Panoramic Cable Cars - Switzerland
Cable railways in Switzerland:
Experience that delightful rush of adrenaline as you enjoy a panoramic cable car ride to some of the highest destinations in Switzerland. The way to the top of a summit may be strenuous but truly worth the effort once you have successfully scaled it. Besides, the 'Cable Railways Community of Interests' with the help of some technical miracles will ensure that you and your loved ones have the time of your life.
Adelboden (Bernese Oberland)
The Adelboden - Sillerenbühl cable railway gives you some breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the valley from an impressive height of 1,974-metres.
One of the most popular attractions of Adelboden is the Sillerenbühl mountain restaurant that is an experience in itself. Instead of the half mountain journey, you can also choose to walk on the Vogellisweg from the Bergläger middle station up to Sillerenbühl. From sculptures and mountain streams to blossoming meadows, the walk would offer a whole range of scenic delights. Another option is the flower path from Bergläger, a 1-hour walk via Hahnenmoos to Sillerenbühl. A scooter ride into the valley would also be an exciting option for many.
Andermatt (Central Switzerland)
Andermatt Gotthard: sport, railways
The cableways in Andermatt go up to the Gotthard Pass, Oberalp, Nätschen, Gütsch and Gemsstock.
The journey up to Gemsstock deserves special mention since you get to enjoy some spectacular views of the Gurschen glacier enroute. Urserntal is a great for nature walks. As you enjoy a walk through the well-marked paths, you will be able to treat your eyes to some fabulous views of the mountains. Mountain bikers are sure to experience that rush of adrenaline as they hurtle through the mountain passes. The Gurschen - Andermatt theme path, which describes the barrier woodland, is another interesting option.
Bettmeralp - Bettmerhorn
On reaching Bettmeralp, the cable railway takes you along the glacier to Bettmerhorn. The place boasts of an excellent mountain restaurant that offers excellent views of the sublime alpine scenery as it treats you to a number of gastronomic delights.
A three-minute walk from the restaurant takes you to the UNESCO stage - the massive Aletsch glacier that is 23 km in length. The permanent Art Exhibition "Art on Aletsch" or the new UNESCO Ice Room with its theme exhibition is another pleasant attraction.
Erlenbach (Bernese Oberland)
Erlenbach - Stockhorn
The cable railway would take you from Simmental to the 2,190-metre solitary Stockhorn peak. Enroute, you will be able to enjoy mesmerizing sights of sparkling mountain lakes (with trout) besides the unspoiled alpine landscape.
As you scan the horizon on reaching the summit, treat yourself to views of over 200 mountain summits including the Mittelland and Thunersee that are the most impressive. The panoramic restaurant and the summit gallery are places you must visit. With 70 kms of well-tended trails, hikers are promised a time to remember. The theme path "Habitats on the Stockhorn" (Chrindi Middle Station) opens up many natural secrets to you. The place also offers wonderful opportunities for mountain climbing and fishing. All railway buildings and equipment and the summit gallery are accessible by wheelchair.
Fiesch - Eggishorn
Eggishorn stands at a height of 2926 meters above sea level and offers fantastic scenic delights. Meanwhile, the wonderful journey over the Fiescheralp is another thing you would enjoy as you make your way to Eggishorn.
Eggishorn is also referred to as 'the mountain of views.' The view goes far over the Valais Alps to Mont Blanc in the west. You will also be able to see the Ice Sea of the Aletsch glacier glistening below. Besides, there are around 1,000-kms of mountain paths you can explore. Other options include trekking, mountain biking and hand gliding.
Les Diablerets (Lake Geneva Region)
Enter a fascinating world that simply leaves you mesmerized. Glacier 3000 is a wonderful combination of contrasts (Green below but white at the top, hot underneath but cool at the top). Stand at the summit and let your eyes take in the 360° panoramic view offered. Trudge through the snow or enjoy a dog sleigh ride, you are assured of a time to remember. Glacier 3000 funicular takes you to 3,000 meters above sea level. The bottom station in Col du Pillon and the mountain station with its two restaurants were designed by famed architect, Mario Botta.
The Glacier 3000 region is a wonderful example of nature generous bounty and offers easy access to many beautiful destinations and cultural attractions. You can also enjoy walks, look at the marmots, dip your hot feet in the deep blue of the mountain lakes and enjoy summer life with the whole family.
Leysin (Lake Geneva Region)
The Télé Leysin funicular car would magically transport you to a different world situated at an impressive height of 2048 meters. Bernuese boasts of Kuklos, the revolving restaurant that is surely an experience you would never forget. Scan the horizon and enjoy the sight of some famous mountain peaks like the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. You will also be able to see the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc along with the Geneva Lake sparkling below.
Visitors to the summit can also enjoy activities like mountain biking and hand gliding. There are many well-defined paths that offer great opportunities for walking tours. From the end of June to the end of August provided that the weather is good, you can enjoy wonderful sunsets from the Kuklos revolving restaurant after a fine dinner and then glide down to the valley on the funicular, under the night sky.
Lungern - Schönbüel (Central Switzerland)
Lungern - Schönbüel panoramic world
Enjoy watching the various intricacies involved in bread baking and chocolate pouring at the family bakery at Turren. Also visit the singing cow stall with 26 animals that sing the farmers songs. Central Switzerland surely has lots to offer in terms of knowledge and enjoyment.
The Lungern - Schönbüel cable car takes you up to the main summit where you can enjoy splendid views from a 2,200-metre height, far across the country, into the mountains of inner Switzerland and the Bernese Oberland.
Saas-Grund - Hohsaas
The cableway takes you up from the bottom station to Kreuzboden that boasts of many well-marked paths, a mountain trout lake and a number of scenic views. Children can look forward to a great time at the Hohsi-Land playground.
The alpine flower promenade with over 240 plants is certainly worth a visit. You can also have a shot at the Jägihorn Iron Climbing Route. The 2nd section to Hohsaas, at 3,200 meters above sea level gives a view of 18 impressive mountains. You can also have a look at Monte Rosa that lies across the national border. Hohsaas is the popular starting point for high altitude climbing since the glaciers are accessible here.
Wiler - Lauchernalp
The Lötschental has long been known for its unspoiled scenic beauty and timeless appeal. Eldorado, a mountain climber's delight opens up from the Lauchernalp onwards.
Stone roofed mountain huts, picture-perfect meadows, carpets of flowers and acres of unspoiled countryside beckon visitors as they travel to the top of the summit. The new glacier railway to the Hockenhorn ridge (3,111 meters above sea level) offers a grand journey through the countryside. The high level path to the fantastic viewing point of the 40 majestic mountains starts there (45 mins).
Mountain summer dream Brigels Waltensburg Andiast
Enjoy a leisurely journey over the enormous meadow slopes with scattered hay huts and cowsheds as you travel to the holiday oasis of Brigels Waltensburg Andiast.
From Piz Vorab to Piz Badus with Lake Toma (the source of the Rhine) at its feet, you are indeed treated to some excellent sights. The mountain station Crest Falla, is the ideal starting point for delightful mountain walks to the Muttsee mountain hut, to Linthal over the Kisten pass and the Val Frisal high valley. Another attraction is Burleun, the mountain restaurant that rests at a height of 1,716 meters above sea level. It is around 10 minutes away from the chair lift mountain station.
See these wonderful attractions and more as you enjoy a panoramic cable car ride in Switzerland.
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