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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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+49 202 19433

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Unique experience

A unique experience, like a suspended swinging streetcar. I suggest to take it in a snowy day. Magical.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique experience, like a suspended swinging streetcar. I suggest to take it in a snowy day. Magical.

Thank Finanzio C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Practical and convinient expensive single ticket affordable daily ticket but neverthelss a practical way to see around

Thank Jimmy M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wuppertal, per se. I had mixed feelings about the place, but I was 'here', and decided (in some short spare time), to travel 'to and fro' between some stops. I had first 'observed' this unique railway on an episode of Michael Portillo's 'Great European Railway Journeys' (I watched the episodes, which included places which I had been to - and... More 

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Schwebebahn truly is a masterpiece of engineering as it over the river.And well worth a visit if you're in this part of Germany.As we were staying at nearby Düsseldorf. It's a great way to see Wuppertal As we were in Wuppertal on saturday you can get a all day travel pass ,for up to 6 people for €6.90 .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 January 2017

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.

Thank Neil S
Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

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.

Thank SamueleZT
Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

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

Thank 103er
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.

Thank countryman d

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