Lift me up. And down.

Lift me up. And down.

Choose here from the manifold attractions on Freiburg’s landmark mountain and organise your personal event and relaxation day just as you wish. Enjoy the Schauinsland for each season. The Schauinsland cable car lifts you up and down all year long and carefully during the specified operating hours. This of course, barrier-free and with access to wheelchairs and baby-strollers. You will see: one of the 37 cabins stands ready for you and expect you to come in when you need it.


Covid-19 – Current terms of use

After consultation with the Ministry of Transport of Baden-Württemberg, the Schauinslandbahn is part of the local public transport system (ÖPNV) and therefore not affected by the restrictions of the Corona Ordinance.

Everyone needs to work together to help overcome the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. We have introduced comprehensive hygiene measures to protect our passengers and staff against infection with Covid-19. Rooms, cabins and waiting areas are regularly disinfected. A guidance system on-site will help you comply with our terms of use.

The rules in brief:

  • Ban on transport of persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus and persons with SARS-CoV-2-specific symptoms (fever, dry cough, disturbance of the sense of taste or smell)
  • Maintaining a minimum distance of 1.5 m
  • Hand desinfection when entering the building
  • Every passenger must wear a mouth and nose protection (FFP2, KN95, N95 or comparable) in the cabins and waiting areas – including children at or over the age of 6
  • Cabin occupancy in accordance with the contact restrictions from the currently valid state ordinance
  • Permanent ventilation in the cabins
  • People with limited mobility such as wheelchair users must be accompanied.
  • Think of others and observe the right etiquette if you sneeze or cough.
  • Follow the route guidance system.
  • Observe the instructions and hygiene rules on-site.
  • Please be patient – waiting times may get long.

You can find further information here


Operating hours

January – June

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

July – September

9 a.m – 6 p.m.

October – December

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Maintenance periods

Safety comes first. That’s why maintenance periods take place twice a year. During this period, the cable car is not working. There is no replacement bus service to ensure the transport.

The Bergstation Café & Restaurant at the upper station is also closed during this period.

Spring Maintenance 2021
Mon. 01.02. – Fri. 19.03.2021*

Autumn Maintenance 2021
Mon. 15.11. – Fri. 03.12.2021*

*Subject to change