A trip up in any of Bolzano’s three cable cars gives a small taste of the high peaks that surround the city; for fares and times, see w sii.bz.it. The first ascends from Via Renòn (Rittnerstrasse), a ten-minute walk from the train station, to Soprabolzano (Oberbozen). It’s the longest cable-car journey in Europe, with the largest change in height. Alternatively the San Genesio/Jenesien cable car offers stupendous views of the Catinaccio/Rosengarten massif – the station is at Via Sarentino, 1.5km north of the town centre along the river (bus #12 or #14). On the high Alpine pastures at the top, you’ll see blond-maned Haflinger horses grazing. The third cable car goes to Colle/Kohlern from the station across the river south of the train station at Ponte Campiglio. In operation since 1908, it is the oldest cable car in the world.

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