Bike Touring Highlight
Angerland is the name of the area that forms the border between the state capital Düsseldorf and the city of Duisburg. It is named after the Angerbach, a river that flows into the Rhine near Duisburg. The area marks the border between the Ruhr area, Niederrhein lowland and Bergisches Land.
As part of an international artist competition, the city of Duisburg in 2009 called for the conception and construction of a landmark on the Heinrich-Hildebrand-Höhe. The result was the "Tiger & Turtle Magic Mountain" designed by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth, a walk-in roller coaster.
The "rollercoaster" consists of 249 steps, which form steeply different stairs depending on the gradient and gradient. In the dark, the landmark is illuminated and is worth a visit.
The plateau on the sculpture offers some seating, a bicycle stand and information boards. Gastronomic facilities or toilets can not be found here.
January 6, 2017
Tiger and Turtle - Magic Mountain is a roller coaster modeled landmark on the Heinrich-Hildebrand-height in the Angerpark in Duisburg-Angerhausen. The large sculpture is a work of art by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth, which was developed as part of the Ruhr Capital of Culture 2010.
December 30, 2015
The highlight already has many photos. Nevertheless, I have added a few of the construction works to the 2011 sculpture. As part of a construction site tour, city leaders and the planning and architectural teams shared first-hand the challenges of implementing the project.
November 25, 2017
The world's only walk-in roller coaster towers at a height of 20 meters, visible from afar on the Heinrich-Hildebrand-Höhe in the south of Duisburg.
With its silvery, shimmering curves, the sculpture creates a special place where the often-felt contrasts of recreational pleasures and art dissolve. Let's take a look at the rolling form of the roller coaster from a distance, think of the funfair, rapid acceleration and the intoxicating feeling in the loop that turns everything upside down. Come closer, we follow the spiral paths of Heinrich-Hildebrand-Höhe and our step slows down. If we then follow the metallic meandering of the sculpture, we see the surrounding landscape in ever-new picture details. At an altitude of 85 meters above sea level, there is an impressive view over the Rhine: from the blast furnaces of the Krupp Mannesmann ironworks, through the port facilities of Logport II, to the heap of Rhine prussia with the landmark of the artist Otto Piene.
Behind the legendary bridge of solidarity in the north, the skyline of downtown Duisburg stretches out and in good weather the gasometer in Oberhausen and the airport tower of Düsseldorf can be seen. Tiger & Turtle is constantly opening up new perspectives: this makes the landmark for Duisburg Lord Mayor Sören Link "a strong symbol of the city and its future." It is "one of the most beautiful places in Germany," and is today an example of innovative solutions in the renewal of the industrial landscape. "The enthusiasm of the visitors speaks for themselves, so that cultural affairs director Thomas Krützberg can draw a track record:" Just under one and a half years after the opening in November 2011, more than 250,000 people from all parts of Germany and the world have tigers & Turtle visits.With this spectacular landmark, the Angerpark has turned from an industrial wasteland into a place of pleasure. "
With the onset of dawn, Tiger & Turtle - Magic Mountain offers an unusual viewing experience. The elegant form of the sculpture shines in white shining light. Visible from afar, it appears as a luminous band of light in the sky.
July 27, 2017
Tiger and Turtle - Magic Mountain is a roller coaster modeled landmark on the Heinrich-Hildebrand-height in the Angerpark in Duisburg-Angerhausen. The large sculpture is a work of art by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth, which was developed as part of the Ruhr Capital of Culture 2010
July 27, 2017
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