Gelmer Funicular


End of season - Because of technical reasons the Gelmer Funicular has been closed for this season. We are happy to welcome you in the next summer season from 3 June to 22 October 2017.

Those looking for an adrenaline shot will get it here! A gradient of maximum 106% makes this the steepest funicular in Europe. Built to transport the heavy construction materials for the Gelmer dam, the funicular is today open for adventure-seeking hikers and transports them up in no time to 1860 meter above sea level. Once at the top, a walk around the turquoise coloured lake is a must, or a hike up to the Gelmer hut for some more spectacular views.


The tickets can be purchased online or at the Grimseltor Tourist Centre in Innertkirchen and at the bottom station of the Gelmer Funicular. The Tickets are valid for the ride and the calendar day that was specified when the ticket was purchased. Subsequent amendments, exchanges or refund of the purchase price are not possible. Important note - The purchased ticket-vouchers for upward and downward rides have to be changed at the cash-desk of the funicular at latest 15 minutes before the ride. There you will be given a reserved time card for the lift. Are you too late, the tickets will get at the free sale.


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Handeck Bridge

70 metres above the Handeck gorge, the Handeck suspension bridge offers a fantastic view of the Handeck waterfall. The bridge connects the path from the Hotel Handeck to the bottom station of the Gelmer funicular.


Adults return CHF 32.- / single trip CHF 16.-
Children 6-16 return CHF 12.- / single trip CHF 6.-
When travelling by public transport, you will receive a reduction of approx. 15%.
Reductions are not applicable for online tickets.


4 June till 16 October 2016

Hours of Operation

9 - 16 h - June, September, October
9 - 17 h - July, August

Post Bus

Bus stop Handegg, Gelmerbahn


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