RIGI – LUCERNE
On the way to Lucerne we recommend a stop at Arth-Goldau. There you take the train up to Mount Rigi. Or you take the boat from Lucerne to Weggis and board the aerial cableway. The «Queen of the Mountains» offers 100 kilometers of hiking trails with a stunning panorama. On Europe’s first cogwheel train, you will get back to Vitznau where you can take a boat back to Lucerne. This is truly worth a visit.
PILATUS – LUCERNE
The Golden Round Trip takes you to the most spectacular spots on the Mount Pilatus. Enjoy a boat trip on lake Lucerne and a stunning view of the surrounding mountains. In Alpnachstad you will board the steepest cogwheel railway in the world to reach the summit. Then take the aerial cableway and the panoramic gondolas back to Kriens where you board the bus to go back to Lucerne.
SCHILTHORN PIZ GLORIA – INTERLAKEN
Experience the fantastic mountains on the 2970 m high Schilthorn. Follow in the footsteps of James Bond in the interactive adventure exhibition BOND WORLD or enjoy a 007 burger in the revolving restaurant Piz Gloria. An additional mountain experience is offered by the THRILL WALK at Birg station. The rocky path leads down into the vertical walls of the imposing rock massif.
GLACIER 3000 – GSTAAD
The Glacier 3000 beckons with yet another attraction: A suspension bridge connecting two mountain peaks. The 107 meter-long and 80 centimeters wide bridge connects the «View Point» lookout with the Scex Rouge. And as visitors take to the circular summit tour on the Peak Walk, they have amazing views of the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc Massif, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. From Gstaad you take the bus.
JUNGFRAUJOCH TOP OF EUROPE – INTERLAKEN
The highest railway station in Europe is located at 3454 m. Visitors have access to a high alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock which they can admire from the viewing platforms on the Aletsch Glacier or in the Ice Palace. The railway journey to the Jungfraujoch is an experience that leads through the mountains Eiger and Mönch.
DAMPFBAHN FURKA – REALP/ OBERWALD
The steam railway Furka-Bergstrecke revives the golden age of the steam railway in Switzerland. The highest point of 2160 m is reached at the intermediate stop at Furka station. This fascinating and unforgettable journey takes you from Oberwald to Realp or from Realp to Oberwald. Reservations are mandatory.
ROCHERS-DE-NAYE – MONTREUX
Rochers-de-Naye has always been a favorite destination for nature lovers with its peak at an altitude of 2042 m. A charming cogwheel railway awaits you once an hour at the Montreux train station and ascends more than 1600 meters on the journey – passing fields, villages and forests. In about 55 minutes you reach the summit with all its possibilities for an unforgettable stay.
DIAVOLEZZA – ST. MORITZ & PONTRESINA
The fascination of glaciers. Travel on the UNESCO World Heritage route of the Rhaetian Railway over spectacular viaducts and bridges and through the Engadine to 2000 m. The Diavolezza aerial cableway brings you even closer to Piz Bernina, the highest mountain in the Eastern Alps, and right into the middle of the impressive glacier world.
SÄNTIS – APPENZELL
Almost weightless you glide with the cable car up to the Säntis peak. During the 10 minute ride, Schwägalp lies at your feet at a lofty height. The weather on the Säntis is always spectacular. In the fascinating new experiential world on the summit the impressive natural phenomena and its elementary effects become definitely comprehensible. The panoramic weather obeservation deck on 2502m.
The VIP gondola
If you love the Alps and could do with a special holiday treat, the Zermatt VIP gondola has your name on it already! The ride begins in Zermatt at the Matterhorn Express valley station. Make yourself comfortable in one of the cosy leather chairs and pop open a bottle of champagne. It’s a romantic experience for two or an exclusive event to enjoy with a group of good friends.
The best views of the Matterhorn are from the summit of the Gornergrat at 3,089m.The highest-altitude open-air cog railway in Europe operates all year round. Surrounded by no fewer than 29 4,000-metre giants such as the majestic Matterhorn and the Dufourspitze as well as the third-longest glacier of the Alps, Gornergrat rewards visitors with a view that is overwhelming indeed.
Enjoying the wind in one’s face and the perfect view: first on the open funicular – rumbling and bumping just as it did 120 years ago – and then on the rooftop deck of the futuristic CabriO aerial cableway. On the summit circular walk, visitors meet rangers who are happy to assist with identifying flowers and mountains. Halfway around, the marmots await – as well as the summit restaurant.
This great experience starts right when guests step into the open coaches of the nostalgic cog railway. And the higher the train climbs, the more breathtaking becomes the mountain view that reveals itself. Guests visiting the Schynige Platte, located right at the heart of the Jungfrau region, on the historic cog railway instantly feel carried back to the Belle Époche. The wooden benches in the coaches of the nostalgic.
The First is an ideal starting point for action-packed hikes, the new “First Cliff Walk by Tissot” being a prime example. The cable car whisks you in three stages from the valley station to Grindelwald-First at 2,168 metres above sea level, a hotspot for connoisseurs and adventurers alike. The summit tempts visitors with breathtaking views of the north face of the Eiger and wonderful hikes.