Thursday, July 10, 2014

Schnalstaler Gletscherbahn










The Schnalstaler Gletscherbahn is the highest cable car in South Tyrol. The cable car opens Hochjochferner in the Oetztal Alps and leads from Maso Corto (2,011 m asl) to the mountain station (3,212 m asl) just below the Grawand. The 1,201 meters of vertical drop is overcome in six minutes driving time.

9 comments:

Dina said...

Oi, I "break my teeth" trying to say Schnalstaler Gletscherbahn!
How nice that they made a sculpture of those who built it. What an engineering feat.
Do your ears pop in those six minutes?

VP said...

I love cable cars, but I have so few occasion to ride one... Nice sculpture too!

Halcyon said...

And what pretty views you get from up there!

William Kendall said...

What a magnificent wall of rock!

Taken For Granted said...

Love traveling by cable car. It is the easiest way to get up a mountain and provides spectacular views. The sculpture is great with the two figures on the edge. Excellent photos, as usual.

Revrunner said...

Reminds me of why I didn't take the cable car to the top of the Zugspitze. :-)

cieldequimper said...

Die Skulptur ist toll! Ich habe irgendwo gelesen, dass es in den Alpen schneit. Ist das wahr?

Jack said...

I can't even look! Heights!

orvokki said...

Wonderful images. I was last year like this, in Shweiz Alpen. And it was great.
The last photo is lovely.

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