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Doppelmayr/Garaventa Yearbook 2018

Reversible Aerial

Reversible Aerial Tramways 120-ATW Seilbahn Zugspitze Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG Grainau | Germany Inclined length 4,467 m Vertical rise 1,945 m Speed 10.6 m/s Capacity 580 PPH // Gliding up to Germany’s tallest mountain. Marveling at three world records. Enjoying exceptional vistas. The technical specifications of the reversible aerial tramway on the Zugspitze make this installation unique. The tallest lattice tower rising up 127 m, the unsupported rope span of 3,213 m and what is to date the greatest overall vertical rise in one section at 1,945 m are world records achieved by this tramway of superlatives. The construction work was challenging as the wind and weather encountered at such altitudes are hugely demanding for the crew. This supreme achievement called for extraordinary effort on the part of everyone involved, making the end result all the more impressive. Logistics, installation and start-up were all performed without a hitch thanks to close and successful coordination. Visitors can now look forward to a unique experience that begins with the uphill journey. 20