Žaliakalnis Funicular Railway

Žaliakalnis Funicular Railway is an electrically operated funicular railway in Kaunas, Lithuania. It is the oldest funicular in Lithuania and one of the oldest still working funiculars in Europe. It was officially launched on 5 August 1931.

Žaliakalnis Funicular Railway is an electrically operated funicular railway in Kaunas, Lithuania. It is the oldest funicular in Lithuania and one of the oldest still working funiculars in Europe. It was officially launched on 5 August 1931.

The funicular is made of a wood paneled coachwork and is serviced by an English speaking operator in funny uniform. It climbs the 75 m up from behind the Vytautas the Great War Museum to the Church of the Resurrection (about which you can find info on Lomo locations website already) for some of the best views in Kaunas. The ticket costs less than one euro.

The best time to come for a ride is between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., because it’s the time then funiculars climbs up and down the hill every ten minutes. But if you like something much more zingy you should try to sneak in after the working hours inside the territory, cause usually if the weather is fine the view is terrific. All you need to do is to climb over the fence and you’re inside and good to go to sit on the stairs. By the way, in the middle of the night you can even hear how hedgehogs are sneaking around the place.

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http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%BDaliakalnio_keltuvas

written by puly on 2008-05-09 #places #art #analog #culture #location

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