Hold on! Hyperlapse video turns a picturesque funicular journey through Swiss mountains

Hold on! Hyperlapse video turns a picturesque funicular journey through Swiss mountains into a stomach-churning rollercoaster ride

  • A Swiss adventurer has posted footage of one of Europe’s steepest railways
  • The Gelmer Funicular is located on mountains just outside Bern, Switzerland 
  • The railway was designed to bring workers to a remote hydro-electric plant 
  • Since 2001, the railway has been opened to the public and is a tourist hot spot 

This vertigo-inducing footage shows a first person perspective of a cable railway trip through the Swiss mountains.

The timelapse journey looks more like a rollercoaster ride as the carriages travel down the near vertical mountain side.

The footage was filmed at Gelmer Funicular, one of the steepest mountain cable railways in Europe, nestled in the mountains in Bern, Switzerland.

Dramatic scenes from a Swiss Funicular

These are the dramatic scenes from the Gelmer Funicular – one of the steepest mountain railways in the whole of Europe

The railway provided workers with access to a hydro-electric plant but was opened up ot hte public in 2001

The railway provided workers with access to a hydro-electric plant but was opened up ot hte public in 2001

Swiss native Senai I, who manages the social media page ‘Senna Relax’, captured the breathtaking video.

He said: ‘Gelmer Funicular is one of the steepest mountain railways in Europe and had provided employees with access to the many dams and turbine plants on the Grimsel Pass area until 2001, when it was opened for the public.

‘It has become so popular over the last two years. It’s funny how many people on social media visited this place after seeing my video just to film the same footage.

‘The video I made is a hyperlapse and gives it the look of an awesome rollercoaster even if in reality it is very slow.

‘We can enjoy beautiful views all around in the 10-minute long ride and can carry up to 24 passengers!’ 

The railway has a maximum gradient of 106 degrees and ascends 1,470 feet over the course of the 3,373-foot track. 

Some 24 passengers can ride the railway at the same time for the journey which takes 10 minutes

Some 24 passengers can ride the railway at the same time for the journey which takes 10 minutes

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