Germany – Videos of Heidelberg funiculars

Some personal videos of the funiculars of Heidelberg (Molkenkurbahn  and Königstuhlbahn) from 11 May 2012.
Quelques vidéos personnelles des funiculaires d’Heidelberg (Molkenkurbahn  et Königstuhlbahn) prises le 11 mai 2012.

Heidelberg Molkenkurbahn

Heidelberg – Königstuhlbahn

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:

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: November 24th, 2004, the new cars, designed by Swoboda (Oberweis, Austria), are installed on the rails of the first section (photo Dagmar Welker).