Maybe I’m just a big scaredy cat but the thought of getting on a rollercoaster – especially a rickety, old, wooden one or anything boasting a vertical loop – sends me into a cold sweat.
So it’s perhaps with people like me in mind that German designers have come up with a rollercoaster that is less “roller” and more “coaster”.
Meet the Tiger and Turtle – Magic Mountain, a massive sculpture of elaborately twisted steel that sits atop a former hill of mining waste in Duisburg, Germany. While it might look like your typical theme park ride, there are no tracks or cars here – only steps, and lots of them (249 to be exact). LED lights illuminate the winding path, so you can get your thrills day or night at a pace that supports getting your camera out for a snap of the view.
The only problem?
No one has quite figured out how to make it through the loop yet.