The Best Cable Car Routes in Switzerland

Switzerland has more than just a fair share of incredible ropeways. Are you looking into an icy cliff from a strung glass box on a wire? Climbing the Swiss mountains can be scary, but let’s be honest, which is exciting.

1. Glacier 3000

Glacier 3000

The Glacier 3000 is the only glacier ski area in the Bernese Oberland and allows to offer winter sports from late October to early May. It presents a spectacular view over the Bernese Alps, 24 summits over 4000m high such as the Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. Do visit the mountain station conceptualized by famous designer Mario Botta and explore the Restaurant Refuge de l’Espace on its magnificent location.

2. Grindelwald- Männlichen

Grindelwald- Männlichen

Männlichen – Grindelwald is located in the Jungfrau Region (Switzerland, Espace Mittelland, Bern, Bernese Oberland). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 102 km of slopes available. 23 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 944 and 2,320 m.

The Kleine Scheidegg/Männlichen ski resort is the largest in the Bernese Oberland and in the Jungfrau region. While skiing, you can enjoy the spectacular panorama of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau (UNESCO World Heritage Site). From Grindelwald, a cog railway leads up to the Kleine Scheidegg and a gondola lift leads up to the Männlichen.

The car-free mountain village of Wengen is a popular ski destination with many accommodation possibilities. Wengen is accessible from Lauterbrunnen via cog railway. From Wengen, you then take a cable car up to the Männlichen or the cog railway to the Kleine Scheidegg. The winter sports region offers optimally groomed slopes, a sophisticated artificial snow-making system and modern chairlifts.

3. Schilthorn – Piz Gloria

Schilthorn - Piz Gloria

You can enjoy the views of Eiger, Mönch, Jungrafu, where more than 70 waterfall valleys pass, and even James Bond is filmed here.

4. Stockhorn


Stockhorn is a mountain in the Swiss Pennine Alps, located southeast of the town of. East of Gornergrat lies between Findel and Gorner glaciers. Stockhorn is part of the Zermatt ski area. One of the most assertive in the views from the hill. This is the cable car route where you can feel your height fear.

5. Stanserhorn


The Stanserhorn can be reached from the village of Stans, where you take the funicular and the cable car up the mountain. The cable car, called CabriO, has two decks. The upper deck is open and offers a great opportunity to take pictures.

A wide view unfolds at the top. You can see the Pilatus and Lake Lucerne in the north, and the Bernese Alps in the south. There is a 30 minute walking path on the summit, but the Stanserhorn is also the starting point for much longer hikes into the valley. Also there’s a small mountain marmot zoo where you can watch the animals up close.

6. Ebenalp


Ebenalp is the northernmost peak of the Appenzell Alps. The mountain is a popular hiking destination and has been accessible by cable car from Wasserauen since 1955. Ebenalp attracts 200,000 visitors every year. From the high plateau of the cable car station, visitors have panoramic views of Appenzell’s rolling hills.

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