Standseilbahn Stuttgart, Stuttgart

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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 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: 536mHeight: 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 modernised 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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  • Although the trip only takes a few minutes and there are only two cars (one each way), then it is definitely something I will give priority to try. There must not be any extra tickets if you already have a day ticket for Stuttgart. On top, there are both the opportunity to eat (regular food as well as coffee and cake) and to make some walks in the Woods. The ride up (and down) is nice and it's fun to see how, in the old days built the means of transport. The story behind is also good.
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  • This funicular railway is interesting from an engineering perspective and its been around since 1929. A nice easy ride up to Stuttgart Degerloch forest cemetery. Its rise of about 90m and takes about ...  more »
  • I was surprised to find that my train ticket from the city allowed me to take this cable car fit no additional cost. The trip up was fun, there are some forest walks at the top, as week as a cemetery....  more »