In the south of Munich, right next to the motorway exit A8 Taufkirchen, the first Jochen Schweizer Arena is constructed on the premises of the Airbus group. It was opened on March 4, 2017.
The Munich world of experience is a joint project of the Jochen Schweizer Group and the Airbus Group.
For Jochen Schweizer Projects AG the world of experience represents a unique selling point regarding the planning, implementation and running of large leisure and tourism technology projects, which can be used both by end customers and commercial customers without mutually interfering with each other.
On the one hand the Jochen Schweizer Arena is an accessible brand world of the Jochen Schweizer company group and on the other hand a location where the visitor can experience different exciting experiences in extraordinary architecture which is based on the location. The experience is incorporated into an accompanying catering offer, which provides a main restaurant, an aviator and surfer bar as well as an outdoor restaurant with a beer garden.
We expect a guest volume of around 260,000 paying customers in the first year and are convinced that we have developed a profitable and top-selling multi-experience concept with an associated catering offer.
Information about the individual components:
The wind tunnel
The heart of the world of experience is an indoor skydiving site. It consists of a vertical wind tunnel which simulates free falling. The guest floats on the air and can experience their dream of flying in a secure atmosphere. The wind tunnel impresses thanks to its equal, irrotational flow, high energy efficiency and low noise. The aerodynamic design of the wind tunnel is an in-house development of Jochen Schweizer Projects AG, and requires much less energy and runs much more quietly than similar facilities. The homogeneous air flow provides an authentic feeling of free falling and lets people of all ages and abilities experience what it feels like to fly. The maximum speed for professional parachutists is approx. 285 km/h. Indoor flying has never been so real.
The Jochen Schweizer citywave
Our standing wave is created, just like in rivers, from real water power. As a result it is possible to surf with fins, just like in the sea. Contrary to many other artificially created waves, this one has virtually real conditions. In addition we also allow everyone to ride waves thanks to the progressive adjustment of the water force and the wave steepness – whether beginner or professional.
Experience the highs at Jochen Schweizer
In the outdoor area of the Jochen Schweizer Arena the theme of “experiencing highs” happens on different levels. The central and multi-functional Skytrail offers a climbing experience for any taste to a large target group. Due to the installation of different levels and the different degrees of difficulty, it is appealing to both sports climbers and newcomers and everyone can decide for themselves what they would like to try.
A highlight here is certainly the zipline on which guests can do a lap flying above the whole of the Jochen Schweizer Arena.
For companies and school classes our outdoor area provides an ideal opportunity for team building and events, be it up high with a view of the Tegernsee alps, or on the ground on an elaborate Team Mission course.
Food & Beverage Concept
Over 25 years of experience: At Jochen Schweizer we know the needs of the customers before, during and after an experience. This includes a motivated catering team as well as friendly service and of course high-quality base products. Nevertheless the issue of catering is new for us. To ensure the high quality of offers and operative excellence expected from Jochen Schweizer right from the start in our catering services, we have developed a catering concept together with a team of proven professionals. Our focus is on the customers and their needs so that we can perfectly accompany each customer on their journey of experience and be able to offer him/her the right thing at the right time.
The seminar and meeting location
We provide modern B2B customers with an impressive seminar and incentive location as a “third place” which brings work and life into balance. Here we link perfect team work with the right kick of experience. Our objective is to provide goal-orientated and motivating days and learning. We make an intensive working day into an experience all participants will remember for a long time.
An efficient energy concept is a key success factor in the modern lifestyle and leisure sector. A large share of the energy requirement is generated from renewable energy and the energy consumption is completely linked to the actual usage. As soon as the guest has finished flying or surfing for example, the corresponding equipment is shut down and no more power is used. In comparison a sauna facility requires a lot of power, regardless of whether it is being used or not. An operating concept which focusses on sustainability ensures control over costs and at the same time meets the rising demands of the target group on the environmental sustainability of the offered activities.