The elevator and funicular up Schlossberg hill

Public transport up the city’s landmark mountain

Visiting Schlossberg hill is an absolute must for every visitor of the Capital of Delight. The way up the city’s landmark mountain is a highlight in itself – whether it’s on foot, with the Schlossbergbahn funicular or with Schlossberg lift.

View from the Schlossberg | © Graz Tourismus
Schlossberg funicular Graz | © Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer

Schlossbergbahn funicular

Ride up the hill with splendid views

Schlossbergbahn funicular takes you up Schlossberg hill in a matter of minutes. With its 60-percent gradient and glass roof, the funicular offers splendid views across the Old Town. It runs up Schlossberg hill every 15 minutes, and more frequently on busy days.
Good to know: All tickets for Graz Linien zone 1 are valid for the Schlossbergbahn funicular.
Operating hours: Monday to Thursday: 10 am – midnight, Friday and Saturday: 10 am - 2 am, Sunday: 10 am - midnight.

Schlossbergbahn funicular
Schlossberg elevator Graz | © Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer

Schlossberg lift

Ride through the inside of the mountain

If you’re looking for an even quicker way to get to the top of Schlossberg hill, look no further than
Schlossberg lift. The elevator’s glass cabins offer you bizarre views of the illuminated inside of the mountain. Be quick to catch a glimpse – the ride only takes about a minute! At the top, you’re greeted by the city’s landmark. From the Clock Tower, you have magnificent views of the city and southern Styria.
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday: 8 am – 0.30 am

Schlossberg lift

Schlossberglift

The entrance to Schlossberg lift is located at Schlossbergplatz square, where you can also find the
fairy-tale train and the extraordinary event location Dom im Berg.

A ride with Schlossberg lift is € 1.80 for adults. Discounted tickets for € 1.30 are available for children aged 6 to 14 as well as for people with disabilities. Please note that tickets for Grazer Linien public transport are not valid for Schlossberg lift.

Our tip: If you’re up for a more action-fuelled alternative, we recommend taking the world’s longest indoor slide back down to the city centre. The 170-metre slide is open to all visitors with a minimum height of 1.30 metres.

Public transport in Graz

Whether it’s from Hauptbahnhof to Schlossberg or from Kunsthaus to Augarten – public transport is arguably the most comfortable way to explore the city. Did you know that the Old Town Tram is even free of charge between Hauptplatz and Jakominiplatz (plus one stop in both directions)?