Somehow I have a thing for inclined elevators and funiculars, it’s like the joy of a kid when riding a regular elevator for the first time. To go up the hills outside St. Gallen I’ve chosen the Mühleggbahn St. Gallen for a one-way ride on the mountain. The valley station is easily to reach and just a few steps away from the City Center and the Gallusplatz. As it’s very provincial and tiny tiny swiss-like the Mühleggbahn St. Gallen has just one cabin that runs fully automatically between the two stations. Daily from 5:40am to 0:50 am. It’s not running on a set table, if you’re at one station and need it, just press the button to call the cabin. Either it’s coming automatically or you have to wait until the people on the other station have left/have entered. The ride takes 5/6 minutes and most of the time it’s crossing through a deep black tunnel. This might be a bit scary for some, when you go up or down at an angle of up to 28 degrees, but I think everyone survived it until now.. anyway, it’s quite a nice experience and you save some time when visiting St. Gallen.
The Mühleggbahn is already located at the same spot since 1893, at that time as a water weight cableway.
For the prices, scroll down to the last picture.
Mühleggbahn St. Gallen Locations
Valley Station: St. Georgen Strasse 10
Mountain Station: St. Georgen Strasse 42