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The Wuppertal Suspension Railway

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Address: Schlossbleiche 40, 42103 Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 202 19433

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Trip back to my childhood

I returned to Wuppertal for another trip on the famous railway. The day was cool, but the memories wonderful. I first went on this bahn when I was six years old, then I took my... read more

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57 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I returned to Wuppertal for another trip on the famous railway. The day was cool, but the memories wonderful. I first went on this bahn when I was six years old, then I took my young son back in 1994. Now the time was right to revisit to rekindle good times. The prices were OK and apart from the weather... More 

Thank colina982
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When this was built it was considered to be quite magnificent and I do know somebody who wants came all the way from Vienna just to see the monorail. For me it wasn't exactly jawdropping but good fun nonetheless

Thank PeterCinLondon
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was mesmerised to see the suspended train both as an engineer and as a visitor. Great combination of technology, space optimisation and view all in one.

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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a neat way to spend an afternoon in Wuppertal. It's a pretty unique experience. My recommendation is get a day pass - I think it was €10 for two persons. Board at the beginning of the track (Vohwinkel) and ride all the way to the end (Oberbarmen). On the return journey, stop at the Hbf stop and explore... More 

Thank Sandra D
Germantown Hills
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

While visiting family in Wuppertal they suggested we ride on the Suspension Railway. I was hesitant. It's very old, but I was assured it was well maintained and had been in use for many, many years. The Suspension Railway is similar in use to the "EL" in Chicago except it hangs from the rails. Well, my aunt and uncle were... More 

Thank 356gretchenc
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This unique form od public transport is built over the river on a tripod system to hang the train above the river. While this might seem contra-intuitive, it did save the life of an elephant once!

Thank Peter R
Brussels, Belgium
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37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic technology. Unique in the world. The balancing of Schwabebahn is the heartbeat of the city.

Thank amungiu
Telford, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Had a great couple of days in and around Wuppertal and this was the highlight Loved riding the rails and investigating the history of the various stations and events Don't forget to see the bronze of Tuffi

Thank Edwin T
Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

good fun to see the whole area from above A very efficient service plenty of steps to climb to the stations but it was served by a very prompt clean reliable service The engneering of the rail was astonishing and worth seeing in its own right.. Do not miss a trip on this service if you are in he area

Thank Margaret C
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5 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

A unique experience, like a suspended swinging streetcar. I suggest to take it in a snowy day. Magical.

Thank Finanzio C

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