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Funiculaire Fribourg

Neuveville-St Pierre, Fribourg 1701, Switzerland
+41 26 351 02 00
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One of a kind

This is a relatively short ride, but a one of a kind funicular. Originally built to carry brewery... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joyce C
Havertown, Pennsylvania
Interesting Eco-engineering

This is one of those things you do because it's an interesting experience, historically and... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Madrid, Spain
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“waste water” (9 reviews)
“old town” (12 reviews)
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Neuveville-St Pierre, Fribourg 1701, Switzerland
+41 26 351 02 00
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a relatively short ride, but a one of a kind funicular. Originally built to carry brewery workers from their homes in old Fribourg to the new brewery at the top of the hill, this funicular runs on waste water. A tank under the...More

Thank Joyce C
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is one of those things you do because it's an interesting experience, historically and culturally, if slightly whiffy. A charming, wooden, dark green funicular carriage takes a short trip up and down powered by city waste water (hence the potential for the whiffy-ness). The...More

Thank GoGirlAZ
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I took the funiculaire from the lower to the upper city. It is included with the Swiss Pass. It was a short but interesting way to ascend to the upper city.The operator was pleasant.

1  Thank ptyduke
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

An impressive funiculaire, a 100 years old and 100% ecologic. Uses waste-water as driving power. A genius stroke of engineering.

Thank Rene M
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great way to see over tops of the houses down into the old town. Bringing you to a great spot to explore the picturesque old town of Fribourg

Thank MichaelJIreland
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Worth using from its lower side as it's quite a steep climb back up the streets above. Just be warned though that it's powered by the use of "dirty" water and can be a bit whiffy.

Thank Sean A
Reviewed 27 September 2016

it's a unique experience to try this almost vertical train, you have to try this when you go to fribourg, my son love it!

Thank Ronny K
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Nice. When you take your ticket, know that this is the SAME ticket for the buses in the city of Fribourg. It is valid not just to take the funiculaire, but you can use it for up to one hour on the buses.

3  Thank vegigirl
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Best exemple of sutenability in Fribourg since already early 20 century!! No fossil energie and no light is use to climb from the lower medieval town to the modern upper-town. It use only the "potential energy" of the used water! Also the old cab is...More

Thank Jmdevaud
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Not cheap for a short ride but it was certainly worth it in the heat and the thought of climbing back up the hill made it an easy choice for us! The staff were very friendly. You can sit outside facing up the hill of...More

Thank Wanderwells
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Vinoda S
8 April 2017|
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Response from Lucie S | Property representative |
The ticket costs 2.80 CHF or 2.20 CHF for half price.
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