Fancy riding an open top cable car, you can now!

Tue 21 August 12

This summer saw the launch of the worlds first open top cable car. Be sure to take an extra pair on snowboard trousers as it's definitely not one for the faint hearted!

Fancy riding an open top cable car, you can now!

Fancy riding an open top cable car, you can now! © Switzerland Tourism

This summer has seen many eager and nervous punters turn up and ride the world’s first ever double-decker cable car, a lift that would makes the average theme park ride seem like a walk in the park.

The open top Cabrio cable car opened on the 29th June on the Stanserhorn Switzerland. The cabin consists mostly of glass and therefore allows a vast view into the Alps. The Stanserhorn is located in Central Switzerland overlooking Lake Lucerne.

Cabrio Open Top Cable Car!
Cabrio Open Top Cable Car!
Switzerland Tourism

It will be interesting to see if any brave riders take to the open top in a white out in mid winter, safety regulations permitting of course. Let us know what you think of the lift on our facebook page.

For those of you considering here are a few fearsome facts!

Facts & Figures

Length: 2320 meter
Start: 711 meter above sea level
Summit: 1850 meter above sea level
Capacity: 60 pax. The upper deck can fit 30 pax
Capacity per hour: 465 pax
Speed:  8 meter pr second
Journey time:  6 Minuten 24 Sekunden
Building cost:  28,1 million Swiss Francs
Price: 64 Swiss Francs return. With the Swiss rail pass from Swiss Travel System a return ticket is only 34 Swiss Francs

We will see you on the lifts, or maybe not! To find out more visit: www.stanserhorn.ch/en/

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