Record Setting Cable Car Opening In Germany Friday (Tallest Steel Tower, Longest Cableway Span, and Greatest Height Difference)

Record Setting Cable Car Opening In Germany Friday (Tallest Steel Tower, Longest Cableway Span, and Greatest Height Difference)

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Record Setting Cable Car Opening In Germany Friday (Tallest Steel Tower, Longest Cableway Span, and Greatest Height Difference)

A record setting new cable car is set to go operational this Friday servicing Germany’s highest mountain.  PR News Wire reports the new cable car at Zugspitze will cut at least 30 minutes from the current train ride up the mountain and transport four times as many people as the previous gondola.

The cable car has taken six years to plan and build will include two fully-glazed high capacity cabins that will transport up to 580 passengers per hour to the peak.  Integrated window heaters will create spectacular year round 360​​° panoramic views of more than 400 alpine peaks in four different countries.

The new cable car sets three new records: the world’s tallest steel tram tower at 417 feet, the world’s largest total height difference of 6381 feet over a section, and the world’s longest unsupported space at 10541 feet.

The project looks simply breathtaking and I personally can’t wait to take a ride. There are ton of sweet videos detailing the design and build, to watch more GO HERE.

So badass they shrink wrapped the cable cars with a coming soon and then had Santa drop in from it: 

If you want to keep your eye on the opening Friday watch a live webcam HERE.

image from zubspitze FB

 

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