While I’m not usually a fan of funiculars, preferring to hike up instead, I make an exception for the ones in Switzerland. There are so many awe-inspiring day hikes, that your time is better spent taking in the expansive views over the Engadin Valley, instead of hiking in trees. The Muottas Muragl funicular saves you

The hike to Bachalpsee and the Faulhorn located in the Jungfrau region of Switzerland has it all. Mountain Lake? Check. Glaciers? Check. Majestic peaks? Check! Wildflowers? Check!

Gelmer Funicular in the Hasital region of Switzerland is the 2nd steepest in Europe. After an exhilarating train ride up the mountain, hike to Gelmer Lake and have lunch at the hut.