Grindelwald–Männlichen gondola cableway

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View to the valley, in the background Wetterhorn and Schreckhorn
View towards the summit
Near Grindelwald Grund in summer
A view from the gondola in winter

The Grindelwald–Männlichen gondola cableway (German: Gondelbahn Grindelwald-Männlichen) is a gondola cableway linking Grindelwald with Männlichen. It is owned and operated by the Gondelbahn Grindelwald–Männlichen AG.[1]

The Grindelwald–Männlichen gondola cableway is the third longest passenger-carrying gondola cableway in the world.[citation needed]


The cableway was proposed in order to provide direct access the snow-sure and wind-sheltered Männlichen ski region and thus extend the ski season into spring. It was also felt that it would create interesting new round-trips and hiking attractions.[1]

The company was founded in 1978, and the cableway opened in 1978. The cableway was constructed by Habegger Maschinenfabrik AG, at a cost of CHF 22 million. At the time of its building, it was world’s longest aerial gondola cableway.[1][2]


The cableway has an overall length of over 6,071 m (19,918 ft). The cableway is constructed in two sections, and there is an intermediate station at Holenstein where the gondolas change cable. Each gondola carries up to four passengers, and cableway can transport 900 persons per hour at a speed of 4 m/s (13 ft/s). The journey time from Grindelwald to Männlichen is 30 minutes.[2]


It is a 3-minute walk from the Gondelbahn base station at Grindelwald to the Wengernalp railway's Grindelwald Grund station. It is a 4-minute walk from the Gondelbahn top station at Männlichen to the Wengen–Männlichen aerial cableway.


  1. ^ a b c "History". GGM/LWM. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  2. ^ a b "Technical data". GGM/LWM. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 

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Coordinates: 46°37′29″N 8°01′08″E / 46.6247°N 8.0189°E / 46.6247; 8.0189