Thursday, 24 January 2013

Stanserhorn mountain, Switzerland

The Stanserhorn is a mountain located in Switzerland, specifically, in the canton of Nidwalden close to the border with Obwalden, at 1898 meters above sea level.
In 1893 a funicular railway was built to transport people from the base of the mountain to the summit, with the upper section being replaced in the 1970s by a cable car. From the top, one can view as far as Alsace, France and The Black Forest in Germany.In 2001, a revolving restaurant was built on the top.
On 29 June 2012, a new cable car CabriO was opened to the public, with a capacity of 60 persons in each of the two cars. Unusually, it has a double decker arrangement, and is claimed to be the first in the world with an open-air upper deck, which has standing room for 30 persons. This runs from Kälti (Chälti on some maps) to the summit, with the original 1893 funicular railway running from the base at Stans to this intermediate station.



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