Quiz #1 – The answer

Paris, July 30, 2006.This quiz #1 was found by Nicolas Urech… bravo!Yes, it is the Nerobergbahn at Wiesbaden (Germany).
Google Earth: 50° 5’49.29″N 8°13’41.16″E


Paris, le 30 juillet 2006.

Le quiz #1 vient d’être trouvé par Nicolas Urech… bravo!.

Oui, il s’agit bien du Nerobergbahn à Wiesbaden. (Allemagne).
Google Earth: 50° 5’49.29″N 8°13’41.16″E

Photo Klaus Föhl.

Dresden Funicular Exhibition

Dresden, Germany.Dresden Funicular Koernerplatz – Weisser Hirsch is 110 years old now.

At the upper station of the Schwebebahn (the other funicular in Dresden, the lower station is at the Koernerplatz also) there is a exhibition called SCHRAEGE TYPEN since October 1 until November 20th 2005.
You find there informations, pictures and some models of the 33 german funiculars. Included are the 12 funiculars already out of service, as the first from 1877 in Zeitz.
Not included are the lifts (in German also called Aufzuege or Schraegaufzuege).

The exhibition is open daily 10.00 to 19.00. The fee is 1 Euro for the tower at the upper station (where you have a beautiful view on the city of Dresden, by the way) and 2,50 Euro for the machine room.
At Oct 29 – 31 (monday Oct. 31 is a holiday in Saxony) 11.00 – 18.00 there is a little festival at the Dresden funicular.
At the same weekend is the ceremony of re-opening the Frauenkirche church in Dresden !

(Photo Tobias B. Köhler)

Molkenkurbahn & Koenigstuhlbahn… Here we go again!!!

Heidelberg, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany.Since March 23, 2005 the two sections of the funicular of Heidelberg (Molkenkurbahn and Koenigstuhlbahn) are in use again !!!They were closed for modernization. The cars of the upper section, Koenigstuhlbahn, were restored with the same old-time appearance. The cars of the lower section, Molkenkurbahn, were replaced by modern Swoboda’s cars.The official site: www.bergbahn-heidelberg.de

Here are the photos of the new cars…

The cars of the upper section, Koenigstuhlbahn. (Photo Heidelberger Bergbahnen)

The cars of the lower section, Molkenkurbahn. (Photo Heidelberger Bergbahnen)

Heidelberg – Good news !

Heidelberg, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany.Following the Kaprun tragedy, the upper section of the funicular of Heidelberg (Koenigstuhlbahn, in service since 1907) was closed on April 30th 2003 for security reasons. Fortunately it was decided to restore the wooden cars and to keep their old-time appearance. November 2004, the new wooden bodywork of the saved Koenigstuhlbahn. The lower section of the funicular of Heidelberg (Molkenkurbahn) is being completely rebuilt and will have two new cars. The inauguration will take place in the spring of 2005. More information: www.koenigstuhlbahn.de November 24th, 2004, the new cars, designed by Swoboda (Oberweis, Austria), are installed on the rails of the first section (photo Dagmar Welker).