Is an interest in funicular railways unhealthy? Possibly, perhaps especially if they are the alternative to exercise by a decent uphill walk. The first funicular that grabbed my attention was one in Kent, England. I signed a petition to save it and have it restored. It now has been and there is plenty of information around about the Leas Lift.
I heard that there was a funicular railway in Zahgreb, Croatia. Let me look. Yes, certainly beats walking up a steep hill. It appears to be functional, without being too stylish. Croatia is hardly a rich country, so functional will have to do.
I remember Jayne and Lance, affectionately known as JayLa, mentioning that there was a funicular in Budapest, at Castle Hill, and so there is and doesn't it just look gorgeous. There is no point in me repeating the history of it when it is spelt out at You Tube if you go to the You Tube website. Suffice to say, it is has been there in one form or another for a long time. It looks very stylish.