The Dresden Suspension Railway is a suspended funicular. It is one of the oldest suspension railways, having entered service on 6 May 1901. We took a ride on it.
We took a tram from central Dresden, walked over a bridge and found two signs; Standseilbahn and Schwebebahn. The Standseilbahn was closer and we found it was a regular funicular railway from the Loschwitz district to Weißer Hirsch. This funicular has been running since 1895.
Tickets were 5 EUR per person – our Dresden daily travel pass wasn’t accepted.
The journey to the top took about five minutes. We found a restaurant with a nice view and had a beer – otherwise the summit was unremarkable.
Back at the base, we walked to Schwebebahn – the suspension railway. This runs from the Loschwitz district to Oberloschwitz.
Tickets were 5 EUR per person – and again our Dresden daily travel pass wasn’t accepted.
The journey to the top took about five minutes. Again, the view was nice but the summit was unremarkable.
I took a video on the way down – it’s quite a relaxing five minutes.
Well, what can I say? We enjoyed our visit and appreciated the historic significance of both railways – but don’t make a special trip unless you’re an enthusiast!