“90 years of the Schmittenhöhebahn” exhibition in Zell am See
Exciting museum visit at the summit of Zell’s landmark mountain
For a remarkable nine decades, nature enthusiasts have enjoyed exceptional experiences on the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See. To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the cable car in 2017, a captivating new attraction was unveiled – the summit exhibition titled “90 Years of Tradition and Innovation”. This exhibition pays fitting tribute to the evolution of the Schmitten over the years.
Speaking of the skiing and hiking area
You can wonderfully combine a visit to the summit exhibition in Zell am See with a hike in fair weather or snow sports during the winter season.
Pictures of the past
With the Schmittenhöhebahn, the very first cable car in the SalzburgerLand region commenced operation in 1927. Presently, boasting 28 cable cars and lifts, Zell’s landmark mountain stands as a premier alpine destination for both winter sports enthusiasts and summer visitors. Whether it’s technological advancements or the evolution of tourism: The anniversary exhibition impressively illustrates the factors responsible for the sustained success of the past decades.
Among the highlights is a cinematic presentation of the company’s beginnings, featuring historical footage.
Impressions from the exhibition
90 years of the Schmitten: tradition shapes the present day
Equally captivating as the numerous historical photographs are the two recreated gondolas, representing the first and sixth (latest) generations of Schmitten cable cars, awaiting visitors at the exhibition. These models offer a unique opportunity for visitors to comprehend the progress that has been made leading up to the present day. They vividly illustrate notable shifts in priorities, moving from the primary focus on passenger transportation to a multifaceted approach that encompasses aspects such as transport capacity, efficiency, sustainability, entertainment, comfort, and the overall experience.
Looking at the modern terrain model, which depicts the daily occurrences on the mountain, you’ll find yourself in the here and now again. Through the miniature cable cars and piste equipment, visitors of all ages can get a glimpse into the day-to-day activities and ongoing technical operations conducted by the dedicated teams at Schmittenhöhebahn AG.
The Schmitten chronicle is available for 27.50 euros at the Schmittenhöhebahn InfoCenter and at bookshop Ellmauer in Zell am See. Alternatively, you can place an order for the anniversary book via email. (Please note that there may be additional postage costs for shipping.)