Merkur Mountain and the Merkur Funicular Railway
Merkur is German for Mercury. A planet, a Roman God, a metal and also Baden-Baden's landmark mountain!
Climbing the highest point in Baden-Baden sounds rather strenuous. It need not be, however. The summit of the 2,191 foot Merkur Mountain can be easily reached with Europe’s steepest, and most technically advanced, funicular railway. In little over 5 minutes, and after negotiating inclines of between 23% and 54%, and a difference in altitude of 1,214 feet, you will have reached your target.
Now you can stand back and admire the view. And what a view it is too! If all this exertion has made you a little hungry, you can reward yourself with a visit to the summit restaurant. After, you can either relax on the lawn, or go for a stroll on one of the numerous marked footpaths. Whatever you decide to do, one thing is guaranteed; the outlook will be absolutely breathtaking.
The Merkur Funicular Railway operates to and from the summit between the hours of 10am and 10pm. The railway’s base station can be easily reached from the town center by taking either the 204 or 205 bus. If you intend to use the bus service, we would recommend you buying a combination ticket, which you can purchase from the bus driver. Further information, on ticket prices and the Merkur Funicular Railway, can be found at www.stadtwerke-baden-baden.de, or by telephoning +49 (0) 7221 2770.
If you find the funicular railway a little too fast, why not tackle reaching the summit on foot? Simply follow the marked footpaths and enjoy the wonderful countryside, the wild animal reserve and the various other interesting sights, which will pass you by, on your way to the top.
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