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The Wuppertal Suspension Railway

Schlossbleiche 40, 42103 Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 202 19433
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A must see

There are not many Suspensions Railways in the world and the one on Wuppertal is world famous. See... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jan M
Bracknell, United Kingdom
Very Unique and Fun Railway

The Wuppertal Schwebebahn, aka the Suspension Railway, is a monorail type train, only instead of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Schlossbleiche 40, 42103 Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 202 19433
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are not many Suspensions Railways in the world and the one on Wuppertal is world famous. See the architecture and get into the Story of the elephant who rode the train.

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Wuppertal Schwebebahn, aka the Suspension Railway, is a monorail type train, only instead of riding above the single track, the Schwebebahn hangs below the track. It opened in 1901 and still serves as a useful public transportation system with approximately 85,000 riders each day....More

1  Thank EJW3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Schwebebahn ( floating or levitating train / railroad / tram) is a unique means of public transportation in the city of Wuppertal in the West of Germany, close to Cologne and Dusseldorf. The interesting thing is that it opened in 1901, thus being 116...More

1  Thank Wolfi8168
Reviewed 2 June 2017

First time travelling in "hanging" train wagons, worth to have a go if you are in Wuppertal. It's inexpensive and a popular way of travelling within the city. Great views. I believe they are the first ones ever on it's type.

Thank Marc D
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The thought of a hanging train never occured to me as a big thing till i saw this. Quiet well planned even for emergency situations...took ride across the city and it was a nice experience....a good experience

Thank AArunJoseph
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I returned to Wuppertal for another trip on the famous railway. The day was cool, but the memories wonderful. I first went on this bahn when I was six years old, then I took my young son back in 1994. Now the time was right...More

Thank colina982
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

When this was built it was considered to be quite magnificent and I do know somebody who wants came all the way from Vienna just to see the monorail. For me it wasn't exactly jawdropping but good fun nonetheless

Thank PeterCinLondon
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I was mesmerised to see the suspended train both as an engineer and as a visitor. Great combination of technology, space optimisation and view all in one.

1  Thank bogdanmaramures
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is a neat way to spend an afternoon in Wuppertal. It's a pretty unique experience. My recommendation is get a day pass - I think it was €10 for two persons. Board at the beginning of the track (Vohwinkel) and ride all the way...More

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

While visiting family in Wuppertal they suggested we ride on the Suspension Railway. I was hesitant. It's very old, but I was assured it was well maintained and had been in use for many, many years. The Suspension Railway is similar in use to the...More

Thank 356gretchenc
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8 May 2017|
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Response from davide79_12 | Reviewed this property |
yes only afew times a month.Its on tje Kaiserwagon.Which is the old wagans of the former Kaiser Wilhelm ll. You have to request tickets via the kaiserwagan website. But the application is in all german and on the day the sit... More
Kim M
25 May 2016|
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Response from Trolli | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kim Yes you can use your ticket on all public transport incl. Schwebebahn which is worth a ride. I have family in Wuppertal so I am there frequently and I would give Alter Markt a miss as it is not the nicest part of... More
28 March 2016|
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Response from Robertandcherry | Reviewed this property |
Get off at Wuppertal Hauptbahnhof and cross the bridge to the Schwebebahn station.Buy a VRR ticket for Stufe 2 and go on the Schwebebahn to one of the end stations(Oberbarmen or Vohwinkel).From there go to the other end... More