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Funiculaire Fribourg

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Address: Neuveville-St Pierre, Fribourg 1701, Switzerland
Phone Number:
+41 26 351 02 00
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Nice ride down to the river level

While not a huge ride it does come as part of a day ticket on the local tram andbus services. These are a great cheap way to see around Freiburg if you do not have a car. The... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2016
Tuart Hill, Australia
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Everyone we knew in Fribourg said that I had to ride the funiculaire, but, despite the novelty, it didn't offer any special experience or views. What was great, however, was stepping out of it into the quaint lower city. And of course the ride back up makes returning easier. You buy a ticket from the wall-mounted machine (the conductor will... More 

Thank Bananas09
Fribourg, Switzerland
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

While visiting Bas-Ville in Fribourg (old town) one can use either normal bus or funiculare. There is a magnific view on the rocky hill on the other side. Smell there might be unbearable since waste water is used to operate the funiculaire. Price for this short ride is high, especially if you don't have half-fare card (demi-tariff, halbtax). One could... More 

Thank Magdalena_Fribourg
Tuart Hill, Australia
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 June 2016

While not a huge ride it does come as part of a day ticket on the local tram andbus services. These are a great cheap way to see around Freiburg if you do not have a car. The funicular just goes up and down from the upperlevel down to the riverlevel where you can see more of the old town... More 

Thank Brian_and_Anne212
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305 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

I think this is the shortest funicular in Europe. You can buy an hour ticket for the funicular and busses. As many rides as you like. It's a cute little ride from the old town to the not so nice newer parts. However, it's a piece of history b

Thank IOWman
Pella, Iowa
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Using the City's waste water to power this trolley to the top! What a fun experience. Took a historic tour of the city that ended with this ride up the side of the steep slope of the town. The visitor center in the performance center was very helpful in providing maps and tourist information. Beautiful city!

1 Thank Jim P
Fribourg, Switzerland
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is one of the oldest "Finuculaire" in the world. It works still as build in last century with used waters as weight. The ride brings you from lower city up or down. Walk down to the lower city taking the streets close to the cathedral and then take the "Finiculaire" to come back up. You have the parking right... More 

Thank Alexander W
Omaha, Nebraska
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Definitely worth a ride! Talk to the engineer. He will explain the interesting engineering behind this funiculaire. Caution: It might smell :)

Thank phaniteja
Amherst, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

It was cool they have funiculaire because it is not that bad to climb up. and it takes very short. Anyways, it was a nice couple of minutes to watch the scene of old town.

Thank Kukiliku
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Definitely recommend going on the Funiculaire. Although slight smell from the waste water they are using to move the train. Didn't mind it at all.

Thank elsvenjo
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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217 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

I was visiting my daughter inFribourg and took my 3 year old grandson on the funiculare. He loved it!

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