Territet Glion Funicular
The Territet-Glion Funicular connects the villages of the same name located in the commune of Montreux. It was created in the early days of tourism in the Montreux region in 1883 and renovated in 1975. It is the oldest funicular in Switzerland. The funicular belongs to the company GoldenPass and operates automatically every day of the week.
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- 🏗️ Construction: 1883
- 👁️ View: Lake Leman basin
- 📐 Track length: 632 m
- 🏳️ Start: Territet 387 m
- 🏴 Finish: Glion 687 m
- 💡 Curiosity: Gorges of Chauderon
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Some parking spaces are available next to the Anglican Church in Territet.
The departure of the funicular is a little hidden, on the other side of the road from the SBB station in Territet. It is embedded in the mountain at the end of the Anglican church. At this place you can observe an old wagon dating from the beginning of the funicular exploitation in the 19th century.
Because of the steep slope, the funicular has no rack and pinion but a traction cable, two carriages go up and down alternately, crossing each other halfway up and down. The funicular ends in Glion, at the same place as the Glion stop of the Montreux Rochers-de-Naye train.
Once you arrive in Glion, you can enjoy a nice view of the castle of Chillon and the place where the Rhone flows into Lake Geneva. If you walk 10 minutes to the pretty church of Glion, you can enjoy a nice view of the Lausanne region and the Vaud coast.
An old advertising poster in the historical museum of Montreux.
The route of the Chauderon gorges recommended by La Torpille passes through Glion after having followed the Baye de Montreux river.
A video on the funicular’s route.