Treetuesday picture - Rhine Park in Cologne - Germany

This Tree Tuesday picture is taken in 2004 in Cologne (Germany).

Travel Cologne Germany
Cologne Germany

On the picture you can see the beautiful Rhine Park in Cologne and
of course a lot of trees. There also is the Cable Car sometimes called
the funicular. This funicular is special because it connects both sides 
of the Rhine River.


Some history

* The Cable Car over the Rhine was opened on April 26th. 1957.

* Among the first guests were:
- Theodore Heuss, President of Germany;
- Konrad Adenauer, Federal Chancellor and then, Mayor of Cologne.

* In 1963 the Cable Car was closed.

* After a lot of discussions the Cable Car was moved to the Rhine Park 
and reopened on August 22nd. 1966.


Some facts

* the Cable Car is daily opened from March 20th. till November 1st.

* 50 cabins can carry 2,000 people in one hour

* Length: 935 meters


Interesting site