30 TGD - DETACHABLE THREECABLE GONDOLA - 3S LIFT
Being one of the most modern ropeways in the world, the Miriquidi ropeway connects the highest peaks of the Erzgebirge mountain range crossing the national border of Germany and the Czech Republic. This is unique in the world and symbolises the bond between the Czech Republic and Germany. The gained prestige for the Erzgebirge region will have a significant positive effect on the tourism in the Klinovec-Fichtelberg region and the long-time plan to connect the two skiing regions can be realised. Both peaks will be made accessible by means of transport in a way that keeps emission levels low and has a low impact on the environment.
The Miriquidi ropeway is a transnational private project (construction period: 6 months, start of construction: as early as 2015) Individual projects in the Czech Republic and Germany, such as the New Fichtelberg Gondola Ropeway and the reconstruction of the Jachymovâ€“Klinovec chair lift, can thus be promoted in an optimal way. A top station for both the New Fichtelberg Gondola Ropeway and the Miriquidi makes sense. This project highlights the two-country character and the cultural aspects of the regions that can be experienced by the tourists on both sides. This opens up a wide variety of possibilities for the people spending their holidays in the region; holiday activities are varied and more interesting. More tourists will be attracted and stay longer in the region. Thus, the central Erzgebirge region will become more attractive to tourists. Unlike chairlifts, the Miriquidi does not depend on weather conditions and can be used by school classes, groups, disabled people and people scared of heights. This is a significant aspect with regard to the demographic development. There is enough space to transport pushchairs, bicycles and wheelchairs. It will be one of the longest unsupported cable car spans in the world, among Whistler Mountain (Canada) and KitzbĂĽhel (Austria). And people interested in technical constructions of superlatives will be a new target group. It is unique that both peaks are accessible by means of transport; and both peaks offer very good restaurants and hotels (planned for Klinovec).
The first survey on the topic of connecting the two skiing regions at the Fichtelberg and Klinovec was carried out by ATC-Ă–sterreich and DESIGNWORKSHOP, a US planning company, in 1993. It led through the Zechengrund area, the national border of the two countries. At that time, people had to show their ID cards or passports to cross the border due to the political circumstances. A quotation for the Miriquidi, peak to peak option, was already prepared by Ecosign in 2000.
The Miriquidi project is a symbolic bridge in the newly unified Europe.
Preconditions for further planning:
- Acceptance of the project by the people and politicians of the Czech Republic and the state of Saxony, Germany
- Integration of the project into local and regional development planning
- New construction of Keilbergbaude
- Reconstruction of old Jachymovâ€“Klinovec chair lift
- Sufficient parking on Keilberg
The Miriquidi will be another technology and tourism highlight in Saxony and provides the best prerequisites to be operated successfully and profitable all year round. The future cross-border skiing region will be one of the largest among low mountain range skiing regions.