Explore with me the Stuttgarter "ZACKE"

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Stuttgarter Zacke
Stuttgarter Zacke

Hey travelers,

today I´ll take you on tour to Stuttgarter´s "Zacke", we´ll drive up the hill and walk down on the way back.

The straight connection is known to be the shortest. In Stuttgart that means overcoming extreme gradients. From Marienplatz to Degerloch, the cogwheel railway, affectionately known by the Stuttgarters as the “Zacke”, has been climbing the 17.8 percent steep route up to the top - with the most magnificent Stuttgart panoramic views. An incomparable tour that you cannot miss.

on the way to Zacke
on the way to Zacke

pretty nice view....
pretty nice view....

btw., today is Day of Liberation from the Nazi regime....  At the moment I took these pics, I wasn´t aware about..... intuition.....

Marien Church, Stuttgart
Marien Church, Stuttgart

Impressive store window......
Impressive store window......

finally reached the Marienplatz, the starting point of the Zacke
finally reached the Marienplatz, the starting point of the Zacke

And here we go.....
And here we go.....

The Stuttgarter Zacke is the only rack railway in Germany that mainly serves the normal, daily rush hour traffic in a big city. The Zacke vehicle fleet consists of three four-axle rack-and-pinion cars of type ZT 4 (built in 1982), with two cars always in use as planned.

And because the incline is quite strenuous with the bike, at least high, you can easily transport your two-wheeler with you on the trailer.

it takes about 15 minutes to the top....
it takes about 15 minutes to the top....

the history of the ”Zacke”
the history of the "Zacke"

A nice old church near the main station...
A nice old church near the main station...

On the top of Stuttgart, one of the best viewing points....
On the top of Stuttgart, one of the best viewing points....

Santiago de Chile Square.....
Santiago de Chile Square.....

Statue in memory of Gabriela Mistral
Statue in memory of Gabriela Mistral

View from the restaurant ”Wielandshöhe”
View from the restaurant "Wielandshöhe"

Some nice residences on the way back.....

Stuttgart is already a green city with many trees and parcs....
Stuttgart is already a green city with many trees and parcs....

Hope you enjoyed the walk around the Zacke, have a wonderful weekend

Tom🤙


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