Rax cable car

Mountain railroad / chair lift, Mountain summit, Outdoor adventure, Ski area / lift

This business is excellent…

  • TOP excursion destination
  • Quality Partner Lower Austria
  • Niederösterreich-CARD


The Rax cable car takes only 8 minutes from the Hirschwang district in Reichenau an der Rax to the mountain station at 1,546 m. From there you can enjoy many varied hikes with unique views.


Due to the large density of huts, hut hopping is especially popular on the Rax. The starting point for the five different variants is the mountain station of the Rax cable car. These lead past up to seven managed huts. For families and beginners, the route to Jakobskogel is particularly recommended. The round tour to the Neue Seehütte is very popular with experienced hikers. For those who like it more challenging, the Raxüberschreitung to Preiner Gscheid is recommended.


In winter, the Rax plateau can be explored with snowshoes . Snowshoes and poles can be rented at the mountain inn. Online reservation is recommended. Marked routes start from the mountain inn of the Rax cable car, information material on them is available directly at the cable car station. In addition, guided snowshoe hikes with trained guides are also offered, because together some things are easier and more fun.

By the way: from a sports medicine point of view, snowshoeing is one of the healthiest winter sports activities! Depending on the intensity, the entire musculoskeletal system is stressed and the cardiovascular system is set in motion in a pleasant way.

Car-free on the Rax

The Rax cable car can be reached by public transport from Vienna main station in about 1.5 hours

Option 1- Öbb train & regional bus (every 2 hours on weekdays, hourly on weekends):

  • By train to the station Payerbach-Reichenau
  • continue with the regional bus 341 about 13 minutes to the Hirschwang Raxseilbahn stop

Variant 2 - Nostalgia trip- Öbb train, Höllentalbahn & Oldtimer bus (only on Sundays from June to October):

  • Take the train to the station Payerbach-Reichenau
  • directly at the station starts the Höllentalbahn (museum railroad from Payerbach to Hirschwang)
  • the last meters to the Rax cable car from the Höllentalbahn to the Rax cable car you cover with the Oldtimer bus- here you can book the Sommerfrische ticket.


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Facility features

  • Toilet facility
  • Café in the establishment
  • Shop


  • Suitable for wheelchairs
  • Dogs allowed
  • Can be reached with public transportation

Location and how to get there