This attraction was one of the original rides which opened at Adventureland in Iowa, USA on August 16, 1974. At the time, it was called Rallye Racers and was advertised as "a coaster ride from Germany". It was later renamed to Der Flitzer.
In 1991, the roller coaster opened at Avonturenpark Hellendoorn. Called Rioolrat (Dutch for Sewer Rat), it replaced the Black Hole which closed the previous year, and was enclosed. In 1995 it was closed and replaced with a a new roller coaster, also called Rioolrat.
It was send to Vekoma after operating at Hellendoorn, where it recieved an overhaul. It would then be sold to Spielerei Rheda-Wiedenbrück where it operated from 1996 to 1999. It was called Mäuseachterbahn, German for Mouse Roller Coaster.
The roller coaster opened at Freizeitpark Plohn in 2000. It was the park's first roller coaster and was at first called Achterbahn, German for Roller Coaster. For 2006, the name was changed to Silver Mine. In January 2017, park director Lutz Müller revealed that the park was looking into a new roller coaster which would replace Silver Mine.