Have You Ever Seen A 'Swivel Chairlift' Before?

Have You Ever Seen A 'Swivel Chairlift' Before?

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Have You Ever Seen A 'Swivel Chairlift' Before?

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The video below shows a chairlift at the Hörnlebahn in Bad Kohlgrub, Germany that swivels from the middle out as passengers unload. Two lift operators swing the chairs away from the passengers at just the perfect moment so they can unload.

The chair was invented by German ski racer Karl Ringer in 1950. They’re called Ringer Chairs, and while they didn’t catch on across the globe, they’re one of the coolest, if not weirdest, chairlifts I’ve ever seen.

Check out one of the last Ringer chairs still in use! I’d love to ride one of these weird contraptions someday.

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