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Just over a week ago i joined up with Thomas to ride some coasters in Austria and Slovenia. Austria is not known for its normal coasters ( the very few it has) but it has loads of alpine coasters which can and are great fun to ride also scenery wise it can't be beaten. It's one of the most beautiful country in the world.We had a great time there and hope to share our memories with you guys.

 

Photo report....enjoy

 

First park we went to was Freizeitzentrum Zahmer Kaiser near the German border.

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First credit of the trip, the Buterfly coaster.

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Thomas enjoying the Butterfly coaster.

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Butterfly coaster.

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from another angle.

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other rides at the very small park.

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simulator ride.

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park view from the car park.

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Next stop Familienland Erlebnispark. It's a nice family park with one coaster.

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Entrance.

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Childrens play slide with elephant head themeing.

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Nice clean park with plenty of animal characters.

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First view of the coaster.

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getting closer to the Interpark model of the zyklon coaster.

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Coaster cars from inside the station.

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General park shot.

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Even the slide is well themed.

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Swing ship.

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The coaster from another angle.

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A ride you may see at the Legoland parks. Not operating when we where there.

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For you donkey lovers out there :-)

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Thomas on the dragon swing.

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New water ride, really well done.

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Characters on the water ride.

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Nice theming.

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Water ride.

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more characters.

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I like this park. Nice, clean and the view is not bad.

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Rino trying to eat me :-)

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Water ride again.

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Coaster going up the lift hill.

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Coaster porn.

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more coaster porn.

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coaster car going up the lift hill.

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park logo on the coaster car.

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Full coaster shot. Also not bad scenery for a coaster in the back ground.

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Rapids ride in the distance.

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Rapids ride.

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Rapids.

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Lions bench.

I hope you enjoyed the photos so far more to come soon.

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Larry is going to love this thread!

 

I'm moist.

 

I'm going to treat parks with just butterfly coasters and playgrounds as I would American FECs with just a kiddie coasters and not include them in the Park Index. However, if they are like Familienland with a larger coaster and/or multiple other rides I'll create a spot in the Park Index.

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Next on the agenda were four alpine coasters. For that we had to go towards the alps meaning more dramatic scenery

 

From the four one is a Wiegand model and three are from Braso.

 

The first one is the Wiegand and had been open for just two days. So we were few of the first to be riding this brand new alpine coaster.

 

Enjoy.....

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Next stop Fieberbrunn.

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The new alpine coaster called Timoks Alm Coaster

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Old man with an alien coming out of his head.

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The Timoks coaster!!

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Close up.

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Coaster track.

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In action.

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Lift hill.

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Why are you looking behind?

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More Timok coaster action.

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End of the ride.

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Cable car that takes you up and back down the mountain. Cable car reminds me of a James Bond movie.

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Alpine coaster number two was the first of three Braso models.

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Entrance to the cable car that takes us up the mountain.

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The place had a bike course too, one of many ways to attract people in the off skiing season.

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This is a really short alpine coaster.

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A lady dressed in a burka ready to ride. I guess there not banned in Austria like France have.

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Coaster cars in line at the start.

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Imortant rules for the ride.

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More breathtaking scenery :-)

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coaster in action.

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The coaster being pulled back up after the short ride.

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A convoy of alpine coaster cars making there way back up again.

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End of the ride.

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Chair lifts were needed rather then a cable car for our next alpine coaster.Zinkenlifte Bad Dürrnberg

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Coaster dives through the trees making it a more thrilling ride.

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Coaster in action.

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The main difference between a Wiegand and a Braso is the Wiegand is run on a track similar to a normal coaster track while Braso on a singular tube. The Braso brake is operated by a handle in the centre of the car and also the car is much more exposed compared to a Wiegand coaster car.

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more track.

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Station at the top.

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View from the top :-)

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Final alpine coaster of the day.

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Cable car to the top again.

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All stacked up.

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View from the top of this mountain.

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Our hotel for the night.

 

Updates continued tomorrow.

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Did you guys drive around or travel by public transportation on this trip? I also rode the Alpine Coaster at Zinkelift less than two weeks ago.

 

Larry we drove.

