The first officially authorised cable car for passenger transport worldwide starts from the outskirts of Bolzano.
The cable car takes visitors from Campegno (Kampenn, in German) near Bolzano to the 1,100 m high Colle mountain, more precisely to the hamlet of Colle (Kohlern) by overcoming 835 metres of altitude difference. The cable car was opened already in 1908, making it the oldest free-floating cable car in the world. At that time, it was financed by the Josef Staffler, an innkeeper of Bolzano, and was intended to bring guests to the Colle mountain.
The view from the cabins and from the village itself is breathtaking and includes the town of Bolzano, the Renon and Salto high plateaus as well as the surrounding summits. The cable car was renewed in 2006 and features now new cabins which take 20 visitors every half an hour in five minutes up to Mt. Colle. Several hiking paths start at the mountain station. As an alternative to a cable car ride you can take the 9 km long winding and rather narrow road up to the idyllic village.
Altitude difference: 265 - 1,108 m a.s.l.
Transport capacity: 20 people each cabin
Bicycle transport: possible
SouthTyrol Pass: possible
Length of the ride: 5 minutes
€ 4.00 one-way
€ 8.00 round trip