The Grottenbahn is a stand-alone train dark ride at the Pöstlingberg mountain, located close to the city of Linz.
Up to 56 guests can take a seat in the long train shaped like a dragon (called Lenzibald) which will drive around a large circle (the Realm of the Dwarves) 3 times. The first time, the scenes on the left are lit up, the second time the scenes on the right and finally all scenes plus the cave itself lit up in the third round. When entering the station afterwards, the dragon lets out smoke. After riding, guests exit through an elaborate underground walkthrough with fairy tales on display.
''Grottenbahn'' is German for ''Cave Ride''.
It costs €6,50 to ride.
The current version of the cave dates from 1948 after the 1906 original was lost in World War II. Austrian sculptor Friederike Renate Stolz was the 'mother' of the current Grottenbahn. Panels at the entrance tunnel display the history of the ride and pay tribute to Stolz's work.
The train with the dragon was updated in 1996.
Ride duration10 minutes
Number of vehicles1 vehicles
Seats (per vehicle/theatre)56 seats