Hidden funicular

Public transport at Lëtzebuerg is based on buses, tramways and elevators. Maybe someone thought that a funicular is the missing piece: in 2017 the Pfaffenthal-Kirchberg funicular was opened; a funicular that is only 200 meters long with a height difference of 38 meters. If you travel by tramway from the historic city center to the European quarter you might easily miss it, as it is located in parallel to the Pont Grande-Duchesse Charlotte.

Why is it there? To make the European quarter better accessible a new railway station called Pfaffenthal-Kirchberg was opened underneath in 2017. The funicular brings you up to the buildings of the European Union and to the museums (Musée Dräi Eechelen, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean). If you rather want to visit the Pfaffenthal valley underneath then an elevator brings you down from the railway station to river Alzette close to the historic Porte des Bons Malades.

Pfaffenthal-Kirchberg funicular

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