Bad Schandau Elevator

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Bad Schandau seen from elevator

The Bad Schandau elevator is a passenger truss-tower elevator built in 1904 at Bad Schandau, which runs from Bad Schandau on the Ostrau. The height of the elevator is 52.26 m, in art nouveau arranged steel framework tower upward, which has a diameter of 5.20 m at the ground and at the door such of 2.5 metres. On the way upward it overcomes a difference in height of 47.76 m.

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The elevator was driven by an electric motor, with the electricity generated by the Lichtenhain Waterfall. During the winter and emergencies, electricity was provided by a battery.

During World War I, the facility was shut down. In 1921 the drive of Bad Schandau Elevator were changed to three-phase alternating current, a crank handle was left for the emergency operation. In 1950 a driving disk hoisting engine was introduced. In 1961 two additional anchoring wires were attached and in 1978 a new control. In the years 1989-1990 the plant, which was put under monument protection in 1954, was reconditioned.

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Coordinates: 50°55′00″N 14°09′40″E / 50.91667°N 14.16111°E / 50.91667; 14.16111