Alpina Bahn

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Alpina Bahn
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roller coaster
Oscar Bruch
Location Germany
Showman / operator Oscar Bruch
Status Operating since July 16, 1983
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Riders per train 20
Propulsion Friction Wheels
Area 282 feet × 105 feet
Power consumption 280kW
Height89 feet
Top speed50 mph
Length2986 feet
Steepest drop49.3°
G-force4.8 g

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)[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]

Design[edit | edit source]

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

Trains[edit | edit source]

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.

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