Standseilbahn Stuttgart, Stuttgart

The Standseilbahn Stuttgart or Stuttgart Cable Car is a funicular railway in the city of Stuttgart, Germany. The line links the Südheimer Platz valley station with the Stuttgart Degerloch forest cemetery in the south quarters of Heslach. Operated by Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG (SSB), it was opened on 30 October 1929 to facilitate visitors to the forest cemetery which is located 90m above Stuttgart Heslach. At Südheimer Platz, the funicular connects to Stuttgart Stadtbahn lines U1 and U14.OverviewThe funicular has the following technical parameters:Length: 536mAltitude difference: 87mMaximum steepness: 28.3%Journey time: 3 minutesCars: 2Capacity: 74 passengers per carTraction: ElectricityTrack gauge: The two cars, constructed of teak, were manufactured by Esslingen Engine Works. In December 1999, one of the cars was damaged by an uprooted tree as a result of a thunderstorm, but was afterwards restored. The line was modernized in 2004 in order to meet the new European Union safety guidelines. Since 24 July 2004, it is again running on schedule.The line is one of two active transport tourist attractions in Stuttgart, the other being the Stuttgart Rack Railway (line 10).
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  • We drove from Stuttgart Heslach the funicular to the old forest Cemetery - from there via the wine trail after Degeloch and the Cog Railway to the Marienplatz square - not exhausting with super views over Stuttgart!
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  • Is must necessarily go with this car it is a funicular railway giving Verden from the Stuttgart South to the forest cemetery historic railway
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  • We drive always very happy with "foreign" with the cable car up to the forest cemetery and all are always very enthusiastic. Top!
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