Amusement Park Europa Park
Feature: one day offers to visit almost all European countries, even Russia. Look at our country through the eyes of the Europeans!
Amusement Park Europa Park (Europa Park) – the largest Park of Germany competing for second place with Spanish Park Costa CARIBE aquatic Park (first place unconditionally belongs to the French Disneyland ). It covers an area of 85 hectares and offers visitors more than 120 attractions.
By the way, a curious history of the Park. The Park was originally opened by the family of the Mac, the manufacturer of the rides since 1921 (the firm began operations in the late XVIII century!). The main purpose of the Park was to demonstrate the samples of production, i.e. directly rides. And so over time, this “demonstration” has grown into one of the largest parks in Europe.
The Park consists of 14 themed zones, United by one idea: to give the opportunity to circumvent the whole of Europe in one day. Europe is represented in almost all countries; there is Austria, England, Germany, Holland, Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Scandinavia, Switzerland, France and even Russia (evropeiskaja) and fictional Adventures and the World of Children . In 2009 opened another “country” – Iceland .
Each country is decorated in traditional style, here you can see the most interesting and recognizable landmarks and monuments, folklore shows are held. Part of “Holland” is Chocolate Country . where under the pleasant, quiet music, riding a slow train; it includes a panoramic restaurant where you can eat sweets and chocolate shop.
At the entrance visitors are greeted by the symbol of the Park – grey mouse Euromaus with his friend, the elephant Europanto. The Park is famous for its roller coasters, they are very much. The most famous slide-a-kind attraction Europa Park – Silver Star (“Silver star”), one of the fastest and highest in the world. Its height is 73 m, with the length exceeding 1.5 km and the speed of the train reaches the 130 km/h! This attraction was built with the support of “Mercedes-Benz”, so before the trip, you can visit the mini Museum of racing Formula 1 cars, primarily Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. The most obvious water attraction Park’s thrill-seekers in Greece. This Is “Poseidon.” roller coaster with a height of 23 m with a speed of 80 km/h – it will give unforgettable emotions and will cool the hot heads. In 2009 in Europe Park of “Iceland” was opened a new roller coaster Blue Fire (“Blue fire”), increasing speed to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds!
Other attractions are very unusual one of a kind Euro-Mir . located on the territory of “Russia” – the incredibly twisted roller coaster ride with the music in the style techno. Next open to visitors demonstration module space station “Mir”. Another attraction on the space theme – Euro-Sat on the French territory, located in the indoor pavilion, built in a modern style hi-tech. The whole trip also takes place under techno music.
A bit unexpected, than that presented by Russia: not only the space station “Mir”, the puppet theatre and the Russian village the gift shop “Babushka”, but by attraction “Lada Autodrom” and railway station in the style of the Moscow GUM Department store.
It is difficult to list all attractions, including not only extreme roller coaster with their incredible speeds, and loops at a great height, but a quiet, relaxing sightseeing tours, boats, family carousel, review 85 meter high tower Euro Tower and much more.
Most desirable guests – kids meets World Kids . Numerous carousels, rollercoasters, slides and much more will leave the unforgettable impressions.
In addition to the Europa Park offers to watch an exciting costumed presentation. This joust in “Spain”, and the carnival of Venice, and puppet theatre at the open stage in “Russia” and the ice show “Dancing on ice”, and variety shows and children’s performances, and, of course, the Grand Europa-Park parade .
During Halloween is a themed festival Terenzi Horror Nights . which games will be held in the fall of 2009.
In the winter, in the offseason, the Park is the Euro dance festival with the participation of famous dance couples and dancers.
Mode of operation: the Park is open from April to November and from late November to early January for winter break. Hours of operation: 9:00 to 18:00 in high season the Park closes later.
A ticket for an adult costs € 35
Ticket for child (4-11 years) or retired (over 60 years) costs 31 euros.
Children up to 4 years and children up to 12 years in their birthday (on presentation of documents) are free of charge.
Note: if You purchase a ticket from the representatives of the host country, they may be more expensive, because it usually include the cost of transfer.
By car: Highway A5 Frankfurt-Basel, exit 57b to Rust.
Parking costs 4 Euro/hour.
By train: From Offenburg or Freiburg, by train to railway station Ringsheim, then a bus to the Park.