Technical data

In the following you'll find technical data and details on the Grindelwald–Männlichen Gondola Cableway.

Technical data  
Manufacturer Habegger Maschinenfabrik AG, Thun, Switzerland
System Fully automated Habegger circulating monocable with 4-seater gondolas
Topographical data  
Grund bottom station 937 m
Holenstein middle station 1624 m
Männlichen summit station 2225 m
Technical data 1st section 2nd section
Horizontal length 3068 m 3003 m
Angled length 3167 m 3073 m
Height difference 683 m 600 m
Average gradient 22,27% 20,00%
Maximum gradient 55,15% 50,98%
Operation    
Propulsion ascent descent
Tensioning device descent ascent
Passenger capacity 900 pers./hour 900 pers./hour
Travel speed 0,5–4 m/s 0,5–4 m/s
Travel time 15 minutes 15 minutes
Travel time entire stretch   approx. 30 minutes
Distance between gondolas 60 m 60 m
Diameter of haul cable 40 mm 40 mm
Driving power 2 x 350 h.p. 2 x 350 h.p.
DC drive   Ward-Leonard
Number of gondolas 230 x 4-seater gondolas
2 wheelchair gondolas
1 first-aid gondola
1 Golden VIP Gondola
Transporters 4 material transporters 1 maintenance transporter
Number of masts 27 25
Highest masts 38 m 34 m
Start of operations/modifications  
Start of cableway operations 23 December 1978
Modification to double drive Autumn 1980
Construction of workshop at Holenstein Winter 1981/82
1st modifications to bottom station Winter 1982/83
Modification of summit station Summer 1987
2nd modification of bottom station Summer 1988
Installation of new cable Autumn 1989
Construction of ancillary buildings at bottom station Summer 1996
3rd modification to bottom station Summer 1996
Construction of Intersport Shop at summit station Summer 2001
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Pistenbericht Jungfrau Region

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AN EXPERIENCE – FROM VALLEY TO SUMMIT