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The Wildwasser

Wet riding fun for the whole family

The ride through the floods in the “Wildwasser” log flume ride from Meyer & Steiger is an experience. Nobody stays dry here when it goes down the double shot descent at 60 km/h.

What’s special: nobody stays dry here

The “Wildwasser” by Meyer & Steiger promises wet, happy fun for young and old. If you go on this ride, you have to expect to get wet. How wet, depends on the seat: you’ll stay a little drier in the back than in the front. You know what to expect during the ride, because the entire course of the journey can be seen from the outside. In one of the 24 tree trunk-shaped boats, you climb 21 meters through rocky wall backdrops and cover a distance of 520 meters. The ride through the wild water and the winding paths takes 4.5 minutes. At 60 km/h, the descent goes with the double shot. In the middle of the descent, a snapshot is taken of each boat. The photos can then be bought as souvenirs of the whitewater trip.

Log flume ride: a special experience for children

The Meyer & Steiger “Wildwasser” log flume is an attraction for the whole family, and you are never too old to ride. A boat can accommodate five people, so a ride together is usually possible. For children especially, the trip through the water is a special highlight at Oktoberfest. If you’re afraid of water, you should avoid the log flume or ask for a protective cover at the cash desk. But on warm Wiesn days, cooling off is just the thing.

The log flume for backseat drivers: Wildwasser 3

Meyer & Steiger’s log flume ride was built for the first time at the Munich Oktoberfest in 1985. This was also a premiere for the operating family, as they’d acquired the ride that same year. In fact, at Oktoberfest, the Meyer & Steiger log flume ride has always taken turns with the “Wildwasser 3” by the Löwenthal family. Since 2018, however, that ride has been permanently installed in the Allgäu-Skyline Park, which is operated by the Löwenthals. This means that “Wildwasser 3” can no longer be found on the Wiesn grounds.

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