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    Gütsch funicular Lucerne - Hotel Chateau Gutsch Luzern

    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)

    ATTENTION:

    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 !


    Use:

    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.

    History:

    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