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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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  • Instead of up to drive the mountain, the Schauinsland train is a convenient, comfortable way to get to the mountain. It has a great view from the rail out, the higher you go.
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  • Located just on the outskirts of Freiburg this relatively old gondola offers a certain charm and a view breathtaking. 20 minutes of travel, 20 minutes of happiness... Possibility to dine at the top. Better obviously the weather for the unobstructed view and off weekend because place very (maybe even too) popular. See you again!
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  • Height 1284m. You can see panoramic views of the Alps cable car, Freiburg im Breisgau (12 €. roundtrip), only a 20-minute ride. Enough to enjoy the scenery. Follow up to the observation deck atop the 10-minute ride from the center of the city a nice promenade is bus No. 2 of 21 in Freiburg im Breisgau; times riding the tram and get off at the last stop as
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  • fascinating......very very nice
  • Very nice
  • A must see if you are in this part of Germany
  • The ride is already horny, because Freiburg rises more and more and you can see even until after France (depending on weather)! Worth.
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  • Again and again an experience, especially for the children. Great compliment for the family-grade prices (also applies to the restaurant at the mountain station).
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