Pfänder mountain (1064 m) - The best view!
When visitors exit the cable car at the mountain station, we recommend that visitors take a tour of best viewing points of Pfänder Mountain.
Directly at the mountain station, you will find the Rhein Valley terrace which gives you a direct view of the borders of the Old and New Rhein, the majestic mountain peaks of Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Voralberg.
Further along, you will be able to visit the historical and hand crafted Mountain Panorama created in the 30’s, and based on the 1870 Lithograph– “In the Heart of the Landscape”. Engraved on a copper plate, and naming all of the mountain peaks. Visitors are invited to identify each individual peak by using the engraving as a guide. Start with the Pfänder at the center of the semicircle, and name the peaks on each side. Quite a challenge, and not only for mountain climbers.
The photographic Lake Panorama was built in 2005. The so labelled Panoramic Region, gives an overview of countries, cantons, cities and interesting places of the region. Due to virtual 42m curvature of the earth, the city of Constance is visible on the horizon when there is a clear view.
For technical interests, it is worth it to ascend to the top of the Pfänder Mountain where there is a 94m high tower which provides TV and radio signals in the region of Lake Constance.
The Alpine Wildlife Park is well loved by families. The small animal habitat with rabbits, dwarf goats and potbellied pigs is the beginning of a 30 minute roundtrip. In the first enclosure there are imposing ibexes, dangerous-looking boars, attentive mouflon (rams) and powerful deer. At the end of the trip you will see playful groundhogs which are not shy of visitors. Information boards will tell you more about the flora and fauna of the Alps.
The Pfänder offers hikers or cyclists a full day of great experiences.