June railway champion quiz – summer trips to the mountains.

Trips into the mountains can easily be booked directly in the AgenturClient via the timetable-based access. 16 trips in the mountains are also available as net items at reduced prices via the product-based access in the AgenturClient. Here we provide a brief summary of four trips to the mountains.

Rigi – the Queen of the Mountains.

The Rigi has so much to offer – two cog railways and five cableways mean it can be easily reached from every direction. The traditional route is by boat from Lucerne to Vitznau. Europe’s oldest cog railway provides an hourly service from Vitznau to the summit where visitors can enjoy the 360° panoramic view. On the downward journey, you can either go to Arth-Goldau or to Weggis via Rigi Kaltbad on the cableway. Europe’s oldest mountain railway is also celebrating its 150th anniversary this year! 

Panoramic map of the Rigi: SisMap Link opens in new window.

Monte Generoso.

Monte Generoso, high above Lake Lugano, is canton Ticino’s most incredible viewing point. The first cog railway to the 1704-metre-high summit was opened 130 years ago. The towering ‘Fiore di Pietra’ building stands majestically at the summit. Sporty visitors can enjoy exploring over 51km of hiking trails.

Further information: Monte Generoso (1704m) Link opens in new window.

Glacier 3000.

The Peak Walk by Tissot is the only suspension bridge in the world to connect two mountain peaks. The Alpine Coaster – the highest toboggan run on rails – provides the ultimate adrenaline rush. Or perhaps you’d prefer a walk on the eternal ice? The Glacier 3000 offers a wide range of activities to suit all tastes and has good public transport links via Zweisimmen – Gstaad or Lausanne – Montreux – les Diablerets. 

More information: glacier3000.ch Link opens in new window.

Schilthorn – Piz Gloria.

‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ – Piz Gloria became world famous as the location of this 1969 James Bond movie. Over 200 mountain peaks – including the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau – surround Piz Gloria which stands at an altitude of 2,970 metres. It’s not just the spectacular 360° restaurant that makes visiting the Schilthorn highly recommended. Fans of espionage enter the realm of secret agent James Bond at Bond World and the Bond Cinema.

More information: schilthorn.ch Link opens in new window.

June railway champion quiz.

Which architect designed the ‘Fiore di Pietra’ building on Monte Generoso?
Which stations actually exist on the Rigi Railways?
The Schilthorn is world famous as the film location for which classic Bond movie?
One of the highlights on the Glacier 3000 is the …
Which of the mountains featured above can be reached by cog railway?
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