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About Gerstlauer

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Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GmbH is a German manufacturer of stationary and transportable amusement rides and roller coasters, located in Münsterhausen, Germany. In the year 1982 Hubert Gerstlauer, a former employee of the Schwarzkopf GmbH, founded his own company which he named "Gerstlauer Elektro GmbH". With this company he delivered electric and pneumatic equipments for Schwarzkopf's facilities. After final bankruptcy of Schwarzkopf in 1992, Gerstlauer acquired part of their production halls and continued the manufacture of amusement rides and roller coasters. Regarding the increase of their products, the company had been renamed to "Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GmbH" in March 2007. Gerstlauer's first individual roller coaster "G'sengte Sau", a Bobsled roller coaster, was built in the "Erlebnispark Tripsdrill", an amusement park in Baden-Württemberg. Since 2003 Gerstlauer became popular with their "Euro-Fighter" coaster, which is present in different styles all over Europe and the United States. A specialty of all "Euro-Fighter" coasters is a drop with a "beyond vertical" angle of more than 90 degrees. Another mentionable model is their spinning roller coaster in which riders are

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