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Merkur Mountain and the Merkur Funicular Railway

Merkur Mountain and the Merkur Funicular Railway
Funicular Railway, Merkur Mountain, Baden-Baden

Climbing the highest point in Baden-Baden sounds rather strenuous. It need not be, however. The summit of the 2,191 foot Merkur Mountain can be easily reached with Europe’s steepest, and most technically advanced, funicular railway. In little over 5 minutes, and after negotiating inclines of between 23% and 54%, and a difference in altitude of 1,214 feet, you will have reached your target and can stand back and admire the view.

The Merkur Funicular Railway operates to and from the summit, every 15 minutes, between the hours of 10am and 10pm. The railway’s base station can be easily reached from the town center by taking either the 204 or 205 bus. If you intend to use the bus service, we would recommend you buying a combination ticket, which you can purchase from the bus driver. If you find the funicular railway a little too fast, you can hike up the mountain. Simply follow the marked footpaths and enjoy the wonderful countryside, the wild animal reserve and the various other interesting sights on your way to the top.

Hours: 10am - 10pm.

Pricing: Adults 4 € one-way, Children under six 2 €, Family Card 8 €

[ Source: http://baden-baden.de/en/tourism/c/content=/content/00628/indexen.html&nav=324 ]

Related: http://www.stadtwerke-baden-baden.de/relaunch/merkurbergbahn/index.php
Address: Merkuriusberg 2, 76530 Baden-Baden
Tags: Baden-Baden, Merkur Mountain, Funicular Railway, Hiking


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"Is the Merkur Mountain summit restaurant open on Dec 31, 2016 and Jan. 01, 2017? Does THE FUNICULAR RAILWAY operate on both dates?" (posted 12/03/2016)

Sorry I do not know. If it is open on Christmas Day it would probably require prior booking several months before.
Answer provided by Fiona Byerley on 12/03/2016
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Dear Sirs, the Merkurstüble restaurant on the mountain Merkur in Baden-Baden is open probably on New Year's Eve (31.12.16). The Mercury's orbit goes so long until night when the last guests left the restaurant. Exact information you can get on the telephone number +49 7221 31640th I wish you a pleasant stay iun Baden-Baden and greet you warmly Anke Luthardt
Answer provided by Anke Luthardt on 12/03/2016
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Hello need to have both open. http://www.merkurstueble.com/merkurstueble-baden-baden/oeffnungszeiten/ http://www.stadtwerke-baden-baden.de/merkur-bergbahn/oeffnungszeiten_tarife.php Regards
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"From where in the town center can I take the 204 or 205 bus to the merkur funicular raiway base station?" (posted 03/23/2015)

Directly from the center at leopold space !!
Answer provided by Melanie Robinet on 03/23/2015
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"If you arrive at Baden Baden Bahnhof, can you catch the bus to Merkur directly from the station? How can I find the bus times? We are arriving on a Saturday and want to visit Merkur and then arrive back in Baden Baden in time for the guided walk at 2.30. " (posted 06/06/2015)

Good day bus service and information to Mercury (stop Merkurwald) at 09:53 from Baden-Baden train station with Line 205 direction Merkurwald Arrival 10:31 clock 10:32 from Baden-Baden train station with the Line 243 bus to Regoi Leopold Platz, change 2min walk to bus stop opposite the Line204 from 10:52 direction Merkurwald arrival 11:03. Information and timetable information on http://kvv-efa.de/ (Entering Station Baden-Baden, target Merkurwald) Info for MerkurBergbahn: http://www.stadtwerke-baden-baden.de/merkur-bergbahn/index. php Greetings from Baden-Baden Fam.Herold
Answer provided by Conny Herold on 06/06/2015
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Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, I can but currently also does not help so just because I'm out of town for a few days and the Busankunfts- and -abfahrtszeiten not exactly know any more than the number of bus lines. But surely it would have a direct bus from the station to give Mercury. I would recommend to the Health & Tourism in Baden-Baden to get in touch. You can definitely get precise information. The Kur & Tourism in Baden-Baden can be reached at the telephone number 07221-275 200 or via eMail info@baden-baden.com. I hope I could help you at least a little, and I wish you a wonderful stay in Baden-Baden with plenty of sunshine. Kind regards Anke Luthardt
Answer provided by Anke Luthardt on 06/07/2015
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From Baden-Baden Oos-Bahnhof (train station of the city of Baden-Baden) can be reached by bus 205 without changing the base station of the orbit of Mercury. It takes about 35 minutes. The bus runs hourly each 9:53 / 10:53. Other alternative: every hour in each direction 9: 32 / 10:32 / 11:32 with bus 201 and change to line 204 at Augusta Place.
Answer provided by Hannelore Hantsch on 06/07/2015
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"How long does it take to climb the mountain on foot? And would you recommend doing so with a 1,5 year old (she would be in a carrier)?" (posted 06/01/2015)

Hello, the difference in height from the valley to the mountain station is 370 meters. I would calculate this cozy 2 hours. It is also faster if you are fit. There are many trails to Mercury summit. With the beautiful mountain railway it is, however, much nicer and more comfortable boot. Tip: high by train, walk down with a few detours to vivarium Baden-Baden. Internet: http://www.stadtwerke-baden-baden.de/merkur-bergbahn/ Regards A. request - keschtewaeldele.de
Answer provided by Arnold Wunsch on 06/01/2015
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I think to go up the Mercury must be 1.5 - expect 2 hours.
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