The V-Cableway has proven its value in its first year of operation, as evidenced by the wealth of positive feedback. The seat and window heaters, the availability of Wi-Fi in the cabins of the Eiger Express, plus heated ski lockers and modern toilet facilities in the Grindelwald Terminal have all garnered equal praise. The shorter travel times necessary to reach the winter sports and hiking region and the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe are compelling. Swiss, as well as international visitors have all come to appreciate the associated comfort and service quality.
Two prizes for the V-Cableway project
Given the positive feedback, it is not surprising that the Jungfrau Railways has been presented with two awards for the V-Cableway project this year. The Swiss Mobility FLUX Special Prize was awarded for the new Grindelwald Terminal which offers direct transport connections to both train and bus services. The wide offering of shops, restaurants and food outlets in the terminal has made travelling on public transport much more attractive. Secondly, the Swiss Mountain Award from the Swiss Ropeways Association was presented to Jungfrau Railways because the project had set new benchmarks for mountain cableways in the areas of convenience, design, visitor guidance and logistics, according to the selection panel.
All of this will be celebrated – as best as can be, in our current times. On Saturday, 4 December 2021, visitors to the Grindelwald Terminal will receive a 10% discount on their in-store purchases. Hunger will be able to be sated and thirst slaked from the food truck, the container bar as well as in the e-tron energy bar. In "Terminal Square," the square between the terminal and the multi-storey car park, DJ Flink will be on hand to deliver only the coolest musical vibes.
Christmas tree and concert by Swiss R&B and soul singer Seven
For the first time, a Christmas tree measuring over eight metres will rise towards the terminal roof. But it isn't only the size of the tree that will be impressive: 24 hand-painted Christmas baubles will also adorn the tree, along with other Christmas decorations. These will then be sold to benefit the Shooting-Star Children's-Aid Foundation. The baubles were hand-painted by the architect and designer Francesca Alder from Bofor Design. The numbered baubles can be purchased online at a cost of CHF 200 each. All of the proceeds will be donated exclusively to the Sternschnuppe Children's-Aid Foundation by Jungfrau Railways.
The musical highlight on Saturday will be a concert by Swiss soul and R&B singer Seven in "Terminal Square", complete with views of the Eiger and Eiger Express. His first successes with songs in English took Aargau-born Seven to the USA and later also opened doors for him in Europe. He consequently went on tour as the support act for "The Fantastic Four" and later also appeared in the German version of "Sing My Song – The Exchange Concert" before hosting a series in the same format in Switzerland. His first song sung in German was released in 2020. The innovation and creativity he has shown over a 17-year career make him the perfect fit for the V-Cableway intergenerational project, which Jungfrau Railways Director Urs Kessler describes as "the most innovative project in the Alps".
- The event programme for Saturday, 4 December 2021 can be found on our website.
- History V-Cableway - Eight years of planning and construction to deliver enhanced service quality, comfort and speed