Lugano’s home mountain and pinnacle of enjoyment - that’s San Salvatore! The striking mountain south of the town boasts 360° views over the lake and environs, far south and to the high Alps in the west.
The Mont Pèlerin Television Tower is 122 meters high. It is Switzerland’s only television tower that is also an observation deck, which is accessible by elevator.
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.
The 15-minute ride aboard the colorful funicular to the Chaumont is a taste of the things to come atop the mountain.