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TOP OF Salzburg

"Gipfelwelt 3000" – Salzburg's highest-situated attraction at 3,029 meters

At eye level with Austria's highest mountains and directly at the Hohe Tauern National Park border, you can feel the power of the high-alpine mountain world with all senses. An experience normally only alpinists can enjoy on their tours, becomes a leisurely day trip to 3,000 meters on the Kitzsteinhorn.

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High alpine experience for everyone

The attraction TOP OF SALZBURG (Gipfelwelt 3000) is comfortably reachable via cable cars all year round.

  • Panoramic rides with up to six cable cars from the with valley through four climate zones over 2,261 vertical meters
  • Two panoramic platforms give views of the Hohe Tauern National Park and Austria's highest mountains
  • Diving in Kitzsteinhorn's spectacular adventure, plant and animal world in Austria's highest-situated movie theater Cinema 3000
  • Mystical tunnel National Park Gallery with six info stations about history, nature and technology in the Hohe Tauern
  • Experiencing the glacier up close on a summery slide in the ICE ARENA below the summit on 3,000 meters (in July & Aug.)
  • Accompanying National Park rangers on exciting explorer tours through the adventure world on the Kitzsteinhorn

Tip: Use of public transport to the valley station is free for guests of Zell am See-Kaprun from May 1 to October 31.

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Tickets, prices & opening hours

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Opening Hours
09:00 am - 04:00 pm

first ascent Gletscherjet at 8:15 am.
last suggested ascent at 1:30 pm.

TOP OF SALZBURG / Gipfelwelt 3000

Visiting TOP OF SALZBURG requires no mountaineering skills whatsoever, for you will comfortably travel all the way from the valley to Salzburg’s highest-situated attraction on 3,029 meters via cable cars.

You have never been in a high-alpine setting before? Then just be sure to take a short break from time to time. The air up there is thinner than in the valley, you therefore might get out of breath quicker – though you should discover TOP OF SALZBURG tranquilly anyway to be able to soak up all the impressions to the fullest.

You have two options:

  • From the Kaprun town center (Kitzsteinhornplatz 1a): You take the MK Maiskogelbahn at the Kaprun Center, ride up to the top station and change to the 3K K-onnection – one of world’s most modern and energy-efficient cable cars that gives spectacular views of the high-alpine landscape. From Langwied, the other cable cars will take you all the way up to TOP OF SALZBURG.
  • From the Kaprun head of the valley (Kesselfallstrasse 60): You take the Gletscherjet 1 or Panoramabahn. From Langwied, the other cable cars will take you all the way up to TOP OF SALZBURG.

Please note: Both the MK Maiskogelbahn and the 3K K-onnection are not open all year round. Before your arrival, check the current Operation & opening hours »

Go to the route planner »

  • From the Kitzsteinhornplatz 1a: approx. 60–70 minutes (4 to 6 cable cars)
  • From the Kesselfallstraße 60: approx. 50–60 minutes (3 to 5 cable cars)

We recommend to plan at least half a day for your trip to TOP OF SALZBURG. However, the Kitzsteinhorn offers things and spots to see and explore for a whole day.

Please note: The latest time you should start your journey from the valley is

  • at 1:30 p.m. from the Kaprun town center (MK Maiskogelbahn, Kitzsteinhornplatz 1a)
  • at 2 p.m. from the Kaprun head of the valley (Gletscherjet 1 / Panoramabahn, Kesselfallstrasse 60)

Depending on which cable car is operating, either at 3:30 or 4 p.m. (last valley rides). Current operating hours are posted on the information board on-site and available on Our InfoService team will also be happy to inform you of current operation and opening hours: +43 6547 8700,


  • Warm clothing (tip: windbreaker and headband)
  • Sturdy, closed shoes
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen


All TOP OF SALZBURG attractions are barrier-free.

However, the following is to be noted when it comes to arrival:

  • When changing from one cable car to the other, snow may cover the path in winter and gravel in summer.
  • If – at the Alpincenter – you don’t take the Gipfelbahn but the Gletscherjets 3 and 4, there are some steps up to the Gletschershuttle.
  • In May and June as well as from approx. mid-Sept. to early Oct., instead of the Gletscherjet 2 gondola lift, the Langwiedbahn chairlift will be in operation due to maintenance work. Please ask our InfoService team about the exact and current hours of operation: +43 6547 8700,

Yes – the Gipfel Restaurant » is the highest-situated restaurant in the state of Salzburg. Here, you won’t only enjoy delicious dishes and drinks, but also a breathtaking view of the high-alpine mountain world of the Hohe Tauern National Park, Alps’ largest nature reserve.

TOP TIP › Summit Breakfast » the perfect start to the glacier day


Due to safety reasons, dogs must be kept on a leash and wear a muzzle in all cable cars, indoors and in TOP OF SALZBURG. You can borrow a muzzle from our cash desks at the valley station and our InfoService in the Alpincenter if you leave a deposit.

The TOP OF SALZBURG up-and-down-ride ticket for your dog is available at our cash desks.

You can reach our InfoService on weekdays as well as on the weekend from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. by phone at +43 6547 8700 and by email at

National park Hohe Tauern 

At the border to the largest nature reserve in the Alps


Unique panoramic ride to TOP OF SALZBURG at 3,029 m


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Behind the scenes

Kitzsteinhorn Responsible
Sustainability – a word the Gletscherbahnen Kaprun Inc. has not strained recklessly, but used thoughtfully and vigorously for many years.
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