The IGA in Berlin extends over an area of some 100 hectares. Exploring the site means walking considerable distances. For the elderly, families with children or visitors with disabilities, the 102-metre high Kienberg hill is for example quite a challenge. A form of barrier-free transportation was necessary to permit every nature lover to discover the IGA. It became clear that a ropeway would best meet the many and varied requirements: it would shorten journeys and facilitate access to all exhibition areas for families with small children, older visitors and those with disabilities. At the same time, a ride on the ropeway is a special experience that stays with people. Ropeways are also environmentally friendly, safe forms of transport that already act as a model for future urban infrastructures in many places. This is because, when compared to other transport methods, ropeways require little by way of construction, emit less noise and run on electricity, a more environmentally-friendly solution.