Altmühlbob (2020)

One of the most interesting stops during my current tour through Germany was the Altmühlbob in Riedenburg, Bavaria. Since 1999, the location is home to an Alpine Coaster by Wiegand sharing the same name. Since 2017, it is also the home to the Speedbob – a so called Sport Coaster made by Wiegand.

While the Altmühlbob provides a solid ride through a over severall smaller jumps and a bunch of serpentines, the Speedbob fully concentrates itself on camelbacks. This is unusual for a mountain coaster and more importantly even for a roller coaster. After the long ascent, the ride drops off immediately with a double down. After an intense valley, the bob takes the first camelback and thereby tries to kick us out of our seats. This is insane! Thanks god, two more camelbacks are joined immediately after. After the third airtime filled hill, we are forced to a standstill in the magnetic brake section. Shortly thereafter, the extraordinary mountain coaster ride comes to an end.


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