Krake (Heide Park Resort)

Roller coaster in Germany
Watch the on-ride POV
Heide Park Resort
Location Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany
Park section Bucht der Totenkopfpiraten
Status Operating since 16 April 2011
Cost €12,000,000
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Product Dive Coaster (Custom)
Designer / calculations John Wardley
Type Steel - Floorless - Diving
Riders per train 18
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 41 metres
Top speed 103 km/h
Length 476 metres
Inversions 1
Drop angle 87°

Krake (German for Octopus) is a steel roller coaster located at Heide Park in Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany. Opened on 16 April 2011, it is a custom Dive Coaster installation from Bolliger & Mabillard.[1]




3 trains with 3 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 6 across in a single row, for a total of 18 riders per train.

Ride Experience

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 approximately 3 seconds, then drops 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 Kraken 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.


  1. "Heide-Park adds Germany's first B&M dive coaster" (PDF). Amusement Today. {{cite web}}: Unknown parameter |archive= ignored (help)

External links

  • Krake on the Roller Coaster DataBase.

Articles on Heide Park Resort