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Swiss Skeli and the Funicular Railway

Swiss Skeli and the Funicular Railway

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Swiss Skeli Adventure N° 306

Here is Swiss Skeli in front of the Gurtenbahn, a funicular railway (a type of cable railway system) going up to the Gurten (Bernese German “der Güsche”) what Bernese affectionately refer to as the Hausberg (little “mountain” though it’s only 861 m high). (All infos from

In the late 1900’s the area become the property of Fritz Marti, an entrepreneur from Winterthur. He commissioned the Bernese architect Albert Gerster to build the spa hotel Gurten Kulm, which we see to the right. It opened in 1901. The hotel brochure of that time advertised electrical light and central heating, hot baths, showers, and excellent spring water. Because the Gurtenbahn was already operated electrically at that time, the Gurten became a symbol of modern tourism. See post for full text and trivia: @the_calavera_club

This postcard is from 1908, postmarked 2.V.08. Published: Juli 22, 2023.


All cards mounted on white 250 g/m² paper with trimmed edges. Vintage postcard, overpainted with acrylic paint, H x B cm, no frame. Signed and dated in pencil on back. This can be easily erased in the event you want to use the card.

The cards are packaged in cellophane with an informative text about the history of the image on each card and when it was first published.

Please note that since these are antique postcards, some might contain small tears, pinholes and/or scratches. Fleshy tries her best to lovingly craft each card, but sometimes a tear might be too close to the overall subject to cut it out. The actual colors might differ slightly from your monitor.

Every postcard is a small, unique work of art!

Delivery throughout Europe and overseas is with normal postal mail in cardboard envelopes so nothing should bend. Postage and packaging are calculated at checkout.

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