther square, in the Via Renon road in Bolzano. Since 2021, the Renon Railway has been managed by the STA - South Tyrolean Transport Structures. And how to reach it? The new Renon Cable Car takes you from Bolzano to Soprabolzano, where the "Rittner Bahnl" - how it is called by the locals - starts. In the Christmas season it becomes a special place: At the stations in Soprabolzano and Collalbo a small Christmas market takes place.

Currently, access may be subject to certain restrictions.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Wed 16 Jun 06:00 - 23:00
  • Thu 17 Jun 06:00 - 23:00
  • Fri 18 Jun 06:00 - 23:00
  • Sat 19 Jun 06:00 - 23:00
  • Sun 20 Jun 06:00 - 23:00
  • Mon 21 Jun 06:00 - 23:00
  • Tue 22 Jun 06:00 - 23:00

Despite careful control we cannot guarantee the correctness of the provided data.

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Timetable 2021 (12/13/2020 - 12/11/2021)

  • Mon 06:00 - 23:00
  • Tue 06:00 - 23:00
  • Wed 06:00 - 23:00
  • Thu 06:00 - 23:00
  • Fri 06:00 - 23:00
  • Sat 06:00 - 23:00
  • Sun 06:00 - 23:00

Admission

€ 3.50 one-way
€ 6.00 round trip

free with the RenonCard
free for children under 6 years

More information

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

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