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We want to preserve what our parents and grandparents built!

The winter coat is slowly shed and the spring costume is put on. We welcome spring and with it the slow awakening of all plants and animals. The crocuses are already blooming on the Rellerli. The paths are clear again for the first early spring hikes. 
 We are still pursuing our goal: a new, year-round railway to the Rellerli should make the magnificent panoramic mountain easily accessible for everyone. Our project is in the middle of the process, which is currently still making slow progress. We are confidently taking one step at a time to achieve our goal. Thanks to the great support of our 1,100 "Friends of the Rellerli", we can remain persistent. As soon as the final report from the AGR is available, the necessary vote can be taken at the municipal assembly and the planning approval procedure can be expedited.
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"
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 two years.

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.


Documents, press and newsletters




«Ziel bleibt geräumige Gondel für alle»
Berner Oberländer (06.01.2023)
» read article (german)

«Die «leiseste Umlaufbahn der Welt»
nimmt Gestalt an»
Anzeiger von Saanen (13.12.2022)
» read article (german)

«Zurück zur alten Streckenführung ist kein Thema»
Berner Oberländer (13.10.2022)
» 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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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