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    Gutsch funicular Lucerne - Gütschbahn Hotel Chateau Gütsch Luzern - SwitzerlandGütschbahn funicular runs daily from 04:30 a.m. - 01:15 a.m.
    Bus tickets zone 10, 1-day travelpasses and GA are valid
    One-way ticket: CHF 2.50 (one-way trip)
    Ticket zone 10: CHF 4.10 (any number of journeys within 1 hour)


    There are no ticket machines at the Gütschbahn:
    Bottom station: Ticket machine at Gütsch bus station
    Top station: Reception Hotel Gütsch

    Unfortunately, there is no information in the stations about the use and the history of the famous Gütsch funicular.
    I hope that this page will be of help when visiting the Gütschbahn. Enjoy the ride !


    The use of the Gutsch funicular is a bit tricky. You must order the lift by pressing the button by the lift door in the side corridor. In the cabin, press the desired station and the funicular departs.


    The Hotel Château Gütsch is located high above the city of Lucerne since 1884. The Bell company from Kriens built a typical water ballast funiculars with 2 parallel tracks as a contemporary access of this era. Worldwide, there are only 10 older installations with 2 parallel tracks still in operation. In Switzerland, the Gütschbahn is the oldest installation with 4 rails that is still in operation. In 1960 it was electrified and in 1961 it operated all year round for the first time.

    From 2008 - 2015, the Gütschbahn was out of service. For a long time it was very questionable whether the Gütschbahn would ever run again. Fortunately, the population of Lucerne said YES to the Gütschbahn in a referendum on 30.11.2014.

    The Gütschbahn was rebuilt in 2015 by the well-known company Inauen-Schätti. The new system are 2 independent inclined elevators side by side. The new Gutsch funicular was opened on 26.09.2015. A ride on the new Gütschbahn takes exactly 100 seconds.

    Again, enjoy the ride with the famous Gütsch funicular !

    Catalog of the Gütsch funicular with many photos
    Die Gütschbahn Luzern im Katalog der Standseilbahnen

    Gelmer funicular - steepest open funicular in the world and SwitzerlandFunicular Gelmer Gelmerbahn Switzerland

    The Gelmer Funicular is a funicular in the canton of Bern, Switzerland. The starting station of the line is close to the road over the Grimsel Pass. It is accessible by car and by the public bus service.

    The interest is enormous: If the weather is fine, there may be waiting times. The Gelmerbahn can carry about 60 people per hour. The ticket can be booked online. The ticket purchased online is also a free seat reservation on the booked course.
    Here you can book and reserve your ticket online.


    VonRoll built the steep railway in 1926 on behalf of the Oberhasli KWO power plant. In the early years, it was used for the construction work at the Gelmersee and the Grimsel hydroelectric power plants. In later years, tourists were also transported more and more frequently. In 2001 Garaventa completely modernized the funicular. The original car frame from 1926 (already with security brakes) received an open wooden superstructure.

    Since 15.12.2017, the new Stoosbahn is the steepest, public funicular in Switzerland with 2 cars and a switch. The Gelmerbahn continues to be the steepest, public winch railroad in the world with one carriage that is additionally open. At mast no. 13 the gradient reaches the record value of 46.61 degrees (105.80 %). During a ride in the open trolley you can experience the steepness live. Always a great experience, a ride on the Gelmerbahn !

    The Gelmerbahn with many photos in the catalog of funiculars in Switzerland


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