40m Experience Sphere developed at Steinberg Lake
The world’s largest Wood Experience Sphere – created as part of a partnership between Sunkid and Almholz – now towers over the Steinberd Lake, Germany.
The sphere offers space for 950 visitors at one time, and after climbing a slope 700m high, visitors are rewarded with a breath-taking view of the Steinberg Lake from 40 meters above. This is the first time that a sphere of this kind has been implemented at such a size.
The wood experience sphere weighs about 800 tons, is 40m high and has a diameter of 50m. The gigantic project contains 627 m³ of laminated timber, 190 tons of steel parts, 180 m² of solid wood, 80,000 screws and 18,000 bolts, construction screws and rod dowels, 3,300 m² of covering panels and about 2,200 serial meters of railings.
The wood experience sphere not only stands out for its beautiful view but also with its other activities. The wooden structure houses more than 30 experience and movement stations that challenge visitors’ coordination, fitness and balance. Two exciting hanging bridges can be crossed at a height of 25 meters. The boldest visitors can enjoy the giant slide that takes them the equivalent of 12 floors down as a rapid shortcut.