is just a halt on the famous "Round Trip"
of Lucern but if you get out the boat at Kerhsiten
you have this choice climb the breathtaking cliff
or get in the old timer red wooden cabin of the
Bürgenstock Bahn which is waiting for you
just on the pier with an elevator operator with
The Bürgenstock is a dark peak in the middle
of the Lake of the Four Cantons. At the top are
the three famous Bürgenstock Hotels which
own the funicular and also the Hammetschwandlift
which is a vertical lift first built in 1905 and
known as the "fastest external lift in the
world". From the top of the Hammetschwand
the 360° view is really great: the Lake of
the Four Cantons, the Rigi, the Titlis, the Stanserhorn,
and the Pilatus.
Bürgenstock Bahn was opened in 1888 and it
was a water-ballast funicular with Abt cog. Today
the funicular is electric and automatic but the
cabin are the same as in 1888.