IGA Cable Car

The IGA Cable Car (German: IGA-Seilbahn, IGA 2017-Seilbahn, Seilbahn Berlin), also known as Berlin Cableway, IGA Ropeway or IGA Cableway, is a 1.58 km (0.98 mi)-long gondola lift[1] line serving and crossing the Erholungspark Marzahn in Berlin, capital of Germany. Built for the Internationale Gartenausstellung 2017 (IGA 2017), an international horticultural exhibition, it is the first cableway opened in the German capital.[2]

IGA-Seilbahn (Seilbahn Berlin)
Kienberg B-Marzahn 06-2017 img07.jpg
OwnerIGA Berlin 2017
LocaleMarzahn and Hellersdorf, Marzahn-Hellersdorf (Berlin, Germany)
Coordinates52°32′2.34″N 13°34′49.61″E / 52.5339833°N 13.5804472°E / 52.5339833; 13.5804472Coordinates: 52°32′2.34″N 13°34′49.61″E / 52.5339833°N 13.5804472°E / 52.5339833; 13.5804472
WebsiteOfficial website
TypeGondola lift[1]
Rolling stock62 gondolas
Opened13 April 2017; 5 years ago (2017-04-13)
Line length1,580 m (5,180 ft)
Highest elevation102 m (335 ft)
Route map
OSM map of the Erholungspark Marzahn showing the IGA Cable Car route. Nearest U-Bahn stations (right) and tramway stops (left) are shown in the map.


On 27 February 2014, the contract between the Italian society Leitner AG, from South Tyrol, and the IGA Berlin 2017 GmbH, was signed for a new cableway. Leitner AG bears the costs for construction and operation of around 14 million EUR. The construction of the cableway started on 16 March 2016 and went on until the late summer of that year. In September 2016, the first testing trip started with the mayor Michael Müller.[3] The official opening was on April 13, 2017 and the ride was be included in the admission ticket to the expo.[4][5]


The line runs 1.58 km (0.98 mi), across the Erholungspark Marzahn, from the Kienbergpark to the Kienberg hill, and then down again to Blumberger Damm, at Gärten der Welt station. A journey takes five minutes, can transport 3,000 passengers per hour in both directions and there will be around 62 gondolas for ten people each.[3]

The eastern terminus station, Kienbergpark, is linked with the U-Bahn station of Kienberg (Gärten der Welt), on the U5 line. Named "Neue Grottkauer Straße" until 2016, it was renamed in that way for the upcoming expo.[6]

Other nearby stations are Cottbusser Platz (U5 line), 500 m from Kienbergpark station; and the tram stop "Adersleber Weg" (lines M8 and 18), 1 km west of Gärten der Welt station.

Station Km Amsl Coords Links
  Kienbergpark[7] 0.00 35 52°31′50″N 13°35′24″E / 52.530483°N 13.590005°E / 52.530483; 13.590005   Kienberg (metro station)
Kienberg (Bergstation)[8] 0.75 102 52°32′02″N 13°34′50″E / 52.533983°N 13.580446°E / 52.533983; 13.580446
Gärten der Welt[9] 1.58 40 52°32′09″N 13°34′07″E / 52.535951°N 13.568617°E / 52.535951; 13.568617


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b IGA Cable Car on gondolaproject.com
  2. ^ IGA Ropeway Archived 2018-08-08 at the Wayback Machine (IGA Berlin 2017 website)
  3. ^ a b (in German) "The construction of the IGA Cableway has officially begun". Berliner Woche
  4. ^ (in German) "IGA cableway takes test operation". Berliner Woche
  5. ^ Info about the construction of the Berliner Cableway Archived 2017-03-28 at the Wayback Machine (seilbahn.berlin.de)
  6. ^ (in German) "BVG is converting U5 station to IGA 2017". BVG, 10-2-2016
  7. ^ 3423231678 Kienbergpark (Berlin Cableway station) on OpenStreetMap
  8. ^ 3423231679 Kienberg (Berlin Cableway station) on OpenStreetMap
  9. ^ 3423231680 Gärten der Welt (Berlin Cableway station) on OpenStreetMap

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