Alpina Bahn

Roller coaster in Germany
Watch the on-ride POV
Alpina Bahn
Oscar Bruch
Location Germany
Showman / operator Oscar Bruch
Status Operating since 16 July 1983
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Propulsion Friction Wheels
Area 84.5 metres × 32 metres
Power consumption 280 kW
Height 27 metres
Drop 25.98 metres
Top speed 80 km/h
Length 910 metres
Inversions 0
G-Force 4.8
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Gerstlauer (2020-present)
Schwarzkopf (1983-2019)
Riders per train 20

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.


The ride premiered at the Düsseldorf Rheinkirmes on 16 July 1983. It was originally named Himalaya Bahn. In 1987, it was renamed Achter Bahn (German for Roller Coaster)[1] and finally in 1998 it received its current name and paint job.[2]

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.[3]


Alpina Bahn has no inversions, instead focusing on twists and drops. The first drop leads directly into a large airtime hill.


5 trains with 5 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 20 riders per train.