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Schauinslandbahn cable car

Schauinslandbahn cable car
Schauinslandbahn cable car

With the longest circulating cable car in Germany, you will soar 3.6 km upwards to 1,220m in 20 minutes, covering an elevation gain of almost 750 m. Enjoy the most comfortable and environmentally friendly way of climbing Freiburg's landmark mountain (1,284m) and the magnificent panoramic views of Freiburg and the Rhine valley across to the blue band of the Vosges at any time of the year. Your individual Bergwelt day of recreation or relaxation starts from the upper station. The Schauinsland cable car operates continuously as required – so one of the 37 cabins will be waiting when you want to climb aboard.

It was opened on 17 July 1930, as the first large-cabin circulating cable car in the world, and reconstructed in 1987/88 as Germany's first automatic cable car with no conductors and space for more than four people in each cabin.

Hours: October - June 9am - 5pm, July - September 9am - 6pm.

Prices: Rountrip 11.50 € Adults 10.50 €, Concessions, 7 &euro for children ages 6-14, family fares from 16.50 €.

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Address: Bohrerstrasse 11, 79289 Horben
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"Can I take my dog on the cable car?" (posted 08/28/2014)

yes, you can; you have to pay for a dog like for a child
Answer provided by Klaus Reinhardt on 08/29/2014
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Answer provided by Rainer Raff on 08/28/2014
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"Dear Sir/ Madam, i will be in Freiburg for just a day next week. would you recommend i do the trip? where do i get the cable from-- as in where is the pick up ? how long would the cable ride take?" (posted 09/15/2015)

Dear Madame, to take the cable to top of the mountain Schauinsland is a good idea, if the weather is fine, otherwise I would not recommand you, to do it. From Freiburg you go by Railway and bus to the base of the cable, there you can get your ticket. This ride will take about 20 minutes, the cable so will be about that. With kind regards G. Benner
Answer provided by Familie Benner on 09/16/2015
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"Hi, We will be visiting in July, and would like to take the cable car to the top and then hire a bike to ride back down. Is this possible? Thank you. Gail " (posted 01/23/2017)

Hi Gail, you can not rent bikes at the mountain station of the Schauinsland cable car, but off-road scooter, with which you can fly 8 km route to the valley. For scooters, there are the necessary safety equipment (helmet, knee and elbow protectors). On the website: (here the English version), see all information about the scooter range including photos. Enjoy scooters! Anne Kowalski / The Language Guesthouse Bahnhofstr. 5 vogtsburg
Answer provided by Anne Kowalski on 01/25/2017
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Yes, there is possible. At the mountain station but you can not rent bikes, but downhill scooter.
Answer provided by Anne Rinklin on 01/24/2017
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