Bergama
GD8 BERGAMA, Turkey

Turkey - Gondola Lift for Acropolis at Bergama

More than two thousand years ago, the cit y of Pergamon was one of the most impor tant cities at the close of Greek antiquity. The city lent i ts name to “parchment ”. Pergamon was the f inal destination of the long and difficult march back by Greek soldiers from a war against Persia as described by the “war correspondent” Xenophon. And Pergamon was the birthplace of Galen, the prominent physician whose clientele included above all gladiators and athletes of the Olympic Games. Today, Pergamon is found in modern-day Turkey, where it is known as Bergama. The ancient acropol is with its prized archaeological finds is a favorite tourist destination. But problems began with transport when modern tour buses and their heavy loads began to damage the roads as well as the archeological site i tself. As an alternative, an eight-passenger cable car was contemplated which could form a part of an entire tourist concept with a restaurant, shop, and souvenir stand. In overall charge of the “Bergama Ropeway Project ” is the Turkish company Akropolis A.S., which has found in Leitner a reliable partner for the turnkey opening of the cableway. Since officially prescribed deadlines had to be kept, Leitner was able to save the committed project in a record construction time of only three months.
Since its completion, the cableway has been running to the most extreme satisfaction and comfort of the tourists streaming to the Acropolis.
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