Rellerli - NEWS

We want to preserve what our parents and grandparents built!

In the beautiful sunshine we can still make a few turns in the snow. A winter with little snow so far is drawing to a close. The snow is also melting on our sunny Rellerli. Let's enjoy this gentle transition period and look forward to spring. We are already looking forward to a cable car taking us to the top again.

Because the goal of our association is unchanged: A new, year-round cable car to the Rellerli should make the magnificent panoramic mountain comfortably accessible to all. We can still count on the support of our 1,100 "Friends of the Rellerli". In addition, we are already seeing some progress in our project.

Currently, the participation procedure for the building regulations for the "New construction of the Rellerli cable car" is underway. You can find all the information on the homepage of the municipality of Saanen.
Your support is very valuable:
The planning approval procedure for the new «Rellerlibahn» has started!  
We are some steps further in the planning and realization of our project. Read more in the section "Project Neu Rellerli"
Any support contribution for the planning approval procedure will be a very strong positive signal for the Rellerli!
Thank you very much for your support!

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 Status of the replacement of the Rellerli mountain railway  

The railway construction company Garaventa AG, commissioned by us, examined several alternatives. The best solution proved to be a gondola lift with cabins for 10 people. This ensures simple, quiet and low-personnel operation, both in summer and in winter, during the day or in the evening. The large panorama-glazed gondolas offer comfortable seats for ten people; they are handicapped accessible, and with a transport capacity of 600 people per hour, they also allow the transport of sports equipment.

Site inspections have already taken place with representatives from various federal and cantonal authorities. Fortunately, they all made positive statements about the project. Evidently, the sustainable and ecology-oriented concept, which corresponds to gentle, near to nature tourism, is convincing. The feedback from wildlife and forest protection agencies is also positive. That patient work made it possible, despite the pandemic- related difficulties in maintaining contacts, to involve all those affected, and to unite them behind the railway project, can well be considered the important success of the past twelve months.

Despite separate procedures, everyone involved agrees that the new gondola and the renovation of the Rellerli building by our partner Mountain View AG can only be realized together. It is therefore important to support both projects.

Because then it still holds true: If the next project stages can be handled optimally and
no objections are raised, the new lift could start operating in 2024


Documents, press and newsletters




«Ziel bleibt geräumige Gondel für alle»
Berner Oberländer (06.01.2023)
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«Die «leiseste Umlaufbahn der Welt»
nimmt Gestalt an»
Anzeiger von Saanen (13.12.2022)
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«Zurück zur alten Streckenführung ist kein Thema»
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» read article (german)

«Nächster Meilenstein ist die Überbauungsordnung»
Anzeiger von Saanen (20.04.2022)
» read article (german)

«Neue Pläne für das Rellerli»
Anzeiger von Saanen (04.01.2019)
» read article (german)


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If you would like to support our effortskindly fill in the form below to join the association «Friends of the Rellerli». The annual membership fee is CHF 50.00.

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Rellerli, the mountain without which the whole-year tourism in Saanenland cannot be working.

Welten Heinz, Präsident // Hofmann Heinz, Kassier // Welten Heinrich, Sekretär // Keller Rolf // Reichenbach Roland // Wehren Paul 

SB Saanen Bank AG, Saanen: IBAN CH86 0634 2725 0622 5368 1