Ljubljana Castle funicular

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Ljubljana Castle funicular
Ljubljana castle funicular.jpg
Locale Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dates of operation 2006–present
Length 70 metres (230 ft)
Website ljubljanskigrad.si

The Ljubljana Castle Funicular is a funicular railway in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It goes from Krek Square near the Ljubljana Central Market to the Ljubljana Castle. The idea of having a funicular going to the castle dates back to 1897, when then mayor Ivan Hribar wrote to the Austro-Hungarian authorities asking for a lift that would go up to the castle. It was realised on 28 December 2006.[1] The funicular is popular among tourists. It runs between the hours of 10:00 and 21:00 in wintertime, and the hours of 10:00 and 22:00 in summertime, and the full trip lasts 60 seconds.[2]

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  1. ^ "5 Years of the Funicular Railway to the Castle". City Municipality of Ljubljana. 28 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Funicular Railway". Ljubljana Castle. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 

Coordinates: 46°3′0.44″N 14°30′34.99″E / 46.0501222°N 14.5097194°E / 46.0501222; 14.5097194