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
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