The epitome of German engineering and at the same time one of the steepest of its kind in the world
Opened in 1887, the funicular railway to the 334-metre-high Malbergskopf overcame a height difference of 260 metres over a length of 520 metres. It was powered by water ballast. At the time, it was considered the epitome of German engineering and also one of the steepest of its kind in the world! In 1979, the railway was shut down due to technical defects and two years later it was declared a monument.