Adventure 14 – Oberweisbach

This week I cheated. Sort of. My trip to Oberweisbach was partly work related. I went there to learn more about origami for my Master thesis. I had fun and met great people.

But a trip isn't all work, even if time spent at the destination is. And even if it's work, I can still appreciate some good views and getting to travel.

First surprise was this odd thing.

It's a cable railway and probably the oldest piece of transportation I've used. The Oberweisbacher Bergbahn is almost 95 years old.

There are two carriages on either end of a cable, one at the bottom of the hill and one at the top. Like a pulley system, as one lowers the other rises. Clever system really.

A view from the top. The maximum incline is 25%.

This here is a castle nearby. Believe me, it's massive. The left building is also huge, but only the armory. Upon reopening later this year it is to house the largest collection of historic armor and weapons in the world. That and a nearby cycling route may make it worth a second visit.

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