Friday, 11 July 2014

Public transport like an inverted rollercoaster, Wuppertal

The Schwebenahn is a unique public transport system similar to an inverted coaster. When we saw this we had to think of super thrill rides like Montu in Bush Gardens and Raptor in Cedar Point. Unfortunately this hanging tram is slow and old. It is of great historical value and was put into operations in 1901.

Most of our pictures were taken at the Central Station which seems to attract many homeless and poor people. The economic situation in Wuppertal looks down, something you would not expect for a German city. The country is generally known as the engine which pulls Europe out of the financial crisis.

De Schwebebahn is een uniek openbaar vervoermiddel en lijkt wat op een hangende achtbaan. Onmiddellijk dachten we aan top attracties zoals Montu in Bush Gardens en Raptor in Cedar Point. Spijtig genoeg is deze hangende tram traag en oud. De Schwebebahn werd voor het eerst in gebruik genomen in 1901 en is van grote geschiedkundige waarde. 

De meeste foto's werden genomen aan het Centraal Station waar veel arme en dakloze mensen rondhangen. De economische situatie in Wuppertal lijkt wel in een zware depressie, iets wat je niet zou verwachten in een Duitse stad. Het land staat algemeen bekend als de motor die Europa uit de financiële crisis trekt. 
 
Schwebebahn Haubtbahnhof Wuppertal

Schwebebahn Haubtbahnhof Wuppertal

Schwebebahn Haubtbahnhof Wuppertal

Schwebebahn Haubtbahnhof Wuppertal

Schwebebahn Haubtbahnhof Wuppertal

Schwebebahn Haubtbahnhof Wuppertal

Schwebebahn Haubtbahnhof Wuppertal

Schwebebahn Haubtbahnhof Wuppertal

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9 comments:

  1. You take me to the greatest of places. What lovely views, thank you.

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  2. Good grief! Well, I guess this way it can go places that it would not be able to on the ground. Kind of like a daily ride with some thrills thrown in as well!

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  3. I saw a news segment on a roller coaster this week - thought of you and Kristel. It's supposed to be the highest and scariest. I like the little grocery store.

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  4. German engine, conquer Brazil.

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  5. 1901! Wow

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= <3

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  6. Ohhoh… looks great, but not so beautiful.

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  7. Never until now see trams like these...

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