Funicular Railway

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As it will be undergoing its annual and autumn maintenance checks, the Funicular Railway will be out of service during these periods:

  • – 16th February 2021
  • 15th – 26th November 2021

Dresden's Funicular Railway has been carrying passengers from the Loschwitz district to the Weisser Hirsch area, which is higher up, since 1895. The funicular has been a protected monument since 1984. The railway has long been a major tourist attraction in Dresden.

The picturesque scenery makes the ride on the funicular a very special experience. From the bottom of the Elbe slopes, the valley between Oberloschwitz and Weisser Hirsch is not really perceptible. It is only when the carriage emerges from the tunnel at the station in the valley that the scenic view over Dresden opens up.

It then passes by the Rothe Amsel, a mill (now the Leonhardi Museum) built in 1880 in the Old German style, and continues to the upper station. From the upper station, too, you can go walking through the pretty villas district and the Dresden Heath forest.

About the Suspension Railway

Length: 547 m
Design type: Suspension railway with Abt passing loop
Difference in elevation: 95 m
Track width: 1,000 mm
Speed: 5 m/s
Operator: Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG


  Reduced1 Normal
Single journey 2.50 € 4.00 €
Up and back ticket2 3.00 €  5.00 €
Family ticket3 Up and back ticket2 12.50 €
12-ride ticket 15.00 €

25.00 € 

1 Price for pupils until 15th birthday, a dog or a bicycle.
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

As at: 1st August 2021

Tariff information 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 funicular.

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 funicular.

Will you be using a VVO day ticket or the Dresden City Card to get to the funicular?
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 funicular at Körnerplatz by taking city buses 61, 63 and 84, and the regional bus 309.

If you do the short walk over the "Blue Wonder" bridge, you can also take city bus 65 and trams 4 and 6 (all to the Schillerplatz stop).


The Suspension Railway has a luggage section in each compartment at the top and bottom. Each will take up to seven bicycles.

Barrier-free travel

Certain conditions apply when using the Funicular Railway (Dresden Loschwitz/Weisser Hirsch). Please note that the width of the door is 80 cm, and that a maximum of two wheelchairs can be carried per wagon and direction.

Travellers with restricted mobility should contact the DVB (Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG) well in advance:

Logo der Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG (DVB) Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG (DVB)
Trachenberger Strasse 40
01129 Dresden

Tel.: 0351 / 857 - 0

All information is subject to Change.