"Tiger and Turtle", Amazing Walking Roller Coaster

I don’t have much word to describe how this artwork so amazing. This time challenge you to try this. From outer appearance it looks like a roller coaster. Roller coasters are thrilling rides and a popular amusement ride developed for modern theme parks. Roller coasters have a system like a railroad with one or more vertical loops and turn the rider briefly upside down. Even if you’re not a big fan of this game, but you should try this if you visit Germany. Anyone can’t resist a chance to have fun on this roller coaster in the name of art.

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Personally, this was huge art installation or a huge sculpture. Some people said that this is a towering sculpture. You don’t need to use a seat belt, but you just need to walk to enjoy how this art installation so wonderful. This art installation was designed by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth. They called this "Tiger and Turtle - Magic Mountain".” Tiger and Turtle” is located near the German capital of culture, the city of Duisberg. This is fun and creative roller coaster to give visitors a thrill-ride in enjoying the best view of German countryside.

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Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth

Two artists put their idea together to come up with this interesting design to attract public attention and they are totally works. They are known to German audience for their inventive installations such as the Auxiliary Construction (Dresden), the Theoretical Parquet, Fuzzy Dark Spot (Berlin), Prospects for public art (Dresden), Precarious Stand (Mexico City), Blind Date (Installation for an evening at the Kunstverein Hannover). The result is they didn’t disappoint this time either (for "Tiger and Turtle - Magic Mountain").

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And at night the sculpture shines like an elegantly curved band in the sky. The design explains how the sculpture in the rise of artificial mountain changes its shape. Only if you climb over the curved arches of the installation of traffics, the impression of acceleration. "Tiger and Turtle - Magic Mountain" constructed on Heinrich Hildebrand Höhe hill and open to public.

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"Tiger and Turtle" at night

This art installation was made out of zinc plated steel. It has thousands of LED lights that light up at night. LED lights line the 722 ft long coaster so visitors can explore the beauty of night and taking in the surrounding sights. Just for the information that LED lights illuminate the handrails at night. It stands nearly 280 ft above sea level. "Tiger and Turtle - Magic Mountain" has 249 steps that encourage visitors to walk along its track. It also has 220 metres long.

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Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth took about eight weeks to construct. This project cost about $2.7 million (It took nearly €2 million) and used 120 tons of galvanised steel ….wow amazing. It’s totally huge art installation. There’s a question, why do the designers choose tiger and turtle for the name of this art installation? Ulrich say that roller coaster is usually has high speed like a tiger, but the visitors has to explore it step by step like a turtle. The art installation will fit harmoniously into the landscape. "Tiger and Turtle - Magic Mountain" is the capital of culture as a landmark towering over the city.

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Are you afraid of roller coasters? "Tiger and Turtle - Magic Mountain" art installation is a new way for one to experience a roller coaster without screams. The visitor climbs on foot via differently steep steps the roller coaster sculpture. The visitors are encouraged to climb on the top of the sculpture. They can walk around, up, and down along the track. For some aspects like the loops are simply for show (the section of the sculpture has blocked). Now, Duisburg has a new sightseeing spot to offer to tourists. So, for all of you who want try the experience being on a roller coaster without being scared shitless, you should visit Duisburg, Germany.

The beauty of "Tiger and Turtle" at night

The making of "Tiger and Turtle"

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Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Hello Prasetio,

This was another great interesting hub..This is on rollar coaster I would be willing to get on..lol It is not moving so that is a plus..lol Thank you for bringing us a great hub once again.

Take care,

Sunnie


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Rosie2010 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Hiya Prasetio, Wow! I had never heard of this amazing art structure before. Your presentation is awesome; I love all the pictures you included.. they are magnificent. I would love to experience this walking roller coaster someday. As usual, great job. Voted up and absolutely interesting. Cheers!

Have a nice day,

Rosie


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Sunnie. I am so happy to see you here and I know how your smile still beautiful like before. Thank you very much for your appreciation to this hub. I hope you can try this roller coaster one day. Cheers...

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tarajeyaram 4 years ago from Wonderland

Prasetio - this is a great hub. I only found this out through your hub. Amazing! I must visit this place next time I am travelling. Thank you for sharing. I don't know if I will go in the ride but architecture is fantastic. voted up and Shared it with my fellow hubbers.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Roller coasters gives me heart palbatations, so I haven't been on one for years.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, Rosie. Thank you very much for coming and your compliment to this hub. Of course, I hope you have a chance to walk on this roller coaster. I always love your vote. Anyway....Have a nice day. Good bless you!

Love and peace, prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub, tarajeyaram. Thank you very much for your attention to this hub and your support as well. You can visit this roller coaster if you go to Germany. I really appreciate your vote. Cheers.....

