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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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Of ordinary madness

The Wuppertaler Schwebebahn, that's the German name of it, is a very special attraction, because for the local people it is just a normal puplic transportation, like the bus is... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Wuppertaler Schwebebahn, that's the German name of it, is a very special attraction, because for the local people it is just a normal puplic transportation, like the bus is for people in other towns. But at the other hand, there is nothing similar in the world to it. So as a tourist you will may be in the middle... More 

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Retford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Effective way to travel between the two cities. Prompt and regular service. As in all rush hours seats are limited. Tickets easy to purchase. Very cost effective, late night trains available.

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dangling from a metal framework suspended above the River Wupper, this railway seems to have sprung from the pages of a sci-fi novel. I found that it looked better from the outside; the inside of the wagon is very much like that of any train, though the views are good.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked several weeks prior and arranged to stay in Dusseldorf for this visit. We initially booked an 11am tour on the Kaiserwagen and then had to be rescheduled. We were offered 11am the day prior, 5pm the same day or a refund. We wanted to see the suspension railway in action so therefore had no other option than to... More 

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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I have always wanted to visit this "railway" and whilst working nearby had some spare time so got the chance for a ride on it. A unique way of getting about and very well used by locals. there seemed to be cars every few minutes so you would not have long to wait. A must for the enthusiast

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We came to Wuppertal just to ride the railway. It is a fascinating way to travel and is used as the everyday transport by the locals and is not a tourist attraction. So glad we came.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Suspension railway is not in everywhere since the cost of construction and operation is very high, that's why you must try this when coming to Wuppertal. It's kind of shaky when moving but you can enjoy views of Wuppertal. Beside, it's not really expensive and tourist-exclusive as the single ticket price begins with € 2,60 and local people do use... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Its always amazing to see the City from another view. Definitely worth it or just to arrive a destination

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were given a free pass to the monorail which is over 100 years old. It sways!! It takes you to most places following the river. very convenient and more fun than a bus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

At the same time the French built the Eiffeltower, the Germans did it sideways. The Wuppertal Schwebebahn is just fun to travel with. On the elegant structure there is a train unit every couple of minutes. You get a ticket at the platform from the ticket machines. For 4 a single trip costs about €10 (2.50 each). If you want... More 

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