 

We squeezed a lot into this trip so had to cover a lot of distance in a short time.

We also went to Slovenia as well.

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^ Even on a semi-cloudy day, those mountains are just crazy-beautiful. Seeing roller coasters and wacky water rides in these surroundings is just surreal, in the best way. More, please!

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i just realize my last photo was from half up the mountain while still on the chair lift. Here is a picture from the start of the Alpine Coaster.

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Thanks for your comments guys and for liking the scenery. Got loads more pretty scenery in this update

 

Also thanks for putting my trip report on the main page. I was not expecting this being this is my first TR for TPR, this is a nice suprise

 

Today we head into Slovenia but before that we go to Hermagor (Nassfeld) and another park nearby to ride another Butterfly

 

Onto the pics.....

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Hermagor (Nassfeld) our first stop.

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We had to take a cable car to the top.....the longest of the trip.

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We didn't manage to get a ride up on Mcdonald's sponsored cable car!

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Arriving at the top.

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View from the top.

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Those are Italian mountains in the background. This alpine coaster is located very close to the Italian alps.

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Me in front of the Italian mountains.

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First sight of the alpine coaster cars.

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Track with a view.

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Cars ready to go down.

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The Pendolino coaster cars sound so Italian.

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Final brake run.

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Next stop was Kärntner Erlebnispark.

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Park map.

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Butterfly :-)

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In action.

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Proper credit.

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Butterfly from another angle.

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Kranjska Gora in Slovenia was next.

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The track.

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In action.

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Station at the top.

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Unior d.d. program Turizm. Zrece

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Station. This was the hard to photograph as 90% of the track was in the wooded part well hidden.

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Large safety poster.

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We had to run to catch this on at Sportini Center Porhorje Maribor. We were 10 minutes late so we requested nicely and they let us on.

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Ticket office on the left.

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We also went to Lake Bled but can't locate the photos from there at precent. Will put them up later.

Tomorrow we hit another Butterfly that was not listed on Rcdb even. It's probably the best themed Butterfly in the world so stay tuned for that and thanks again for all your lovely comment.

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Whats the little track thing with the red edges in the third to last picture? Looks fun whatever it is. Great pictures!

 

 

As i said the place was closed when we arrived and were really lucky to get a ride on the alpine coaster. I myself would like to know what it is so anyone reading this can let us know. Thanks

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Whats the little track thing with the red edges in the third to last picture? Looks fun whatever it is. Great pictures!

 

Looks like it might be a run for tubing in the winter???

 

Does the alpine coaster run in the winter? In your photo it looks like there is a picture of someone riding it in the winter, but it seems like it would be incredibly difficult to keep clear of snow. Also - does it go down an actual ski run?

 

Sorry to bombard you with questions - but do you pay for the lift up as well as the coaster ride?

 

I work at a ski resort in Montana, and I'm particularly interested in these alpine coasters. My resort has done a LOT in the past two summers to vamp up activities offered and I would love to see an alpine coaster here!

 

You could be right it might be run for tubing.

The Wiegand model does run in the snow. The Braso model on the other hand does not operate even if it rains lightly.

Yes you have pay for the lift going up but get a discount if you get a combo, lift up coaster down.

Go for a Wiegand model. Great fun and would be a really good investment for your resort.

Perfect way to get people in during the summer season.

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Next morning we went to a park that was not even on Rcdb. The coaster as you might have guessed is a Butterfly. The worlds best themed Butterfly.

Märchenpark Steiermark is a small children park based on fairy tale stories.

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Park sign.

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Park entrance.

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Hello everyone.

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The Butterfly track can be seen on the right side of the castle building which has the queue line as well.

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The Butterfly track can be seen on both side behinnd the castle.

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The Butterfly.

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In action.

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The worlds best themed Butterfly unless someone can prove me wrong.

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The wooded area is the fairytale land. Similar to the Efteling fairytale area but on a much smaller scale.

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Even i know this one...Red Riding Hood.

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Mystery door.

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The bid bad wolf.

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Flintstones car.

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They even have goats.

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The entry exit gift shop.

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Bye bye Märchenpark Steiermark.

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