The Kaiserlift Kufstein in detail
Nostalgia in nature
It was established in 1971. Even back then it took visitors comfortably up to Brentenjochalm at 1,200 meters. For 40 years the Kaiserlift Kufstein transported hikers and nature lovers up to the Wilder Kaiser, until it was discontinued in 2011. A large investment was needed for a continued cable car operating licence, which wasn't cost-effective for the owner at the time. For a long time no solution was found, until the Stadtwerke Kufstein brought the lift back to life with a complete refurbishment and revitalisation from the start of 2014 until May 2015. The turnstiles opened again right on time for the start of the hiking season on May 1st, 2015. The Kaiserlift Kufstein is one of only ten single-seat cable cars in Austria.
Upward with no limits
The Kaiserlift offers an experience for everyone. Foldable prams can be easily transported. Special dog crates offer an innovative solution for a safe transport of large dogs. The staff of the single-seat chair lift ensures comfortable and safe getting on and off. You can ask for yellow and red signs, which show the station staff that the chair lift should be slowed down or stopped in order to exit more easily. After getting on, pull down the safety bar using the cord on the right above you. Only open it back up right before the station.
Enjoy nature above the tree tops
30 minutes of an idyllic ride, all the way up to Brentenjoch top station at 1,256 meters, only interrupted once by a quick change at the middle station. Switch off. Relax. Dive into the Kaiser Mountains nature reserve. The last meters before the top station are spectacular, an experience in itself. The imposing mountain chain rises up directly in front of you. A natural pleasure that continues with the panoramic view of the high plateau. Lots of trails lead from the top station into the Kaiser Mountains nature reserve. Over 1,000 kilometres of hiking paths. From simple and pram-friendly paths to challenging tours in the high Alps. Energy spots. Traditional huts. Breath-taking views.
Summer cable cars are statistically one of the safest means of transport in Austria. Numerous control mechanisms, cable car monitoring and technical features all contribute to this safety. Personal support is also very important. A total of ten people work on the Kaiserlift, and enjoy their workplace in the middle of the Wilder and Zahmer Kaiser nature reserve.