Freizeit-Land Geiselwind boasts 400,000 m² of space, making it Bavaria’s largest theme park in terms of size. Its more than 100 attractions include drop and gyro towers, log flumes and Germany’s only loop-the-loop rollercoaster featuring both forwards and backwards drive. This vast array of amusements is complemented by action-packed live shows, and if you’re looking for something slightly more laid-back, there’s even an ape reserve and petting zoo.
Nevertheless, the rollercoasters are the undeniable highlights of this theme park. The “Boomerang” loop-the-loop rollercoaster features both forwards and backwards drive – a feature unique in Germany. The “Drehgondelbahn” takes guests on a runaway mine train ride, racing past a waterfall, through misty mine caves and along the banks of a crystal-clear mountain lake, while the “Blaue Enzian” rollercoaster train also zips around the park’s lakes and gushing fountains.
New from 2017: The Free-Fall-Tower
Visitors can also shoot skyward before speeding back to Earth with the gyro and drop towers “T-Rex Tower”, “Ikarus” and “Top of the World”, which, thanks to its towering 95-metre height, has even made it into the Guinness Book of Records. This range of tower rides is expanding even further to include 20 and 38-metre free-fall towers from 2017 onwards. The “Kontiki” whisks you off into the jungle, while the 4D motion cinema features a range of stunning effects for a truly memorable experience. For something a little more relaxing, the Bavarian raft ride and Franconian wineglass ride are leisurely attractions for young and old alike. And if you’re not afraid to get wet, be sure to check out the “Kroko-Wasser-Rodeo”, “Wildwasserbahn” log flume, “Nautic Jets” and “Ufo-Booten” – where water splashes come as standard!
Dinosaur land, bumper cars and petting zoo
The “Jumpin Star” is a great way for youngsters to try out the sensation of free fall. In addition, “Juniors Ballonfahrt” balloon ride, various slides and numerous play areas make this park immensely popular with younger kids. If you fancy stepping back in time to try the amusements of old, then both adults and kids will enjoy the big wheel and retro “Nostalgie-Karussell”. Car nuts usually head for the 110 km/h “KMG Speed” ride or the classic bumper cars for some destruction derby-style fun. The themed dinosaur land area is a fun and informative area of the park, featuring life-sized models and fascinating information about each species. Visitors can also feed and stroke the ponies, donkeys and goats in the park’s colourful petting zoo which is directly connected to the ape reserve. The latter memorably features a viewing platform for following the antics of the resident Barbary macaques. A lama enclosure is also being added from the 2017 season.
Plenty of food and drink options available
And if all the rides and white-knuckle action has your stomach rumbling after a while, then the Crazy-Kraken Taverne, Mandelhaus and Barbecue Pearl are all excellent choices for refuelling. If you’re looking for something more local, the Bierzelt Bavaria serves typical Bavarian fare like Leberkäse and pretzels. Visitors with a sweet tooth should look no further than the Eiskist, Café Chill Out or Naschkiste for some tasty treats.