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The Zagreb Funicular

The Zagreb Funicular

The Zagreb Funicular railway connects the upper, Old Town, (Gornji Grad) and the lower town (Donji Grad). It runs from Tomićeva Street (exit to Ilica Street) to the Strossmayer promenade, just below the Lotrščak Tower. The gauge track is 66 metres long, which makes it the shortest passenger funicular in the world. It was built on 8 October 1890 and has been officially in operation since 23 April 1893. Initially it was powered by steam engines, which were in 1934 substituted with electrical engines. Since its original external appearance has been preserved, as well as its construction and the most of the technical properties, the Zagreb Funicular is now a protected cultural monument. It is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. It has two cars; each can carry 28 passengers.

Photo © Turistička zajednica grada Zagreba. Photo by M. Vrdoljak.