Ride from the middle station of the cable car

Hochfelln Cable Car

Handicapped accessible cable car Hochfelln at an altitude of 1,674m offers a wonderful distant view into the summit world of the Central Alps.

Description

The 1,674m high Hochfelln is not called the viewing terrace of the Chiemgau for nothing.  Hochfelln cable car brings guests safely to the summit in just 15 minutes.

Hochfelln-the viewing terrace of Chiemgau-The 1,674-meter-high Hochfelln towers over the climatic health resort of Bergen. On its summit, the guest enjoys a magnificent view of the peaks of the Central Alps on one side and of Lake Chiemsee with the foothills of the Alps on the other. In just 10 minutes, the cable car silently floats over the tree tops to the middle station. There you have the possibility to get off and have a snack in the barrier-free restaurant "Hochfellnblick" on the sun terrace. Or you can take the train to the summit and reach Hochfelln after a 5-minute ride.  At the top station, the viewing terrace is easy to reach. The summit path has also been prepared and can be used with a wheelchair and an accompanying person. You can fortify yourself in the highest inn in the Chiemgau, the Hochfellnhaus.

Information on accessibility

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All areas relevant for testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility tested - partially barrier-free for people with walking disabilities".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the evaluation report at the end of the text.

Valley station

  • There are two marked parking spaces for people with disabilities (space size: 350 cm x 500 cm). 
  • The path from the car park to the entrance of the valley station is 80 m long. 
  • The ticket office is only accessible via four steps. 
  • The cash desk is 116 cm high.
  • The way to the mountain railway or the platform is possible without steps via a ramp. 
  • The ramp has a maximum gradient of 19 % and a total length of 8 m .
  • Alternatively, stairs are available. 
  • All doors/passages that can be used by the guest and are raised are at least 90 cm wide. 
  • The cabin entrance and exit (mountain railway) is possible without steps via a mobile feeder ramp. 
  • The ramp has a maximum slope of 10 % and a total length of 110 cm.
  • Alternatively, access is possible via a step of 10 cm.
  • Seating and movement areas of at least 150 cm x 150 cm are available in the mountain railway section 1 (between the valley and middle stations).
  • Boarding and alighting is assisted by service staff. The ride in the cable car is accompanied by staff.

Middle station

  • All doors/passages that can be used by the guest and are raised are at least 90 cm wide. 
  • Seating is provided in the waiting room.
  • The cash desk/kiosk is 102 cm high. There is no other, equivalent communication option available while seated. 
  • The path to the cable car or platform is accessible without steps.
  • The cabin entrance and exit (mountain railway) is possible without steps via a mobile feeder ramp. 
  • The ramp has a maximum gradient of 14% and a total length of 30 cm.
  • Alternatively, access is possible via a step of 3 cm.
  • Boarding and alighting is assisted by service staff. The ride in the tram is accompanied by staff.

Public toilet for people with disabilities at the middle station

  • The manoeuvring spaces ar:
    in front of the toilet, washbasin and door are at least 150 cm x 150 cm,
    left and right of the toilet at least 88 cm x 70 cm.
  • There is a grab rail on the left side of the toilet. The grab rail can be flipped-up. 
  • The sink is wheelchair compatible.
  • The mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.
  • An alarm trigger is not available. 

Summit station

  • All doors/passages that can be used by the guest and are raised are at least 90 cm wide. (Exception: checkout aisle with 78 cm).
  • Seating is provided in the waiting room.
  • The cash desk/kiosk is 107 cm high. There is no other, equivalent communication option available while seated. 
  • The path to the mountain railway or to the platform (downhill) is accessible without steps. 
  • The entrance and exit of the cabin (mountain railway) is possible without steps via a mobile feeder ramp. 
  • The ramp has a maximum gradient of 14% and a total length of 30cm.
  • Alternatively, access is possible via a step of 3 cm.
  • Boarding and alighting is assisted by service staff. The ride in the cable car is accompanied by staff.
  • The exit from the summit station to the hiking trail is possible without steps via a ramp. 
  • The ramp has a maximum gradient of 14 % and a total length of 3 m.

Hiking path from the summit station to the lookout point and to the "Taborkirche"

  • The path is approx. 370 m long in total, predominantly 200 cm wide (at approx. 40 m with a width of 150 cm).
  • Seats are available.
  • The path is continuously signposted.
  • The surface of the path is vibration-free and easy to walk and drive on.
  • There are unsecured slopes.
  • The entire path has few flat areas. There are maximum longitudinal slopes of 17 % over more than 25 m (see detailed information).

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the evaluation report at the end of the text.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed in relevant areas/rooms.
  • External paths usually have tactilely detectable sidewalk boundaries. 
  • The entrance Talstation is not visually rich in contrast.
  • All evaluated and usable areas for the guest are well illuminated, i.e. bright and glare-free.
  • There are not visually contrasting or tactilely detectable floor indicators available.
  • The signage is designed in clearly legible and contrasting font.
  • Steps are not visually rich in contrast.
  • Stairs have at least a handrail on one side.
  • The ride on the mountain railway is accompanied by the staff and the boarding and alighting is assisted. 
  • The hiking path does not have any tactile, clearly perceptible lateral path boundaries. There are no uninterrupted visual high-contrast lateral boundaries of the path.

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the evaluation report at the end of the text.

  • There is no alarm. 
  • There is no audio induction loop.
  • The ride on the mountain railway is accompanied and the entry and exit is supported by staff.
  • There are unsecured embankments on the hiking trail from the summit station to the viewpoint or to the Tabor Church.

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the evaluation report at the end of the text.

  • Name and logo of the company are clearly recognizable from the outside.
  • The objectives of the paths are always within sight or signs in visible distance are available. 
  • There is no information in easy language.
  • The ride on the mountain railway is accompanied and the entry and exit is supported by the staff.
  • The guiding system of the hiking path from the summit station to the lookout point and to the"Taborkirche" is uninterrupted.
Certified in the period: October 2022 – September 2025

Address & contact

Hochfelln-Seilbahn

Maria-Eck-Str. 8
83346 Bergen
Phone number: +49 8662 8511
Website: http://www.hochfelln-seilbahnen.de

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