Opening of the railway 25 September 1888
Operating period April to October every year
Passengers per year approx. 300,000
Duration of single journey approx. 3.5 minutes
Speed 2.16 m/sec (corresponds to 7.78 km/h)


Gauge 1.000 mm
Rail profile S20
Track length 438.5 m (with 70 m passing loop)
Gear rack Width 110 mm, division 100 mm, Riggenbach system
Height difference 83 m
Gradient 15 %, in middle of route 26 %, average 19.5 %


Material 8-strand cable made from compressed exterior strands with plastic inlay between steel core and exterior strand, galvanized
Cable structure 8 x 19 Seale + SESUG, compressed strands
Cable diameter 28 mm
Cable length 451 m
Lay type Cross lay
Cable weight 1.655 kg
Breaking force 74,55 t
Traction on cable lever 3.406 kg

Bridge (viaduct)

Length 97,30 m
Height clearance 7,75 to15,55 m
Number of pillars 4


Valley station 157 m above sea level
Hill station 241.1 m above sea level


Permitted capacity Up: 40 persons, down: 50 persons
Carriage weight Empty: 8,100 kg; 50 people weighing 75 kg: 3,750 kg
Water weight 3,500 to 7,000 kg
Maximum load 18,850 kg
Water filling 3.5 to 7.0 m³

Water reservoirs

Fill quantity Hill station 350 m³, valley station 200 m³
Engine capacity of pump 37 kW at 2,900 rpm
Delivery rate of pump 60 m³/h, 123.5 m


The filling pipe at the hill station

The centrifugal governor for the emergency brake

The cable including cable drum

Deflection pulley at the hill station

Water drainage at the valley station

Water level display on the carriage

The cog wheel with gear rack and brake drums

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