Sophia Sommer

Credits: HI-SKY

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. There has already been – in the truest sense of the word – a heavenly marriage proposal. And since Christmas always comes more quickly than expected, companies and private individuals can already book attractive packages as Christmas gifts, or Christmas dinners with customers and employees.

“We are more than satisfied with the launch of Hi-Sky in Munich,” says Arantxa Dörrié, Managing Director of the Munich-based operating company Hi-Sky Consulting GmbH, a member of the Motorworld Group. “The Ferris wheel has rapidly developed into a new Munich attraction. Our packages, with which we enhance rides with a special experience, are also enjoying growing popularity.”

Alongside the regular 30-minute gondola ride (a standard ticket costs 14.50 euros, with special rates available for families, students, senior citizens, etc.), the Hi-Sky München offers various special packages. The “Hi-Sky mit Schuss” (“Hi-Sky with a shot”) upgrade, for instance, gives passengers a pleasant tingling sensation during the ride with a glass of Prosecco or a cocktail in their hands (the upgrade costs 7 euros). The “Hi-Sky Minga” and the “Hi-Sky Monaco” offer culinary delights with a sumptuous picnic basket filled with either Bavarian or Italian specialities (price per package for 2 persons, 60 minutes: 130 euros). The veal sausage breakfast, the “Hi-Sky Blau Weiss”, in a suitably adorned gondola (price per package for 6 persons, 60 minutes: 360 euros), is also a popular choice.

Munich’s new attraction is also the perfect location for original Christmas parties and dinners. Special packages can already be booked by companies and private individuals.

Superlative Big Wheel does its rounds 365 days a year

The Hi-Sky München is the world’s biggest transportable Ferris wheel, as confirmed with a place in the Guinness Book of Records. 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.

The new big wheel, which is located in Munich’s Werksviertel-Mitte district right next to the Ostbahnhof station, spins 365 days a year from 10 a.m. through to 10 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. For more details, visit

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About the Bussink R80 XL Ferris Wheel
The Hi-Sky München is a MAURER R80 XL Ferris Wheel, and was developed by the Dutch designer Ron A. Bussink. With a diameter of 74 metres and an overall height of 78 metres, it stands in the Guinness Book of Records as being the world’s biggest transportable Ferris wheel. With its 27 Zeppelin gondolas, each capable of accommodating 16 passengers, the wheel can transport 1,700 people in just one hour depending on its rotating speed.
The air-conditioned gondolas can be safely and easily accessed from an elevated platform. The entire waiting area is covered by a transparent construction to protect the visitors from inclement weather. Access is controlled fully automatically by means of an electronic SKIDATA ticket system.

MAURER SE is a leading specialist in the mechanical engineering and steel construction sectors with more than 1,000 employees worldwide. The company is the market leader in the field of structural protection systems (bridge bearings, expansion joints, anti-seismic devices, vibration dampers and monitoring systems). It also develops and manufactures vibration insulation for buildings and machines, roller coasters, Ferris wheels and special steel structures.
MAURER is involved in many spectacular large-scale projects, such as the world’s largest bridge bearings in Wasirabad, earthquake-proof expansion joints on the Bosporus bridges, semi-active vibration dampers in the Donau City Tower, or compression tension bearings for the Zenith Stadium in St. Petersburg. Among its showpieces in steel construction are BMW Welt and Munich airport’s Terminal II. Among its spectacular amusement rides are the world’s largest transportable Ferris wheel R80 XL in Mexico, the Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster at Universal Studios in Orlando, the Fiorano GT Challenge in Abu Dhabi, and the Launch Coaster in the Bayern-Park.

About the MOTORWORLD Group
The independent Motorworld Group is based in Schemmerhofen (Baden-Württemberg, Germany). The origins of the family-run company go back to 1933. The Motorworld Group develops, builds and operates experience worlds that are dedicated to mobile passion.
The first location was Motorworld Region Stuttgart in Böblingen, which opened in 2009 and has since been expanded several times. Further projects and activities under the MOTORWORLD® brand have been initiated in recent years: Motorworld Köln – Rheinland (opened in 2018), Motorworld München (under construction), Motorworld Zeche Ewald – Ruhr in Herten (at the construction planning stage), and Motorworld Mallorca (at the construction planning stage). The portfolio will be complemented by the Motorworld Manufaktur locations in Berlin, Metzingen, Rüsselsheim and Zurich. The Motorworld idea also regularly goes on tour, including to the annual classic car fairs Motorworld Classics Berlin and Motorworld Classics Bodensee in Friedrichshafen, as well as to the “IAA Heritage by Motorworld” at the 2019 IAA Cars in Frankfurt. Hi-Sky München adds a new dimension of mobility to the portfolio of experience offers.

About the Werksviertel-Mitte district
Over the next few years, around 1,150 flats will be built on the 9-hectare-large site at Ostbahnhof station. Around 7,000 jobs will also be created. Over 340 flats will be available for subsidised housing construction. A four-stream primary school for about 400 pupils, together with several day-care centres, will provide the social infrastructure for the new quarter.
Daily needs are also taken care of. Working, living and life are ideally combined in the Werksviertel-Mitte district. Shops, hotels, eateries, a comprehensive range of leisure facilities, together with numerous cultural buildings, will be created here. A special highlight will be the new Munich Konzerthaus, which will be built in the heart of the Werksviertel-Mitte district. Until construction begins, the Hi-Sky Ferris wheel will be Munich’s new landmark from Spring 2019.