The 10-person Hartkaiser gondola lift transports guests from the valley station in Ellmau (820m) directly to the hiking and skiing paradise of the Hartkaiser (1550m). With an incomparable view of the Kaisergebirge mountains, a ride on the modern gondola lift already becomes a special experience. In summer, the mountain station is an ideal starting point for numerous hiking and walking trails. In addition, rustic alpine pastures and huts provide culinary enjoyment on the mountain and invite you to rest and enjoy. The world of Ellmi's magic is located right next to the mountain station of the Hartkaiserbahn. The 4,000 square metre children's play park with its carving hut, petting zoo, climbing castle and many other adventure stations will delight visitors of all ages throughout the summer.
Summer: Middle station Rübezahlalm: Access and exit on the mountain side from 10:00 to 16:45 (until end of October - not possible in winter!)
The valley station of the SkiWelt Ellmau with sports shop, heated ski depot on 1500 m², restaurant and après-ski restaurant has been completely rebuilt.
Once upon a time... by the Ellmauer town chronicler Christian Kuen
44 years Hartkaiser funicular railway
The 20th of January 1973 represents an important and trend-setting date for the upswing of the Ellmauer tourism. On this day, the completed funicular railway was inaugurated at the Ellmauer Hartkaiser in the presence of numerous local representatives from politics and business, thus laying the foundation for a successful future. Men with farsightedness were able to create a successful basis