Gebirgsbahn (Phantasialand)

Roller coaster in Germany
Watch the on-ride POV
Location Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Park section Silver City
Status Defunct
Operated 1975 to 1 May 2001
Replaced by River Quest
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Riders per train 20
Hourly capacity 1,800
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 28.1 metres
Length 979.9 metres
Inversions 0

Gebirgsbahn was a steel roller coaster located at Phantasialand in Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


The ride was named Bobbahn 1 at opening, and had no theming. The 1 in the name is odd, since Bobbahn 2 opened 3 years later. The ride received its rock theming and facade a year later, in 1976. This was done out of necessity; the coaster was too loud for the neighbors, and the rock facade and tunnels muted the sound enough to please the neighbors. The rides where eventually renamed to Gebirgsbahn and Grand Canyon Bahn in 1989.[1]

On 1 May 2001, a short circuit in some wiring caused a fire that it was destroyed by. Grand Canyon Bahn and Tanakra, an animatronic show where also destroyed in this fire.[2] The park would eventually replace the rides with River Quest and Feng Ju Palace respectively.



Colour scheme

Grey Track with the supports hidden in the rock structure.


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.


  1. "Gebirgsbahn".
  2. Mayntz, Melissa. "Amusement Park Ride Fires". lovetoknow. Retrieved 6 November 2019.

External Links

Articles on Phantasialand