Visit the fantastic Europa-Park

Europa-Park hotel milst1/Flickr

Europa-Park hotel ©milst1/Flickr

An amusement park or a theme park is always great fun for the entire family. The fantastic Europa-Park is Germany’s largest theme park, being Europe’s second most popular theme park, after Disneyland Paris. Situated in Rust, in the south-western part of the country, the park is extremely popular among both locals and tourists. It is home to eleven fantastic roller coasters of which the oldest is the Alpenexpress Mine Train that takes you through a wonderful diamond mine.

The park can accommodate up to 50.000 of visitors every day. Only in 2011 the Europa-Park welcomed about 4.5 million of visitors. If you are traveling with the family this summer, I suggest you to visit the fantastic Europa-Park. You won’t regret it.


The fantastic Europa-Park actually includes 16 themed areas of which many represent different countries of Europe. Some of these themed areas are the following: the Enchanted Forest, Viking Land, Adventure Land, England, Germany, Russia, France, Italy, Scandinavia, Iceland, Spain, Greece and so on. All of the areas include fascinating rides and attractions.

The Enchanted Forest includes such attractions like the Dwarf City, Family Free Fall Tower, Witches House, Hansel and Gretel House, Rapunzel, Grimm Library and so on. Adventure Land includes great water rides like African Queen and Jungle Rafts. Silver Star, Blue Fire and Euro-Mid are further popular rides of the park. Besides these attractions, there are fantastic events held in Europa-Park, including the Midsummer Party and Horror Nights. These events always attract numerous visitors.

Water ride in the Europa-Park yvesjmt/Flickr

Water ride in the Europa-Park ©yvesjmt/Flickr


As for the accommodation, you don’t have to search for a hotel in the surrounding area of the park, as there are five excellent resorts on its grounds. Hotel Colosseo, Hotel Bell Rock and Hotel Castillo Alcazar are just three of these.

If you are traveling on limited budget, the park offers you a great camping area named Europa-Park Camp Resort and Tipi Village. If you love camping, you will love the park’s camp site. It will surely be great fun for the entire family.

Europa-Park hotel milst1/Flickr

Europa-Park hotel ©milst1/Flickr


There are numerous fantastic restaurants, food fast restaurants and eateries in the park. Whatever your preferences are, you will surely find something to suit your taste. There is even a unique Beer cellar and a Bavarian beer garden dedicated for the adults.

Europe-Park during winter season Olivier Bruchez/Flickr

Europe-Park during winter season ©Olivier Bruchez/Flickr

Tourist information

The park is open for visitors from April to October and some and some weeks in November, December and January. In summer time the park is open every day from 9:00 until 18:00 or 19:30. During the winter months it is open from 11:00 to 19:00.

The prices of the tickets vary depending on season. In summer months the ticket costs 39 EUR for adults, 34 EUR for children (4-11 years) and it is free for children under 4. During winter months it costs 33 EUR for adults and 28.50 EUR for children (4-11 years). (July 2013)




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