The Reisszug is a private cable railway providing goods access to the Hohensalzburg Castle at Salzburg in Austria. It is notable for its extreme age, as it is believed to date back to either 1495 or 1504.

The Reisszug is the oldest cable railway still in operation in the world. It is a simple, two-car system with a maximum speed of 0.5 m/s. The cars are pulled by a cable that runs through a series of pulleys. The Reisszug can transport up to three passengers and 2,500 kg of goods at a time.

The Reisszug starts from the grounds of the Nonnberg Abbey, below the eastern walls of the castle. It travels through a series of defensive walls and large wooden doors before reaching the castle. The journey takes just over five minutes.


The Reisszug is a popular tourist attraction, and it is also used by locals to access the castle. It is a unique and historic way to experience the sights and sounds of Salzburg.

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