Text and Photos Michel Azéma

Funiculars of Switzerland

Drahtseilbahn Hotel Montana
Luzern



(photo Michel Azéma May 1988)
Description

Certainly the most unknown funicular of Switzerland is hidden in the city of Lucern. It was built between 1912 and 1914 at the same time of the Hotel Montana which is one of the most famous hotels of Lucern. The **** hotel is very well located on the hill slope with a splendid panorama above the Lake of the Four Cantons. The private funicular is used to link the shore of the lake to the hotel.

The funicular has one cabin of 15 passengers maximum, it is free but it is private and used by the customers of the hotel.

In 1987, the funicular has been totally renewed by Garaventa AG (Goldau CH).

 
Map


 
Technical Datas


 
Start
1912
End
...
 Status
 
private
Type of funicular
Type of tracks
Energy
Length 85,15 m
 Difference of levels
38,35 m
 Minimum Gradient
48 %
 Maximum Gradient
53 %
Time of a ride 1'
 Gauge
1,1 m
 Cabin
1 of 15 passengers
 Manufacturer
Garaventa AG Goldau (1987)

Hotel Montana Luzern 
Adligenswilerstrasse 22

CH-6002 LUZERN
++41/ 041 / 410 65 65
++41/ 041 / 410 66 76

info@hotel-montana.ch

 

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