Everyone in Fribourg knows the funicular as one of the town's curiosities. The line was opened in 1899 and links the town centre to the Basse-Ville (the lower area of the town).
The Fribourg funicular is a listed historical monument and unique in Europe... it is actually one of the only one to run on waste water from the town, which is used thanks to a system of counterweights.
The creaking and clattering of the rack of the hundred-year old machine is obviously worth seeing, especially as it will take you deep into the soul of the town. The funicular was - and still is - the link between the "Basse-Ville" and the centre of Fribourg. History and modernity... a true symbol!
Workdays: 7 am to 8.15 pm and 9.30 am to 7 pm Sundays and holidays: 9.30 am to 7 pm
Departure according to demand every 6 minutes.
Ride: 2 minutes
Fare: One-way ticket : CHF 2.70 / ½ CHF 2.00
Because of civil works, the Funicular isn’t working from Monday the 15th til Sunday the 28th of September 2014.