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Funicular to Mercury

Merkur mountain railway

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Location: Baden-Baden
Suitable for prams: ja

The Merkurgipfel can only be reached by visitors on foot or from Baden-Baden with the Merkurbergbahn. Built in 1913, the mountain railway was shut down for technical reasons in 1967 and reopened in 1979. 1200 meters long, one of the longest funiculars in Germany overcomes a gradient of up to 54%, which opens up a view of Baden-Baden even during the train journey.

There is a restaurant at the mountain station. As further attractions, a lawn for sunbathing, a barbecue area and a playground with a giant slide have been set up on the summit. So-called terrain spa trails of different lengths and gradients have been created for spa purposes, which of course can not only be used by spa guests. One of these paths leads to the game reserve at the foot of the mountain, where red, fallow and mouflon deer live. There is a launch site for paragliders right at the Merkurbergbahn mountain station.

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