Austria’s largest water course was officially opened this month in the Familypark theme park.

Known has Biberburg, it consists of a winding course with a turning element, a 17-metre (55ft) high open lift followed by a descent, a hill and a splash.

The family attraction has a cost of £8m (9.5m euros) and was built by manufacturer Intamin.

Biberburg is designed as a sawmill with beavers. Beaver figures are dotted around the track to add to the theming. Biberburg derives from the German for ‘beaver castle’.

The boats have eight seats. Visitors journey along a 325-metre (1066ft) long course backwards. After the big descent, those on board are weightless for a while. 

Before the coaster was built, a zoo was previously located on the site of the water track. The park has also invested in a new catering location and a new souvenir shop.

Familypark is run by the French group Compagnie des Alpes, who operate Walibi Holland, Walibi Belgium and Parc Astérix. 

Filip De Witte, Director of the park said. “Since the acquisition by Compagnie des Alpes in 2019, we have continuously invested in quality experiences for the whole family. That story continues.”