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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 €
Address: Merkuriusberg 2, 76530 Baden-Baden
Tags: Baden-Baden, Merkur Mountain, Funicular Railway, Hiking
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