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“Great for a ride! Nothing more.”

Standseilbahn Dresden
Ranked #44 of 169 things to do in Dresden
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Haifa, Israel
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Great for a ride! Nothing more.”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Dresden has two mountain railways. Both of them take off from almost the same point (3 min. walk from each other), but each one goes up a different direction. That's why you can't use one to go up and the other to get down. You must take a round trip on EACH of them.

If you've read our review of the Schwebebahn, you already know that between the two mountain railways of Dresden we prefer the Schwebebahn. But we insist that you should try both of them!

The Standseilbahn is a funicular and it has it's own advantages. It has a better riding experience than the Schwebebahn, It is longer, taking you through tunnels and a very steep incline. Problem is...once you are up there, you have nothing to do (unless you live there). It is a ride for fun. Nothing more. Since there are lots of trees up there, you don't even get the opportunity to take some pictures of the Dresden Valley. Some reviewers say that there's a nice restaurant with a wonderful balcony. If taking pictures is your only purpose, you shouldn't enter the restaurant. Go for the Schwebebahn instead (named Bergbahn on the guiding signs).

The bottom like is that we absolutely enjoyed the ride and that what counts!

Cost: please note that day tickets for the public transportation do not include the mountain railways, but they do grant you 50% off the standard fee (for example: 5 euros for adult round trip, instead of 10 euros).

Visited July 2014
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Prague, Czech Republic
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Do not go there before 11 a.m.”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

There are two cable cars (funiculars) close to each other, both starting at the Körnerplatz, both not so easy to find, you can easily miss them. Very hard to park nearby if you do not have a "paper parking clock" with you so as to indicate the time you are leaving the car; max. 1 hour is allowed. We did not have one so we parked our car some 500m away.
Both funiculars are in operation every day from some 9 a.m. at least, every 15 minutes. The Standseilbahn is a railway whilst the Schwebebahn is a ropeway. We decided to try the Standseilbahn. The lenght of the journey is only some 2 or 3 minutes, there are 2 tunnels. You can see beautiful luxury villas that are characteristic for the whole quarter and remind of good old days before WW2.
At the top we were disappointed: nothing there - no terrace to enjoy the view of the city, no café, nothing until 11, when the restaurant with a terrace opens. But we were there at 10 and did not want to wait.

Visited July 2014
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Enschede, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“always fun to travel a few meters with a hill train”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

we took the tourist bus to see the touristic highlights from the city. went out at the standseilbahn bottom end traveled to upper end to see the nice houses on that side of the elbe. picked up the bus a few hundred meter further perhaps a mile maximum. had a nice stroll around the area and a great view on the city of dresden from a higher viewpoint.

Visited December 2013
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Brieselang
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“A nice way to get to the Weiße Hirsch”
Reviewed 24 August 2013

It may not be the fastest way to get to the Weiße Hirsch in Dresden but it is very enjoyable.

The staff is very friendly and patient.

Visited August 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
519 reviews
438 attraction reviews
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“Great View From The Top”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Took an evening ride out on the trams at the end of a very hot day, walked over the Blue Wonder Bridge and came across this. From the upper station you could see all over Dresden and I hadn't realised just how extensive the city was beyond the tourist central area.

Visited July 2013
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