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Cable car and funicular closures – winter 2020/21

September 10, 2019

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At the completion of the summer/high season in Switzerland, many mountain funiculars cease operation until April or May. Some cableways close for maintenance prior to the busy winter season commencing.

Below you will find the closure dates for some of Switzerland’s most popular cable cars and funiculars.

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Cable car and funicular closures in Switzerland – winter 2020/21

Jungfrau Region

Stechelberg – Murren – Schilthorn cablewayClosed 26 April to 30 April, 2021
Closed 15 November to 10 December, 2021
Murren – Allmendhubel funicularClosed 12 October to 11 December, 2020
Closed 12 April to 11 June, 2021
Closed 18 October to 10 December, 2021
BLM Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen – MurrenNo closures
Harder Kulm funicularClosed 29 November, 2020 to early April, 2021
Wengen – Mannlichen cablewayClosed 26 October, 2020 – reopen date TBA
Grindelwald – Mannlichen cablewayClosed 26 October, 2020 – reopen date TBA
Grindelwald – First cablewayNo closures until Autumn 2021
Grindewald – Pfingstegg cablewayClosed mid-October, 2020 to early May, 2021
Gelmer funicularClosed 26 October, 2020 to early June, 2021
Stockhorn cablewayClosed 15 November to 17 November, 2020
Closed 21 December to 22 December, 2020
Closed 1 March to mid-April 2021
The Harder Kulm funicular takes passengers from Interlaken to Harder Kulm.
Harder Kulm funicular. Image credit: Swiss Travel System

Kandersteg area

Niesen funicularClosed from 16 November, 2020 to early May, 2021
Kandersteg – Oeschinensee cablewayClosed 25 October to 18 December, 2020
Niesen funicular.
Niesen funicular. Image credit: Niesen.ch

Gstaad

Glacier 3000Closure dates TBA
Peak Walk by Tissot at Glacier 3000
The Peak Walk by Tissot, a 107 metre long suspension bridge, spans two mountain peaks at Glacier 3000.

Lucerne area

Engelberg – Trubsee cablewayNo closures
TITLIS Rotair (Stand – TITLIS)Closed early to mid-November, 2020
Kriens – Frakmuntegg – PilatusClosed 19 October to 6 November, 2020
Weggis – Rigi Kaltbad cablewayClosed 16 to 27 November, 2020
Kräbel – Rigi Scheidegg cablewayClosed 2 to 13 November, 2020
CabriO Stanserhorn cableway and funicularClosed 30 November, 2020 until early May 2021
Schwyz – Stoos funicularClosed 2 November to 6 November, 2020
Closed 23 November to 4 December, 2020
Morschach – Stoos cablewayClosed 8 November to 11 December, 2020

Zermatt

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise cablewayClosed 28 September to 6 November, 2020
Zermatt to Rothorn cablewayClosed 12 to 31 October, 2020

Matterhorn Glacier Express cableway
Matterhorn Glacier Express cableway

Locarno 

Locarno – Madonna del Sasso funicularNo closures
Orselina – Cardada cablewayClosed 9 November – 18 December, 2020
Cardada – Cimetta chairliftClosed 9 November – 18 December, 2020
Closed Mon to Thu in December/January/February/March
Locarno to Madonna del Sasso funicular
Locarno to Madonna del Sasso funicular

 

*All information is provided in good faith.  It is recommended you check the website of the funicular/cableway to confirm operating dates.


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