Drahtseilbahn Marzili - Stadt Bern




Photo Michel Azéma 1988


Located in the real center of Bern, the political capital of Switzerland, this cute funicular links the Marzili area, near the Aar river, to the center of the city.

First used in 1885, it remained water counterbalanced since 1973. In 1974, it was replaced by an electric and automatic system designed by VON ROLL AG.

One of the water counterbalanced cabin is preserved at the famous Transport Museum of Lucern.




Technical Datas
Start 1885
End ...
Type of funicular
Type of tracks
Energy 1885-1973
till 1974
Bottom station Marzili (507 m)
Top station Stadt Bern (539 m)
Length 105 m
Difference of levels 32 m
Maximum Gradient 32 %
Number of cars 2
Capacity 30 passengers
Maximum Speed 3m/s
Security Speed 1,4m/s
Time of a ride 1'
Manufacturer Doppelmayr-Von Roll


Company Informations
Drahtseilbahn Marzili - Stadt Bern (DMB)
Marktgasse 37
Postfach 6362
CH - 3001 BERN
Tel: (+41) 31 320 37 37
Fax: (+41) 31 320 37 30



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