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roller coaster
Heide Park
Location Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany
Status Operating since April 16, 2011
Cost €12,000,000 Euro
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Designer / calculations John Wardley
Type Steel - Floorless
Model / product Custom Dive Coaster
Riders per train 18
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height134.5 feet
Length1,561.7 feet

Krake (German for Octopus) is a steel roller coaster located at Heide Park in Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany. Opened on April 16, 2011, it is a Dive Machine from Bolliger & Mabillard.




3 single-car trains. Riders are arrange 6 across in 3 rows for a total of 18 riders per train.

Ride Experience[edit]

After the chain lift hill a turn to the Left follows. Then a holding brake stops the train at the top of the drop for approx. 3 seconds, then dropping the train down the drop. At the bottom of the drop, funnels scoop water from the artificial lake, spraying water several feet in the air. The train then goes into an immelmann. An air-time hill follows, then it leads back to the final brake run.


As the name implies, Krake is themed around a large octopus-type creature that swallows the riders when they descend the vertical drop. A near miss element themed as a large octopus, featured in the advertising for the attraction, was added for the 2012 season.