Text and Photos Michel Azéma

Funiculars of Switzerland

Drahtseilbahn Unterwasser - Iltios
St Gallen


(photo Michel Azéma September 2003)
Description

Toggenburg is one of the most beautiful area of Switzerland. This valley is at an altitude of 1,000 meters, wedged between two mountain chains: Säntis (2503m) and Churfirsten (2385m).
From Unterwasser you can access one the teeth of the Churfirsten chain, the Chäserrugg (2262m). First you must take the funicular to Iltios which was built in 1934. Then you must take the aerial cable way to the summit. From the Chäserrugg the point of view is marvellous to the Toggenburg, the Säntis, the Rhein valley, Austria, Liechtenstein, and Walenstadt and the lake of Walensee!

 
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Technical Datas


 
 Start
 1927
End
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Use
 Status
 
Type of funicular
Type of tracks
Energy
Lower station Unterwasser
(912 m)
Top station Iltios
(1350 m)
Length 1209 m
Diff. of levels 428 m
Maximum Gradient 46 %
Time of a ride 6 '
Gauge 0,8 m
Manufacturer
Gangloff / Von Roll

Chäserrugg Bergbahnen

CH-9657 UNTERWASSER
Tel. +41 (71) 999 12 07

info@chaeserrugg.ch

 

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