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Funiculaire Fribourg

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Short but beautiful ride

We went to visit the old town by foot and were quite grateful to take a ride on this funicular on... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
Bissone, Switzerland
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Old sustainable means of transportation

The funiculaire is one of Fribourg's main and picturesque attractions. It uses a cable traction to... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Stefan W
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Neuveville-St Pierre, Fribourg 1701, Switzerland
+41 26 351 02 00
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We went to visit the old town by foot and were quite grateful to take a ride on this funicular on our way back. The funicular was first opened in 1899, and is powered by an ingenious water system. It really feels like making a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank brugnolc
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The funiculaire is one of Fribourg's main and picturesque attractions. It uses a cable traction to connect the lower 'basse ville' with the town centre higher up and gravity (laden with sewage water) to pull the lower funiculaire cabin upwards.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Stefan W
Reviewed August 25, 2018

If you follow the route down and down and down to the famous bridges then you can walk around and catch the funicular back up the hill. Without it we would still be there!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robert H
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful old funiculaire. Excellent way to visit the old city in Fribourg. The water system is quite ingenious.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank wildecolares
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This is a must experience for everyone visiting Fribourg. Taking the Funi will set you back to another time when you enjoy the gentle ride to or from the "vielle ville".

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pierre H
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Had a nice morning taking the funicular down to the river then back up to the upper town. Just quaint and makes you smile a bit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BigBear1977
Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

Quite enjoyable ride back up the hill after a tour of the old town. This should be part of any walking visit. The conductor is very pleasant and proud of his unique vehicle, ready to engage visitors in pleasant discussion. This is a fun tradition...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

A great experience. Traditional and quick! Having the day card you don't have to pay extra. I felt like a swiss, not like seeing a tourist attraction.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Malilaadvice
Reviewed September 3, 2017

The Friborg Funicular (Funiculaire de Friborg), is a funicular with ballast water, connecting the districts of Friborg Neuville and San Pierre. The funicular was opened in 1899. Two cabs funicular drive in antiphase. Below the upper cabin located tank that is filled with waste water...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 475vladimirm
Reviewed July 26, 2017

This is a relatively short ride, but a one of a kind funicular. Originally built to carry brewery workers from their homes in old Fribourg to the new brewery at the top of the hill, this funicular runs on waste water. A tank under the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank JoyceC
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Vinoda S
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Response from Lucie S | Property representative |
The ticket costs 2.80 CHF or 2.20 CHF for half price.
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