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žaliakalnis funicular

Aušros g. 6, Kaunas 1,00 Eur I - V 07:00 - 19:00
VI-VII 09:00 - 19:00 (close on public holidays days)

At the end of the 3-rd and the beginning of the 4-th decade Kaunas experienced fast modernization stage. Much attention was devoted to improving the infrastructure of the city – water-supply, drainage, transport. While building the Žaliakalnis funicular consultation with German specialists engineering company in Leipzig „Curt Rudolph Transportanlagen“ was conducted. The company prepared the project and manufactured the funicular; electrical equipment was supplied by company „AEG“, chassis was acquired from Swiss firm „Theodor Bell“. American Lithuanian company „Amlit“ in Kaunas made wagons. To ride funicular takes 1min 38 sec. Kaunas funiculars appeared as the brightest and unique signs of leading infrastructure, testify fast growing city.

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