Dresden - city of culture

Loschwitz mountain railways

For more than 100 years, the two mountain railways have formed part of the picture-perfect scenery of the Loschwitz hillside above the river Elbe. The world's oldest ascending suspension railway, which climbs 84 metres from Loschwitz to Oberloschwitz, was constructed in 1901. Those interested in its history can visit the machine room at the top station. The funicular railway has been transporting passengers between the Loschwitz and the exclusive Weisser Hirsch residential district since 1895. At a height of 95 metres, the top station provides a spectacular vantage point overlooking Dresden. The historical machine room is also open to visitors here.

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