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    Gelmer funicular

    Gelmer funicular - steepest open funicular in the world and SwitzerlandFunicular Gelmer Gelmerbahn Switzerland

    The Gelmer Funicular is a funicular in the canton of Bern, Switzerland. The starting station of the line is close to the road over the Grimsel Pass. It is accessible by car and by the public bus service.

    The interest is enormous: If the weather is fine, there may be waiting times. The Gelmerbahn can carry about 60 people per hour. The ticket can be booked online. The ticket purchased online is also a free seat reservation on the booked course.
    Here you can book and reserve your ticket online.


    VonRoll built the steep railway in 1926 on behalf of the Oberhasli KWO power plant. In the early years, it was used for the construction work at the Gelmersee and the Grimsel hydroelectric power plants. In later years, tourists were also transported more and more frequently. In 2001 Garaventa completely modernized the funicular. The original car frame from 1926 (already with security brakes) received an open wooden superstructure.

    Since 15.12.2017, the new Stoosbahn is the steepest, public funicular in Switzerland with 2 cars and a switch. The Gelmerbahn continues to be the steepest, public winch railroad in the world with one carriage that is additionally open. At mast no. 13 the gradient reaches the record value of 46.61 degrees (105.80 %). During a ride in the open trolley you can experience the steepness live. Always a great experience, a ride on the Gelmerbahn !

    The Gelmerbahn with many photos in the catalog of funiculars in Switzerland


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