The new record-breaking Zugspitze Cable Car has gone into operation on Germany’s highest peak.
The new lift has two fully glazed high-capacity cabins which can transport up to 580 passengers per hour to the peak. Along the journey, they traverse the world’s highest steelwork pylon for aerial tramways at 127m, the world’s greatest overall height difference of 1,945m over one section as well as the world’s longest unsupported span, measuring 3,213m.
“In addition to breaking three world records in technology, the new lift offers winter sports enthusiasts a breathtaking panorama as it whisks them to the peak,” a Zugspitze cable car company statement confirms.
The new lift has taken a total of six years of planning and construction work, sometimes under the most challenging building conditions at 3,000m.
Integrated window heaters make it possible to enjoy unobstructed visibility even in bad weather. Once at the top of Germany’s highest peak, visitors can look forward to unique 360° panoramic views of over 400 Alpine peaks in four different countries.