Highlights you’ll never forget

Making memories with the Tell-Pass

The Tell-Pass is your ticket to dizzying heights, extraordinary panoramic views and spellbinding boat rides. And, of course, memories you’ll never forget.

With its wealth of mountain peaks, world-famous sights and record-breaking railways and cableways, Central Switzerland is the perfect place to make new memories. And the pioneering, record-breaking modes of transport are something you definitely won’t forget in a hurry. Steeper, higher, more dramatic – yes, in Central Switzerland the highlights begin with your journey to the summit. The Tell-Pass includes trips on:

Rigi – Europe’s first mountain railway

Located in the heart of Central Switzerland, between Lake Lucerne and Lake Zug, Mount Rigi is easily accessible from every direction. Europe's first mountain railroad takes you up into the heart of the imposing mountain world. Get out and enjoy - it's easy.


Mount Rigi

Pilatus – the steepest cogwheel railway in the world

Mount Pilatus rises just outside the city of Lucerne. The steepest cogwheel railroad in the world runs from Alpnachstad to Pilatus Kulm at 2,132 meters above sea level. Even the journey by boat will put you in a vacation mood. Be enchanted by the magnificent panoramic view.

Mount Pilatus

Titlis – the world’s first revolving aerial cableway

The summit of the Titlis lies at 3,020 meters above sea level - high enough for there to be snow even in summer. From Engelberg, take the Titlis Xpress to the Stand station. The first revolving Titlis Rotair gondola lift then takes you up to the summit at 3,020 meters above sea level. All-round views guaranteed!

Mount Titlis

Stanserhorn – the first open-top aerial cableway

The journey up the almost 1,900-metre-high excursion mountain begins with the vintage funicular dating back to 1893. From the middle station, the world's only aerial cableway with an open upper deck takes you to the summit. There you will be treated to culinary delights in the revolving restaurant. Marmots, the Stanserhorn rangers and the summit circular trail await you.

Cabrio Calbleway Stanserhorn 

Stoos – the steepest funicular railway in the world

The car-free mountain village of Stoos is a particularly good place to relax. The world's steepest funicular railroad from Schwyz-Schlattli takes you to the village of Stoos. The ultimate summit experience can be found on the Fronalpstock. In summer Stoos is known for its excellent walking and hiking and for the richness of its Alpine flora and fauna. 

Mount Stoos

Brienz Rothorn – Switzerland’s only steam-powered cogwheel railway

Full steam ahead to the highest point in Lucerne. It is the only steam cogwheel railroad with steam locomotives from three generations and daily steam operation throughout the summer season. The steam trains overcome a height difference of 1678 meters and open up a breathtaking panoramic view.

Brienz Rothorn Railway

Lake Lucerne – the world’s biggest fleet of paddle steamers

The boat trip with five historic paddle steamers and 15 elegant saloon motorboats is one of the highlights of the region. Cruise from Lucerne to Flüelen, Küssnacht or Alpnachstad with the witnesses of the Art Nouveau era through an impressive natural backdrop. The delicacies from the galley double the pleasure of the cruise.

Lake Lucerne

Hammetschwand (Bürgenstock) – the highest outdoor lift in Europe

The cliff path leads past impressive rocky outcrops and under trees, offering incredible views of Lake Lucerne and the surrounding mountains, and leads to the valley station of the Hammetschwand lift. Situated at 1132 m, the lift is the highest outdoor lift in Europe. 


Hammetschwand (Bürgenstock)

Railway experiences around the Tell Trail

Discover more than just the record-breaking railways of Central Switzerland with the Tell Pass. The Tell Pass region has many more railway adventures and summit experiences in store. Off the beaten track, hidden gems are waiting to be explored. Experience the "Burebähnli" in Uri or Nidwalden and enjoy breathtaking views away from the crowds and be enchanted by the beauty of nature. 

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