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Monte Bre

Lugano 6979, Switzerland
+41 91 971 31 71
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All in all a lovely day up to Monte Bre. The views are tremendous! You can spend as much time as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Merrick, New York
amazing views of Lugano

We picked the wrong time of day to go, so we only had a short time at the summit, if you travel up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John J
North Wales
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Lugano 6979, Switzerland
+41 91 971 31 71

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Reviewed 1 week ago

All in all a lovely day up to Monte Bre. The views are tremendous! You can spend as much time as you like hiking the trails. Besides the nice cafe there was a playground for children.

Thank 396Traveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked the wrong time of day to go, so we only had a short time at the summit, if you travel up they train, be aware of times to get back, the views are wonderful and thoroughly recommended. The only negative side is on...More

1  Thank John J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled to Monte Bre on the bus for free and took some snacks for a picturesque lunch, however there is a lovely cafe on the peak. The service was odd, but the views are outstanding. The bus runs every hour, so easy to get...More

1  Thank ALAN C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mont Bre is reached by bus (or in our case walking from the lake) and then two funiculars. The payment for the ascent is by cash only so you need to plan ahead. The views from the top are spectacular and the restaurant provides reasonable...More

Thank Jack N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only had one day in Lugano. We decided to go here. It was well worth it. They only take cash for the funicular, so be prepared. We were out of Swiss Francs, but some folks loaned us the money so we could go up....More

1  Thank PhillRod
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Monte bre can be access from Lugano station from bus no 2 Then using two cable trains to go up . Visitors to Lugano who stay in hotels will get discount ticket coupons from the reception. On top of the mountain there are two or...More

Thank Donald G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great views of the town and fun trip up in Cable Car. Walk down to the lower restaurant and enjoy the views. If you had more time, do some walks.

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We actually stayed at Mont Bre which is perched at the top of Lugano. The views are to die for and the residential area near Mont Bre is quite posh and swish. While we drove up and down, It's just 20min by the local bus....More

2  Thank Sandeep B
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We were staying in Lucerne and had the Swiss Rail Pass. We took the train to Lugano. The train station is near the city center. After walking and lunching in one of the restaurant's we decided to see Monte Bre. We could have taken the...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We loved the views of Lake Lugano from Monte Brè. There are cafes above and a restaurant with a panoramic view. The funicular fee to get up was a bit pricey (£25 each) but the view was well worth it. You could spend an entire...More

Thank Tippy L
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Margaret V
21 October 2016|
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Response from OCF781 | Reviewed this property |
I went you with the funicular
Nathan L
7 August 2016|
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Response from DBK73 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, not sure whether you have been to Switzerland in the meantime. Sorry I wasn't familiar with the messaging. My recommendation is to take the funicular to Monte Bre. It's quite an interesting experience. I do however not... More