Since 1929 this funicular railway has linked a cemetery in the middle of a forest with the city of Stuttgart in the valley nearly 300 feet below.
For funeral parties, the incline railway was (and still is) a convenient form of transport to the burial grounds, but anyone can enjoy the short ride with views over the town, as the funicular is part of the local public transport system.
For visitors to town, a walk through the woods around the cemetery is a favorite getaway from the bustle of city life. There, you will find the graves of local industrialists, philosophers, painters, politicians, writers, musicians, and even a German president.
The cars of the funicular are beautifully preserved and entirely made of teak and mahogany wood. The two cars are connected with a long cable and they use only one track, except in the middle, where the ascending and descending car have to pass each other.