Dresden Altstadt "old town"
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Families with children and lovers of historic traffic engineering should not miss Dresden's two funiculars.
In some places, the cliffs of the Elbe river valley are so steep that the upper neighborhoods were impossible to reach from Loschwitz, down in the valley, necessitating long detours to get from one to the other. Around 1900, at the height of industrialization, a suspension railway and a cable car were installed that are both still in use today - not primarily as tourist attractions, but as a functional part of Dresden's public transport system.
Both lower stations can be found at Körnerplatz, just 150 meters from each other, and a few minutes away from Hotel am Blauen Wunder. Simply walk across the namesake bridge and follow the main road to the next square.
The suspension railway takes you up to a restaurant known as 'Dresden's balcony' while the cable car ends at Loschwitzhöhe vantage point.
A ride in either funicular lets you experience Dresden from an entirely unusual perspective and is unlike any other public transport you have ever taken.