Walkable Roller Coaster Connect People With Their Natural Surroundings

Walkable Roller Coaster Connect People With Their Natural Surroundings
Design

A walking roller coaster sculpture in Germany gives public art a fun twist.

Kyana Gordon
  • 21 november 2011

At first glance, this steel and zinc structure resembles any other roller coaster with its winding curves and signature loop-de-loop, but a closer inspection reveals that people are not riding on anything, but rather walking up and down the twists and turns. Named Tiger & Turtle, Magic Mountain and located in Duisburg, Germany, it was designed to give visitors a thrill-ride inspired view of the surrounding German countryside. Designed by sculptors, Ulrich Genth and Heike Mutter, the public art piece took eight weeks to assemble and was named the Tiger & Turtle, Magic Mountain because the roller coaster represents the speed of a tiger, but the curious have to investigate it at the speed of a turtle.

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