Colle Cable Car — Far from the Madding Crowd

In Kohlern, time seems to have stood still. The small mountain village lies at about 1100 metres above sea level and is a calming green refuge for all those seeking to escape the bustle of the city.


The wealthy residents of Bolzano discovered this scenic place for themselves over 100 years ago and — although Kohlern could only be reached by foot or via oxcart back then — started to build mansions for their summer retreat. It was the business-minded innkeeper Josef Staffler who recognized the potential of this picturesque area and decided to foster tourism by developing a new means of transportation: a cable car.


The cable car runs every 15 minutes. The journey takes about 5 minutes. Please refer to the timetable for detailed information. Please note that some trips are cancelled on Sundays and public holidays.


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Prices & Information

The ticket desk is located at the mountain station.


  • One-way ticket: € 4,00
  • Round-trip ticket: € 8,00


The ride is free for children under 6 years. A maximum of 5 bicycles can be carried per trip. The price is 4€ each. It is possible to travel with the SouthTyrol Pass and Mobilcard without additional fees. Passes must be validated at the blue ticket machine at the mountain station.


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The History of the Cable Car

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