|1936||August 22nd: Werner Stengel was born in Bochum, Germany|
|1963||First projects with Anton Schwarzkopf.
Werner Stengel worked on a bumper car ride and on the first German steel roller coaster.
|1964||Premier of the first German steel roller
coaster "Super Acht" (super 8) at Oktoberfest in Munich,
|1965||March 28th: Starting up his office: Stengel Engineering (Ing.-Büro Werner Stengel).|
|1973||Working on the first installation of a suspended roller coaster "Alpenflug".|
|1974||Werner Stengel started his work for the German standard committee on DIN 4112 and parts of DIN 1055 (wind loads).|
|1975||Werner Stengel developed the first loop
in modern times ("Revolution" at Six Flags Magic Mountain,
This principle of a klothoide is still an example for all following loops from different suppliers.
|1976||Werner Stengel established the first horizontal
launch "Shuttle Loop" (Shock Wave).
The principle of twist around the heart-line (instead of center of track) will be used the first time ever.
|1982||Realization of close to total weightlessness feeling at a roller coaster ("Himalaya Bahn", Germany).|
|1983||Setting up of a second company "Amusement Park Safety Consultants" with a partner.|
|1984||The principle of space curves for roller
coaster design was established.
|1988||Werner Stengel became member of research team working on "Health strains of a human being under usage of amusement rides – especially roller coaster with loop.").|
|1990||Working on the first Spinning Coaster "Magic Mountain".|
|1991||Working on the first inverted roller
coaster "Batman - the Ride".
|1992||Werner Stengel got an award for the design of "Olympia Looping" (traveling 5-looper in Germany).|
|1993||Design of the one and only transportable
inverted roller coaster "EuroStar" (Germany).
|1994||Design of the highest over ground roller
coaster "High Roller", at Stratosphere Tower, Las Vegas,
Werner Stengel's nickname "Guru of Roller Coasters" came up the first time. Other nicknames followed "Master of horror", "Roller Coaster pope" and "Master of the Loop"
|1995||Member of the European committee working on the EN 13814 standard.|
|1996||Working on the first freefall like roller coaster "Mr. Freeze".|
|1998||Working on the first roller coaster
over 300 feet "Millennium Force", Cedar Point, Ohio, USA.
|1998||Change of name to "Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH".|
|1999||Establishing of the patent of the new,
improved, pre-fabricated and long-lasting wooden roller coaster
track. Realizations so far: "Colossos", Heide Park, Germany
and "Balder", Liseberg, Sweden.
|1999||Establishing of the patent of a "Freefall Tower for a Roller Coaster".|
|2001||Werner Stengel retired from his daily operations
and has appointed long year employees Harald Wanner and Andreas Wild
to Managing Directors.
Werner Stengel still works as a consultant to the industry and of course as an consultant to the office he founded back in 1965
|2001||Werner Stengel became honorary member of FKF "Freundeskreis Kirmes und Freizeitparks e.V."|
|2001||Werner Stengel was honored by the Munich city-museum with a one-year exhibition of his life.|
|2001||Klaus Schützmannsky published his book about the life and work of Mr. Werner Stengel. The book is sold out in the meantime.|
|2002||Werner Stengel got the award of the European
Coaster Club "Outstanding contribution to gravity"
|2002||Working on the first roller coaster over
400 feet "TopThrill Dragster", Cedar Point, Ohio, USA.
|2002||Werner Stengel got an award of German VDV "Verband der Deutschen Vergnügungsanlagenhersteller".|
|2003||Amusement today has rated the top 50 steel
The Stengel team has been involved in 35 Roller Coasters out of 50. That means 70% of the top 50 steel Roller Coasters are carrying the trademark of the Stengel team.
|2003||Werner Stengel was honored with IAAPA's
"Hall Of Fame" award. IAAPA honoured his work and live
for the amusement industry.
|2004||Currently Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
employs 8 well educated people and several others working as freelance.
Mainly our employees have technical education and an engineer degree.
Mr. Werner Stengel is still part of the company and is constantly
working on special projects.
|2005||The faculty of science at Göteborg University is awarding an honorary doctorate to Werner Stengel, who is a legend in the field of roller coaster throughout the world.
Werner Stengel has been awarded "... in recognition of his enormous creativity which connects physics and design with the experience of the body in roller coasters and other rides."
|2006||On August 22, Werner Stengel celebrated his 70th birthday with his family and friends (he had a very good time).
|2006||September 7th Cedar Point announced their 17. Roller Coaster: Maverick. This is our roller coaster no. 500!!!!|