Jakobskreuz Cross atop the Summit of Buchensteinwand Mountain in Pillersee Valley, © Bergbahn Pillersee
Jakobskreuz Cross atop the Summit of Buchensteinwand Mountain in Pillersee Valley, © Bergbahn Pillersee

Jakobskreuz Cross in Pillersee Valley

St. Jakob in Haus

Perched on top of Buchsteinwand Mountain, the most stunning vantage spot in Pillersee Valley, you will find the world’s biggest summit cross: Spectacular Jakobskreuz Building boasts an elevator, viewing platforms and meeting spaces.

Standing 29.6 meters tall atop the summit of Buchensteinwand Mountain, Jakobskreuz is a multi-storey building in the shape of a cross at an elevation of 1,456 meters above sea level. The most exciting feature of this outstanding building, which can be seen from afar, is the glorious 360 degree views of Loferer and Leoganger Steinberge Mountains, Wildseeloder Peak and the summit of Kitzbüheler Horn. Visitors can simply contemplate their good fortune while sitting here surrounded by pure mountain beauty, the most sublime spectacle to be found. The four viewing and exhibition rooms serve as fabulous meeting and event spaces. Whether you come here for the mountain nature experience or to attend a special event, you will leave feeling refreshed and renewed. An elevator brings visitors up to the four viewing platforms in 19 meters height and to the rooftop platform in 28 meters height, making the structure wheelchair accessible.

Viewing Platform at Jakobskreuz Cross, © Bergbahn Pillersee
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Accessible by Buchensteinwand Gondola, operating daily from 9:00am to 4:45pm

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Single Tickets, Combined Tickets (Gondola Ride + Entry of Jakobskreuz Cross)

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Pillersee Card

  • Family friendly
  • handicap-accessible
  • Possible in rainy weather

Parking is available at the base of Buchensteinwand Gondola.

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