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Cars passing on the Allmendhubelbahn.jpg
lower station and cars at passing loop (2018)
Other name(s)Seilbahn Mürren-Allmendhubel
StatusIn operation
OwnerSchilthornbahn AG (since ca. 2001); Seilbahn Mürren-Allmendhubel AG (1912–1998) Sportbahnen Mürren AG (1998–ca. 2001)
LocaleMürren, Switzerland
  • "Mürren (Allmendhubelbahn)"
  • "Allmendhubel (Standseilbahn)"
Operator(s)Schilthornbahn AG
Rolling stock2
Opened16 December 1912
(110 years ago)
Line length536 metres (1,759 ft)
Number of tracks1 with passing loop
Track gauge1,000 mm (3 ft 3+38 in) metre gauge
Electrificationfrom opening
Highest elevation1,907 m (6,257 ft)
Maximum incline61%

Seilbahn Mürren-Allmendhubel (SMA), also Allmendhubelbahn, is a funicular in Bernese Oberland in Switzerland.

The Allmendhubelbahn was brought into service in 1912, in order to simplify trade with other communes. It was soon used by many tourists and mountain hikers, and in the winter by skiers. It begins in Mürren (at 46°33′39″N 7°53′34″E / 46.5607°N 7.8928°E / 46.5607; 7.8928 (Allmendhubelbahn station at Mürren)Coordinates: 46°33′39″N 7°53′34″E / 46.5607°N 7.8928°E / 46.5607; 7.8928 (Allmendhubelbahn station at Mürren) 1,650 m or 5,413 ft above sea level) with a maximum upward gradient of 61% up to the Allmendhubel (at 46°33′50″N 7°53′20″E / 46.564°N 7.889°E / 46.564; 7.889 (Allmendhubel station) 1,907 m or 6,257 ft). The 1,000 mm (3 ft 3+38 in) gauge line is 551 m (1,808 ft) long.

In 1999 the old red cars were replaced by new panoramic cars.

Further reading[edit]

  • Brawand, Hansruedi (2012), Seilbahn Mürren-Allmendhubel: das Herz von Mürren (in German), Krattigen: Prellbock Druck & Verlag, ISBN 978-3-907579-53-4

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