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Great view from the top!

Great gem in the heart of the city. Located just over the bridge from the old town the railway... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
lewish725
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Bristol, United Kingdom
A Charming Anachronism

The Aleksotas Hill Funicular Railway climbs a hill with views over the river and Kaunas Old Town... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
camsean
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Chengdu, China
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20 Feb 2018
“Great view from the top!”
6 Nov 2018
“Dont bother, closed for no apparant reason.”
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

We had walked all the way from the cathedral to use the funicular. It was closed and seems to have been for some time bur no notice to that effect. (The funicular to the castle in Vilnius was also closed with no explanation)

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lizandianp
Reviewed 15 April 2018

The funicular was built in the interwar period of Lithuania's Independence. It's not as picturesque as Budapest's, and the ride is nowhere near as impressive as Prague's. But it's good fun and worth the 1 Euro 40 cents it cost me for a return trip.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank David C
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Great gem in the heart of the city. Located just over the bridge from the old town the railway costs 70 cents each one way. The tram up takes around 1 minute, however the view of the city from the top of the track is...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank lewish725
Reviewed 21 December 2017

It lasts 10 seconds but it's lovely because it brings to one of the best viewing points of the town, on the hill. Very cheap.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Thombly
Reviewed 2 October 2017

as Funicular railways go, this is pretty good, you just step on and step off, nothing much to see at the top so best get a return ticket

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Neil J
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Unfortunately, the funicular was closed for renovating or for some other obscure purpose when I visited, so I was unable to ride it and had to walk the stairs istead... It was't worth the effort...

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Patrik L
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The Aleksotas Hill Funicular Railway climbs a hill with views over the river and Kaunas Old Town. In all honesty, this hill isn't very tall, nor is it very popular with visitors, so it is hard to see why they keep it running. The staircase...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank camsean
Reviewed 4 June 2017

One of the two funicular in Kaunas. This one is by the river and a short ride up will take you to see the view of the old town. The funicular is very old and works very well. One goes up and the other goes...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank HungaryHopper
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Lovely and cosy funicular with vintage atmosphere all year long. The staff is always polite and helpful. In addition, they are bicycle friendly thus one can take a bike up and down the hill. And the must see city panorama up the hill is breath...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Kristina S
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Excellent place. Everything authentic, even smell:) Nice panorama on the top of the hill. Must to be visited if you are in the Kaunas

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Vytautas S
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