• One of Europe's most modern cable car systems

    Overcome the 112 metres' height difference floating in one of our panoramic cabins

Facts and figures

Lower station
  • Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer / close to the Basilica St. Castor
Upper station
  • Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
Manufactured by
  • Doppelmayr Gruppe, Wolfurt, Austria
Operator
  • Skyglide Event Deutschland GmbH
Design
  • Werner Sobek Engineering & Design Stuttgart
Cable Car system
  • 3S – three-wire cable car: use of two suspension cables in each direction an one hauling cable
Electric motor
  • 1300 hp; energy-efficient, electric operation
Weight of suspension cable
  • 17 tonnes each
Diameter of suspension cable
  • 54 mm
Gondolas/cabins
  • 18 cabins
  • Cabin no. 17: glass plate in cabin floor
  • Cabin no. 18: public transport
  • Floor level access
  • Suitable for wheelchairs, prams and bicycles
  • Seats facing the window
  • Panoramic view
Weight of one cabin
  • 3,5 Tonnen (inkl. Laufwerk)
Cableway length
  • 890 m
Height difference
  • 112 m
Free span over the Rhine
  • 850 m
Width of Rhine at this point
  • 287 m
Transportation capacity
  • 7,600 passengers per hour in both directions
Speed
  • 16 km/h (4.5 m/s)
Construction time
  • 14 months
Volume of investment
  • € 13 million
Record
  • Highest transportation capacity per hour for an aerial cable car worldwide