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“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.

A journey through 90 years of mountain cableway history

At the summit station of Schmittenhöhebahn, Zell’s iconic landmark mountain, you’ll embark on a fascinating journey through its eventful history. Spread across 120 square metres of exhibition space, you’ll gain a vivid glimpse into Schmitten’s 90-year cable car legacy. Key milestones in the company’s development will guide you through the evolution of the skiing and hiking resort, spanning from 1927 to the present day.

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.

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.

Anniversary book – “Sehnsucht nach Aussicht”

The Zell am See holiday region, which initially took root with the inauguration of the first cable car in Salzburg, has blossomed into a formidable tourist hub over the past 90 years. Over time, Schmitten has undergone comprehensive development from every angle. Presently boasting 28 cable cars and lifts, Zell’s landmark mountain stands tall as one of the top ski resorts in the Alpine region.

Over the span of more than 90 eventful years, Schmitten has witnessed significant transformations. In 2017, all these remarkable events were encapsulated within a dedicated book. This printed publication not only provides a glimpse into the era preceding the cable car but also outlines the ambitious plans for the future

Order now!

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.)

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