Kurwaldbahn

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A Kurwaldbahn car
The track
The upper station

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.[1]

The funicular was constructed in 1979 and reconditioned in 2005. It operates daily every few minutes between 06:15 and 22:30.

The funicular has the following technical parameters:[1][2]

  • 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 38 in)
  • Traction: Electricity

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2009. p. 76. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0. 
  2. ^ "Lift-Database : Bad Ems : Kurwaldbahn". Lift-World.info. Retrieved February 27, 2007. 

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Coordinates: 50°19′56″N 7°43′31″E / 50.3322°N 7.7252°E / 50.3322; 7.7252


This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.