"Panorama Baden baden - Mount merkur" Germany Things to Do Tip by speed4turtles
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668m high – „The Merkur“ is Baden Baden’s landmark. Europe’s most modern cable railway connects the train station „Merkurwald“ with the hill’s peak – with a gradient of 54%. An observation tower, a restaurant and a shelter are located on top of the hill. Several clearly marked hiking trails offer breath-taking scenic views. Animal wildlife and recreational trails make this trip an unforgettable event.
The tracks cover a distance of 1,192 meters with a gradient from 23 % up to 54 %. The 5 minute ride elevates the passenger by 370 meters. The speed can be adjusted to the passenger volume, from 2m/sec to 6m/sec. The cars have 18 seats and room for 12 additional standing passengers.
The lower station is best to reach by car (parking is available) or by the bus lines 204 and 205. A reduced fare combining bus and train ride is available from the bus driver. More information is available by the Baden-Baden city service (Stadtwerke).
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