I only travel in crys­tal­cov­ered gon­do­las . . .

Herald on Sunday - - SUNDAY TRAVEL -

The new­est at­trac­tion at Zer­matt Berg­bah­nen in Switzer­land, the Mat­ter­horn Glacier Ride, has a spe­cial jewel in its crown — four gon­do­las decked out with 280,000 Swarovski crys­tals which cre­ate a sparkling light ef­fect for pas­sen­gers. The Crys­tal Ride forms part of the new at­trac­tion, the high­est ca­ble­way of its kind in the world, which takes nine min­utes to get to and from the Mat­ter­horn Glacier Par­adise. Three min­utes into the jour­ney the opaque glass floor clears, of­fer­ing dra­matic views of the moun­tain land­scape 170m be­low. The ca­ble­way has 25 gon­do­las in to­tal, each with 28 seats, ac­com­mo­dat­ing up to 2000 pas­sen­gers an hour.

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