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

September 10, 2019 Last Updated on December 24, 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 cableway
Closed 25 to 29 April, 2022
Closed 30 October to 9 December, 202
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 – MurrenNo current closures
Harder Kulm funicularClosed 29 November, 2021 to mid April 2022
Wengen – Mannlichen cablewayNo current closures
Grindelwald – Mannlichen cablewayopen daily until 24 October, 2021
Grindelwald – First cableway28 March to 13 May 2022
Grindelwald – Pfingstegg cablewayClosed until early May 2022
Gelmer funicularclosed until 3 June 2022
Stockhorn cablewayopen daily until 6 March 2022
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 cablewayNo current closures
Niesen funicular.
Niesen funicular. Image credit: Niesen.ch

Gstaad

Glacier 3000Open until 1 May 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 10 January to 18 February 2022
Weggis – Rigi Kaltbad cablewayNo current closures
Kräbel – Rigi Scheidegg cablewayNo current closures
CabriO Stanserhorn cableway and funicularOpen Until 28 November 2021
Schwyz – Stoos funicularNo current closures
Morschach – Stoos cablewayClosed 4 to 14 April 2022 (with exceptions)

Zermatt

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise cablewayClosed 25 April to 13 May 2022
Closed 3 October 2022
Zermatt to Rothorn cablewayClosed 2 to 25 May 2022

Matterhorn Glacier Express cableway
Matterhorn Glacier Express cableway

Locarno 

Locarno – Madonna del Sasso funicular10 March 2022
Orselina – Cardada cablewayNo current closures
Cardada – Cimetta chairliftClosed Mon to Thu from mid December to early 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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