Katrin Cable Car

Bad Ischl, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • pets allowed
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Car charging station

Float uphill into the mountains offering the most beautiful views of the Salzkammergut with this unique cable car. Follow the footsteps of the Emperor in Bad Ischl and undertake hikes in the hiking paradise that has been
placed under a conservation order! Starting point for the magic 7-Lakes-View Hike (1.5 to 2 hours) or the impressive 3-Summits-Tour across the mountains of Katrin, Elferkogel & Hainzen. The via ferrata is a good option for adrenaline junkies! Be spoilt in the mountain guesthouse or at the alpine hut or on their sun terraces respectively.

Spa town Bad Ischl as the heart of the Salzkammergut with its “Darling”, Mount Katrin, has been
a place of recreation since the imperial period. While the city with its cultural diversity and the historic buildings and places leaves nothing to be desired, Bad Ischl’s Darling provides a unique nature experience. The impressive mountain scenery and the almost infinite expanse have
always brought people to marvel.

The panoramic view includes Mount Dachstein, Mount Loser, Mount Schafberg, the mountain chains of Gosaukamm, Totes Gebirge and Höllengebirge as well as many other wonderful. 
Since 1959, Katrin cable car has brought a range of visitors to the summit. Enjoy a charming
15-minute drive to more than 1,400 m above sea level with spectacular views! 

Enjoy fabulous views: to the south the magnificent Lake Hallstättersee, to the west the majestic Lake Wolfgangsee, and further beyond, perched higher up, Lake Fuschlsee. Lake Nussensee with its emerald color, the mystical Lake Schwarzensee and to north-east Lake Traunsee are also to see. At perfect weather conditions you can see the Bavarian Lake Tachingersee in the far distance.

The network of the circular walk extends from lovely Feuer- and Rosenkögerl westwards
to the imperial Katrin summit and further to the beautiful Elferkogel, followed by the romantic
Hainzen and the mighty Rosskopf - always accompanied by the impressive mountain scenery
of the Salzkammergut that will inspire you.

Apart from fun and action for those who want to be active, the promising fixed rope route (suitable
for families) offers a fabulous view of the most beautiful lakes of the Salzkammergut region. As highlight, the ascent ends at the majestic cross on the summit of Mount Katrin.

On approximately 1,400 m above sea level, the „summit kitchen“ creates typical and seasonal
cuisine, characterized by premium quality. Only fresh ingredients - as far as possible from
the region - are used for this.

Pure relaxation
The Katrin Mountain Inn, led by Gerhard Wagner, is a wonderful place to relax. Enjoy
lunch menu and tempting pastries with traditional coffee specialties during a breathtaking
panoramic look that can be relished from the sun terrace.

Opening hours Katrin Mountain Inn
daily 9.30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
hot food until 4.30 p.m.

A place to stay
The cabin is located a few steps below the summit station and looks back on a long tradition.
It is easily accessible via a short descent and offers both, hikers in summer and ski touring
lovers in winter, a cozy resting place to stay.

Cozy and well
True to this motto, host Erwin Lechner takes care of you personally. Freshly prepared panfried
dishes and homemade desserts are the classics of the traditional Katrin alpine cabin.

Opening hours Katrin Alpine Cabin
Tuesday - Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., extended hours by Arrangement
Monday closed

April - November
DAILY 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

First ascent with gondola: 9 a.m.
Last ascent with gondola: 4.30 p.m.
Last descent with gondola: 5 p.m.

December - March
DAILY 9 a.m. -  4 p.m.

First ascent with gondola: 9 a.m.
Last ascent with gondola: 3.30 p.m.
Last descent with gondola: 4 p.m.

Spring revision 2022: From February 28th to April 15th 2022, the cable car is CLOSED due to revision!
Autumn revision 2022: From November 15th to December 16th, 2022 the cable car is CLOSED due to revision!

Current opening times at

Accessibility / arrival

By car:
Via B145 (from Vienna/Linz) or B158 (from Salzburg/Munich) coming to Bad Ischl. Follow the direction sign through the town Bad Ischl until you reach the big parking place of the Katrin Cable Car.

Connections public transport/timetable information:
Bus Stop: Kaltenbach b.Bad Ischl Katrinseilbahn
Journey planner

  • Parking space: 300
  • Parking area for disabled: 1
  • Bus parking space: 1
Parking fees

- Chargeable daily 00.00 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Reimbursement of expenses for our guests when buying an up and down ticket at the base station - Short-stay parking free for 60 min - 24-hours-ticket € 4.- - Parking tickets from € 16.- per month available at the base station

E-service station / recharging station
  • Charging point for electric cars (free of charge)
Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Toilet facility
  • Diaper room
  • Playground (outdoors)
General price information

Ascent and descent

    adults € 24,00
    Children (6 - 15,9) € 16,00
    Youths (16 - 17,9) € 18,00
    Seniors (60+) € 23,00
    Group (from 20 persons) € 20,00
    School classes (from 15 pupils) € 11,00

Ascent or descent

    adults € 17,00
    Children (6 - 15,9) € 12,00
    Youths (16 - 17,9) € 12,00
    Seniors (60+) € 16,00
    Group (from 20 persons) € 15,00
    School classes (from 15 pupils) € 8,00

PRICES WINTER 2023 / 2024
Ascent and descent

    adults € 17,00
    Children (6 - 15,9) € 10,00
    Youths (16 - 17,9) € 12,00
    Seniors (60+) € 16,00
    Group (from 20 persons) € 15,00
    School classes (from 15 pupils) € 8,50

Payment methods
Debit and credit cards
ATM card
Other payment methods
Cash payment
Discounts (Age-related / Groups)
  • Handicapped
Discounts (Memberships)
  • Salzkammergut Sommer-Card
    Ascent and descent adult € 20,00
    Ascent or descent adult € 14,00
  • Salzkammergut Winter-Card
    Ascent and descent adult € 16,00
    One way adult € 11,00
  • Family Card OÖ…
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Somewhat suitable for wheelchairs: Assistance is sometimes necessary. The measurements do not (fully) conform to the legally stipulated ÖNORM.

  • ground level accessible
other information
  • Entrance to the building
  • Restaurant / coffee shop
  • Toilet facility for disabled people
  • Toilet facility for disabled people in the restaurant area
  • Outside area


Katrin Cable Car
Kaltenbachstraße 62
4820 Bad Ischl

Phone +43 6132 23788

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Contact person
Mr Johannes Aldrian , MBA
Katrin Seilbahn GmbH
Kaltenbachstraße 62
4820 Bad Ischl

Phone +43 6132 23788

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