The Zwölferhorn

Mountain Advent

The peak of pleasure! Yesterday a sensation, today an attraction. In operation since 1957, the cable car in St. Gilgen has been transporting people up to the top of the Zwölferhorn Mountain in just a few minutes. During the Lake Wolfgangsee Advent festivities, it will be bringing people up to the event’s highest Christmas market mulled wine stall (at 1,476 meters)!

Since opening, this unique cable car - unparalleled in Austria - has taken 8.5 million passengers up to enjoy the fantastic 360° panoramic view from the summit, which, this year for the second time, is the backdrop for the Zwölferhorn Mountain Advent.

The rustic mulled wine stall, right at the 12erBergstubn invite you to stop by and stay awhile. The life-size nativity scene and the large Lake Wolfgangsee themed nativity make for a Christmassy atmosphere on the snow-covered mountain top.

You can buy tickets at the bottom cable car station which is open daily from 9.15am to 4pm. We advise groups to book in advance on ++43(0)6227 - 2350 or by emailing The price for a return ascent and descent for adults is € 24.50 (€ 32 with the Salzkammergut Adventure Card).