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Everyone in Fribourg knows the funicular as it is one of the town‘s curiosities. The line was opened in 1899 and links the town centre to the Basse-Ville (the lower area of the town). The Fribourg funicular is a listed historical monument and unique in Europe. It is actually the only one to run on waste water from the town, which it uses thanks to a system of counterweights. The creaking and clattering of the rack of the hundred-year old machine is obviously worth seeing, especially as it will take you deep into the soul of the town. The funicular was – and still is – the link between the ‘Basse-Ville’ and the centre of Fribourg. History and modernity

Rue St Pierre - Rue de La Sarine
1700  Fribourg
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