February 2014 - The operator and investor for the ropeway at IGA Berlin 2017 has been established: the South Tyrolean company LEITNER AG signed the contract with IGA Berlin 2017 GmbH on February 27th 2014. This means that, for the first time in 50 years, there will be a ropeway in the capital. The approvals process for this ground-breaking project, which will not use any public funds, will begin shortly. Up to 3,000 visitors per hour and direction will be able to enjoy a bird's eye view of the premises of the 2017 International Garden Show (IGA). According to existing plans, the cabins will rise from the main entrance to the IGA, at the “Neue Grottkauer Straße” underground station and travel up to the 102 meter summit of the Kienberg near the future viewpoint structure, the Wolkenhain. After a stopover, the ropeway will continue towards the central section of the garden show. The journey provides a view over the IGA premises, with its water and themed gardens, as well as the international gardens of the world. The 1.5 kilometer panoramic journey ends, after around five minutes, at the Blumberger Damm, where visitors have direct access to the exhibition hall - with a marketplace, culinary offerings and large-scale floral displays. For further information, visit www.seilbahn.berlin.