Designation for monorail rack railways for overcoming extreme inclines in rough terrain. The route consists of a square tube, on the underside of a rack is welded. The pipe is mounted on supports mounted at a distance of a few meters. This Monorackbahnen have a relatively low space consumption. You can get slopes of up to 100% Tilt overcome. Horizontal and vertical curves are possible up to a radius of four meters. Therefore, they can be flexibly and individually adapted to the topography. As vehicles so-called monorack tractors with diesel, petrol or electric drive are used. This can carry up to 250 kg of load.
A main area of application of Monorackbahnen is the Steillagenweinbau, where heavy loads are to be transported in a topographically difficult position. They serve as means of transport for piles, fertilizer and the grapes at the vintage or just as a climbing aid for the winemakers. A list of the wine regions concerned, such as the Moselle or in the Swiss Wallis is under steepest vineyard contain.