Europa Park in Germany is the largest amusement park in the country and the second most popular amusement park in Europe after Disneyland Paris. The park is located on a vast territory, which accommodates about 100 attractions, hotels, cafes and restaurants, souvenir shops and many other infrastructure objects. Both children and adults can rest in the park: there are many children’s attractions and quite a few extreme ones that an adult or teenager can ride on. In general, the park is perfect for families, so if you plan to spend a vacation in Germany, be sure to visit this entertainment center. And we, for our part, will tell about the park in our travel guide.
How to get to Europa Park?
Europa Park is located in the suburbs of Rust in the federal state of Baden-Wurttemberg in southwestern Germany. You can get here only by car, train or bus. The nearest major airports are located in Strasbourg (France), Karlsruhe, Stuttgart and Zurich (Germany).
You can find the most routes to the park from the neighboring city of Freiburg. Here are some of them:
- Rent a Car; choose the E35 highway, travel time will take no more than 30 minutes.
- Train from central train station to Ringsheim Bahnhof station. Here you need to make a transfer to the bus to the park. Travel time is about 1 hour.
Europa Park Description
The main theme of Europa Park is clear from the name. The park is divided into 11 parts, each of which represents one of the European countries: Germany, England, Scandinavian countries, Russia, France, Greece, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Portugal and Italy. Amusement rides and other entertainments in each of the parts have their own national flavor and appropriate design.
Artists and animators are constantly working in the park, which entertain guests with various performances, tricks and parades. It should be noted that each part of the park is characterized by unique performances. For example, in the Italian part you can see the Venetian carnival, and in the Spanish – knightly battles and fiery flamenco dances.
Europa Park Opening Hours
The opening and closing times of the park vary depending on the summer and winter season or in accordance with special days and holidays. On ordinary days in the summer season (April to November), the park welcomes visitors from 9 am to 6 pm. In the winter season (November to January), it is open from 11 am to 7 pm. Since the opening and closing times change on certain holidays and holidays, we recommend that you check the work schedule on the official website of the park before arrival (https://www.europapark.de).
Europa Park Tickets
To visit Europa Park you need to buy a ticket. This can be done online on the park’s website (be sure to print an e-ticket before visiting the park) or directly at the ticket office at the entrance.
Ticket prices vary depending on the age of the guest and the number of days you plan to stay in the park.
Entrance tickets for one day for an adult cost 47 Euros in winter and 55 Euros in summer;
For a child from 4 to 12 years old – 39.5 Euros in winter and 47 Euros in summer.
Children under 4 years old have free admission to the park, as well as for children on their birthday under 12 years old.