The Aare Gorge natural wonder.

The Aare Gorge is a natural wonder. It is 1,400 metres long and 200 metres deep. You can hike through the impressive gorge over footbridges and through tunnels in around 45 minutes, effortlessly and in absolute safety. The Aare Gorge is an experience in any weather. On hot summer days, it is pleasantly cool in the gorge. When it rains, it takes on a mystical and powerful atmosphere with the increased volumes of water.

The Aareschlucht West and Aareschlucht Ost stops.

You can get to the Aare Gorge conveniently with Zentralbahn. The west entrance to the gorge can be reached via the Aareschlucht West stop. The Aareschlucht Ost stop is situated directly at the eastern entrance to the gorge. This allows you to spontaneously catch the train back if your legs are tired or the weather changes.

The Meiringen–Innertkirchen line.

The railway line between Meiringen and Innertkirchen is an important public transport service in the Haslital valley. It is part of Switzerland’s public rail network. The local population and visitors from both Switzerland and abroad can travel comfortably and quickly through the Haslital valley on our trains. In 2019, the railway transported over 257,000 people – also thanks to cooperation with the Aare Gorge tourist services and the Engstlenalp bus. 

The history of the railway line.

Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG (KWO) opened up the route between Meiringen and Innertkirchen with a metre-gauge railway in 1923. From 1926, it served as a works railway that supplied the power plant construction sites and transported KWO personnel. In 1946, the railway received a concession for public transport. This resulted in the founding of the Meiringen–Innertkirchen Railway, or MIB for short. Zentralbahn took over the MIB on 1  January 2021 and has operated the Meiringen–Innertkirchen line since then. It was a historic moment, as it was the first time that Zentralbahn had expanded its route network. 

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