|Click here to watch the on-ride POV|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Riders per train||20|
|Area||282 feet × 105 feet|
Top speed50 mph
Alpina Bahn is a portable steel roller coaster that travels Germany, and appears at many major festivals. It was designed by Werner Stengel and Anton Schwarzkopf and was the largest travelling roller coaster until the introduction of Olympia Looping in 1989.
History[edit | edit source]
The ride premiered at the Düsseldorf Rheinkirmes on July 16, 1983. It was originally named Himalaya Bahn. In 1987, it was renamed Achter Bahn (German for Roller Coaster) and finally in 1998 it received its current name and paint job.
The roller coaster operated yearly at the Munich Oktoberfest until it was displaced in 1995 by Euro-Star, an inverted travelling roller coaster. It returned in 2008, after Bruch sold the Euro-Star.