The cable car is a great way not just to get from one point to another, but also to gain a vivid impression. We have compiled a list of the most impressive cable cars from Europe to New Zealand and the United States.
Cable car Grindelwald-Männlichen, Switzerland
Cable car in the Swiss Alps, it connects the village of Grindelwald and the männlichen mountain. Its length is 6700 meters and the journey takes 30 minutes. All this time, you can enjoy views of valleys, quaint villages and mountain peaks green or snowy depending on the time of year. A round trip ticket for adults and children older than 15 years costs € 49, and for children under 16 years — 25 euros.
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Cable car to mount pan-d-sugar loaf mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mount pan-d-or sugar loaf mountain Sugar loaf is one of the main attractions of the Brazilian capital. To get to the top of the funicular opened in 1912. From the booth overlooking the metropolis, Sands of Copacabana beach, Guanabara Bay and the statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado mountain. Along the way you can stay on the hill Morro da urca and have dinner, and then to continue to rise. Ticket price is $ 25 for adults and $ 13 for children over five years. For children under five years ride will be free.
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Cableway at Roosevelt island, new York, USA
From the window booths cable car that connects Roosevelt island with Manhattan, you can see the Queensboro bridge, the East river and the quarter of the Upper East Side. The trailer can accommodate 125 people and overcomes all the way in less than five minutes. To pay for the trip by cable car card new York — the cost will be equal to the trip on the subway and will amount to 2.75 dollars.
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Skyline in Queenstown, New Zealand
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One of the most impressive cable cars in the southern hemisphere leads to the peak of the Bob, which offers views of Queenstown and the blue of lake Wakatipu and the mountains of coronet Peak and Cecil Peak. At the top you can dine in the cafe, rent a bike, listen to traditional music of the Maori, and in the evening to see the stars in a specially designated section, not where the light gets in. The trip will cost $ 25 for adults and $ 16 for children.
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Cable car on table mountain, Cape town, South Africa
From the table mountain offers panoramic views of Cape town, the mountain, Signal hill and lion’s head, beaches and Robben island in the distance. The highest point, which rises funicular, located at a height of 1 057 meters, the road there takes only five minutes. At the top you can dine at the restaurant, buy Souvenirs and take a stroll through the national Park. A round-trip ticket will cost $ 25 for adults and $ 12 for children. For children under four years do not need to pay.
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Cable car Huashan, Shaanxi province, China
Mount Huashan is famous for its waterfalls, geysers and unique rocks. This is one of the most dangerous to climb mountains in China. To get to its highest peak, you need to overcome more than two kilometers on the almost vertical slope. But if you want to save the time and energy to walk on the top, you can take the cable car — or rather, one of the three leading to different peaks. The ticket costs 80 to 100 yuan. For children shorter than 120 centimeters, the trip is free.
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Cable car Aiguille du MIDI, Chamonix, France
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The funicular to the top of the Aiguille du MIDI, one of the highest in the world — its upper station is situated at altitude 3 777 meters above sea level. In 20 minutes the trip will last, one can enjoy panoramic views of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. At the top are an Observatory, a cafe and souvenir shops. Ticket for adults and children older than 15 years costs from 49 to 60 euros depending on the season, and for children under 15 years and elderly people from 42 to 51 euros.
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Cable car on Langkawi island, Malaysia
The cable car is the only way to get on the pedestrian sky bridge, with its 360-degree panorama of the Andaman sea and Langkawi island. The views from the cabin funicular also deserve attention — during the trip you will see the forest waterfalls and tropical forests. Road length of 2.2 kilometres in 20 minutes and will cost $ 14 for adults and $ 10 for children.
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