Merkurbergbahn

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The upper station
Drive wheel of the Merkurbergbahn from 1913–1967
A car
Looking down the line from the upper station

The Merkurbergbahn is a funicular railway in the town of Baden-Baden in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The line climbs Mount Merkur, the location of the Observation Tower Baden-Baden Merkur.[1]

The line opened in 1913 and closed in 1967. It was reopened on the 27th April 1979.

The funicular has the following technical parameters:[2]

  • Length: 1,192 metres (3,911 ft)
  • Height: 370 metres (1,214 ft)
  • Maximum steepness: 54%
  • Cars: 2
  • Capacity: 30 passengers per car
  • Track gauge: 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
  • Traction: Electricity
  • Control: Automatic

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2009. p. 93. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0. 
  2. ^ "Lift-Database : Baden-Baden : Merkur-Bergbahn". Lift-World.info. Retrieved February 27, 2007. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Merkurbergbahn at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 48°45′46.62″N 8°15′52.75″E / 48.7629500°N 8.2646528°E / 48.7629500; 8.2646528


This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.