Special offers for groups

Travel groups and schools are warmly welcome to visit our excursion destination. Experience the harmony of nature and technology on a guided tour of the Kölnbreinsperre and be treated to a meal at the Berghotel.

Offer your guests an unforgettable drive along one of Austria’s most beautiful alpine roads.

The Malta High Alpine Road leads you through the valley of the falling water, through natural tunnels carved out of the rock and through hairpin bends all the way up to Austria’s highest dam, the Kölnbreinsperre, one of the most popular excursion destinations in Carinthia. The journey there alone will be a unique experience for your guests.

Important information for coach trips

Coaches must not exceed a maximum length of 14 metres and a maximum height of 3.85 metres (up to 4.10 m with escort vehicle)!

TIP: An escort vehicle can be requested at the toll station free of charge!

Two sets of traffic lights have been installed at the narrowest points on the Malta High Alpine Road for the safety of our guests. The road can only be driven in one direction in this area. Coach drivers have the option to request an escort vehicle free of charge at the toll station. The escort vehicle will collect you at the first traffic light and accompany you through the switchback tunnel up to the bus park at the Kölnbreinsperre. The escort vehicle cannot be ordered in advanced. Please take this into consideration in your plans.

The journey from the toll station up to the Kölnbreinsperre takes between 30 and 60 minutes. The waiting time at the first traffic light is a maximum of 22 minutes and at the second traffic light a maximum of 10 minutes. Your guests have the possibility to view the Maralmbachfall waterfall at the first traffic light. A waiting time information board is located right next to the waterfall. So you won’t miss the green phase. Please take the traffic light phases into consideration in your planning, so that you arrive for the booked program items on time.

Having arrived at the Kölnbreinsperre, you will drive past the visitor car park directly to the Berghotel Malta and the bus park. Also located here is the souvenir shop, from which the dam wall tours start.

A group is considered to be at least 15 paying people. Above this number, the booked package incl. all services is free of charge for the bus driver and tour leader! The group offer is valid exclusively for groups travelling by coach. Single trips by car are not considered to be a travel group.

Please note that you must notify us of groups of more than 15 people. The maximum permitted group size is 40 people per tour. The dam wall tours are held from June to September, daily between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, every hour on the hour. In May and October on request. Please allow a little more time to get here. The guided tours are usually fully booked on busy visitor days. It is therefore not possible to change the time of the tour
The group size may be limited due to the legal regulations in force due to COVID-19. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Meeting place: shop, bus park level at Berghotel Malta. Duration of the tour: approx. 1 hour

Measures for preventing the spread of COVID-19 at our excursion destinations:
The rules for managing COVID-19 apply at the VERBUND excursion destinations. In particular, we ask our guests to follow the rules on social distancing and – where required – to wear a mask (e.g. on the dam tour and in enclosed rooms). Where possible, we will help you to support the rules – please also help us with this. The situation makes it necessary to adjust procedures, activities and offerings. This also means that the size of the tour groups can be reduced. We are doing our best to create an optimal visitor experience and apologise in advance if some of the offerings are not available in the usual form.


Berghotel Malta VERBUND Tourismus GmbH

Office, Carinthia

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Kölnbreinsperre & Berghotel Malta

Brandstatt 36, 9854 Brandstatt 

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Group prices from 15 people

Toll prices for bus groups from 15 people  Price
Adults  € 7.00
Small children up to 5 years  Free
Children 6-15 years  € 5.00
Kärnten Card holders Free 
 Dam wall tour in the Kölnbreinsperre for groups  Price
 Adults € 8.00 
 Small children up to 5 years  Free
 Children and groups of schoolchildren 6-15 years € 6.00 
Tour guide & bus driver from 15 paying guests  Free
Download Group offer 2022
Kulinarik, Käsespätzle

“Nature and technology” package

included services: Toll charge & 2-course menu   Price
Adults  € 22.00
Children / groups of schoolchildren 6-15 years  € 17.00
Adults with Kärnten Card  € 15.00
Children / groups of schoolchildren 6-15 years with Kärnten Card    € 11.00

included services: Toll charge & 3-course menu  Price
 Adults  € 23.00
 Children / groups of schoolchildren 6-15 years  € 18.00
Adults with Kärnten Card  € 16.00
 Children / groups of schoolchildren 6-15 years with Kärnten Card  € 12.00


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Impressionen Cafe Kuchen

Coffee & Cake package

included services: Toll charge and coffee & cake  Price
 Adults  € 14.00
Adults with Kärnten Card  €  7.00

Impressions of the Malta Hochalmstrasse Panoramic Road