Zugspitze cable car, an aerial tramway in Bavaria

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The new Zugspitze station © Friedrich-Karl Mohr/cc-by-sa-3.0-de

The new Zugspitze station © Friedrich-Karl Mohr/cc-by-sa-3.0-de

The Seilbahn Zugspitze is an aerial tramway running from the Eibsee Lake to the top of Zugspitze in Bavaria, Germany. It currently holds the world record for the longest freespan in a cable car at 3,213 metres (10,541 ft) as well as the tallest lattice steel aerial tramway support tower in the world at 127 metres (417 ft). Construction of the system began in 2015 and it opened on 22 December 2017.

This cable car replaced the original Eibsee Cable Car which closed on 2 April 2017 leaving no service for eight and a half months (access to Zugspitze was still possible via the rack railway and the Gletscherbahn Cable Car).

The new Eibsee station © Friedrich-Karl Mohr/cc-by-sa-3.0-de The new Zugspitze station © Friedrich-Karl Mohr/cc-by-sa-3.0-de The old Eibseeseilbahn building © Tiia Monto/cc-by-sa-4.0 The original Eibsee cable car © Michael J. Zirbes/cc-by-sa-3.0-de The original Eibseeseilbahn © Michael J. Zirbes/cc-by-sa-3.0 View from Eibsee © Whgler/cc-by-sa-4.0 View from the Zugspitze station © Whgler/cc-by-sa-4.0 Zugspitze station © Maksym Kozlenko/cc-by-sa-4.0 Zugspitze station © Maksym Kozlenko/cc-by-sa-4.0 Zugspitze station © Maksym Kozlenko/cc-by-sa-4.0 Cable car at the new Eibsee station © Cool-sidney/cc-by-sa-3.0
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The original Eibsee cable car © Michael J. Zirbes/cc-by-sa-3.0-de
The original Eibsee Cable Car, which opened in 1963, was a cable car which connected the lower station (973 metres or 3,192 feet above sea level) near lake Eibsee with the top station at 2,950 metres (9,678 ft) above sea level next to the summit of Zugspitze, Germany‘s highest mountain on the border to Austria.

The cable car from Lake Eibsee was built to provide a faster access to the Zugspitze from its German side, as the rack railway from Garmisch-Partenkirchen does not go directly to the summit and takes much longer. Both the original Eibsee Cable Car and its replacement Seilbahn Zugspitze belong to Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG, the company operating the rack railway and most cable cars, gondola lifts and chairlifts in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen area. It is thus possible to make round trips using both the rack railway and the cable car. On the Austrian side, there is the Tyrolean Zugspitze Cable Car which starts at Ehrwald and meets the Seilbahn Zugspitze at the top.

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