Wheelchair user gets into a gondola

Barrier-free holiday in Tyrol, Austria

The barrier-free mountain experience in Pertisau

The Karwendel cable car is a fantastic destination and is characterized by its good accessibility from the “Inntal” and “Oberbayern”. The cable car offers perfect conditions for a barrier-free mountain experience. Directly in front of the entrance are the parking lots and a flat ramp to access the cashier’s point and the entrance to the cable car. The cable cars are stopping directly in the station so that safe and easy access is guaranteed. It is also possible to transport sports equipment such as a Swiss Trak. The width of the door of the cable cars is 90 cm. There is also a toilet with barrier-free access at the valley station.

Experience the Karwendel mountains barrier-free

Having reached the summit you can enjoy the fantastic view of lake Achensee and the Karwendel mountains. The mountain station is the starting point for the circular panorama trail with the alpine animals in life-size, adventure stations and dwarf story. Passing the “Bärenbadalm” and the “Alpengasthaus Karwendel” it takes about 1.5 hours to walk back to the mountain station of the cable car. A third of the path is widely gravelled and accessible for example with a Swiss Trak. Take the same way back. The rest of the path is rough terrain and not ideal for means of transportation with wheels.

A comfortable alternative to hiking would be the Hörndlstrasse. The gravelled path leads from the “Bärenbadalm” in about 2 hours through the “Tristenautal” back to the valley station.

A very well rolled gravel road with good panoramic views is the Zwölferkopfweg (Nr. 8). It takes you 4.5 km with several turns back to the valley station. Duration: approx. 2 hours.


Barrier-free holiday at lake Achensee

The circular panorama trail is also cleared in the winter and about a third of the trail runs along the ski practise slopes. Sledges can also be used on the trail. The skiing area of the Zwölferkopf offers 1 platter lift, 2 T-bar lifts and 1 Ski conveyor. In total there are 10 km of slopes available. The levels of difficulty are blue and red.

Barrier-free traveling – Karwendel cable car at lake Achensee

For a break we recommend the Alpengasthaus Karwendel which can easily be reached by a 100m long gravelled path with an altitude difference of 12 m. The restaurant offers a pleasant ambiance and with a seating capacity of 80 it is also suitable for events and celebrations. The sunny and large terrace also offers plenty of seating. Big umbrellas are providing shade and protect from rain so that guest can spend their time on the terrace without any problems. Please keep in mind that the barrier-free toilets are located down at the valley station. The ride down and up again to the toilet is free of charge.

Barrier-free entrance to the mountain railway


Karwendel Bergbahn
Achensee Berglift GmbH

Naturparkstraße 31
6213 Pertisau am Achensee
Tirol . Austria
+43 5243 5326

Opening hours

16.12.2023 until 01.04.2024

Daily from 09:00 am to 04:00 pm

09.05.2024 until 03.11.2024

Daily from 08:30 am to 05:00 pm every fifteen minutes

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