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Cable car and funicular closures in Switzerland [2022/2023]

September 10, 2019 Last Updated on June 8, 2022

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.

In the article below, you will find details of closure dates for many of the most popular cableways and funiculars in Switzerland.

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Cable car and funicular closures in Switzerland – 2022/23

Jungfrau Region

Stechelberg – Murren – Schilthorn cablewayClosed 30 October to 9 December, 2022
Murren – Allmendhubel funicularClosed 4 April to 10 June, 2022
17 October to 9 December, 2022
11 April to 9 June, 2023
16 October to 8 December, 2023
BLM Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen – MurrenClosed 2 to 20 May and 10 to 28 October, 2022
Harder Kulm funicularOpen only from 15 April to 27 November, 2022
Wengen – Mannlichen cablewayNo current closures
Wengen – Kleine Scheidegg trainClosed from 7 November to 2 December, 202
Grindelwald – Kleine Scheidegg trainClosed from 24 October to 6 November, 2022
Grindelwald – Kleine Scheidegg Cableway
(Eiger Express)
Closed from 7 to 11 November, 2022
Grindelwald – Mannlichen cablewayClosed from 24 October to 16 December, 2022
Grindelwald – First cablewayClosed from 24 October to 16 December, 2022
Grindelwald – Pfingstegg cablewayOpen only from 7 May to 16 October, 2022
Schynige Platte railwayOpen only from 26 May to 23 October, 2022
Gelmer funicularOpen only from 4 June to 23 October, 2022
Stockhorn cablewayNo current closures
The Harder Kulm funicular takes passengers from Interlaken to Harder Kulm.
Harder Kulm funicular. Image credit: Swiss Travel System

Kandersteg area

Niesen funicularNo current closures
Kandersteg – Oeschinensee cablewayNo current closures
Niesen funicular.
Niesen funicular. Image credit: Niesen.ch

Gstaad

Glacier 3000Closed 10 October to 4 November, 2022
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)No closures until 7 to 18 November, 2022
Kriens – Frakmuntegg – PilatusClosed 24 October to 4 November, 2022
Weggis – Rigi Kaltbad cablewayClosed 21 November to 2 December, 2022
Kräbel – Rigi Scheidegg cablewayClosed 7 to 18 November, 2022 (week days)
CabriO Stanserhorn cableway and funicularOpen 9 April to 13 November, 2022
Schwyz – Stoos funicularNo current closures
Morschach – Stoos cablewayNo current closures

Zermatt

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise cablewayClosed 3 October 2022
Zermatt to Rothorn cablewayNo current closures

Matterhorn Glacier Express cableway
Matterhorn Glacier Express cableway

Locarno 

Locarno – Madonna del Sasso funicularNo current closures
Orselina – Cardada cablewayOpen until 6 November, 2022
Cardada – Cimetta chairliftClosed Mon to Thu from 1 December to 13 March
Locarno to Madonna del Sasso funicular
Locarno to Madonna del Sasso funicular

Lugano

Monte Generoso Open 2 April to 6 November 2022
Monte San Salvatore funicularClosed 31 October 2 December 2022
Monte Bre funicularClosed Christmas Day and mid-January to mid-February, 2022

*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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