The cable car at Koblenz!

And here I go again, updating and revising older posts, this time in Germany. I had a good time in Koblenz and with the family, many nice memories. One of them had briefly mentioned in older posts but figure deserves a post of its own.

The one activity we like here other than eating /drinking was taking the cable car across the Rhine river. A wonderful thing to do and great views, recommended to all! I still found one picture so here is the post update.

The Cable car at Koblenz  offers spectacular view on the concourse of Rhine and Moselle rivers through the large windows of the panorama cabins. From the foot of the cable car, it is only a short walk to the popular Deutsches Eck or German Corner. The cable car is a 3S cable car lift that connects the city center to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress by going over the Rhine river. It was inaugurated in 2010 as part of the 2011 flower expo.


The cable car is a 3S cable car lift , which connects the city center to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress over the Rhine river . It was inaugurated in 2010 as part of the 2011 Floral exhibition. It is a disengageable cable car consisting of two carrying cables and a towing cable. The lift has 18 cabins with a capacity of 35 persons each distributed along the line.  The cable car line is only 949 meters long (making it the shortest 3S cable car in the world), has a vertical drop of 114 meters and has two pylons. The downstream station Deutsches Eck or German Corner is located on the right bank of the Rhine river, near the Basilica of St. Castor (see post apart on it!)and the mouth of the Moselle. This station houses the driving part of the installation. The upstream station is located just off the northern front of the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress from where passengers can easily access it.

The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress was once accessible by road or by a small 1-seater chairlift built in 1959, the lower station of the latter was located on the left bank of the Rhine. This chairlift was dismantled in 2009 when the town of Koblenz opted for the construction of a new ski lift, more accessible, faster and more efficient. In addition, this new lift was going to serve as an attraction for the floral exposition of 2011. The 3S cable car technology was adopted since this type of lift has the advantages of having a very high throughput for the transport of passengers as well as a high wind resistance. The work was entrusted to the Austrian company Doppelmayr. The cable car site began on April 15, 2009, the lower station, the upper station and the pylons were completed at the end of that same year. The cable then the cabins were installed at the beginning of 2010. The work was completed in June, then the cable car was inaugurated on July 2, 2010 and opened to the public two days later.

Some additional webpages to help you enjoy this unique ride in pretty Koblenz to follow

The official cable car webpage for ticketing ,info etc.

The Koblenz tourist office on the cable car:

The Rheinland-Pfalz regional tourist board on the cable car:

A wonderful superbe webcam of the Deutsches Eck or German Corner:

So there you go folks a nice side thing to do in pretty Koblenz ,good for the whole family and my boys still remember fondly of it. Hope you enjoy the post and do visit Koblenz when possible.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!

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