Epitome of a perfect cable car

When the Predigtstuhlbahn started operating on 1 July 1928, the response from around the world was clear: Bad Reichenhall has the perfect cable car. It outdid all the cable cars built previously in terms of elegance, speed and daring.


The monumental pylons visible from afar symbolise the mastery of nature by man and embody the Zeitgeist of the 1920s. When viewed from a distance, the pylons, which are inclined towards the valley, reinforce the upward motion and the daring aesthetics of the facility. The straight lines with a gradient of up to 75% represented a sensation at the time.