Europa-Park, Germany’s largest theme park, has been preparing intensively for a gradual reopening of its facilities.

Working closely with the authorities and making the health and safety of employees and guests a priority, the theme park is re-opening with strict measures in place to reduce the risk of infection.

The measures include placing a daily limit of visitors through the sale of day-specific online tickets. The observation of mandatory minimum distance will also be a priority of the park, with the introduction of distance markers.

Hygiene measures will also be ramped up, with additional standards and processes, including disinfection stations installed across the park and more regular cleaning.

To assist with social distancing and the management of queues, digital technology is being introduced at Europa-Park. Contactless payments will also be available, and employees will receive health and safety training.

Before entering the park, visitors will be informed about the new health and safety measures implemented at the site.

The gradual reopening of the theme park will see the hotel and restaurant open from May 18 and from May 29, the re-opening of Europa-Park, the hotels and camping facilities.

In a statement, Europa-Park said: “We look forward to also welcoming our international guests as soon as travel from and to our neighbouring countries is possible again.

“We are confident that will also soon be about to start our show and cinema program, as well as opening the water world Rulantica.”



Europa-Park in Rust, Germany, has announced its 2020 season is to be postponed indefinitely amid the coronavirus crisis.

The popular theme park was due to open on April 15. However, the government in Germany has banned all major events until August 31. The measure may include the operation of major attraction sites, but this has not yet been confirmed.

The opening of Europa-Park is not yet known, but officials say they remained confident the theme park will open at some point this year.



The highly awaited indoor water world, Rulantica, has officially opened at Europa-Park. The €180 million indoor waterpark stretches across 32,600 and features nine themed settings, 25 water attractions, including 17 sides developed by waterpark attraction specialists ProSlide.

The Scandinavian-style waterpark took 26 months in construction. As well as Scandinavian-type landscapes, the waterpark comprises of mystical scenes and imaginative designs.

One key feature of the waterpark is ‘Trølldal’, a water playground for children, comprising of rocks and trees which are inhabited by trolls. Youngsters can have fun in the shallow pool, featuring playing and climbing facilities and slides.

An indoor lazy river meanders its way through ‘Trølldal,’ which is occupied by a loveable octopus named Snorri.

A colourful grotto with a wave pool and huge waterfall is another focal point of the new waterpark.

An adventure pool known as ‘Skip Strand’ comprises of a sunken vessel, flanked by a network of ropes, masts and nets. The ‘Hoppablad’ is another obstacle course at the waterpark, where visitors can jump on floating debris.

Other notable features include slides that whizz past a frozen sea snake named Svalgur, the Isbrekker jump slide, the ‘Vinter Rytt’ steep-wall slide, and the ‘Svalgur Rytt’ rafting slide.



Europa-Park, the largest theme park in Germany, has opened its doors to its Winter Magic celebration. The theme park’s 15 European themed areas are now home to thousands of lights, baubles and a forest of snow-covered pine trees.

Guests can enjoy going on many of the park’s rollercoasters and attractions, including the new multimedia dark ride, Snorri Touren, which takes thrill-seekers on a mystical journey.

One highlight of the Portuguese themed area is the colourful Ferris wheel known as ‘Bellevue,’ which offers incredible views over the rest of the park. In the Spanish themed area, there is a wealth of striking ice sculptures, while in the Scandinavia area, guests can have fun on a large ice rink on the lake, where there is the opportunity for cross-country skiing and mini-ski bob.

In addition to the rides, guests can witness a fun-filled winter show programme. Around 300 artists from around the world have ascended on Europa Park to perform in the Winter Show. The Greek themed area is playing host to the Circus Revue, where artists, dressed in lavish costumes, perform on the ground and in the air. The park’s Ice Stadium is home to the ice show ‘Surpr’Ice with the Son of Santa Claus,’ where Father Christmas’s son attempts to steal the magic book from the golden vault.

Visitors can also tuck into many festive culinary delights and meander round the atmospheric Christmas market, where winter delicacies and other treasures from around the entire European continent are being sold.

Winter Magic is open every day from November 23, 2019 to January 6, 2020, except on December 24 – 25.



With cracking skeletons, ghostly ghouls, and other sinister figures roaming around, there’s plenty of spooky fun taking place at Europa-Park, Germany’s largest theme park.

Every aspect of the theme park, including the shows, attractions, parades and food, have adapted a Halloween theme, which runs from September 28 to November 3, 2019.

Visitors over the age of 16 can visit the ‘Horror Nights – Traumatica’, a multi-award event that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world.

Augmenting the creepy atmosphere of the park will be 180,000 pumpkins scattered about, alongside 3,000 bales of straw, spider trees and a wealth of ghostly illuminations.

A pumpkin exhibition is being held in the Castle Park, where guests can witness works of art made from pumpkins and autumn flowers.

Another key highlight is a series of handmade sculptures made from sand that are erected around the Tiroler Log Flume.

The whole family can meet the monsters and other chilling creatures in the Europa-Park Halloween Parade.

Guests of all ages can also immerse themselves in the park’s 4D Magic Cinema, and watch the 4D movie, ‘Ed & Edda in ‘Chaos in Wonderland,’ featuring Euromaus and friends.



The internationally-distinguished horror event, ‘Horror Nights – Traumatica’ is showing at Europa Park this autumn.

From September 25 to November 2, 2019, evil will ascend on Germany’s largest theme park., as five rival groups in a post-apocalyptic world battle for power and to find their place in the hierarchy.

Visitors are very much at the heart of this interactive show, having to choose which group they will fight for – The Fallen, The Ghouls, The Pack, The Shadows and The Resistance.

Will guests at this iconic horror event fall for the madness of The Fallen, or will they lose their human features with The Ghouls?

Perhaps they will fight for power with The Resistance, or chase innocent beings with The Pack? Or maybe they will join forces with The Shadows.

This interactive horror show takes place on Fridays and Saturdays from September 27 – November 2, 2019 and daily on September 25, October 2, 3, 13 and 20 and on October 24 – November 2, 2019, expect on October 28 and 29.



Europa-Park, Germany’s largest theme park, has reopened its Scandinavian themed area. The much-loved Scandinavian part of the resort features an idyllic village with colourful wooden houses.

Since it opened in 1992, the Nordic peninsula element at Europa-Park has fascinated visitors to the theme park, with its unique architecture and authentic Scandinavian food on offer in the area’s themed eateries.

In May 2018, a fire destroyed several parts of the area, along with the adjacent Pirates in Batavia ride.

The rebuilt land promises to provide a more authentic experience than ever to guests, with a Fjord Restaurant, a Fiskehuset fish counter, an Is Huset ice cream parlour, alongside games, shops and photo opportunities.

This autumn, a dark ride known as Snorri Touren is due to open in the Scandinavian land. Developed by Dutch attraction designers, Jora Vision, the attraction is centred on a ‘naughty octopus,’ which explores the island of Rulantica, the setting of Europa-Park’s upcoming indoor waterpark.

Europa-Park’s Roland Park spoke about the reopening of the Nordic themed area.

“Scandinavia was and still is at home in the heart of Europa-Park, with many unique memories. It has been a great desire for us to rebuild this unique place as soon as possible.

“For more than 350,000 hours, at times more than 100 construction workers were busy day and night making the impossible possible. Despite many other construction projects, today, after just 13 months of construction, to be able to celebrate this memorable event means a lot to us,” Muck added.

The rebuilt pirates ride is due to open in 2020, featuring 125 animated characters and the latest in animatronic technology.