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Ritten railway

The locals take pride in the fact that the only remaining train in Europe from the Belle Époque connects the summer retreats of Maria Himmelfahrt, Oberbozen and Klobenstein.

The Ritten railway opened for service on 13th August 1907, at that time connecting the main square of Bozen, the Waltherplatz with Klobenstein, making Ritten easily accessible for tourism.

1966 brought further changes.The rack railway gave way to a cable car between Bozen and Oberbozen. Many people now use the cable car or road to commute to and from Bozen.

Ritten cablecar

The new Ritten cable car is a model form of transport, world-wide. With three cables (two for suspension and one for traction) it combines the advantages of an aerial tramway and a detachable cable car. The double suspension cable guarantees high stability in case of wind and the roomy cars can hold 30 people besides bicycles and strollers. With a maximum of eight cars, one starts every four minutes, making a timetable unnecessary. If necessary, this interval an be increased, thereby saving energy.

It is only a ten-minute trip to the valley floor in Bolzano/Bozen, where the old city and the porticoes of the Bozner Lauben are only a few minutes' walk away.

Technical data

  • Holding: mountain
  • Tension: valley
  • Mountain station: 1,222 m
  • Station: 274 m
  • Number of cabins: 8
  • Capacity of cabin: 35
  • Average speed: 7 m/s - 3 m/s
  • Maximum capacity: 706 P/h
  • Engine power: 2 x 350 kW
  • Diameter carry rope: 4 x 47 mm
  • Diameter drag rope: 40 mm
  • Number of support: 7


Our hotel guests, who come to the Naturidylle® Geyrerhof on Ritten by train or the new modern cablecar benefit both themselves and the environment. We reward eco-friendly travel to South Tyrol. Of course we will also pickup you on the main station in the village Oberbozen to take you and our luggage in your private room.

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