Jul 17, 2016 - 3:39 AM
in reply to kargee
If you like riding on funiculars, there are another couple of funiculars in Zürich that you might enjoy:
From Zürich Hauptbahnhof (main station) or "Central" (near the Polybahn), take tram #10 in the direction of Zürich Flughafen. Get off at the stop called Seilbahn Rigiblick (6 stops, 9 minutes from Zürich Hauptbahnhof or 5 stops from Central).
The Seilbahn (funicular) is at the far end of a small plaza near the tram stop. It runs daily from very early morning to just after midnight, about every 6 minutes or so, and runs automatically (without a driver). The trip takes about 5 minutes, climbs over 90 metres and there is a panoramic view from a small park adjacent to the top station of the Seilbahn.
Take tram #3 from Central in the direction of Klusplatz and get off at the stop called Römerhof (4 stops, 5 minutes). The bottom station of the Dolderbahn is a bit tricky to find, being acccessed through a building (see attached screenshot from Google StreetView). At the top, you can walk for a few minutes to the Dolder Grand Hotel for a lovely view. The Dolderbahn runs daily from early morning until 23:30 about every 10 minutes. The trip up on the Dolderbahn takes 6 minutes and climbs over 160 metres.
Standard Zürich public transport fares and tickets apply to both funiculars, and both are in the central fare zone (Zone 110).