Beautiful Britain

HANSA-PARK’s new stand-alone freefall tower Highlander is set to break all (previous) records in Germany, on the European continent and worldwide.


  • Highest and fastest Gyrodrop Tower of the world with a height of 120 m (394 feet) and a speed of 120 km/h (75 mph)
  • 103 meter-drop – breaking all previous records
  • Worldwide highest Gyrodrop tower with tilting seats


Ride will go into operationduring the 2019-season
ManufacturerFuntime GmbH, Wien
InspectionTÜV Süd
Height120 meters / 394 feet
Height above mean sea level149 meters / 489 feet
Length of drop103 meters / 334 feet
Speed120 km/h  / 75 mph
Number of seats24 seats
Type of barsshoulder bars
Special featurestilting seats
Length of foundation piles28 meters / 92 feet
composed by Andreas Kübler und Sebastian Kübler of IMAscore


HANSA-PARK’s Highlander will be the park’s exclamation mark towering over the entire Bay of Lübeck. A must-do attraction for those wanting to combine a spectacular view with an ultimate freefall experience.


And there is even more:

The „Highlander“ will be an essential part of the park’s new theme-area “Beautiful Britain”, which will include the park’s highly appreciated classical coaster Nessie as well. “Beautiful Britain” will introduce HANSA-PARKs guests to Scotland and to one of its most impressive castles Eilean Donan Castle.

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Numbers, Data, Facts

Fall height 103 m
Height 120 m
Manufacturer Funtime
Seats overall 24
Speed 120 km/h
Year of construction 2019

safety instructions

Vertical lift to a height of over 100m in a rotating gondola followed by a vertical drop with a top falling speed of about 120 km/h. The seats are forward-tiltable by up to 30°.

If the gondola stops after the ride has started, riders must wait for the operating staff’s instructions before they are allowed to exit the ride. At the worst, the ride may stop at the highest position, i.e. over 100m up in the air.
If the gondola stops after the ride has started, the free fall is triggered as if it was a “normal” ride and magnetic brakes will stop the gondola in a safe slow-down. This process may take up to 20 minutes.

Children alone
min. 140 cm
Accompanied by an adult
min. 140 cm
  • 140 cm or taller.

  • Due to the nature of the experience you should be in good health and of sufficiently strong muscles.

    The following persons are not permitted on the ride:

  • Persons with back or neck problems or other conditions that may be aggrevated by this ride.

  • Persons with high blood pressure and / or heart problems.

  • Expectant mothers.

  • Persons unable to obtain a safe sitting position due to physical shape or size, limited mobility, physical handicaps, protheses and amputations.

  • Persons unable to psychologically cope with the experience of the ride.

  • Persons under the influence of alcohol, drugs or psychopharmaceuticals.

  • Max. number of people per seat: 1

  • Sit calmly and upright during the ride and hold on to bars.

  • Lean head against head support.

  • Hair longer than shoulder-length must be tucked into clothing or secured by hairnets.

  • It is not permitted to stick out arms and/or legs or stand up or lean out during the ride.

  • Proper attire and footwear required.

  • For safety reasons loose items are not permitted. In particular cameras, mobile phones and other loose items that could fall out and endanger passengers or other guests. Such items are to be removed or stowed away safely before the ride.

  • HANSA-PARK accepts no responsibility for items that are removed or taken onto the ride.

  • Items such as scarves, loose clothing and shawls that could work loose and wrap themselves around wheels and axles and cause injury to the wearer or cause the vehicle to come to a stop need to be removed or stowed away safely, for instance by a balaclava, so that they do not pose any kind of risk. HANSA-PARK is unable to control if loose items are safely secured or stowed away. If these items are not removed or safely secured - clearly visible to anyone - persons will be denied to ride without compensation. HANSA-PARK accepts no responsibility for items that are removed or taken onto the ride.

  • Exit after every ride.

  • Before you use the attraction, please note the ride description, safety warnings, possible access restrictions and how to behave in a safe manner posted at the entrance to the attraction.

  • The use of our ride attractions by adults is not generally subject to any weight restrictions. However, you must be able to properly close all safety lap bars and other safety devices so that you can sit in a normal sitting position.

  • A test seat is available at the ride entrance before you get in the queue.