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Walking roller coaster sculpture in Germany gives public art a fun twist

Located near the German capital of culture, the city of Duisberg, this fun and creative roller coaster walkway was designed to give visitors a thrill-ride inspired view of the surrounding German countryside.

Dubbed “Crouching Tiger and Turtle, Magic Mountain,” the walkway roller coaster measures 11 meters high and features an excellent view of the surrounding landscape. The whole design took about eight weeks to construct and is sculpted from steel and zinc — a nod to the regions industrial roots.

Visitors are encouraged to climb atop the giant sculpture, although some aspects, like the loop, are simply for show.