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The Funiculaire is wonderful

Had a nice morning taking the funicular down to the river then back up to the upper town. Just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Galveston, Texas
Very fun

Quite enjoyable ride back up the hill after a tour of the old town. This should be part of any... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2017
frederick, maryland
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Neuveville-St Pierre, Fribourg 1701, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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

2  Thank fred200099
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.

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

Thank Vladimir M
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

Thank Joyce C
Reviewed June 16, 2017

This is one of those things you do because it's an interesting experience, historically and culturally, if slightly whiffy. A charming, wooden, dark green funicular carriage takes a short trip up and down powered by city waste water (hence the potential for the whiffy-ness). The...More

Thank GoGirlAZ
Reviewed May 18, 2017

I took the funiculaire from the lower to the upper city. It is included with the Swiss Pass. It was a short but interesting way to ascend to the upper city.The operator was pleasant.

1  Thank ptyduke
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

An impressive funiculaire, a 100 years old and 100% ecologic. Uses waste-water as driving power. A genius stroke of engineering.

Thank Rene M
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

This is a great way to see over tops of the houses down into the old town. Bringing you to a great spot to explore the picturesque old town of Fribourg

Thank MichaelJIreland
Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Worth using from its lower side as it's quite a steep climb back up the streets above. Just be warned though that it's powered by the use of "dirty" water and can be a bit whiffy.

Thank Sean A
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Vinoda S
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The ticket costs 2.80 CHF or 2.20 CHF for half price.
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