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Fun Fact Friday #8: The one with the cable car

 “A cable car in Stuttgart?” you might ask now. And the answer is yes! Not only San Francisco but als Stuttgart has a cable car.

Stuttgart Cable Car, Standseilbahn in German, opened on 30 October 1929. At that time it was the first with automatic steerage! The conductor only had to press a button to operate the railway. Until today two cars run between Südheimer Platz and Waldfriedhof to facilitate visitors all the way up to the forest cemetery. 

Stuttgart Cable Car is actually a funicular railway. This means that the cars are connected with a cable which loops over a pulley wheel at the upper end of a track. When one car is descending, it pulls the other one up. You can see the wheel at the upper station.

Stuttgart has it's own cable car.

 

 

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