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Bohrerstr. 11, 79289 Horben, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 4976 14511777
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Included in the SchwarzWald card and highly recommended !

Entry to the Schauinslandbahn cable car was included on our SchwarzWald card! after having some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A must when visiting Freiburg

This was the highlight of our trip to Freiburg. The cable car was surprisingly steady despite the... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Louise F
Reading, United Kingdom
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“cable car” (31 reviews)
“viewing tower” (4 reviews)
“long ride” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Bohrerstr. 11, 79289 Horben, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 4976 14511777
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entry to the Schauinslandbahn cable car was included on our SchwarzWald card! after having some rainy foggy days on our trip we arrived early in the morning to a beautiful day! Parking was free and there was no line so we entered right away. On...More

Thank harpazhadar
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip to Freiburg. The cable car was surprisingly steady despite the wind. Once at the top, the views were amazing. Definitely climb the 31- meter high viewing tower...it’s worth it, though very windy! The air was so fresh and...More

Thank Louise F
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We decided to forgo the lift going up and decided to hike. It was a little steep at times but the view amazing. It took us 3 hours but did end up having a picnic on the way up which was wonderful. We took the...More

Thank TravelingMom370
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Very smooth cable car ride which was absolutely spectacular,particularly with the autumnal colours glowing under blue skies in the warm sunshine.The ride itself and the views from the tower at the top (a short walk from the cable car station) really had the wow factor..the...More

Thank ABarrett_12
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Around 12kms south of Freiburg, and easily accessible by car or tram/bus, this is the longest cable car ride in Germany. Taking around 20 minutes, soaring over forest and valley, it's safe and sedate and spectacular at the summit, with views far across to the...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We drove up to near the top of the hill rather than taking the cable car and then took a short walk t and up the tower. It was fantastic - great views all around and plenty room to stop and appreciate them.

Thank Emma M
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Build in 1929 and renovated 30 years ago a nice alternative to go by car up to the top of the mountains close to Freiburg. The staff is not very friendly and the try squeeze 11 people in a wagon of the size of 9...More

Thank Thomas I
Reviewed 25 August 2017

An amazing ride up and into the famous Black Forest. The cable car ride is very smooth and you just do not know which way to look first. Any way you look, the views are just astounding. We went for a small walk into the...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

It takes 20 minutes for the cable car to ascend. All the time the view changes and from the top one can see the Vosges Mountains in France. Well worth the ride.

Thank SimonT262
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Well worth the effort to get there. Views from the top of the tower is great, of the city of Friebourg below.

Thank Coopper29
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Samantha A
15 November 2016|
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Response from AnkurShrivastav | Reviewed this property |
Bohrerstraße 11, 79289 Horben, Germany. A google search will take you to their website which has all other details as well.
1 April 2016|
Response from Normanta | Reviewed this property |
You can get a taxi from anywhere to anywhere providing the cab driver is willing to take you. So the answer is yes. It may not be the cheapest way and you have to make sure the cab driver knows where to go before he/she... More
13 January 2015|
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Response from Andi B | Reviewed this property |
It is very easy to walk that way. Just get a map at the cable car station and then head northwest. There are signs throughout the way. Really beautiful ways are for example via Horben or via Kybfelsen. (You can also rent a... More