Sunday, May 06, 2012

Fløibanen, Bergen

On my way up to Fløibanen
Fløibanen is, in my opinion, one of the best attractions Bergen has to offer. The carts of funicular will bring you 320 meters in 7 minutes, and when up you will have a superb view over the city. 

One of the stations along Fløibanen
The beautiful view from Mount Fløien
The trip with Fløibanen is not for the faint hearted, as the carts have large windows, and it will get apparent for you how steep the 7 minute drive up will be when you leave the station.

Funny enough is each cart at Fløibanen named and individually painted. The Blåmann cart is blue, whilst Rødhette (Little Red Riding Hood in English) is red. 

Since it opened in 1918 Fløibanen has become one of the most popular attractions in Bergen

I will recommend you to do as I,  be seated in the rear end, as there you will have the best view on your way up.

You will also see that Fløibanen is not only an attraction,  but also a part of the public transportation system, as there are fashionalble city quarters enjoying the wonderful view over the city along the funicular.

When up, you can admire the beautiful view over the city, as I did then and back in 2009 during a beautiful winter day

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