Back into the past of the Zugspitzbahn

Always worth a visit: the BAHNORAMA cable car museum

As well as some physical exertion during your stay in the Zugspitz Resort while skiing or hiking, might you like to do something for your mind too? Maybe you are interested in the history of the highest mountain in Germany – the Zugspitze? Then you really ought not to miss out on a visit to the BAHNORAMA anno 1926 cable car museum. Without further ado the visitor who has a thirst for knowledge is whisked off into the past. And as a general rule, it is not just technology fans that are amazed.

It is indeed fascinating how Tyrol’s Zugspitzbahn makes its way up to the summit of Germany’s highest mountain. The saying ‘over sticks and stones’ takes on a whole new significance. But how does that actually work? And what did the whole thing look like in times gone by? You too may very probably have asked yourself that on one occasion or another before making the journey up to 3000 metres.

What is there to say – well you are not alone in thinking this. And you will of course find out the answer to this and many other questions - in BAHNORAMA anno 1926 cable car museum, which features the original cable cable car operations of Tyrol’s first cable car, dating from 1926, and the driver’s cab with all the original control units. You get to experience all of this up close especially as visitors today are still transported way up high to enjoy Tyrol’s mountain air. But enough of all that – technology fans get to see how the cable car operates and watch the machinery live, in colour, and afterwards find out about the dimensions of the cable car in the exhibition room at the valley station for the Tyrol Zugspitzbahn. 

So if the weather forecast isn’t great, you have to entertain children who are interested in all things technological or your overworked thigh muscles need a break from skiing or hiking, the BAHNORAMA cable car museum is an ideal item for your agenda. And the best thing about it – entry is free with the Z-Ticket.

All this means that nothing stands in the way of you enjoying an educational day. Enquire in the Zugspitz Resort – we are happy to provide you with additional information about opening hours and anything else that you need to know about the cable car museum.

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