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Marzilibahn takes you from the Aare to the Bundeshaus
and it dates back to 1885, it was built within just 4 months and has a length of just 102 meters. After a funicular in Zagreb with a length of just 62 meters, Marzilibahn is the 2nd shortest funicular in Europe. Something else that is important: this funicular works with "Water-power" as a large tank is filled with water at the top-station and this way the lower wagon is taken up.
Take a look at my main photo here and you will see the lower station on the left and the upper station on the right of my pic. The hill is quite steep there and so the city of Bern decided to build a funicular there for all of the hardworking people in the Swiss parliament.

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Website: http://www.marzilibahn.ch

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  • Updated Dec 20, 2010
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