© Europa-Park – how far down in Germany?
890 km from the Padborg border – approx. 8.5 hours drive
869 km from Puttgarden Ferry – approx. 8.5 hours drive
907 km from Warnemunde by the Rostock Ferry – approx. 8.75 hours drive
© Europa-Park is our clear favorite as the best theme park in Germany. With more than 100 attractions and rides, as well as a fantastic setting, © Europa-Park has entered as one of the most popular theme parks in the world.
© Europa-Park is the largest theme park in Germany with more than 100 attractions and rides, and is also one of the most popular.
Europe’s most popular theme park
In 2017, © Europa-Park could name itself as Europe’s most popular theme park, voted on the basis of TripAdvisor’s many users. This happens to be felt after being awarded the golden ticket in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively in the category ‘Best theme park in the world’.
Let’s take a closer look at what © Europa-Park has to offer.
© Europa-Park theme park
A great trip with the family is planned when you visit © Europa-Park. Each area of the park has its own European theme area with architectures, flowers and restaurants – all 15 different. © Europa-Park is not just an theme park as it also consists of 5 different hotel areas and camping areas. Opening hours vary according to season, during which it often sounds from 09.00 to 17.30 during the summer.
Slides in © Europa-Park
Even though the park has a lot of daily visitors, they still manage to give everyone a ride in the many rides. During one of the busy days, the roller coasters carry more than 50,000, which must be said to be impressive.
Among the many rides are the highlights of the water slide Poseidon and the huge wooden slide of Wodan Timbur Coaster. Blue Fire, which goes from 0-100 km / h in 2.5 seconds and Silver Star, which reaches a top speed of 130 km / h, offers ample opportunity to test what the body and especially the stomach can hold. If you are not so much into the wild rides, there are also rides like the family classic Alpenexpress and Arthur.
So whatever you want for wild or quiet rides, you can choose from a lot of rides, no matter what you are for.
For small children
The big question is always whether the theme park is suitable for families with young children. We can safely say that it is it! There are simply so many small and medium-sized rides that virtually all children can make out with – just according to an adult.
Whether it’s a trip on the Ba-aa Express, a roller coaster ride in Dancing Dingie, or a mini-scooter ride, kids can definitely stay busy all day. Of course, there is also the opportunity to take a little break while the children visit Casa da Aventura filled with exciting and challenging climbing racks.
© Europa-Park has also made it interesting for families with children to eat in the park, at one of the many restaurants which include Spices, Bamboe Bay and Bistro La Cigale.
For the adults
© Europa-Park is ideal for travelers, as the theme park is made up of 15 different theme areas that lead you through Europe in a single day. It should be said that there are so many rides that it is often worthwhile to buy a 2-day ticket, as it is a rarity for guests to see and try all the attractions and rides.
Keep in mind that new good performances with talented artists, several different performances / shows are held throughout the day. Get enchanted by the great stage show and the amazingly executed performance.
In 2017, Voletarium opened, which can best be described as Europe’s largest flying theater in 4D. 4D is just a step further than 3D, where, in addition to a living canvas, you are exposed to physical elements such as weather changes and scents.
Prices at © Europa-Park
(Updated – 2019)
Children under 4 years and guests with a handicap card “H” and wheelchair users with a handicap choir come in for free.
Children aged 4-11 years come in for € 44.50 and € 39.50 in the winter
Adults aged 12-59 years come in for € 52 and € 47 in the winter.
Are you +60 you enter for € 44.50 and € 39.50 in winter. As a senior, you get a free piece of cake at the Balthasar Castle restaurant in the summer, and a select few days during the winter season are offered in a glass of mulled wine.
Disabled people also come in for € 44.50 in the summer and 39.50 in the winter.
Coming in as a group of more than 20 people, it is possible to enter for € 43.50 per night. person. Everything has to be paid for once, otherwise it can’t be done.
School classes of a minimum of 10 people come in for € 30 per night. person in the summer months and € 26 in the winter months.
2 day tickets for © Europa-Park
© Europa-Park is simply so big and there is so much to see. The prices can be seen below during the summer and winter periods respectively:
- Children 4-11 years: € 76/58
- Adults 12-59 years: € 88.50 / 69
- Senior + 60 years and disabled: € 76/58
Parking at © Europa-Park
Theme park guests can park for € 6.
Hotel guests and parking with a car for disabled parking free of charge at © Europa-Park.
Would you like to secure a parking space, it costs € 20 online and a reservation on the day costs € 25.
The camping area is the pure wild west. You can sleep in tiptoes, log cabins, covered carriages or just spend the night in your own tent or caravan. The campsite has space for about 200 tents and caravans, which gives you a good opportunity for a place. However, a good tip is to book a seat as soon as you know about the trip. If you want to be active, you have plenty of opportunity at one of the campground’s tennis courts, badminton courts and beach volleyball courts.
Practically, the camping area is about a 5-minute walk from the theme park.
Get more out of your trip to Europa-Park
Hamburg (heading down to Europa Park – 6.5 hours away)
Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city and Europe’s 8th largest city and definitely worth a visit. Hamburg is 4 hours ahead of Europa-Park and could easily be an ideal place to pass before you arrive at the theme park. In Hamburg you will find a large number of parking houses close to the city center at reasonable prices, so you can park your car and take a walk in inner Hamburg. At the very center of the city, for example, you have the opportunity for a canal tour that sails at least once an hour during the day. Also nearby are Hamburg Zoo.
McArthur Designer Outlet in Neumünster (heading down to Europa Park – 7 hours away)
Just before Hamburg comes in close by Neumünster, where the McArthur Designer Outlet is waiting for you. You should definitely do the service myself, take a stroll past Neumünster, where you will find an entire city with only outlet – so very cheap clothes and even fashion clothes!
Many of us think that when someone uses the outlet in a sentence, it smells of an over-stuffed gym with dresses of too small or large sizes that the stores try to squeeze over our heads. You may well forget that thought, as it is not at all in the McArthur designer outlet in Neumünster.
In short, the McArthur designer outlet, an area full of about 125 stores selling their product, is up to 60-70% off. Among the brands include: Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Nike, Levis, Pillyvet, Le Creuset, Triumph and Michael Kors.
So whether you need something to do on a longer stay in the area around Europa-Park, or if you are just heading down through Germany for a single day, you should pass Neumünster.
However, take a few hours off, because there are really many shops and there is something for everyone in the car. So the hours can quickly run away from you.