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Cable car and funicular closures – winter 2019/20

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 2019/20

Jungfrau Region

Stechelberg – Murren – Schilthorn cablewayClosed 11 November to 6 December, 2019
Closed 20 April to 23 April, 2020
Closed 20 April to 23 April, 2020
Murren – Allmendhubel funicularClosed 14 October to 13 December, 2019
Closed 14 April to 12 June, 2020
Closed 12 October to 11 December, 2020
BLM Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen – MurrenNo closures
Harder Kulm funicularClosed 2 December, 2019 to 12 April, 2020
Wengen – Mannlichen cablewayClosed 28 October to 13 December, 2019
Grindelwald – Mannlichen cablewayClosed until 13 December, 2019 (due to reconstruction)
Grindelwald – First cablewayClosed 27 October to 30 November, 2019 
Grindewald – Pfingstegg cablewayClosed 21 October, 2019 to 3 May, 2020
Gelmer funicularClosed 21 October, 2019 to 6 June, 2020
(weekend operation commences 23 May, 2020)
Stockhorn cablewayClosed 11 and 12 November, 2019
Closed Mon & Tue from 18 November to 15 December, 2019
Closed Mon & Tue from 13 January to 8 March, 2020
Closed 9 March to 17 April, 2020
The Harder Kulm funicular takes passengers from Interlaken to Harder Kulm.
Harder Kulm funicular. Image credit: Swiss Travel System

Kandersteg area

Niesen funicularClosed from 11 November, 2019 to 8 May, 2020
Kandersteg – Oeschinensee cablewayClosed 21 October to 20 December, 2019
Niesen funicular.
Niesen funicular. Image credit: Niesen.ch

Gstaad

Glacier 3000Closed 21 October to 8 November, 2019
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 cableway No closures
TITLIS Rotair (Stand – TITLIS) Closed 4 to 15 November, 2019
Kriens – Frakmuntegg – Pilatus Closed 21 October to 8 November, 2019
Weggis – Rigi Kaltbad cableway Closed 4 to 15 November, 2019 
Closed 9 March to 9 April, 2020 
Kräbel – Rigi Scheidegg cableway Closed 25 November to 5 December, 2019
Closed 14 to 24 April, 2020
CabriO Stanserhorn cableway and funicular Closed 17 November, 2019 to 1 May, 2020
Schwyz – Stoos funicular Closed 18 to 29 November, 2019
Morschach – Stoos cableway Closed 4 to 15 November, 2019

The CabriO Stanserhorn cableway has an open viewing terrace on the roof.

The CabriO Stanserhorn cableway with its rooftop viewing platform

Zermatt

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise cablewayNo closures
Rothorn cablewayNo closures
Matterhorn Glacier Express cableway
Matterhorn Glacier Express cableway

Locarno 

Locarno – Madonna del Sasso funicularNo closures
Orselina – Cardada cablewayClosed 21 October – 20 December, 2019
Cardada – Cimetta chairliftClosed 21 October – 20 December, 2019
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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