Located on the Münsterplattform in close proximity to Bern’s cathedral is the Mattelift, a straightforward elevator, known as Senkeltram. It is a kind of public transportation that links the downtown area to the Matte neighborhood, a historic working-class hub where industries like tanning were practiced. The Senkeltram is a tramway that travels up and down a lace, as the locals have dubbed it.
First introduced to the public in 1897, the elevator has undergone numerous renovations over the years. Around 800 passengers are shuttled daily. There is also an alternative route up the Mattetreppe, a set of 183 covered steps.