Zagreb Funicular, Zagreb

Zagreb Funicular, Zagreb

D. W. Klein, a contractor from Osijek, won a commission to build a funicular in Zagreb in 1888. The system opened in 1890. At first, a steam engine was used to propel the cars, but the pressure was too low, and breakdowns were frequent. Electric power replaced steam at the little railroad in 1934. Rejoice. The funicular is the safest, most dependable transportation in Zagreb.

The funicular connects the Upper and Lower towns of Zagreb. The lower station is on Tomiceva Street, just off Ilica Street, the longest street in the city. The upper terminal is at the foot of Lotrscak Tower at Strossmayer's Promenade in Upper Town. The funicular replaces the wooden steps built by urban planner Milan Lenuci.

The system uses two wagons. Each wagon has 16 seats and 12 spaces for a standing room. It travels at 1.5 meters per minute. Each journey lasts just over a minute. There are two tracks, one wagon on each track. It has moved presidents, bishops, and kings, including present King Charles III of the United Kingdom and his Queen Consort Camilla.

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Zagreb Funicular on Map

Sight Name: Zagreb Funicular
Sight Location: Zagreb, Croatia (See walking tours in Zagreb)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Zagreb, Croatia

Create Your Own Walk in Zagreb

Create Your Own Walk in Zagreb

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Lower Town Walking Tour

Lower Town Walking Tour

The Lower Town of Zagreb, also known as Donji Grad, is one of the two main districts in the historic heart of the Croatian capital, alongside the Upper Town (Gornji Grad). It is the more modern of the two and was built during the period of urban expansion, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Lower Town showcases a captivating tapestry of architectural splendor dominated by...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Upper Town Walking Tour

Upper Town Walking Tour

Andautonia was a Roman settlement near the location of today's Zagreb. Historical record attests to the name "Zagreb" in 1134, referring to the founding of the diocese of "Kaptol" by sainted King Ladislaus in 1094. Kaptol is the "Upper Town" of Zagreb. The "Lower Town" is "Gradec."

Upper Town centered around Zagreb Cathedral consecrated in...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles