The Pfänder is known as the adventure mountain on Lake Constance. Whether you hike, visit the wildlife park or simply enjoy the breathtaking view in the mountain restaurant – a day at and on the Pfänder is varied and entertaining.

Austrian mountain is also popular with Lindau residents

At 1,064 meters above sea level, the mountain offers a unique view of Lake Constance and Lindau Island. In clear weather, a magnificent view of 240 Alpine peaks is guaranteed. From Lake Constance over the Allgäu and Lechtal Alps in the east, your view sweeps over the Bregenzerwald. The steep peaks of the Arlberg and Silvretta can also be seen, as well as some Swiss mountains, including of course the Säntis in eastern Switzerland. You can also meet pygmy goats, hares, deer, ibexes, wild boars, mouflons and marmots in the Pfänder Alpine Game Park.

Trip from Lindau to the Pfänder

Take the train or boat from Lindau to Bregenz and from there take a hike up the mountain. The extensive walking and hiking network offers ideal conditions for this. With the Pfänderbahn you can also reach your destination in a few minutes without any effort.

Arrival by train
Take the train from Lindau main station to Bregenz harbor. The journey time is about ten minutes. From there you can reach the Pfänder Bergbahn in five minutes. It is worth buying the ticket at the Lindau train station at the ÖBB ticket office – it is cheaper there than at the DB.

Arrival by ship
From April to mid-October, the easiest way to reach Bregenz from Lindau is by boat. The Pfaender valley station is just a five-minute walk from the port in Bregenz. A discounted combined ticket for the ship and Pfänderbahn is available at the Lindau Tourist Information at Alfred-Nobel-Platz 1.

Ascent / descent with the Pfänderbahn

  • 80 persons per ascent / descent
  • From 11,10 € per person (ascent and descent)
  • 6 minutes ride duration
  • Daily from 8:00 – 19:00 o’clock
  • German, English
  • Evening rides after 7 p.m. on request for a fee
  • Large cabins with panoramic windows
  • Numerous hiking trails on the mountain, viewpoints, small alpine game park (open all year, free admission)