Saturday, 4 June 2011

The Niesenbahn, Swis Alps, Switzerland.

Niesenbahn is funicular, also known as a inclined plane or cliff railway, is a cable railways in which a cable like vehicles on rails moves them up and down a steep slope: the ascending and descending vehicles counter balance each other. The construction of the Niesenbahn was completed in 1910. Alongside the path of the Niesenbahn is the longest stairway in the world with 11,674 steps.The journey between Valley Station Mulenen 693 meters above sea level and Niesen Kulm the terminus station at 2362 meters above sea level takes 30 minutes. The journey is devided into two sections Mulenen to Schwandegg (1699 meters above sea level) taking 14 minutes and Schwandegg to Niesen Kulm taking 12 minutes.`

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