In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- That presents no problem in Bergen: there is a funicular in the dead centre of the city rising up the nearest hill to walking trails which double up for cross country skiers in winter.
- After brunch in one of the many small cafes selling sweet potato snacks, dried donut cakes and biscuits, we make our way over the bridge, past the llama rides and into the throng of people waiting for the next funicular.
- And there are almost as many domestic tourists reaching every nook and cranny of the country by a seamless transport system, its elements being trains - cogwheels, funiculars included - cable cars, buses and trams.
- The ride itself ‘on one of the widest funiculars in the world’ takes seven minutes with a single upload of 120 standing passengers, whisking its clients from 2,100 feet to Ptarmigan Station at 3,600 feet.
- Apart from cliffside funiculars, it is the oldest working cable tramway in Britain.
- The funicular would suddenly stop, and you would look down and see the village miles below.
- Mountaineers who have not used the funicular will not be allowed into the centre.
- Tourism minister Mike Watson was under pressure last night to scrap restrictions on the new Cairngorm mountain railway which prevent walkers getting on or off the funicular at the top of the mountain.
- Although the official line is that the funicular will benefit the other ski areas by increasing the number of tourists who come to the Highlands, there are barely-concealed anxieties that it could monopolise an already shrinking market.
- Craving solitude we flock to the hills in droves; in search of the unspoilt we scar their slopes with tarmac and funiculars.
- Is it conceivable that the funicular will impact on Hayes's tourist traffic?
- Adams said more than 16,000 people had used the funicular in May and only 5% of them had objected to the system.
- The 11 th-century Hohensalzburg Fortress, overlooking the Salzburg, affords amazing views and if you can't face the walk, its 1892 funicular will take you to the top in no time.
- That evening we dined at a mountain restaurant at Sunegga which can be reached only after a steep ride in a funicular.
- Admission to the Railroaders Memorial Museum includes access to Horseshoe Curve, which has a small museum and a funicular from there to the tracks of the curve.
- He believes, however, that the funicular will plague the Westminster government and the Scottish Executive for years to come, particularly at election times.
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