Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich

The Lake Zurich shipping company offers a comprehensive selection of short and long cruises. In summer the two vintage paddle-steamers also operate alongside the 15 motor-powered cruise ships. And as the shipping company is part of Zurich’s integrated transport network, passengers are able to...more

Hammetschwand lift and Felsenweg path

Hammetschwand lift and Felsenweg path

It created an absolute sensation when the hotel and railroad pioneer Franz-Josef Bucher-Durrer built the Hammetschwand lift at the Bürgenberg in 1905.more

Brienzer Rothorn – steam mountain

Brienzer Rothorn...

A nostalgic rack railroad driven by steam engines leads up the Brienz...more

Centovalli Express

Centovalli Express

The Centovalli Railway connects the Gotthard and Simplon lines as well...more

Lake Zurich

The Lake Zurich shipping company offers a comprehensive selection of short and long cruises. In summer the two vintage paddle-steamers also operate alongside the 15 motor-powered cruise ships. And as the shipping company is part of Zurich’s integrated transport network, passengers are able to benefit from extremely attractive tariffs. A cruise on Lake Zurich is relaxation in its purest form, and an experience for all the senses.

The bent, almost banana-shaped Lake Zurich is framed on the southern side by the Albis and Zimmerberg hills and on the north by the Pfannenstiel chain of hills. The lake is bordered by the cantons of Zurich, St.Gallen and Schwyz. At the western end lies Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city.

Lake Zurich
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Hammetschwand lift and Felsenweg path

It created an absolute sensation when the hotel and railroad pioneer Franz-Josef Bucher-Durrer built the Hammetschwand lift at the Bürgenberg in 1905.

The 152.8 meter-high lift to the Bürgenstock looks like a heaven-bound rocket.

Hammetschwand lift and Felsenweg path
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Brienzer Rothorn – steam mountain

A nostalgic rack railroad driven by steam engines leads up the Brienz Rothorn, which was even in the 19th century one of the most popular vantage points for views in the Bernese Oberland. The train takes about one hour to climb the 1,678 meters difference in height.

Puffing we head on and up in Brienz, while ascending in a second climb from Sörenberg. On the south side with steam since 1892, and aboard large cabins on the mountain railway from the north.

Brienzer Rothorn – steam mountain
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Centovalli Express

The Centovalli Railway connects the Gotthard and Simplon lines as well as Ticino and Valais via the shortest possible route. The railway is not just a means of transportation. It is also an excursion train, that takes visitors through the magnificent landscapes of Centovalli and Valle Vigezzo.

The Centovalli Railway connects the Gotthard and Simplon lines as well as Ticino and Valais via the shortest possible route. The railway is not just a means of transportation. It is also an excursion train, that takes visitors through the magnificent landscapes of Centovalli and Valle Vigezzo.

Centovalli Express
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