Funicular Railway

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Note: The funicular railway will be out of service on the following date:

  • Autumn overhaul:
    20 November - 1 December 2023

  • Spring overhaul:
    8 April - 31 May 2024

  • Autumn overhaul:
    18 to 29 November 2024


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


NB: Due to maintenance work, the funicular railway will be out of service on the following dates

  • Autumn overhaul: 20 November - 1 December 2023
  • Spring overhaul: 8 April to 31 May 2024
  • Autumn overhaul: 18 to 29 November 2024


  ermäßigt1 normal
Einzelfahrt 2,50 € 4,00 €
Berg- und Talfahrt2 3,50 € 6,00 €
12-Fahrten-Karte5 18,00 € 30,00 €
Familienkarte3: Einzelfahrt   10,00 €
Familienkarte3: Berg- und Talfahrt2   15,00 €
Gruppe4: Einzelfahrt pro Person   2,50 €
Gruppe4: Berg- und Talfahrt2 pro Person   5,00 €

1 Preis für Schüler bis zum 15. Geburtstag, einen Hund oder ein Fahrrad oder für Inhaber einer tagesaktuell gültigen Tageskarte
2 Die Berg- und Talfahrt sind am gleichen Tag auszuführen und können auch auf der jeweils anderen Bahn erfolgen
3 Gilt für zwei Erwachsene und max. vier Schüler bis zum 15. Geburtstag
4 Preis je Person (Erwachsene oder Schüler), mind. 10 (auch bei kleinerer Gruppengröße), max. 99 Personen
5 Bei 12-Fahrten-Karten ist je Fahrt die benötigte Gesamtanzahl an Streifen (ein Streifen je Person) in numerischer Reihenfolge zu entwerten. Streifen mit niedrigerem Wert sind damit entwertet.

  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.

As at: 1 April 2024

Ticket purchase: You can get tickets here

Tickets for the funicular railway are available on site.

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.

Deutschlandticket (Germany ticket)

The Deutschlandticket is not valid for journeys on the Dresden mountain railways (funicular railway and suspension railway).

Are you a holder of the BergbahnCard and a Deutschlandticket? Then you can use the Dresden mountain railways free of charge.

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.