The Pfaffenthal Panoramic Elevator is a public elevator in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg which connects the city quarters of Ville Haute, the historical city centre, with Pfaffenthal, in the Alzette River valley below. It offers its passengers panoramic views of the Alzette river valley. The Pfaffenthal elevator, together with the Grund public elevator, and the Pfaffenthal-Kirchberg funicular and accompanying Pfaffenthal-Kirchberg railway station elevators, form Luxembourg City's three cable transport modes connecting its elevated city with city quarters located in the Alzette and Petrusse river valleys.
Height of the tower: 71 metres
It was opened to the public following an official inauguration ceremony on 22 July 2016 and in its first year of operation, the Pfaffenthal Panoramic Elevator is estimated to have carried more than 33,000 persons.
Length of the bridge: 76 metres
Difference in altitude: 60 metres
Speed of the elevator: 2,5 metres per second (9 km/h)
In-motion time: 30 seconds
Capacity of the cabin: 5 tons (approx. 66 pedestrians or 5-6 cyclists and 10-12 pedestrians)
Dimensions of the cabin: 2,30 x 3,70 metres
Please take two pictures of you or your GPS or a piece of paper with your name on it or a travelbug where the first one has to be taken on the platform at Ville Haute and the second one down at the entry to the elevator in Pfaffenthal.
Any logs without these two pictures will be deleted without any comment!
Have fun and enjoy the ride and the beautiful view!
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