Churpfalzpark in Loifling near Cham in eastern Bavaria attracts visitors with an array of rides and vast landscaped gardens. The theme park is some 200,000 square metres in size and boasts over 80 attractions for all the family, including a rollercoaster and three water-based amusements. One particular favourite with youngsters is the high-speed rafting ride, which sees playful rubber rafts explore an action-packed medieval castle. Meanwhile, the dragon boat ride gives visitors the chance to explore the long-lost world of the dinosaurs.
The pirate ship is another highlight, allowing visitors to take part in a battle on the high seas armed with super fun softball canons. Super-cross quad bikes and bumper cars are also at the ready for some rough-and-tumble action behind the wheel. Other notable amusements include a mirror maze, a big wheel as well as a trampoline and mini-golf centre. The “Mini Free Fall”, “Star-Fly” and wave carousel take to the air for the more fearless visitors among you.
Away from all the white-knuckle action, you can treat yourself to a well-earned rest in the beautifully designed and peaceful gardens. The park’s own garden service grows all the flowers on site ready for planting in Churpfalzpark itself, with flowers on show include dahlias, tulips and roses. One memorable highlight every year is the annual flower show, which showcases around 65,000 dahlias for plant lovers.
There are two restaurants and numerous snack bars to choose from if you need a meal or some light refreshment within the park itself.
The park was opened in 1971 by the Muth Family. It has steadily expanded in the years since and opened its first rides in 1981. Nowadays, the Churpfalzpark in Loifling is the largest theme park in eastern Bavaria and Germany’s largest privately run parkland garden.
How to get there
Loifling is around five kilometres from Cham, the district capital.
If you’re travelling from Munich, take motorway A9 to Regensburg, where you merge onto the A3 towards Passau. Leave the motorway at the Straubing exit and follow the B20 towards Cham until you reach the Witing/Loifling exit.
If you’re travelling from the Vienna direction, take motorway A1 to Traun. Continue on the A8 to the German border, where the highway becomes the A3. Leave the motorway at the Straubing exit and follow the B20 towards Cham until you reach the Witing/Loifling exit.
Free car parks are available on site.
Cham is easily accessible by train. From the main station, you can take buses to Wilting, Traitsching and then directly to Churpfalzpark.