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Cologne Cable Car (Kolner Seilbahn)

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Address: Riehler Strasse 180, 50735 , Germany
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It is what it is. Great view though!

If you're gonna get on this thing expecting to feel safe and secure, think again. It is what it is, a wobbly, insecure feeling ride over the river. It feels more like a slow... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're gonna get on this thing expecting to feel safe and secure, think again. It is what it is, a wobbly, insecure feeling ride over the river. It feels more like a slow, thrill carnival ride than something safe, or for everybody. All I'm saying is, it's bumpy and nerve wracking at times in between the beautiful view. That... More 

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Thank Evan S
Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The cable cars are a cute attraction, at a reasonable price that give you a nice view of the river and city. We had a lot of fun talking them over and back across the river. It's not an attraction that takes long to do and is enjoyable. If you have 30 minutes, go do it.

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Thank Karen H
Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Taking the Cologne Cable Car, (Kolner Seilbahn) is a great experience and well-worth the fee. There are great breath-taking views as it slowly travels up or down the hill towards the fortress.

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This place offers a very good view of Cologne, especially the sunset from this place is perfect. But 3 minutes ride in one way costs 4,5 € for one person (both ways 6,5€), what is expensive for such a short ride.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

You will enjoy the view of the rhein and the dom view, but its very short, for 6 euros both ways worth the money

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

After walking through cologne for most of the day this was a welcomed way to rest our legs. we wanted to visit the botanical gardens and thought this the best way to get there. At €4.50 each one way it was the most expensive transport of our trip but the views we got over the city made up for that... More 

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Hannover, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

To and fro hardly takes 8-10 mins. Entrance price is 6.50 euros both ways. At one side its zoo and on other side its only sauna bath. View is of course nice as you see river, cathedral and other things. But nothing outstanding.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This cable car was one of my to-do list inn Cologne. It was a bit crowded and have to wait about 15 mins. to get your tickets. It was a great view and I enjoy it. It takes about 7 mins. for one way. Overall, it was a nice experience and good place to take panoramic photos of the river.

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Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The line is really long but the of the city you get from the cable car is more than worth it. Don't take the cable car in the summer as it is extremely hot inside it (we had 22 C outside but we sweat a lot inside). Watch out ;-) : the cable car passes over a big water "parks"... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Short trip accross the river, not bad view but whole trip takes about 5 min and for tgat i found it a bit expensive

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