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Dresden Funicular Railways. Standseilbahn e Schwebebahn. Info tickets

Dresden Funicular Railways

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The Standseilbahn Funicular and the Schwebebahn Suspension Railway are two Dresden funicular railways. They are operated by Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG (DVB), a German transport company operating in and around Dresden.
To date, these two means of transport are considered a real attraction, attracting numerous visitors.

The Standseilbahn, connects Loschwitz with Weißer Hirsch, and is known for being one of the most beautiful funiculars in all of Germany. Its strong point is its unique location, on the picturesque slopes of the Elbe in Loschwitz. It is one of the centuries-old vehicles of the city, inaugurated in 1895, and subsequently converted to electric operation in 1909. Today it works without a driver

Schwebebahn, on the other hand, is a particular suspended railway without a driver, which operates between Körnerplatz and Oberloschwitz. It is the oldest of its kind, particularly loved for its incomparable view over the enchanting Elbe valley.

Dresden Funicular Railways

Photo ©, Torsten Maue

PRACTICAL INFO

HOW TO REACH THE VALLEY STATIONS

The Funicular is located at Körnerplatz 3, while Schwebebahn is located in the adjacent Pillnitzer Landstraße 5. Dresden’s two mountain railways are located approximately 7 km east of Dresden HBF and Altstadt.
You can get there by bus 61, 63, 84, 309, getting off at the Körnerplatz stop.

TIMETABLES

The Standseilbahn Funicular operates from Monday to Friday, from 06:30 to 21:28. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 09:08 to 21:23. The journey takes 5 minutes, and the frequency varies from 10 to 15 minutes.

The Schwebebahn railway operates daily from 09:30 to 20:00. The journey takes 5 minutes, and the frequency is 15′.



DRESDEN FUNICULAR RAILWAYS TICKETS

To travel on the cable cars, you need to buy a special ticket, different from other public transport, available in the following versions:
– one way, at a cost of €4.00.
– ascent and descent on the same day, €5.00 per person.
– Familienkarte, valid for two adults and up to 4 children over 14. It costs €12.50, and allows the whole family to go up and down on a cable car on the same day.

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