Vintage Swiss Mountain Climbing Poster
c. 1900’s, 20th century
© Vintage Winter
This Vintage Swiss Mountain Climbing Poster is dated to the early 1900s and attributed to Anton Reckziegel. Anton Reckziegel was born in Gablonz, Austria in 1865. His tourism posters were characterized by a figurative style reminiscent of the posters by Hugo d’Alési. Reckziegel worked closely with the printing companies Müller in Zurich, Trüb in Aarau and Hubacher in Bern. He died in 1936 near Vienna.
This poster is actually a tourism poster advertising the Wengernalp Railway, the world’s longest continuous cogwheel railway, connects Lauterbrunnen, Kleine Scheidegg and Grindelwald. At peak periods, additional trains can be put into operation following at short intervals behind the scheduled train, allowing capacity to be optimized according to demand. This demands an extremely flexible organizational procedure and of course enormous care and attention with regard to dispatching trains. Trains do not travel directly from Lauterbrunnen over to Grindelwald.
For safety reasons, regulations state that the electrified railcar must
always be positioned at the lower end of the train, and so train
compositions do not usually cross Kleine Scheidegg. However, a
triangular junction specially built into the mountainside at Kleine
Scheidegg allows the train to be turned if necessary so that it can also
be used on the other side of the pass. The busiest stretch of railway
runs from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen and this is also used to transport
goods to the traffic-free village. On part of this stretch, the original
railway tracks still run parallel to the new tracks. However since the
introduction of the latest freight locomotives – which travel as fast
as passenger trains – these are seldom used. All in all a great vintage ski poster that would be a wonderful addition to your ski chalet decor. Available in a variety of finishes.
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