They transport visitors to the Jungfraujoch (the “Top of Europe”), to the Gornergrat ridge and its view of the Matterhorn, and from the River Aare in Bern up to the parliament building. In Switzerland there are around 1,700 cable and mountain railways, 250 of which feature in a new book.This content was published on July 11, 2015 - 11:00
- Deutsch Die Schweiz, das Land der Berg- und Seilbahnen
- Español Suiza, tierra de teleféricos y remontes mecánicos
- Português A Suíça entre montanhas e teleféricos
- 中文 瑞士，山和缆车的王国
- Français La Suisse, ses montagnes et ses remontées mécaniques
- عربي سويسرا والجبال والمصاعد الآلية
- Pусский Швейцария — страна горных подъемников
- 日本語 ケーブルカーとロープウェイの国、スイス
- Italiano La Svizzera e le sue montagne, coi trenini e le funivie
Every year a total of 300 million passengers board Switzerland’s cable and mountain railways, which smoothly climb steep cliffs on small and large mountains and reach peaks with breathtaking views. They cross bridges, fields and spectacular scenery in cantons Valais, Graubünden, Bern, Ticino and all other regions of the country.
The mountain railways are generally not an everyday means of transport. Most of their passengers are tourists, from within Switzerland and abroad, who have time to enjoy the nostalgic cog railways, chairlifts, cable cars and funiculars.
(Images: from the book 250 Swiss mountain and cable railways by Roland Baumgartner and Roman Weissen, text: Gaby Ochsenbein, swissinfo.ch)
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