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thumb thumb thumb The Nerobergbahn is a funicular railway in the city of Wiesbaden, Germany. The line links the city with the Neroberg hill to its north, where visitors may view a panorama of the city.

The line opened in 1888, and is one of the few funiculars with water propulsion. At the upper station, tanks on the downbound car are filled with up to Template:Convert of water to ensure that it is heavier than the upbound car. The downbound car can then pull the upbound car uphill with a Template:Convert long steel cable. When the downbound carriage arrives at the lower station, the water is discharged and pumped uphill.<ref name=ows>Template:Cite web</ref>

In 1939, it was planned to convert the line to electric propulsion and to provide larger cars, but the outbreak of World War II prevented this. The line was taken out of service in 1944 due to war damage, and service was restarted in 1948. In 1988 the line was protected as a technical monument by the State of Hesse.<ref name=owsg>Template:Cite web</ref>

The funicular has the following technical parameters:<ref name="ows"/><ref name=lworld>Template:Cite web</ref>

See also

  • List of funicular railways


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  1. Klaus Kopp: 125 Jahre Wiesbadener Verkehrsbetriebe 1875-2000, ESWE-Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH, Wiesbaden (2000)

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