The name of the village, Gletsch, says it all: it is clearly a place near a glacier. And indeed, that was once the case.
The funicular takes guests from the Treib landing stage in 8 minutes to the Seelisberg plateau, a popular vantage point. The mountain station is located on the “Swiss Path” leading to Rütli or Bauen. A variety of sights can be reached from the station in no time at all. The Treib–Seelisberg train connects with the PostBus to Beckenried/Stans.
In the summer of 1998, a state-of-the-art gondola replaced the 2-seater chairlift Mägisalp – Planplatten, which dates back to Gründerzeit at the end of the 19th century. A year later the construction began on the panoramic restaurant Alpen Tower.