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Cable car and funicular closures in Switzerland [2021/22]

September 10, 2019 Last Updated on April 14, 2021

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 – 2021/22

Jungfrau Region

Stechelberg – Murren – Schilthorn cablewayClosed 26 April to 30 April, 2021
Closed 15 November to 10 December, 2021
Murren – Allmendhubel funicular
Closed 12 April to 11 June, 2021
Closed 18 October to 10 December, 2021
BLM Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen – MurrenClosed 3 May to 12 May, 2021
Closed 18 October to 5 November, 2021
Harder Kulm funicularClosed 29 November, 2021 to mid April 2022
Wengen – Mannlichen cablewayClosed late October, 2021 – mid December, 2021
Grindelwald – Mannlichen cablewayClosed 12 April to 21 May, 2021
Grindelwald – First cablewayNo closures until Autumn 2021
Grindelwald – Pfingstegg cablewayClosed 18 October, 2021 to early May 2022
Gelmer funicularClosed 26 October, 2020 to early June 2021
Stockhorn cableway
Closed 1 March to 30 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 15 November, 2021 to mid April, 2022
Kandersteg – Oeschinensee cablewayClosed until 8 May, 2021
Closed from 25 October to 19 December, 2021
Niesen funicular.
Niesen funicular. Image credit: Niesen.ch

Gstaad

Glacier 3000Closed 14 to 28 May, 2021
No closures 29 May, 2021 until 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)Closed 1 to 12 November, 2021
Kriens – Frakmuntegg – PilatusClosed 25 October to 5 November, 2021
Weggis – Rigi Kaltbad cablewayClosed 8 March to 1 April, 2021
Closed 15 to 26 November, 2021
Kräbel – Rigi Scheidegg cablewayClosed 6 to 16 April, 2021
Closed 2 to 12 November, 2021
CabriO Stanserhorn cableway and funicularClosed until 10 April, 2021
Schwyz – Stoos funicularClosed 6 April to 7 May, 2021 (with exceptions)
Closed 15 to 26 November, 2021
Morschach – Stoos cablewayClosed 29 March to 5 April, 2021 (with exceptions)
Closed 2 to 12 November, 2021 (with exceptions)

Zermatt

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise cablewayClosed 19 April to 12 May, 2021
Closed 27 September to 5 November, 2021
Zermatt to Rothorn cablewayClosed 11 to 31 October, 2021

Matterhorn Glacier Express cableway
Matterhorn Glacier Express cableway

Locarno 

Locarno – Madonna del Sasso funicularNo closures
Orselina – Cardada cablewayClosed 8 November – 21 December, 2021
Cardada – Cimetta chairliftClosed 8 November – 21 December, 2021
Closed Mon to Thu from mid December to early 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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