Day trip to Stoos & world's steepest funicular

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rockoyster
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Jan 24, 2018 - 7:37 PM in reply to lindayork

Hi Linda,

Unfortunately the funicular is not operating on the days you mention. It re-opens 28 April.

The trips Lucas mentioned go via Brünnen and the cablecar from Morschach.

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Lucas
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Jan 25, 2018 - 9:16 AM in reply to rockoyster

Ah yes, I forgot the darn thing is closed from April 3-28 for maintenance already! Shame as it just opened.

When you check the timetable as I suggested it shows a cable car not the funicular on April 21 (in case you want to visit Stoos anyway but I'm guessing the funicular was the point!)

Be careful with mountain transport in April and May as temporary closures happen - the timetable will show you the method of transport available though and if there are no alternatives to get there it will show "no connections available".

Happy travels

Last modified on Jan 25, 2018 - 9:16 AM by Lucas
lindayork
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Jan 25, 2018 - 2:08 PM

Thank you Lucas and Rockoyster for your assistance,

Sorry to hear this news. Guess I will need to go with plan b ....go to Uetliberg via train, take the panoramic trail to Felsenegg and then take the cable car to Adliswill and train back to Zurich. Fingers crossed the weather will co-operate. Thanks again.

Lucas
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Jan 25, 2018 - 5:10 PM in reply to lindayork

That's a nice trip in Zurich! Have a read through our page on that trip here for more details.

Happy travels!

lindayork
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Jan 26, 2018 - 11:57 AM

Wonderful. Thanks again for all the help. This site is so helpful :)

Adelaidean
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Jan 27, 2018 - 9:03 AM

what a great daytrip, thanks Lucas. Such a futuristic funicular, too.

We had a fun cablecar ride in the Dolomites, not very modern but exciting...

flic.kr/p/KjBHy4

we called them the 'coffin' lifts LOL

Lucas
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Jan 27, 2018 - 9:07 AM in reply to Adelaidean

I've always wanted to go to the Dolomites..one day soon I hope! That cable car would give me pause though....

Adelaidean
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Jan 27, 2018 - 9:39 AM in reply to Lucas

It is so funny, Lucas, the cablecars don't stop so there's a guy who shoves you on board ... you can't move once in, either. And you really do get very close to the other person in that cablecar, so best it be someone you know well (or want to get to know well). 😀

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Jan 31, 2018 - 12:14 AM in reply to Lucas

Thanks for this trip report Lucas! I've been eagerly anticipating a report from someone who has experienced the ride on this funicular. It is definitely on my list for the future!

Alpenrose

Lucas
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Jan 31, 2018 - 7:29 AM in reply to Removed user

It was a nice trip - and a nice day trip from Zurich.

It's a shame a good portion of the trip is in a tunnel.

Lisadee
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Apr 18, 2018 - 5:57 PM

ok. so after looking at everyone posts and pics, i think i'm ready to retire here and be an expert like all of you guys! wow! My son is an aerospace engineer and he is going to absolutely love this place. Just the thought of what went in to the entire transportation system in Switzerland is jaw dropping. omg the Stoos Standseilbahn

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NeoGlad
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May 5, 2018 - 1:43 PM

Hi Lucas,

Looks like an amazing trip it was. I plan to visit Stoos on this amazing funicular. When I check the railway timetable for this trip from Engelberg on sbb.ch, on the last leg it says

Schwyz Stoosbahn (Talstation) -> Stoos using Funicular 22 with a trip duration of 8 minutes. Is this the funicular that you have photographed?

Regards,

Lucas
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May 5, 2018 - 3:51 PM in reply to NeoGlad

Hi NeoGlad,

Yup it is. Don't worry about the # (22 or 24 etc) you just want to funicular from Stoosbahn Talstation to Stoos. Have a good trip - it was fun!

NeoGlad
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May 5, 2018 - 4:55 PM in reply to Lucas

Thanks Lucas. Looking forward to the trip.

Dee Why
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May 18, 2018 - 2:53 AM in reply to Lucas

Much appreciate these stunning photos and vids (and info) including those posted by others. Will most definitely go there when I visit Switz in coming months.

charwinelove
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May 18, 2018 - 9:24 AM

Altitude adjustment.....Jungfraujoch, or funicular, etc.,

Our first higher altitude experience will be Mt. Rigi, then Gorregrnut in Zermatt, then Jungfrau and Schilthorn....any suggestions on preparations or things to do after if any altitude issues?

Peterli
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May 18, 2018 - 3:03 PM in reply to charwinelove

Hello.

I think it would be best if you post your question in a new thread with your own title. You are far more likely to get responses that way.

Lucas
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May 19, 2018 - 12:37 AM in reply to charwinelove

A new thread is always best. :) But quickly:

Best thing to do to my knowledge is to simply return down the mountain if you are having any difficulties.
It is often an issue for newborns or the elderly but have a look at the medical tips from Jungfraujoch's website: https://www.jungfrau.c h/en-gb/faq/#7048

Peterli
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Jul 29, 2018 - 6:16 AM

Hello people in this thread.

I know the last post in this thread about the new Stoss funicular was over two months ago, but I just came across a new-posted video on VeeR.tv which is entitled " Swiss Alps: the steepest funicular railway ". You can watch it at veer.tv/videos/swiss-alps-steepest-funicular-railway-197377 There is a nice commentary with Swiss music, and you can watch it all full screen by clicking on the two arrows at the bottom right of the video window.

Lucas
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Jul 29, 2018 - 7:02 AM in reply to Peterli

Nice find Peter! That was a fun trip indeed!

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