Predigtstuhlbahn, Bad Reichenhall, BY-DE
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard
N 47° 43.000 E 012° 52.332
33T E 340411 N 5287002
Quick Description: Second oldest running cabin cable car in the world in the Bavarian Alps.
Location: Bayern, Germany
Date Posted: 1/7/2020 12:24:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM11XV4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
The Predigtstuhl Cable Car (German: Predigtstuhlbahn) has been in operation since 1928 and is the second oldest (the oldest is the spanish aerocar in Canada), still running, original large-cabin cable car in the world. Since 2006, the ropeway has been placed under the protection of monuments. And in 2013 the "Predigstuhlbahn" as well as the hotel and mountain's top restaurant got a new ownership, "Marga und Josef Posch", which belongs to the German businessman group Max Eicher.

History and construction

The cable car began operations on 1 July 1928, after only a year's construction. The production of the ropes was assigned to the Westphalian Wire Industry (Westfälische Drahtindustrie). The building of the three pylons, at heights of 22, 32 and 9 metres was contracted to Hochtief AG, from Munich.

The heartpiece, the wire ropeway drive technology and the two elegant pavilion passengers cabins were manufactured by the German, at that time worldwide leading wire ropeways company Adolf Bleichert & Co. from Leipzig, technology based on the Bleichert-Zuegg system.

Technical data

Height of valley station: 474 metres
Height of mountain station: 1,583 metres[2]
Height difference: 1,140 metres
Length: 2,380 metres
Power: 150 PS
Capacity: 150 persons/hour
Journey time: 8.5 minutes

Source: Wikipedia
Type of Aerial Lift: Gondola Lift

Is there a fee to ride this aerial lift?: Yes

If there is a fee please add the costs associated with this lift below.:
34 €

Is this aerial lift primarily;: Recreational Use

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Does this lift have more than one primary boarding location?: Yes

Type of lift if described as "other" above.: Not listed

If there is more than one primary loading area which one are you waymarking?: Not listed

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