Stop 1

Introduction and Via Ferrata

Directly behind you is Gimmelwald station. It is the first stop on the way up to the Schilthorn peak with its recognizable revolving restaurant. The construction of the cable car marked an important step in the history of mechanised alpine tourism. It is an example of the construction of railways and cable cars in mountainous regions after WWII. WWII devastated Europe, but it also impeded large tourist projects in Switzerland. Indeed, large hotels and the facilities of the Jungfrau Railway stem rather from the beginning of the 20th century.