Gornergrat Railway

The perfect excursion (3,089 m): Impressive and majestic, standing out against the sky, the Matterhorn – a national symbol – steals the show from the other 37 four-thousand-metre mountains visible from here. more

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Rigi – Queen of mountains

The Rigi trains can look back on an interesting history, which has already filled thick volumes. Niklaus Riggenbach, the inventor of the cogwheel... more

Rigi – Queen of mountains
Cardada Cimetta

Cardada Cimetta

Have you ever stopped to think that right above Locarno there is a panoramic viewpoint that's very easy to reach, which offers spectacular sights... more

Gornergrat Railway

The perfect excursion (3,089 m): Impressive and majestic, standing out against the sky, the Matterhorn – a national symbol – steals the show from the other 37 four-thousand-metre mountains visible from here.

29 peaks over 4,000m high surround the rocky ridge between the Findel and Gorner Glaciers, 1,500m above Zermatt. Today, Europe's highest open-air cog railway runs from Zermatt station to the Gornergrat in about half an hour – at 24-minute intervals every single day.

Rigi – Queen of mountains

The Rigi trains can look back on an interesting history, which has already filled thick volumes. Niklaus Riggenbach, the inventor of the cogwheel train performed pioneering work. The train from Vitznau overcomes on a stretch of 6975 meters an elevation gain of 1313 meters. The train from Arth-Goldau conquers a height difference of 1234 meters on the 8551-meter ride.

Central Switzerland's most popular scenic mountain stands like a peninsula between the three lakes of Lucerne, Zug and Lauerz. It didn't take long for the Rigi to earn a reputation as a typical hiking mountain – scientists and poets conquered the summit, where a guesthouse was first built in 1815.

Cardada Cimetta

Have you ever stopped to think that right above Locarno there is a panoramic viewpoint that's very easy to reach, which offers spectacular sights from the lowest point above sea level in Switzerland, the river Maggia's delta in Ascona, right up to the summit of Monte Rosa, the highest in the whole country?

Since 1906, the funicular railway has carried residents and guests from the centre of Locarno up through the gorge to Orselina, the starting point of today's designer cable car to Cardada. The panoramic chairlift makes the final ascent to Cimetta, situated high above Lake Maggiore at 1,450m.