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, writer20. Thank you very much for stopping by. At least you enjoy this information, including the pictures and the video as well. Your visit really appreciated here. Take care!

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molometer 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire, England

Hello prasetio,

What a great hub. You find the most fascinating things. This is a wonderful piece of interactive art. It looks amazing.

I really enjoyed the pictures and the video. Is that you in the blue jacket? Tiger and Turtle I must remember this one so I will bookmark it and voted up.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, pras, this is the sort of roller coaster I would try! lol! isn't it great? I love art that you can interact with, very clever! nice one, rated up! cheers nell


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BlissfulWriter 4 years ago

The photo at night is amazing. The person would not be able to walk on the "upside down" part of the loop.


Phoebe Pike 4 years ago

I want to go on that now... that is probably the coolest flight of stairs in existence.


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Enelle Lamb 4 years ago from Canada's 'California'

Another fascinating topic! Well done, friend!


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Loveless City boy 4 years ago from LAS VEGAS!!!!!!!!

That is an amazing sight... good hub.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My brother, molometer. Thank you very much for coming and your appreciation to this hub, especially about the art behind this roller coaster. I am glad you enjoy the pictures and the video as well. No, I am not. Personally, I want to visit and try this amazing sculpture. Your vote really appreciated here. Take care!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, Nell Rose. Good to see you again. Thanks for stopping by and share how you love this roller coaster as the wonderful art. I really appreciate your vote. Have a nice day!

Love and peace,


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub, BlissfulWriter. Thank you very much for your appreciation to this information. Of course, the visitors can't walk on the "upside down" part of the loop, because there's a border in this section. I had said before that the section of the sculpture has blocked. Take care!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Phoebe Pike. I am so happy to see you here. Thank you very much for share your wonderful words about this hub. I hope you have a chance to visit this roller coaster one day. Cheers... ~prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Enelle Lamb. I hope you enjoy this information. Have a good day!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Loveless City boy for coming and share your beautiful thought about this hub. Cheers.... ~prasetio


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dahoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

You do find some amazingly interesting art to write about.With the popularity of theme parks there a bound to be artists attracted to designing such things. voted up, awesome interesting and beautiful.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

What a fascinating piece of work this is, pras. It must be one of its kind. But I think I'll stick to the more conventional roller coasters for my high-speed thrills. But 'danke' for this outstanding introduction.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Wow... It's amazing and very creative. It would also make exercise more interesting for people. I love it.

Thanks.


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

This is truly amazing; one gets a bit dizzy just by looking at this remarkable structure from a distance. In the evening, with all of the lights, it is even more awesome in its creative energy. I would love to walk this. Voted up and awesome.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My brother, dahoglund. Thank you so much for your big appreciation by giving nice comment and push all button here. Have a good day!

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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

The Germans are so very mechanically minded and inventive. This proves it in spades like it needs proving. How very cool, wish a walking rooler coaster was over here in America. Thanks Pras. Vote up of course!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, drbj. I am so happy to see you again. Thank you very much for stopping by. This is different with conventional roller coasters. But I believe that the visitor will get different sensation by walking on this roller coaster. Thank you for always support my hub again and again. God bless you!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Lady_E. I am glad you like this information. I hope you have a chance to walk around this roller coaster. Take care!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, Genna East. There's no words to say to you, except "thank you very much" for share your wonderful thought about this hub. I hope you can visit this place one day....amen.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My brother, Alastar Packer. Thank you very much for your opinion about Germany and how this country shown the art with the modernity. Of course, I hope another roller coaster like this one will built in America. I thought Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth have many wonderful idea and I hope they will create this on America. I love your vote, brother. See you.....

Prasetio


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Now this is something i would do..Looks like fun..Thank you Prasetio...


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tarajeyaram 4 years ago from Wonderland

I really enjoyed reading this hub. I posted this hub on My Favorite Hubs of the Week. Thank you.


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Truly amazing. I always learn so much from you. Up interesting and awesome.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Ruby. I hope you enjoy this information. Cheers.....

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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, tarajeyaram. Welcome back to my hub. Thanks for your kindness in posting this hub on your Favorite Hubs of the Week. I hope this hub useful for us...amen.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, POP. Thank you very much for your appreciation to this hub. Your vote really valuable here. Have a good day!

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Deb Welch 4 years ago

Prasetio - Fantastic - Voted up - truly awesome, beautiful, useful and interesting. They should have this in the U.S. I am afraid of riding rollar coasters - I am so light - I feel I will fall out. The tiger and the turtle is great and good exercise. Lovely work. I am Tweeting this Hub.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Deb Welch for coming and share your opinion about this sculpture. You have the same feeling with Mr.Alastar Packer. I hope the designer has another amazing idea which can be placed in U.S. Again....thank you very much for press all buttons here and tweeting this hub. Have a good day!

