Built for eternity

The buildings of the Predigtstuhlbahn were designed in the “New Objectivity” architectural style. They were also influenced by the so-called “Heimatstil”, i.e. Swiss chalet style.


The base and top stations were constructed in 1927/28 and their appearance was dictated purely by their function. The central section with the platforms for the cabins dominates, while the waiting, administration, storage and engineering rooms are less prominent. The window openings narrow towards the top, reflecting the shape of the mountain.


The Mountain Restaurant underlines the character of the mountain top and represents an extension of the town. The facade is consequently formal and austere. The use of wood as a building material was intentionally avoided. The idea was to create a contrast to chalets for the sophisticated and urban public.