The Kurwaldbahn is a funicular railway in the town of Bad Ems in the Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It links the city with a view point at the Bismarckturm (Bismarck Tower), and lies opposite the closed Malbergbahn funicular on the other bank of the River Lahn.
The funicular was constructed in 1979 and reconditioned in 2005. It operates daily every few minutes between 06:15 and 22:30.
- Length: 220 metres (722 ft)
- Height: 132 metres (433 ft)
- Maximum Steepness: 78%
- Configuration: single track with passing loop
- Cars: 2
- Capacity: 25 passengers per car
- Journey time: 70 seconds
- Track gauge: 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in)
- Traction: Electricity
- Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2009. p. 76. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
- "Lift-Database : Bad Ems : Kurwaldbahn". Lift-World.info. Retrieved February 27, 2007.
- This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.
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