Pöstlingbergbahn, Linz

4.3
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The Pöstlingbergbahn (German pronunciation: [ˈpœstlɪŋˌbɛʁkbaːn] (listen)) is a narrow-gauge electric railway, or "mountain tramway", in Linz, Austria. It connects the main square in the centre of Linz with the district of Pöstlingberg, located at the top of a hill (or small mountain) at the northern end of the city. Opened in 1898, for 110 years the metre-gauge railway ran from a terminal station in Linz's Urfahr neighbourhood, located across from the terminus of urban tram route 3, to Pöstlingberg. In 2009, service was extended from Urfahr to the city centre. To permit this change, the railway was regauged from 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) metre gauge to 900 mm (2 ft 11 7⁄16 in) and a track connection to the Linz tram network was built. Service was suspended from March 2008 until May 2009 for this work. With a maximum grade of 11.6%, the Pöstlingbergbahn is one of the steepest adhesion railways in the world. There are steeper grades on at least one other tram system, that of Lisbon, but the Pöstlingbergbahn is still among the world's steepest adhesion railways and has the steepest grade of any in Austria.
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  • A short trip uphill with a wonderful view of Linz depending on weather. Confusing pricing (not clear if the ticket is to Hauptplatz or to Urfahr).To be bought and validated before the journey. Long.....  more »
  • This is absolutely worth the money and one of the highlights of Linz. Not only is the trip up special. But you also get great views from up there and with a church and 2 restaurants you can eat and...  more »

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