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Pfander, Bregenz
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The Pfänder is a mountain in western Austria close to Lake Constance (Bodensee). The town of Bregenz lies at the foot of the mountain on the shores of the lake. With its views over the lake and the surrounding mountain peaks, the Pfänder is one of the most famous lookout points of the region.With good visibility, the view from the summit reaches from the Allgäu and Lech valley Alps in the east, over to the Bregenz Forest, the steep mountain peaks of Arlberg region, Silvretta, and the Rätikon to the Swiss mountains and the foothills of the Black Forest in the west. Below is Lake Constance, surrounded by the Rhine valley and the Swabian hills.The mountain is a popular tourist destination, with hiking paths, an alpine park, a birds of prey show and a restaurant.TransportThe Pfänder Tunnel takes the A14 motorway underneath the Pfänder, bypassing Bregenz. This is a now a dual tunnel, having opened in July 2013The summit of the Pfänder can be reached by a cable car called the Pfänderbahn, with the base station in the town of Bregenz. The cable car covers a height difference of over 600m in around 6 minutes.
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  • from the Pfänder you can see all over the lake of Constance, with good weather more than 65 km, also there are some restaurant, space for walks and an alps zoo. 
  • The "Hausberg" of Lake Constance can reach very well from the town of Lochau and can drive almost to the Summit. There is a good parking and after a short walk you reach the pfänder mountain top with views over the Lake.
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  • Who visited Bregenz and was not on the Pfänder has missed something. We usually take up the Pfänder railway and walk back slowly again. There's different ways; who can find the interested local. The view over Lake Constance, as well as far into the Swiss mountains are alone worth the visit.
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  • The views of the peaks is blocked by trees. Very disappointing.
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  • Wonderful views of Lake Constance. The ascent is not suitable for everyone, because a safe kick is a prerequisite.
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  • It offers a super view over Lake Constance.
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  • We have arrived with the ship little walk from the Harbor to the valley station. It is worth the train ride up the Trail enjoy and this great views over the Lake.
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