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Schauinslandbahn, Horben
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The Schauinslandbahn is a gondola lift in the Black Forest area of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It links a lower station in the municipality of Horben, near the city of Freiburg im Breisgau, with an upper station near the summit of the Schauinsland mountain. The line is operated by VAG Freiburg, the city transport operator for Freiburg. The same company operates that city's tram and bus network, including bus route 21 that links the lower station of the Schauinslandbahn to the terminus of tram route 2 at Günterstal.At in length, the line is reportedly the longest gondola lift in Germany. It was the first suspended cable car in the world to provide continuous operation of multiple cabins, as opposed to the shuttle style operation of the aerial tramway.HistoryIn the first years of the 20th century, several proposals were made to link Freiburg to Schauinsland. The extension of city tram route 2 on segregated track to Günterstal in 1913 was intended as the first section of a high speed tramway that would connect with a proposed rack railway to the mountain's summit. Other proposals included an aerial cableway, proposed by Professor Georg Benoit of the University of Karlsruhe, and a much longer adhesion railway from Freiburg Hauptbahnhof via Schauinsland to Todtnau. The outbreak of the First World War stopped any further progress on these plans.
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  • Whether by car or cable car, it's worth visiting on the Schauinsland in any case for all nature lovers. From the parking lot, there's a comfortable wide road to the Schauinslandturm. This go up is worthwhile in any case! You will be rewarded with a brilliant panoramic view over the Rhine plain up to the Vosges mountains, through the black forest to the Alps. On the way back, you should draw mountain station the refreshment to the Café. The view from the terrace is awesome! Modern ambience and good service make your stay very pleasant. Here you can see the close comes to the university town of Freiburg the local fresh and so young.
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  • Mengunjungi wisata alam schauinslandbahn membuat kita tidak berhenti berdecak kagum melihat keindahan alam hutan pinus yang menghijau di bukit-bukit melalui cable car. Untuk mencapai salah satu puncak...  more »
  • Expensive, but really worth it. Beautiful view, even in bad weather. Walk to the lookout tower is spicy. Pretty steep but within 20 minutes to do.
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  • If you are around Freiburg, then 30 min drive here to the top of the mountain is really worth it. Then you need to climb further up 15-20 min and then take some 31 meters up the tower to enjoy the views of Freiburg and all the surroundings.
  • If you come to Freiburg, you have to do the cable cart to Schauinsland. We didn't plan on spending the entire day on the mountain, but we did. Just looking all around us at the most amazing views.
  • Google has the wrong street address, the gps location (top of gondola route, not start) and the website. The gondola is great but Google should fix its info, or at least someone who knows the correct info should.
  • This is is one of the excellent place in Freiburg
  • A good place where you can enjoy the nature view.