Silver Mine (Freizeitpark Plohn)

Roller coaster in Germany
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Silver Mine
The roller coaster in 2014
Freizeitpark Plohn
Location Lengenfeld, Saxony, Germany
Coordinates 50°33′57″N 12°23′57″E / 50.565724°N 12.399036°E / 50.565724; 12.399036
Park section Westernstadt
Status Defunct
Operated 2000 to October 31, 2017
Replaced by Dynamite
Spielerei Rheda-Wiedenbrück
Name Mäuseachterbahn
Location Rheda-Wiedenbrück, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Operated 1996 to 1999
Avonturenpark Hellendoorn
Name Rioolrat
Location Hellendoorn, Overijssel, Netherlands
Coordinates 52°23′28″N 6°26′05″E / 52.391208°N 6.434852°E / 52.391208; 6.434852
Operated 1991 to 1995
Replaced Black Hole
Replaced by Rioolrat
Name Der Flitzer
Location Altoona, Iowa, United States
Coordinates 41°39′13″N 93°29′57″W / 41.653578°N 93.499268°W / 41.653578; -93.499268
Operated August 16, 1974 to 1990
Replaced by Giant Sky Wheel
Name Der Flitzer
Location Travelling
Manufacturer Zierer
Product Flitzer
Type Steel
Riders per train 2
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Inversions 0

Silver Mine was a steel roller coaster located at Freizeitpark Plohn in Lengenfeld, Saxony, Germany. It operated from 2000 and closed in 2017 to make room for Dynamite.


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".[1] 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.[2] 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.[2]



Colour scheme

Red track and black supports. Previously featured green supports at Spielerei and Plohn. Both the track and supports were black at Hellendoorn, being an enclosed coaster. The ride featured blue track and light blue supports at Adventureland.


Single cars. Riders are arranged inline in 2 rows, for a total of 2 riders per car.


  1. "Adventureland advert". Des Moines Tribune.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Louis, Alexander. "Freizeitpark Plohn zieht neue Achterbahn für 2019 als Ersatz für „Silver Mine" in Betracht" (in Deutsch). Retrieved 3 February 2020.

External links

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