Cable railway for fish • Schleiden (DE) • 1998

The river Olef crosses the little town of Schleiden. In 1998, the 800th anniversary of Schleiden was celebrated. I built a cable railway for fish above the river. During the week of festivities, this cable railway made one tour every day.

About the fish: A friendly fish farmer on this river provided one trout each day. After each tour, the fish would be released and did not have to be returned to the farmer. But trouts need running water with lots of oxygen. During the first tour I noticed that the trout felt uncomfortable. So I bought a small carp, a fish that can live in not-running water. Afterwards the carp was donated to a person with a beautiful pond with other carps.