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The Schlossbergbahn (English: Castle Hill Railway) is a funicular railway in the town of Freiburg im Breisgau in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It links the city centre with the Schlossberg hill.

Car approaching upper station
Coordinates47°59′50″N 7°51′26″E / 47.99722°N 7.85722°E / 47.99722; 7.85722Coordinates: 47°59′50″N 7°51′26″E / 47.99722°N 7.85722°E / 47.99722; 7.85722
Line length262 metres (860 ft)
Track gauge1,200 mm (3 ft 11 14 in)
Maximum incline22%
The Schlossbergbahn looking downhill, with the car in the lower station

The funicular was constructed in 2008, in order to replace a previous cable car that was used between 1968 and 2006. It is operated by the Schlossbergbahn GmbH & Co. KG. The line operates daily between 09:00 and 22:00 (18:00 on Tuesdays), and is accessible to wheelchairs.[1][2]

The funicular has the following technical parameters:[3]

Number of stops 2
Configuration Single track
Length 262 metres (860 ft)
Height 73.30 metres (240.5 ft)
Maximum Steepness 22%
Cars 1
Capacity 25 passengers per car
Speed 1.5 metres per second (4.9 ft/s)
Journey time 3 minutes
Track gauge 1,200 mm (3 ft 11 14 in)
Traction Electricity

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  1. ^ "Freiburgs einzigartige Attraktion" [Freiburg's unique attraction]. Schlossbergbahn GmbH & Co. KG. Retrieved 2013-07-10.
  2. ^ "Betriebszeiten" [Operating Hours]. Schlossbergbahn GmbH & Co. KG. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
  3. ^ "Technische Daten" [Technical Data]. Schlossbergbahn GmbH & Co. KG. Retrieved 2011-02-13.

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