Photo credits: HI-SKY
2nd photo from above:
Franz Müllner (left)
and Axel Schulz.

World record attempt: Franz Müllner vs. Hi-Sky

Extreme sportsman wants to move giant wheel in Munich with muscle power

Munich, November 5, 2019 – Strong, stronger, Franz Müllner. The extreme strongman from Austria will attempt the seemingly impossible: On November 28, 2019, he wants to move the Hi-Sky giant wheel with his own muscle power, and in doing so set a new world record. The record attempt will be personally monitored by the “Rekord-Institut für Deutschland”. The Hi-Sky München is the world’s largest transportable giant wheel. Professional boxer Axel Schulz will be attending as an official record witness. After the record attempt, he will be giving autographs together with Franz Müllner. By the way: Spectators are very welcome, and all visitors will be able to ride the Hi-Sky on this day at a discounted price.

Pulling a Boeing 777 with sheer muscle power or balancing a helicopter on his shoulders for 40 seconds: The multiple world record holder Franz Müllner from Salzburg knows how to impress like no other with incomparable performances.

On November 28, the strongman and multiple Iron Man participant, whose sporting roots lie in endurance sport, will once again be proving his strength. Franz Müllner, also known to many as “The Austrian Rock”, aims to set the Hi-Sky moving by his own strength to achieve a new world record. He wants to turn the wheel by several metres with the aid of load ropes attached to it. Spectators can follow the action at 4.30 p.m. The seemingly impossible in Munich will be monitored by record judge Olaf Kuchenbecker from the Rekord-Institut für Deutschland. If Müllner succeeds, the strongman will be sure of yet another world record.

He will receive prominent backing from Axel Schulz. The professional boxer will be attending as an official record witness. After the record attempt, he will be giving autographs together with Franz Müllner and posing for photographs.

The Hi-Sky will also be offering an exceptional world record special offer: Visitors who ride the giant wheel on November 28 can look forward to cheaper tickets. The standard ticket for a 30-minute gondola ride will cost just 6 euros instead of 14.50 euros.

Superlative Big Wheel does its rounds 365 days a year

The Hi-Sky München holds the official world record as the world’s biggest transportable giant wheel. But that’s not the only superlative fact. No other big wheel anywhere else in Germany lets passengers soar so high up into the sky. Reaching a height of almost 80 metres, the 27 fully glazed and gondolas travel at a speed of less than one kilometre per hour. A regular ride takes about 30 minutes, giving passengers plenty of time to enjoy to the full the breathtaking views of all Munich on one side, and over towards the Alps on the other. And those who want an even more tremendous experience can also book a special package, such as a Bavarian veal sausage breakfast, a picnic, or a meeting in a gondola.

The new big wheel, which is located in Munich’s Werksviertel-Mitte district right next to the Ostbahnhof station, spins 365 days a year (winter opening hours: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.). Ride tickets and some of the packages are available online or at the local ticket offices; special packages have to be booked in advance.

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Already over 40,000 visitors and a heavenly marriage proposal

Hi-Sky München has taken a look back at the first two months since its opening in mid-April.

Munich, July 11, 2019 – Over 40,000 passengers have already taken a ride on the world’s largest mobile Ferris wheel and said “Say hi to the sky”. The views of the Frauenkirche, the Allianz Arena, the entire city and the Alps arre particularly impressive, while the adventure packages such as the Weisswurst Breakfast over the rooftops of Munich have proved to be really popular.


Photo credits: HI-SKY

Unique in many ways and so very Munich-like

The Hi-Sky Ferris wheel, Munich’s new attraction, celebrates its maiden ride, and is in many ways a truly special experience.

Munich, April 12, 2019 – Germany’s largest Ferris wheel, recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as being the world’s biggest transportable Ferris wheel, higher than the towers of Munich’s Frauenkirche, e-mobility in its purest form, and with high-tech in every spoke. Hi-Sky München is in many respects unique, ingenious and multi-faceted – and therefore already so very much one of “Munich’s children”.



Quelle Fotos: OTEC / MAURER

Hi-Sky München celebrates “topping-out ceremony”

Munich’s new attraction begins operation with discounts for local residents and special experiences

Munich, March 7, 2019 – Only five weeks to go before Hi-Sky München, the world’s biggest transportable Ferris wheel, celebrates its maiden ride. The gigantic masts of the new attraction meanwhile tower up into the sky above the Werksviertel-Mitte district, right next to the Ostbahnhof station, and already give an idea of the Hi-Sky’s dimensions.


Credits: MAURER

Hi-Sky München & MOTORWORLD

Munich’s new Ferris wheel has found a name and operator

Munich, December 28, 2018 – The Motorworld Group will be taking over the operation of Munich’s new attraction, the ‘Hi-Sky München’. Constructed by Munich-based MAURER SE, it will be located in the new district Werksviertel-Mitte.