Schwebebahn: Hanging Railway - Wuppertal, Germany
In German the railway is called Schwebebahn, which translates to
floating railway but in English it is generally called the hanging
railway or the suspension railway. The official German name is
Einschienige Hangebahn System Eugen Langen.
Wuppertal is easy to reach, both by car and by train, from Cologne,
Düsseldorf and the Ruhr-region. It is roughly a thirty minute train ride
from all three places. The Hanging Railway stops at the main railway
station, Hauptbahnhof in German.
All in all, the Hanging Railway is more of a unique experience rather
than an exciting railway journey. Well worth trying if you are in the
neighbourhood. Although Wuppertal has some other attractions,
most tourists go to Wuppertal just for the Schwebebahn.
There's something that makes Wuppertal unique in this world: It has
a suspension railway! The "Wuppertaler Schwebebahn" has been
connecting the different centres of Wuppertal for more than 100
years now. If you ever get the chance to go on a suspension train
here take it. It's fun and very extra ordinary