Love and peace,


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Another fascinating hub. What an interesting piece of artwork.

I am a rollercoaster scardy cat so this one would just suit me fine.

Thank you for showing us this


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

What an amazing hub and here's to so many more to share.

You are truly talented,take care and enjoy the rest of your day.

Eddy.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Rosemay50 for coming and share your thought about this art. At least you still enjoy all the pictures and the video here. Have a nice day!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, Eddy. Thank you very much for coming and your compliment to this hub. I hope you enjoy this information. Take care!

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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Hi Pras! You've done it again, my friend. A stunning piece. I always feel like I have taken a vacation tour with your magnificent hubs. And this is one roller coaster I would love to visit. The pictures say it all.

My vote is up and across the board. Thanks.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, vocalcoach. Thank you so much for coming and share your interest with this information. I hope you can visit this roller coaster one day. Your vote really appreciated here. Take care!

Prasetio


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Awesome as always my friend. Voting up and pressing those buttons yet again!


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Praseito

Wow! Thank you for sharing the Tiger and Turtle with us.

I have only been on a rollercoaster once. I was so scared, I couldn't even scream.

I would admire the Tiger and Turtle from the ground as I am scared of heights and suffer from vertigo.

Voted up and away!

I hope you are enjoying the weekend.


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Green Lotus 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

This is an interesting project and certainly a beautiful sculpture. I wouldn't be surprised if some day they start selling special magnetic boots and open up the upside down part! Oh,.. and change the down stairs to a cool slide! Thanks for another trip around the globe.


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Dear friend, acaetnna. Thank you very much for coming. I am so happy to see you here. Have a good day! ~prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Sueswan. I love your comment and how you still appreciate this art work though you afraid of heights. Thanks for share your vote to this hub. God bless you!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, Green Lotus. Thank you so much for share your thought about this topic. I love your idea. I am proud to share this information with you. Take care!

Love and peace,


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

The last roller coaster I was on was at Epcot in Florida and I swore I would never go on another one. This kind I could handle! Thanks for introducing us to another interesting place of which I was unfamiliar.

The Germans are great hikers from what I know so this would be good for the local people there as well as tourists. Up votes and thanks!


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2uesday 4 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

This is amazing I never saw anything about this before, it looks like good fun for families to walk this roller coaster together. Thank you for sharing the news about this.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, Peggy. Thank you very much for share about roller coaster in Florida. But I hope this is different with other roller coaster and you will enjoy walking through the height. God bless you!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, 2uesday. I am proud to share this information with you. I hope hope this hub useful for you and you have a chance to visit this sculpture one day. Cheers...

Prasetio


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Wow! I have never seen this before. This is really unique. I have been drug onto many roller coasters in my life time (crying, screaming, kicking) but this one looks like one I can handle. I love how it looks at night with the lights on it!


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Up, awesome, and interesting votes Prasetio. You always find the most interesting things. This is very unique to say the least. Another greatly informed article my friend. Thanks and have a great weekend.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Another amazing hub prasetio, what an incredible construction and it must look amazing lit up at night, I love the name of this coaster and the reason it was chosen. Thank you for sharing, voting up/awesome


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, tammyswallow. I am glad you love this information. It's different with other roller coaster and I believe that you'll enjoy beautiful scenery from the top of "tiger and turtle", especially at night. Have a nice weekend!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, thelyricwriter. Thank you very much for coming and share your compliment to this hub. I hope you always enjoy my hubs and I promise to give the best for you. Take care!

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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, MM (Movie Master). Thank you very much for your lovely comment. I agree with you about how this structure so beautiful at night. I love your vote and take care!

Prasetio


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

OH wow how simply awesome is this and this hub of yours is unique and wonderful as ever. Voting up as always and pressing the appropriate buttons too.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, acaetnna. I am glad you love this information. Thank you very much for coming and share your vote.

Love and peace, prasetio


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago

Prasetio, How interesting! Thank You for sharing another unique fascinating wonder! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! God Bless You!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your Welcome, DeBorrah. I am glad you enjoy this information. I am so happy to share this information to you. God bless you!

Prasetio


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suziecat7 4 years ago from Asheville, NC

Wow - I've never seen anything like this before. Really impressive especially when lit up. Awesome Hub - rated up!


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Dear friend, Suzanne, Thank you very much for stopping by and I am glad to know that you enjoy this information. Appreciate it as always. Take care!

Love and peace, Prasetio

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