FAQs

Why Umadum?

Why has the Observation Wheel undergone a name change?

We wanted to give the Observation Wheel a name that conveys emotion and life. We deliberately chose a name that is distinctly Bavarian, from the dialect traditionally spoken in Munich and its surroundings.

Who decided on the name ‘Umadum’?

A competition to find a name was held between MAURER SE, Werksviertel and hi-sky Consulting GmbH. An employee at MAURER SE submitted the suggestion.

What does the new name mean?

Duden, the authoritative dictionary of the German language, defines the name as ‘Bavarian for all-round’ (rundherum in Standard German).

URKERN GmbH submitted multiple creative proposals, with the company partners agreeing on the winning proposal following a joint process.

Why is Umadum now staying in Werksviertel-Mitte for longer?

The time that the Munich Observation Wheel will stay depends on when construction of the concert hall will begin. This construction has been postponed until February 2022.

How long will Umadum stay in Munich?

It will stay at its current location until construction of the concert hall starts or longer, when a new location will be found.

General

What are the new Umadum opening hours?
How long does an Umadum ride last?

Standard: roughly 30 minutes, various packages are longer

How many riders can fit in a cabin?

8 persons maximum

How much does an Umadum ride cost?

See our price list

Are there concessions for students/apprentices/retirees (65 and over)/people with disabilities?

See our price list

Are there discounts for Werksviertel-Mitte neighbours/Munich locals/tourists?

See our price list

Are there group tickets available to purchase?

Yes, from 20 people at shop.umadum.de, please register the group in advance at reservierung@umadum.info

Can I simply come along and ride Umadum?

Yes, rides are possible at any time without a reservation.

Can tickets be bought/pre-ordered online?
Are Umadum vouchers available for purchase?

Yes, at shop.umadum.info or at the cash desk opening times directly at the Umadum (Wed – Sun from 12 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

What cabin specials can be booked for Umadum?

You can find extensive information about our exclusive cabins with drinks and food packages here

How do I book an exclusive cabin / white sausage dinner?

Purchase tickets at shop.umadum.info. Then please send a request with the desired date (date & time), number of people, the desired services and the ticket numbers to reservierung@umadum.info – the sooner the better it is guaranteed that your appointment is still available – but no later than 1 week before your reservation must be made on the requested date.

Can photographers/editors book photo sessions in Umadum?

We welcome such inquiries. They can be addressed to reservierung@umadum.info

Are wheelchairs permitted?

Yes, wheelchairs with a maximum width of 70 cm can ride at any time. We regret that electric wheelchairs cannot be permitted due to safety reasons.

Can dogs ride Umadum?

For the sake of safety, it is unfortunately not permitted to let dogs ride.

Do the cabins have heating/air conditioning?

Yes.

Can I celebrate my birthday on Umadum?

Of course, book an exclusive cabin or the VIP cabin with a drinks package. Purchase tickets at shop.umadum.info. Then please send a request with the desired date (date & time), number of people, the desired services and the ticket numbers to reservierung@umadum.info – the sooner the better it is guaranteed that your appointment is still available – but no later than 1 week before your reservation must be made on the requested date