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Seitiche Drohnenaufnahme des Hammetschwandliftes. Rechts sieht man einen Teil des Vierwaldstättersees und im Hintergrund er Pilatus.

Hammetschwand Elevator & Cliff Trail


Bürgenstock - Spectacular views

The perfect round-trip for half a day, combining cruise, funicular ride, mountain trail and a ride on the historic Hammetschwand lift.

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der letzte Abschnitt vom Hammetschwand Lift und eine kleine Aussichtsplattform ist zu sehen. Im Hintergrund ist der Vierwaldstättersee

Hammetschwand Elevator & Cliff Trail

From Lucerne our fast ferry will take you directly to Mount Bürgenstock. After riding the historic funicular from the pier to the elevated Bürgenstock Resort, you can enjoy a casual stroll on the breathtaking cliff trail, which is suitable for all walkers. Finally, you will reach the attractive  Hammetschwand Elevator  , which is a true engineering marvel dating from 1905.

Now Lake Lucerne will truly lie at your feet!

Facts about the historic Hammetschwand Elevator

  • Built between 1903 and 1905
  • It remains the highest, outdoor elevator in Europe
  • Vertical height is 119 m
  • One ride takes about 50 seconds

Facts about the Cliff Trail

  • Built between 1897 and 1902
  • 6 m high support walls had to be constructed
  • The construction work was completed by skilled builders from Tyrol
  • The workers were generously compensated, receiving an above-average daily wage of 5-6 Francs
  • The trail leads through several tunnels

Additional information as a PDF

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