Interesting facts 

Scheidegg Railway

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, in the Swiss Alpine Space a mountain railway euphoria prevailed. Thanks to this euphoria great pioneering works such as the Jungfrau railway were realised.

 

On the other hand other projects, , were not more than cloudy ideas, which had little chance to be realised. They would have touched landscapes that are particularly appreciated today (and therefore protected) for their intactness. Among the failed projects is the construction of a 20 km long cogwheel railway from Meiringen via the Grosse Scheidegg to Grindelwald. The idea was particularly badly appreciated in Grindelwald, because they feared an impairment of mountain guides, carriers and horse owners. Representatives of the just emerging heritage protection movement stated clearly, that a railway company had "nothing to do on this consecrated ground". The plans ultimately failed due to the lack of finances.