April 1913 – Nerobergbahn Wiesbaden Cable Car

Project Postcard April 1913 - Wiesbaden Germany Drahtseilbahn Neroberg front

Project Postcard April 1913 - Wiesbaden Germany Drahtseilbahn Neroberg back

The Nerobergbahn is a funicular railway in the city of Wiesbaden, Germany. The line links the city with the Neroberg hill to its north, where visitors may view a panorama of the city.

The line opened in 1888, and is one of the few funiculars with water propulsion. At the upper station, tanks on the downbound car are filled with up to 7,000 litres of water to ensure that it is heavier than the upbound car. The downbound car then pulls the upbound car uphill with a 452-metre long steel cable. When the downbound carriage arrives at the lower station, the water is discharged and pumped uphill.

The line was taken out of service in 1944 due to war damage, and service was restarted in 1948. In 1988 the line was protected as a technical monument by the State of Hesse.

This postcard shows the Nerobergbahn in year 1913.


Owner of this postcard: Matias Roskos