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Kurwaldbahn - cable railway

Short facts

  • Bad Ems
  • trips by train and boat

One of the steepest funiculars in the world!

The two carriages of the cable railway link the town centre with the spa area on the "Bismarckhöhe". The cable railway manages the distance of 220 metres and a difference in altitude of 132 metres at a speed of 4 metres per second. It has a gradient of 78% and thus makes it the steepest one of its kind in the world. When you get to the station at the top you will have a wonderful view on the health resort and the Lahn valley.

The panorama restaurant Bismack's is located at the mountain station. You can also take beautiful walks and hikes from here. The HöhenLuft premium trail, for example, is located directly at the mountain station. A hiking sign shows where to go.

Ticket prices:
Single trip 2.50 euros; return trip 4.00 euros. 10-trip ticket 16 euros; weekly ticket 19 euros Bicycles cannot be transported for safety reasons.

On the map

Römerstr. 8

56130 Bad Ems

Phone: (0049)2603 9730

Fax: (0049)2603 973100


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