Monday, March 06, 2006

Nerobergbahn

To get up to the Neroberg you can either take the car, your bike or walk, or you can take the "Nerobergbahn" - a funicular run with water (very environmental friendly :D) from 1888.

There are basically two trains connected with a steel wire - one train is uphill with the tank full of water, the other one is in the valley station with an empty tank. When both let go off their breaks they start moving automatically.

Related topics:
Neroberg; Funiculars (Wikipedia)

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6 Comments:

At 4:10 AM, Blogger local b said...

Strange. I don't know if I completely follow. And is the water in the tank frozen over?

 
At 4:46 AM, Blogger pcpod said...

Nicola, the funicular sounds fun. I just got to look at your photos. Weisbaden looks pretty in white. I am looking forward to seeing it the Spring and Summer colors as well.

 
At 7:20 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

local b - I guess in Winter they use hot water so it doesn't get frozen. It needs to be "fluid" since they need to release it once the train reaches the valley station. And the empty car on the top station gets filled again (so it's a constant filling and emptying it again).

 
At 7:21 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

pcpod - Thanks for your comment! I'll show you more pictures of a greener Wiesbaden soon, hopefully :).

 
At 10:27 AM, Blogger Maya said...

Do they use this system still nowadays? for other mechanism of things? Great inventive way for sure...

 
At 8:15 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

Maya - yes, the train is still in service with the old system. I don't know other techniques using the same system but I was surprised how many trains there are like this (check out the wikipedia link!).

 

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