Text and Photos Michel Azéma

Funiculars of Switzerland

St Moritz - Palace Hotel
Graubünden

 

 



 

 

(photo from Walter Hefti book)
Description

The Palace Hotel, today Badrutt's Palace Hotel, is the most famous and historic hotel in St.Moritz.

Between 1907 and 1922 a strange cable transportation was used at the Palace Hotel to carry the customers from the hotel to a play ground located between the hotel and the lake.

It was a kind of single gondola suspended on aerial rails and pulled by a cable.

 
Map


 
Technical Datas


 
 Start
1913
End
1922
 Status
Type of funicular
Type of tracks
Energy
Lower station Palace Hotel terrace
(1792 m)
Top station Palace Hotel
(1822 m)
Length 75 m
Diff. of levels 30 m
Maximum Angle 64°
 Gauge
2 m
Speed
0,75 m/s
Cars
1 of 30 pass
Badrutt's Palace Hotel
Via Serlas 27
CH-7500 St Moritz

Tel +41.81.837.10.00
Fax +41.81.837.29.99

badruttspalace@rosewoodhotels.com

 

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