Ljubljana Castle funicular
LocaleLjubljana, Slovenia
Dates of operation2006–present
Length70 metres (230 ft)
Ljubljana Castle Funicular

The Ljubljana Castle Funicular is a funicular railway in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It goes from Krek Square near the Ljubljana Central Market to the Ljubljana Castle. The idea of having a funicular going to the castle dates back to 1897, when then mayor Ivan Hribar wrote to the Austro-Hungarian authorities asking for a lift that would go up to the castle. It was realised on 28 December 2006.[1] The funicular is popular among tourists. It runs between the hours of 10:00 and 21:00 in wintertime, and the hours of 10:00 and 22:00 in summertime, and the full trip lasts 60 seconds.[2]


See also


  1. ^ "5 Years of the Funicular Railway to the Castle". City Municipality of Ljubljana. 28 December 2011. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Funicular Railway". Ljubljana Castle. Retrieved 13 January 2012.

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