- Europa-Park Theme Park & Resort is among the 15 best rated Tourist Attractions in Germany.
Galactic Fun at Germany's Largest Theme Park
Amidst the tri-state-area, Europa-Park attracts visitors of all ages with more than 100 attractions and shows. In 2019, this means many new and exciting features: gain spectacular insight into the world of space travel at the 360-degree film adventure 'Mission Astronaut'. Furthermore, a colourful Scandinavian area opens this season. The new addition to the Europa-Park hotels, Krønasår, welcomes its first guests from 31st May.
Highlights in 2019
From Iceland over Spain to Russia - Europa-Park features 15 European theme areas with typical architecture, food, and flora that wait to be explored. Adrenaline-junkies try one of the 13 spectacular roller coasters. A world first at the French area unites two of them in one attraction: pick between a classic roller coaster ride in the dark and an exciting tour on Eurosat- CanCan Coaster, or an innovative virtual reality experience and a futuristic trip on eurosat Coastiality.
Another breathtaking VR adventure can be found on Alpenexpress Coastiality at the Austrian bit. Or enjoy the new animated film 'Nachts im Park 4D' (Night at the Park 4D) at the Magic Cinema 4D. Moreover, some of the most popular attractions have been extended, and Fjord Rafting tunnel has been recreated. Numerous special effects now take you into a mystic world and show you the home of a troll, glistening mysteriously in the dark.
A special highlight is the opening of the Scandinavia theme area. Besides colourful houses, the news Fjord restaurant, Fiskehused snack bar, Is Hused ice cream parlour, and two shops invite you for a stroll. Furthermore, the gigantic family attraction Pirates in Batavia complete the adventure. Starting in summer, kids will find the new JUNIOR CLUB Studios at the Dutch area, featuring lots of fun, games, and show with the Europa-Park characters.
Great Shows and Events
Its 23 hours of daily show programme make Europa-Park the world's biggest entertainment park. More than 300 international artists present their skills on the numerous stages. At Globe Theatre in the English area, you can watch the acrobatics show 'Times Two' during the summer. Other shows include 'Paddington on Ice', 'El Barón' at the Spanish areana as well as new productions at the JUNIOR CLUB Studios and the Italian open air stage. Moreover, exciting concerts, parties, and fascinating theme events make sure you never get bored.
Rulantica - Europa-Park's New Water World
Outside the doors of Europa-Park, the brand new water world 'Rulantica' will open in late 2019. The detailed Nordic theme - inspired by the Nordic legend of the myth-enshrouded island Rulantica - and 25 exciting water attractions guarantee an unforgettable adventure for the entire family. The resort extension also includes the new hotel Krønasår - The Museum Hotel.
From Italy to the Wild West
After an exciting day at the park, on-site hotelsboast fantastic opportunities to relax. All 4-star and 4-star superior hotels feature a detailed and distinct atmosphere. For instance, enjoy 'la dolce vita', follow the traces of pilgrims and explorers, or immerse into a wild romantic castle life. Surrounded by beautiful nature, Europa-Park Camp Resort is the place to be for fans of the Wild West. Authentic tipi tents and horese-drawn caravans as well as rustic log cabins offer a cosy place for the night. Campers also find 200 comfortable spaces.
Franz Mack of Mack Rides, the family-operated fairground and carousel construction business, was inspired to open a theme park in 1972, following a business trip to the US. Initially, a suitable spot was found near Breisach, but the project failed due to conflicting plans from the Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration. Though the park was not built there, Europa Park was named after Europa Lake near Breisach. Eventually, Mack heard about some old castle grounds in Rust and proceeded to purchase them and an adjacent fairy-tale park. The park opened in 1975 and was originally intended to serve as an exhibition centre for the business’ in-house products.
Over the years, the park expanded – and it continues to do so today. The park is currently optimising the existing facilities as well as designing new attractions and themed areas. There are also plans to build another hotel to meet growing demand.
How to get there
From the North, take the highway A5 in direction to Basel, from the South take the the highway A5 in direction to Frankfurt. You exit at 57b "Rust".
By train and bus
Take the bus 7231 at Ringsheim train station, which is considered as official train station to get to the amsuement park, and get off at the main entrance of Europa-Park and its hotels.