Zwölferhorn

Ein Wegstück des etwa 4 Kilometer langen Rundwanderweges am Zwölferhorn - A section of the approximately 4-kilometre-long circular hiking trail at the Zwölferhorn

A beautiful hike in every season with a great view of the Salzkammergut.

Älgbert Elgson

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The Zwölferhorn is a 1522 meter high mountain in the state of Salzburg in Austria, which is ideal for excursions with its many hiking opportunities. But the Zwölferhorn is not only suitable for exploring in summer, because in winter you can also explore the Pillstein circular hiking trail or cross-country skiing at 1500 meters. The mountain got its name because exactly at noon the sun is between the peaks.

The trail of history

As early as 1957, the pioneering days of alpine tourism, a cable car carried passengers almost 900 meters in altitude from the valley station in St. Gilgen on Lake Wolfgang to the viewpoint on the Zwölferhorn. The original cable car was in operation until 2019 and was completely renewed due to changed regulations and requirements.

  • Gondeln der Zwölfernorn Seilbahn - Gondolas of the Zwölfernorn cable car
  • Atemberaubender Ausblick von der Bergstation der Zwölferhorn Seilbahn auf St. Gilgen - Breathtaking view of St. Gilgen from the mountain station of the Zwölferhorn cable car
  • Blick auf die Saugsteigalm am Zwölferhorn mit einer traditionellen roten Gondel aus früheren Zeiten - View of the Saugsteigalm on the Zwölferhorn with a traditional red gondola from earlier times
  • Bereits während der Gondelfahrt genießen Passagiere einen tollen Blick auf St. Gilgen und die umliegende Berglandschaft. - Passengers already enjoy a great view of St. Gilgen and the surrounding mountain landscape during the gondola ride.

The cable car, which was completed in 2020, now also offers barrier-free access and comfortably brings visitors to the mountain station at 1476m in just under 10 minutes. The 28 new eight-person panoramic gondolas, which, like the old cable car, are painted 14 red and 14 yellow each, will climb 908 meters in altitude.

Useful information

The car park located directly under the valley station building has space for up to 85 vehicles on three levels. There are also disabled-accessible parking spaces on each level, as well as parking spaces for charging electric vehicles. Use of the parking spaces is free for up to four hours when you buy a cable car ticket. All you have to do is scan the barcode of the ticket when paying the parking fee at the machine provided for this purpose.

Dogs are also allowed on the Zwölferhorn. Only when transporting with the gondola it is necessary for the safety and protection of the animals and other passengers that the four-legged companions are kept on a leash and equipped with a dog muzzle.

The mascots Zwölfi and Zwölfine have been accompanying little hikers on the Zwölferrunde along the Pillstein circular hiking trail since 2021. There are twelve stations integrated into the landscape at which exciting natural phenomena and local traditions are conveyed in a playful way.

Further information can be found on the official Zwölferhorn website. There you can also check the weather and the view via the webcam.

  • Eine von zwölf Stationen aus Naturmaterialien erklären spielerisch spannende Naturphänomene und traditionelle Überlieferungen entlang des Rundweges - One of twelve stations made of natural materials playfully explains exciting natural phenomena and traditional lore along the circular trail.
  • Eine von zwölf Stationen aus Naturmaterialien erklären spielerisch spannende Naturphänomene und traditionelle Überlieferungen entlang des Rundweges - One of twelve stations made of natural materials playfully explains exciting natural phenomena and traditional lore along the circular trail.
  • Die Rosshütte auf 1400 Metern Höhe entlang des Panorama Rundwanderweges am Zwölferhorn - The Rosshütte at an altitude of 1400 metres along the panoramic circular hiking trail at the Zwölferhorn
  • Ein Wegstück des etwa 4 Kilometer langen Rundwanderweges am Zwölferhorn - A section of the approximately 4-kilometre-long circular hiking trail at the Zwölferhorn
  • Ein Wegstück des etwa 4 Kilometer langen Rundwanderweges am Zwölferhorn - A section of the approximately 4-kilometre-long circular hiking trail at the Zwölferhorn
  • Schneebedeckte Fichte mit Fichtenzapfen am Zwölferhorn - Snow-covered spruce with spruce cones on the Zwölferhorn
  • An mehreren Stellen des Panorama Rundwanderwegs am Zwölferhorn können tolle Ausblicke genossen werden - Great views can be enjoyed at several points on the panoramic circular hiking trail on the Zwölferhorn
  • Blick auf das Gipfelkreuz des vier Kilometer langen Pillstein Rundwanderweges und im Hintergrund der Wolfgangsee mit den Alpen. - View of the summit cross of the four-kilometre Pillstein circular hiking trail and Lake Wolfgang with the Alps in the background.
  • An mehreren Stellen des Panorama Rundwanderwegs am Zwölferhorn können tolle Ausblicke genossen werden - Great views can be enjoyed at several points on the panoramic circular hiking trail on the Zwölferhorn
  • Eisbedeckte Pflanzen am Zwölferhorn nach einer frostigen Nacht - Ice-covered plants on the Zwölferhorn after a frosty night
  • Ein Wegstück des etwa 4 Kilometer langen Rundwanderweges am Zwölferhorn - A section of the approximately 4-kilometre-long circular hiking trail at the Zwölferhorn
  • An mehreren Stellen des Panorama Rundwanderwegs am Zwölferhorn können tolle Ausblicke genossen werden - Great views can be enjoyed at several points on the panoramic circular hiking trail on the Zwölferhorn
  • Entlang des Panorama Rundwanderweges stehen in regelmäßigen Abständen Sitzbänke für eine Pause zur Verfügung - Benches for a break are available at regular intervals along the Panorama circular hiking trail
  • Ein Erinnerungsfoto an eine tolle Wanderung mit Blick auf den Wolfgangsee und das schneebedeckte Salzkammergut - A souvenir photo of a great hike with a view of Lake Wolfgang and the snow-covered Salzkammergut.

How to get there?

Getting there is easy with your own car. Coming from the Austrian autobahn, take the exit at Mondsee and follow the main road to St. Gilgen. There are several chargeable parking spaces directly at the valley station, but also in the immediate vicinity. These are also suitable for mobile homes.
The valley station of the cable car can also be easily reached by public transport. The ship stop of the Wolfgangsee ships is only about five minutes walk away and the bus to St. Gilgen even stops right next to the building.

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Conclusion:

Even if the price of the tickets is a bit expensive, a trip to the Zwölferhorn is definitely worth it. The hiking trails are maintained even in winter and invite you to go on ski tours. Along the hiking trail there are several huts with hot and cold meals and drinks. The beautiful view speaks for itself.

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