Cableways

The unique permanent cableway exhibition shows you how to get from the valley up to the highest peaks in the twinkling of an eye – from manually operated cableways to the first ski lifts and to modern spacious cable cars.

The last mile to the mountain top – whereas conventional transport systems covered long distances in the shortest possible time, primarily for the movement of goods, the arrival of funicular railways and cog railways brought a means of transport whose purpose lie in opening up the beautiful countryside and in the pleasure of the journey for its own sake. With the aerial cableways, whose routes were not dictated by the terrain to the same extent, the last mile up to the mountain top also became accessible for wide sections of the population. Switzerland played a pioneering role in opening up the Alps as well as creating the basis for the livelihoods of tourist service providers.