The Alpina Bahn is the classic eight roller-coaster for families, even if the term “roller-coaster” doesn’t give full credit to the Alpina Bahn. In fact it should be stressed that although there are no “revolutions of death” as in other attractions, the carriages travel at a maximum speed of 79.6 kilometres per hour, providing the passengers with the classic “air-time” effect , i.e. giving the sensation of weightlessness.
Designed and built by Anton Schwarzkopf, it had its début in Düsseldorf on 16 July 1983, but it may be considered a novelty because it “reappeared” at the Oktoberfest in 2008, after an absence of 14 years (1994).
At the end of the 1997 season, the track was remodelled with wooden panels from AFAW, a company in Bremen, wooden panels which make the Alpina Bahn special.
It is made up of 5 trains, each with five cars, each capable of transporting 5 people.
It is 86 meters long, 32 meters wide and 27 meters high, with a weight of around 630 tonnes, and can carry up to 2,000 people per hour. The course is 910 meters long.
It is the largest and longest transportable roller-coaster in the world.