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πŸš‚ Territet Glion Funicular

Address
Avenue de Chillon 92, 1820 Montreux
Phone 1
Keyword
2016 Sept, Excursions
  • Date de Visite
    25.09.2016
  • CrΓ©ation
    1883
  • GPS
    46.42631 6.92345

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.

The Territet-Glion funicular with GoldenPass logo at the middle of the route.
The Territet-Glion funicular with GoldenPass logo in the middle of the route.

Summary


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  • πŸ—οΈ Construction: 1883
  • πŸ‘οΈ View: Lake Leman basin
  • πŸ“ Track length: 632 m
  • 🏳️ Start: Territet 387 m
  • 🏴 Finish: Glion 687 m
  • πŸ’‘ Curiosity: Gorges of Chauderon
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Access


Some parking spaces are available next to the Anglican Church in Territet.

Route


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.

The new and old cars in Territet station.
The new and old cars in Territet station.

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.

The rectilinear route of the funicular.
The rectilinear route of the funicular.

The terminal station of the funicular next to the MOB station.
Β  The terminal station of the funicular next to the MOB station.

Track


Glion


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.

The view towards Villeneuve from the Glion train station.
The view towards Villeneuve from the Glion train station.

The view on the Lake Geneva region from the church of Glion.
 the church of Glion.

The view on the Lake Geneva region from the church of Glion.

An old advertising poster in the historical museum of Montreux.
An old advertising poster in the historical museum of Montreux.

Walk


The route of the Chauderon gorges recommended by La Torpille passes through Glion after having followed the Baye de Montreux river.

The path along the Chauderon Gorges.
The path along the Chauderon Gorges.

Video


A video on the funicular’s route.

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