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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  • Ideal for a nice trip on the Schauinsland. To the last stop "Village Road" drive target shield 'Günterstal' from Bertoldsbrunnen out simply with the Stadtbahnlie 2. There you change then the bus number 21 with the aim of "Schauinslandbahn valley station" or "Horben valley station". You should keep in mind that for about 3 weeks in March no operation takes place during the revision work! On the homepage, you can find out!
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  • We rode the cable car to the top of the mountain and then hiked around the area. It was thoroughly enjoyable to walk around and take in the great views, and the experience was somewhat comparable to a...  more »
  • We had a weekend in Freiburg and are driven by bus to the Schauinsland. Actually we wanted to go hiking, but there was much snow and the Sun laughed. The sculpture path had it done to me, fully immersed in the snow. The observation tower, I had to also climb and admire. The view is incredible! In the vicinity of Fribourg a must with Kindern.Hier there is further a museum that was unfortunately geschlosden and the possibility of the chairlift to drive. Great place for many excursions.
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