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The Heimwehfluhbahn (DIH) is a funicular at Interlaken in the Swiss Canton of Bern. It runs to the top of the nearby Heimwehfluh hill at an altitude of 680 metres (2,230 ft) above sea level. The funicular provides access to the hilltop restaurant, an observation tower, an O scale model railway, a children's playground and two bobsleigh runs.[1][2]


The funicular, built between 1904 and 1906, has a length of 197 metres (646 ft) and overcomes a vertical distance of 102 metres (335 ft) with a maximum gradient of 69%. There are two wooden cars dating from 1906, operating on a single track of narrow gauge track with a central passing loop. With curtains at the unglazed windows, the line presents an intentionally heritage image. A single journey takes 2 minutes.[1][2][3][4]

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  1. ^ a b "Heimwehfluh Bahn". Funimag. Retrieved February 1, 2007. 
  2. ^ a b Richard Green (2007). Railways in the Berner Oberland - Part 3. Today's Railways Europe: Issue 134: February 2007. Platform 5 Publishing Ltd.
  3. ^ "Heimwehfluh Fact Sheet". Heimwehfluhbahn. Archived from the original on May 9, 2007. Retrieved February 3, 2007. 
  4. ^ Sources differ on the exact gauge of the Heimwehfluhbahn, with Funimag reporting 800mm and the archived factsheet 1 metre.

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Coordinates: 46°40′33″N 7°51′01″E / 46.6758°N 7.8503°E / 46.6758; 7.8503