Euroregion Elbe/Labe

Funicular Dresden

Historic funicular on the Dresden Elbe slope

The Dresden funicular, which opened in 1895 and belongs to the Dresdentransport company, runs from Loschwitz to the higher district of Weißer Hirsch. The original plan was to simply create a connection between the city center and the newly founded Weißer Hirsch villa district. After this district developed into a popular and well-known health resort with the construction of the Lahmann Sanatorium, it was used many times.

The two cars of the funicular on the route are connected to each other by a pull rope and are powered by a stationary conveyor. The journey leads through two tunnels and over a 102 meter long viaduct and lasts five minutes, during which you can learn interesting information about the funicular via a loudspeaker. Currently on the funicular works the fourth vehicle generation from 1994.

While the cable car itself and a ride on it are a special experience, you can also enjoy a wonderful view over the Elbe valley from the Louisenhof restaurant right next to the mountain station. The funicular has been a listed building since 1984.

Further information also at


Grundstraße 1
01326 Dresden

Opening hours

The funicular is currently closed and will reopen on June 1, 2024.

The funicular runs Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on weekends between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m evera 15 minutes. Regular reconstructions take place for a few weeks in March and November.



A single ticket for one trip costs 4.00 euros, reduced price: 2.50 euros, return trip 6.00 euros, reduced price 3.50 euros, family ticket 15.00 euros.

The reduced fares apply to children up to their 15th birthday and holders of a valid day ticket for the Dresden fare zone.

Season tickets (weekly, monthly, subscription-monthly tickets) for the Dresden fare zone are valid on the funicular. The Germany ticket is not valid.


Guided tours of the machine house (upon registration)


The lower station at Körnerplatz directions_railway directions_bus can be reached with bus lines 61, 63 and 84/521.

From the Plattleite stop directions_railway directions_bus on tram line 11, a ten-minute walk takes you through the Weißer Hirsch residential area to the upper station.

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