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Fichtelberg and the cablecar

The roof of the Ore Mountains

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The Fichtelberg Suspension railway

A trip to the 1215 m high Fichtelberg with our suspension railway is an experience in every season!

Built in 1924 and therefore the oldest cable car in Germany, it is also the landmark of the town of Kurort Oberwiesenthal. No matter whether summer or winter, the suspension railway brings those seeking relaxation up to the highest mountain in Saxony every day. The suspension railway overcomes an altitude difference of 303 m over a length of 1.175 m from the valley station to the mountain. During the journey you have a wonderful view of the valley and the ski jumps and can enjoy the panorama of Oberwiesenthal to the full.

In 2012 the "old lady" was completely overhauled and since then has been driving up the Fichtelberg every day.

It will be completely refurbished again in spring 2021.

1.175 M

from the valley station to the highest mountain in Central Germany

40 Passengers

can float up to the plateau per cabin

303 M

differences in altitude have to be overcome from valley to mountain

2 Gondolas

float in commute up to 90 times on a winter day

3,54 MIN

takes the ride with a gondola to the summit of the Fichtelberg

6,6 t

total weight of the gondolas

Operating times

Travel times of the Fichtelberg suspension railway

daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In the shuttle service every 15 minutes or as required.

In the event of a thunderstorm or strong wind, driving will be interrupted.

Price list


Single trip suspension railway

Adults: 10,00 €

Children from  6 to 16 years:  8,00 €

Apprentices, schoolchildren, students, severely disabled people from 50%: 9,50 €

Ascent & descent suspension railway

Adults: 14,00 €

Children from 6 to 16 years:  12,00 €

Apprentices, pupils, students, severely disabled people from 50%: 13,50 €

Family tickets

Price list

Single trip suspension railway

Single with Child: 16,50 €

Single with 2 children: 23,00 €

Single with 3 children: 29,50 €

Ascent & descent suspension railway

Single with child: 24,00 €

Single with 2 children: 31,00 €

Single with 3 children: 38,00 €

Single trip suspension railway

2 adults + 1 child: 25,50 €

2 adults + 2 children: 33,00 €

2 adults + 3 children: 37,00 €

Ascent & descent suspension railway

2 adults + 1 child: 34,00 €

2 adults + 2 children: 41,00 €

2 adults + 3 children: 48,00 €

Revision times

The Fichtelberg suspension railway cannot be operated during the inspection times.



november 4th until november 19th2024


march 31th until april 17th 2025

november 3rd until november 18th 2025