As Berlin Tourist Guides, we just must share with you one of our favorite hidden gems in the city: IGA Cable Car, also known as the Berlin Cable Car. This incredible experience offers a perfect escape from the fast-paced city life and an opportunity to enjoy a unique view of the Gardens of the world from above.
The IGA Cable Car is a 1.58 km-long gondola lift line that crosses the Gardens of the worlds in Marzahn, offering breathtaking views of the city and the gardens. It was built for the Internationale garden show 2017 and is the first cableway in Berlin. The ropeway has three stations:
|Kienbergpark||Access to U5|
|Wolkenhain (intermediate station on Kienbergbahn)|
|Gärten der Welt|
A journey on the cable car takes just five minutes, and it can transport 3,000 passengers per hour in both directions.
If you’re lucky, you might even catch one of the six glass-bottomed cars, which offers a truly unique experience as you float over the Wuhletal valley. The ropeway runs along a total length of 1.5 km and has a stopover at Wolkenhain, offering a spectacular view of the city as far as Berlin’s city center.
Let’s start with the station “Kienbergpark” located in Hellersdorf. It is situated next to the volunteer fire department and the Marzahn-Hellersdorf information center with tourist information. One can take the U5 to the subway station “Kienberg- Gärten der Welt” to reach this station and walk to the ropeway station, making it easily accessible for tourists. There is also a visitor parking lot located at the Marzahn-Hellersdorf Information Center.
Next, we have the station “Gärten der Welt” located in Marzahn. To reach this station, one can take the S7 to Mehrower Allee or Wuhletal and then take the Bus X69, 191, or 291 to the stop “Blumberger Damm / Gärten der Welt” or “Blumberger Damm / Elisabethstraße”.
If you’re a student with a student ID card, a Berlin WelcomeCard holder, or a person with disabilities, you can buy a discounted ticket for both the Gärten der Welt and the Berlin Cable Car. Please keep in mind that the ticket offices of the Berlin Cable Car close 30 minutes before the closing of the ride.
In conclusion, if you’re visiting Berlin, I highly recommend taking a ride on the IGA Cable Car. The journey is exciting and offers a unique perspective of the city you won’t find anywhere else. So, don’t miss out on this incredible experience and float over Berlin as you’ve never seen it before!