Wallenda to Walk over Inner Harbor

Descendant of famed tightrope walkers to launch Ripley’s ‘odditorium’

By Jean Marbella, (The Baltimore Sun 5/1/2012)


Karl Wallenda tightrope walks 60 feet above the harbor, 1973.

Believe it or not, a seventh-generation member of the Flying Wallenda family plans to walk a high wire above Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on May 9.

Nik Wallenda’s feat will promote the opening next month of a new Ripley’s Believe It or Not “odditorium” in Harborplace’s Light Street Pavilion. It’s also a tip of the hat to a similar wire act by his great-grandfather Karl Wallenda, who walked between two cranes above the harbor in to open the fourth annual City Fair.

“When I was approached about this, I was so excited because of just that,” the 33-year-old Wallenda said. “I’ve re-enacted many of his walks, even the one where he fell to his death.”

Continue reading “Wallenda to walk over Inner Harbor” at The Baltimore Sun .

This entry was posted in 2010s, Baltimorons, Stunts and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Wallenda to Walk over Inner Harbor

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.