The first gondola train to the Bettmerhorn, built in 1975, has transported in its 20 years of operation over eight million guests. With the opening of its new 8-seater gondola train in 1996, the resort of Bettmeralp has set new standards – after all, the train is considered the most modern of its kind.
The first tower, constructed on the Bachtel in 1873, was made of wood. It was destroyed by a storm in 1890. The new Bachtel Tower was built in 1986. It is 60 meters high and has an observation platform at 30 meters. On the observation platform of the Bachtel Tower an “Alps Pointing Device” was installed that shows the names and drawings of the mountains visible from the Bachtel.
A natural spectacle in a class of their own are the 600m long Engstligen waterfalls. Under preservation since 1948, these are the second longest falls in Switzerland.
Attention snowboard enthusiasts and ski fans: On the Theodul Glacier you will find the Alps' highest summer skiing areas and Europe's largest Snowpark.