Viennese nudists are rebelling against a new cable car, the route of which is supposed to run partly over their beach. They claim that it could violate their privacy, writes the APA agency. According to the project, the new cable car is to become a popular tourist attraction with a “breathtaking view” of the Austrian capital.
The investor claims that he will implement such measures to ensure the privacy of fans of naturism.
According to the plan, the new cable car is located in the district of Floridsdorf and its destination is the sought-after Kahlenberg hill. The route is planned along the banks of the Danube, where there is also one beach reserved for fans of naturism. However, they are not very fond of the plan and are afraid of the violation of their privacy by tourists.
“I don’t want to end up on the Internet,” 72-year-old Barbara Hausjell told APA, saying she was worried someone might film her on her cell phone.
Criticism is also shared by a number of local politicians, and a cross-party resolution against the new cable car was created in the Florida council, which was supported by the Greens, Social Democrats, People’s Party and a number of local movements. In addition to the loss of privacy, they are also worried about the noise that a large number of tourists could cause in the area.
The cableway investor promises a “breathtaking view of Vienna” in promotional materials. The director of the company that wants to implement the cable car, Hannes Dejaco, tries to dispel the concerns of nudists.
“It only affects a very small part of the 200-meter route,” said Dejaco. According to him, it would be possible to reduce the transparency of the lower part of the windows of the cable car cabins in the sensitive part of the route. According to him, nudists no longer have complete privacy on their beach because there is a bike path nearby.
According to the ORF station, the implementation of the cable car, whose route should measure over 5.5 kilometers, will cost approximately 70 million euros (1.65 billion crowns). The investor has received permission to operate the cable car, but he has yet to obtain all permits for its construction. Vienna’s councilor for the environment, Jürgen Czernohorszky, has previously said that he has “fundamental and well-founded reservations” about the construction plan. According to the investor, the implementation of the cable car would bring new added value to the Austrian metropolis.
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