Suspension Railway

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Note: The suspension railway is out of service on the following dates:

  •     Spring overhaul
        14 March - 1 April 2022
  •     Autumn overhaul:
        1 - 11 November 2022

The Suspension Railway is the oldest suspension railway in the world. It first opened for operation in 1901. Negotiating the 84 metre height differential between Loschwitz and Oberloschwitz in comfort is a real delight. History buffs will be in their element in the engine house at the upper station.

As you approach your destination, the upper station, you see the Elbe meadowlands spread out below in the valley, and the Elbe Bend as far as Dresden's old town.

What is amazing about the design of the Suspension Railway is that only one of the 33 pillars supporting the rails is fixed. The others are all pendulum supports designed to compensate for changes in length caused by temperature fluctuations. Like the Wuppertal Suspension Railway, it was designed using the single-rail suspension principle by engineer Eugen Langen.

Don't be surprised when, at your destination, you see a massive tower. This once housed the engines for the railway, which was originally steam-powered. These days, from the tower's viewing terraces, you can let your gaze sweep over the countryside as far, on a clear day, as the Ore Mountains.


Note: The suspension railway is out of service on the following dates:

  • Spring overhaul: 14 March - 1 April 2022
  • Autumn overhaul: 1 - 11 November 2022


  Reduced1 Normal
Single journey 2,50 € 4,00 €
Up and back ticket2 3,50 € 6,00 €
12-ride ticket 18,00 € 30,00 €
Family ticket3: Single journey   10,00 €
Family ticket3: Up and back ticket2   15,00 €
Group4: Single journey per person   2,50 €
Group4: Up and back ticket2 per person   5,00 €

1 Price for pupils up to their 15th birthday, a dog or a bicycle or for holders of a day ticket valid on the day of the event.
2 The up and back ticket must be used on the same day, and you can use either mountain railway.
3 up to two adults and 4 pupils until 15th birthday
4 Price per person (adults or pupils), min. 10 (also for smaller groups), max. 99 persons.

Tariff Tip for 7 day- , Monthly- or Monthly subscription ticket

Do you have a weekly, monthly or Abo-monthly pass which includes the Dresden tariff zone (TZ 10)? If so, you can travel for free on the Suspension Railway.

The accompaniment rule which applies to normal tariff monthly and Abo-monthly passes does not apply at weekends or bank holidays. However, the accompanying person only needs to pay the reduced fare for the Suspension Railway.

Will you be using a VVO day ticket or the Dresden City Card to get to the Suspension Railway?

If so, again, you only need to pay the reduced price.

Tip – BergbahnCard

The BergbahnCard is a cheap option for anyone who uses the Bergbahns - the Funicular Railway and the Suspension Railway - regularly. You can get these special passes for the Dresden Bergbahns for an annual payment of 5 Euro. The BergbahnCard is valid for one person for one year from the date of issue, and entitles the holder to purchase Bergbahn tickets at the reduced price.

Getting here

Come and go by bus & rail

You can get to the Suspension Railway at Körnerplatz by taking city buses 61, 63 and 84, and the regional bus 309.

If you don't shy at a short walk over the "Blue Wonder" bridge, you can also take city bus 65 and trams 4 and 6 (all to the Schillerplatz stop) to reach the lower station. 


A maximum of four bikes may be carried on the Funicular Railway. Please note that bikes will need to be carried up/down several steps.

Barrier-free travel

As it is a listed monument, because there is limited space, and since there is a maximum gradient of 6 %, wheelchair users may not use the Suspension Railway.

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„Entdeckertag“ in the Easter holidays

On 14 April 2023, we invite you and your family to take tours by train, bus, tram and ferry. All you need is a family day ticket for one tariff zone. Another bonus: When travelling with the special means of transport, you will travel even cheaper on Discovery Day.

All information is subject to Change.