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Castle Hochosterwitz

Launsdorf / Austria

 The castle Hochosterwitz is still undisputedly the number one tourist attraction in Carinthia and one of the most visited destinations in Austria.

The existing lift with chain drive had to be shut down, an economic renovation of the existing system was no longer possible.

The new inclined lift, which leads over a steep rock face, replaces the old lift and, thanks to its barrier-free, comfortable and safe access to the castle complex, stimulates tourism again.




Year of construction: 2017
System: Inclined lift
Drive: Traction drive


Length: 125 m
Difference in level: 99,9 m
Inclination: 58 - 50°


Rail type: Round DM 89 mm
Track gauge: 1000 mm

Operating data

Cabin capacity: 15 passengers
Travel speed: 1,5 m/s
Total capacity: 215 pphd

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