Le Funiculaire – a useful treasure

Le Funiculaire – a useful treasure

Everyone in Freiburg knows the "Funiculaire" one of the city’s landmarks. The funicular was inaugurated in 1899 and links the city center with the Unterstadt section. more

Rinderberg – The Peak Between the Valleys

Rinderberg – The Peak Between the...

Since 1957 a gondola train has whisked visitors to the 2008-meter Rinderberg, the peak in the triangle between Lenk - Zweisimmen and Saanenmöser. Until 1978, this 5-kilometer gondola train route was Europe’s longest. more

Polybahn – emblem of Zurich

Polybahn – emblem...

The Polybahn in the middle of the City of Zurich is more than a piece of...more

Niesen – viewing pyramid

Niesen – viewing...

The 2,362 high Niesen Mountain at Lake Thun is striking because it is...more

Le Funiculaire – a useful treasure

Everyone in Freiburg knows the "Funiculaire" one of the city’s landmarks. The funicular was inaugurated in 1899 and links the city center with the Unterstadt section.

All are familiar with the "Funi"- a city center funicular in lower Neuveville.

Le Funiculaire – a useful treasure
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Rinderberg – The Peak Between the Valleys

Since 1957 a gondola train has whisked visitors to the 2008-meter Rinderberg, the peak in the triangle between Lenk - Zweisimmen and Saanenmöser. Until 1978, this 5-kilometer gondola train route was Europe’s longest.

At the heart of the Simmen Valley and Saanen landscapes. The mountain between Lenk, Zweisimmen, Saanenmöser and Gstaad has made itself a name as great place for ridge hikes and attractive highland paths.

Rinderberg – The Peak Between the Valleys
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Polybahn – emblem of Zurich

The Polybahn in the middle of the City of Zurich is more than a piece of nostalgia. Ultramodern technology in nostalgic garb guarantees safe operation while preserving a living testimony to Zurich’s pioneering achievements in the late 19th century.

In operation since way back in 1889, today Polybahn funicular rail transports around 50 passengers every two minutes, in both directions. And the route is the very same as that of when it first commenced.

Polybahn – emblem of Zurich
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Niesen – viewing pyramid

The 2,362 high Niesen Mountain at Lake Thun is striking because it is nearly perfectly shaped like a pyramid. The steep slopes are not climbed on foot, but are traversed by cable car. The world's longest staircase was built to parallel the course of the cable car, so that maintenance work can be carried out on the cable car when needed.

The two funicular railways with their four carriages have been transporting guests to the top of the1643m pyramid-shaped mountain since over a century. It takes just 30 mins to get to the top today.

Niesen – viewing pyramid
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