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

Gelmerbahn – steeply up to the Gelmersee lake

Gelmerbahn –...

The Gelmer cable car with its 106% gradient is Europe's steepest cable...more

Säntis – a much welcomed sight

Säntis – a much...

Just like a unpenetrable fortress the Alpsteinmassiv juts out high above...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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Mundaun – attractive ridge and three cable railways

The winter sports region between Obersaxen and Lumnezia is a popular hiking area in summer, with changing views over the anterior Rhine Valley and as far as Piz Terri.

Mundaun – attractive ridge and three cable railways
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Gelmerbahn – steeply up to the Gelmersee lake

The Gelmer cable car with its 106% gradient is Europe's steepest cable car. The ride in the open carriages takes one up to Lake Gelmer, which is situated at an altitude of 1,860 meters above sea level. The region where the reservoir is located is the starting point for hikes and mountain tours.

Those in seek of a thrilling ride find one here! A monstrous climb of maximum 106 percent undisputably makes this funicular railway the steepest in Europe.

Gelmerbahn – steeply up to the Gelmersee lake
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Säntis – a much welcomed sight

Just like a unpenetrable fortress the Alpsteinmassiv juts out high above the undulating hills of the Appenzell: its highest point is 2502-meter-high Mount Säntis. The ride in the gondola is breath-taking: take in Lake Constance, the Vorarlberg, the Graubünden, Glarus and Bernese Alps. On a clear day one can even see the Vosges Mountains and the Black Forest.

Meteorologists knew why they established a weather station on this mountain already in 1882. The Säntis is seen from near and far…. just like the panoramic views as seen from the summit.

Säntis – a much welcomed sight
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