From afar Duisburg’s newest landmark seems to promise the racy pleasure of a rollercoaster ride.
The construction with its spiral-shaped twists and turns is part of the Angerpark landscaped area opened on the Heinrich-Hildebrand Heights in 2008.
When you get closer it emerges as Tiger & Turtle – Magic Mountain, a giant work of art by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth that begs to be conquered on foot.
The visitor follows the curves of the “rollercoaster” and sees the surrounding landscapes from various perspectives.
At an elevation of 85 m, an impressive view of the Rhine opens up to you.
Steel and zinc, the materials used for Tiger & Turtle, create an historic link at the site, where zinc was once produced and where an important steel-processing and mining operation, the Krupp Mannesmann smelter, is still located.
Like many industrial monuments and other spectacular locations in the Ruhr Region, the Duisburg emblem is illuminated at night, making it an absolute spectacle. It opened on November 13, 2011.