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

September 10, 2019 Last Updated on August 23, 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 15 November to 10 December, 2021
Closed 25 to 29 April, 2022
Closed 30 October to 9 December, 2022
Murren – Allmendhubel funicular
Closed 12 April to 11 June, 2021
Closed 18 October to 10 December, 2021
BLM Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen – MurrenClosed 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 cablewayopen daily until 24 October, 2021
Grindelwald – First cableway25 October 2021 to 17 December 2021
Grindelwald – Pfingstegg cablewayClosed 18 October, 2021 to early May 2022
Gelmer funicularOpen until 24 October, 2021
Stockhorn cableway
Closed 15 & 16 November, 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 3000No 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)No closures until 7 to 18 November, 2022
Kriens – Frakmuntegg – PilatusClosed 25 October to 5 November, 2021
Weggis – Rigi Kaltbad cablewayClosed 15 to 26 November, 2021
Kräbel – Rigi Scheidegg cablewayClosed 2 to 12 November, 2021
CabriO Stanserhorn cableway and funicularOpen Until 14 November 2021
Schwyz – Stoos funicularClosed 15 to 26 November, 2021
Morschach – Stoos cablewayClosed 2 to 12 November, 2021 (with exceptions)

Zermatt

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise cablewayClosed 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

Lugano

Monte GenerosoClosed from 8 November, 2021 to 1 May, 2022
Monte San Salvatore funicularClosed 18 October, 2021 to 4 December, 2021
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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