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🚡🚂 Moléson Funicular and Cable Car

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2017 Jan
  • Date de Visite
    01.01.2017
  • GPS
    46.54878 7.01710

Moléson funicular and cable car


Moléson is a mountain symbol of the Gruyère region at 2002 metres. You can easily reach its summit with a funicular and then a cable car.

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Moléson funicular


The Moléson funicular leaves Moléson-Village (1110 m) and reaches Plan-Francey (1520 m) for a length of almost 1400 m. It was built in 1998 to replace a cable car dating from 1964. It has a capacity of 90 people for a speed of about 40 km/h and a trip of about 5 minutes.

The departure station of the Moléson funicular.
The departure station of the Moléson funicular

A view of Moléson on the way up.
A view of Moléson on the way up.

Funicular summary


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  • 🏗️ Construction: ???
  • 👁️View: Gruyère region, Moléson
  • 📐 Track length: 1351 m
  • 🏳️ Start: Moléson-Village 1100 m
  • 🏴 Finish: Plan-Francey 1520 m
  • 💡 Curiosities: Winter sledge track, Moléson
  • 🔗 Voir toutes les données techniques

Funicular track


Parking next to the start of the funicular in Moléson-Village.

Moléson cable car


The cable car connects Plan-Francey (1520 m) to the Moléson restaurant at 1978 m. It was built in 1964 and renovated in 2011. It has a single 40m high pylon and the maximum height to the ground is 110m.

The Moléson since the departure of the cable car at Plan-Francey.
The Moléson since the departure of the cable car at Plan-Francey.

Moléson summit


Moléson is the mythical mountain of the Gruyère at 2002 m but not the highest of the canton of Fribourg which is the Vanil Noir at 2389 m. At the arrival of the cable car there is a restaurant and a belvedere offering a very nice 360 degree view.

The viewpoint, the unique pylon and the view of Gruyère with the shadow of Moléson.
The viewpoint, the unique pylon and the view of Gruyère with the shadow of Moléson.

View of the Moléson crest and the Lake Geneva basin.
View of the Moléson crest and the Lake Geneva basin.

View from the Moléson with, from the left, Lake Geneva region, Moléson summit, Gruyère, Fribourg and Valais Alps.
View from the Moléson with, from the left, Lake Geneva region, Moléson summit, Gruyère, Fribourg and Valais Alps.

Attractions at Moléson-Village


Other activities are available in Moléson-Village: summer sledding and winter sledding.

Videos


A video of the funicular ascent.

A video of the cable car ascent.

A video of a drone above Moléson.

Webcams


Webcam at the top of Moléson 2002 m.

Webcam at the top of Moléson 2002 m.

Webcam at Plan-Francey 1520 m

wecbcam moléson plan-francey

Webcam at Moléson-Village 1100 m

webcam at moléson-village

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