This Ferris wheel was built in 1980 by the firm Steiger.
It is the largest transportable Ferris wheel in the world. During the more than 30 years it has visited most of the big cities in Germany. In last years can be often visited in Hamburg on famous "Hamburg’s Dom" - the biggest public festival in the north of Germany which used to be organized three times a year or in Hamburg HafenCity.
It weighs 450 tons and is 60 meters high, higher than all the buildings in Hafencity.
Designed by the Steiger showmen company of Bad Oeynhausen, in conjunction with engineering company Dr. Cassens and Jäschke of Bremen. It has 42 passenger cars, and weighs 450 tons.
The foundation of the wheel consists of the 22 container pallets used to transport components of the wheel. In total, 32 vehicles are needed to transport the entire wheel. Two of the jackstands supporting the axle also serve as cranes to erect the A-frame.The wheel is equipped with a complex LED lighting system, allowing complex multi-coloured patterns to be displayed.