Panoramic view of the upper station of funicular and suspension railways
For more than 100 years, the suspension and funicular railways have defined the landscape of the picturesque slopes of the Elbe
at Loschwitz. As well as being a means of public transportation, the railways have become an important Dresden tourist attraction. The funicular railway is cable operated, and runs from Körnerplatz to the district of Weißer Hirsch, a well-known exclusive residential area in Dresden. The suspension railway’s lower station is just around the corner from Körnerplatz and travels to Oberloschwitz.
Travelling in Dresden’s cable cars is a special experience because of their unique charm. The upper station of the suspension railway offers visitors a lovely view of the Elbe Valley and technology enthusiasts will enjoy the interesting railway exhibitions.
Tour and exhibition
Those interested in learning more about the funicular railway are invited to speak with our experts. If you would like to visit the machine rooms, please book in advance. Tours are available at weekends and public holidays.
In addition, a small exhibition located in the upper station of the suspension railway provides a glimpse into the history of the railway. There are daily tours of the drive mechanism in the suspension railway machine room. Please book in advance.
Check out our calendar of events page to learn more about interesting railway events (This page is only available in German).
The funicular and suspension railways’ lower stations are located next to Körnerplatz. Bus routes 61, 63 and 84 stop at Körnerplatz,
or you can take trams 6 or 12 to the Schillerplatz stop. From there, it is a short walk across the famous Blue Wonder Bridge to Körnerplatz.