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Hochkar mountain railways

Mountain railroad / chair lift

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Hiking with a great view: The Hochkar hiking paradise can be comfortably conquered via the Hochkar cable car up to the pre-peak. The reliable 4-seater chairlift takes guests up to 1,770 metres above sea level. There, the fantastic view of the surrounding mountains all the way to the Großglockner awaits - and the most beautiful hiking routes for the whole family. Another highlight is the Hochkar 360° Skytour. By the way, the Hochkar has also been one of the "Best Austrian Mountain Railways" since 2018.

Hochkar 360° Skytour: Suspension bridge action & best views

Not far from the Hochkar mountain station is the 360° Skytour. The route leads, among other things, over a 60-metre suspension bridge, offers wonderful panoramic views over the entire Eastern Alps region and invites you to Lower Austria's highest vantage point: At the overhanging viewing platform, it is a dizzying 120 metres into the depths. The subsequent circular route continues over a bridge and a rocky path - with the best view of the Gesäuse and Dachstein.

More hiking tips for the Hochkar Alpine Resort

  • Idyllic mountain lake hike: From the upper Hochkar car park, walk for about half an hour along a forest road to the mountain lake.
  • Easy summit rush: After the ride with the Hochkar cable car, a short hiking trail leads from the mountain station to the Hochkar summit (1,808 metres).
  • Variable circular hikes: From the upper Hochkar car park, the Hochkar can be hiked in several variants - with different walking times of two to four hours.

Tickets for the mountain railway ride can be ordered in advance in the online ticket shop.


Location and how to get there