The Cologne Cable Car /Kölner Seilbahn or Rheinseilbahn (Köln), is a cableway that runs across the River Rhine in Cologne,Germany. It connects the two banks of the Rhine at the height of Cologne’s Zoo Bridge (Zoobrücke). The cable car over the Rhine was opened on April 26, 1957 in time for the opening of the biannual German horticultural show, the Bundesgartenschau; it connected the exhibition sites close to the Cologne Zoo. Amongst its first guest were the President of Germany,Theodor Heuss, and Federal Chancellor and former Mayor of Cologne, Konrad Adenauer. When it first went into service, it was the only cable car in Germany that crossed a river.
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