AN 80 KM/H RIDE IN THE HEART OF GERMANY
The Winterberg Zip line in North Rhine-Westphalia in the heart of Germany will be an exciting new attraction that will draw even more visitors to a region already renowned for adrenaline-packed sports.
The opportunity of building a Zip line in this area intrigued us immediately. The particular features of this German region allowed us to develop even more technical innovations for our Zip line components.
The departure station will be built above the village of Altastenberg at an altitude of 750 meters above sea level. From the departure platform, visitors will have magnificent views of the valley and forests below.
Two flight options will be available: either horizontal – the so-called angel flight – or seated in the standard flight position.
The metal cables will run for almost a kilometer and the height difference is impressive: 120 meters, with a slope of 12.8%. A thrilling drop!
Maximum expected speed is 80 km/h on a 50-second flight that’s sure to thrill all riders.
The Astenkick Zip line in Winterberg has been planned in 2017, when we carried out site inspections and preliminary planning. Construction began in 2018: the first step is building the departure and arrival platforms for the Zip line. After this, two parallel cables will be installed.
Once the cables are in place, we’ll add the braking system, pulleys and all the necessary safety equipment. Last of all is the testing phase, which will also include staff training.
The Astenkick Zip line in Winterberg is due to open in summer/autumn 2018, offering visitors an incredible German flying experience!
|Stations altitude||757 meters a.s.l. (starting)643 meters a.s.l. (arrival)|
|Height difference (average slope)||114 meters (12,84%)|
|Max speed||80 km/h|
|Suspension cable diameter||15 mm|
|Signage cable diameter||14 mm|