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“Fantastic view!”
Review of Monte Bre

Monte Bre
Ranked #5 of 60 things to do in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
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Brooklyn, New York
Level 6 Contributor
74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fantastic view!”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We visited in early December and were worried it would be too cold, too windy, and not altogether pleasant. We were totally wrong. It was sunny and beautiful on top of Monte Bre - and the views were phenomenal of the Alps around Lugano. Definitely a highlight of the trip - and the funicular train that takes you up is totally fun!

Visited December 2013
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chicago
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“Fantastic views of the lake and entire region”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Quite a climb on the funicular to the top of Monte Bre but worth the cost just for the views. There are restaurants up there as well as lots of trails down the mountain. On a nice sunny day the panoramic views are definitely worth the trip.

Visited July 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Great Photo Op”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

A short walk from our centrally located hotel, the funicular offers great views of the region - weather permitting. Not much to see during the ride up, but after you get off, walk the rest of the way to the summit and you can see for miles.

Visited June 2014
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British Columbia, Canada
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402 reviews
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“Lovely views….walk to Bre”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

I took the funicular up to Mt. Bre. It is an historic tram that brings you up the very steep mountain. Looks like a wonderful place to have lunch at the top. I walked onto Bre, the village, was was SPECTACULAR. Small ambling streets full of art, sculptures, stone houses with flowers dripping out of window boxes. This also would be a great start for some mountain walks. I would do that next time.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great Views Although Expensive”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We took the funicular railway to the top, It was in my opinion expensive at 25CHF per person. If you are taking the train, they do not take credit or debit cards so cash only.

The views from the top are amazing, follow the paths to find the differnet views.

Visited June 2014
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