The funicular to Ulriken mountain in Bergen is for sale. Those who make the purchase will also get a restaurant and a bus as a part of the deal.
Owner Christian Foss bought it from his father in 2008 and has since spent around 40 million for the refurbishment of the facility, according to Bergens Tidende. Now he hopes that someone else will carry on the management of the traditional track first established in 1961 .
– I am a real estate and concept developer who likes to start up something new. My strength is not primarily in the day-to-day management. I have now owned and operated Ulriksbanen since 2008. I think it now may be time for others to take over. A major tourism company that can continue to develop the whole concept, would be good, Foss says.
He points out that the funicular set a passenger record in 2013 with 172,000 travelers.
It has also set a new monthly record in July this year – despite the fact that the month was very rainy.
Foss owns 72 percent of the company behind Ulriksbanen. The rest is owned by 45 other shareholders. The company also owns the restaurant skyscraper on top of the mountain and a bus used for transporting tourists from the city center.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today