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Colle Kohlern

Connect with nature!

Cable car Colle Kohlern is a journey into the past. It is the first passenger cable car in the world, invented by innkeeper Josef Staffler from Bolzano, who ingeniously saw a great chance for tourism. Over a century has passed since then, and more precisely since 29th June 1908. A copy of the original cars, built at the beginning of the century, is displayed near the station at the top and is worth visiting.

Colle is the local mountain of Bolzano, the green lung of the city and for several decades a protected landscape area. Embedded in green meadows are the hamlets of Bauernkohlern and Herrenkohlern with their two picturesque little churches. Colle can be reached by a mountain road. A faster alternative and with a fantastic view of the city is the journey with the oldest cable car of the world. Close to the top station there is an approximately 50-metre-high wooden observation tower from which you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the sourraounding mountains and peaks like Corno del Renon / Rittner Horn, the Forcella SArentina / Sarner Scharte, the mountains around Merano / Meran with Hirzer and Ifinger as well as the Dolomites mountains Sciliar / Schlern and Catinaccio / Rosengarten. If the air is very clear you can even see South Tyrol's highest peak, the Ortler.


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1: not running on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from November 1st to March 31st
2: from April 1st to October 31st
X: from Monday to Saturday
□: from Monday to Friday


Thanks to the numerous footpaths and marked hiking trails, Colle is an ideal starting point for excursions, whether on foot, mountain bike or horseback. The European long-distance hiking trail E5, which leads from the Lake Constance to Venice, is probably the most famous trail. In the hiking map you will find hiking suggestions and a list of restaurants with their opening hours. Click on the picture to download the PDF file or order the map by mail for free under the following link:

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Colle / Kohlern 11 (1.170 m)
Tel. +39 0471 329978,
Bolzano Bozen Card

Campegno / Kampenner Weg 31
Tel. +39 0471 365263,
Bolzano Bozen Card

Colle / Kohlern 15
Tel. +39 0471 329999