Amusement parks and theme parks in Germany
Surprise everyone by opting for a trip to Germany! The holiday season is round the corner and its time to take the loved members of your family along with you to some foreign destination. Boasting of a huge variety of amusement and theme parks, there are few countries in the world that can challenge Germany in this regard. Here are some favorite locales that will help you to plan your trip.
Europa Park: Located in Rust, in the southern part of Germany, between Offenburg and Freiburg, the Europa Park is one of the leading amusement parks of the world. Now into its 35th year, it provides entertainment for both kids and adults alike. Enjoy the beauty of thousand of twinkling fairy lights along with the decorated fir tress. Sniff the chilly air carefully and you will find the aroma of mulled wine and freshly baked gingerbread wafting into your nostrils. Do not miss `Adventure Land’ where you can find extremely old trees lining the shore of a big lake and also the banks of the River Elz.
Kids will love to take a stroll in the company of fairies and dwarves in `Fairy Tale Alley,’ and `Dwarf City,’ respectively. Visitors can also know about the history and culture of many different lands like England, France, Greece and much more by visiting their respective pavilions… all within Europa Park… where the fun starts but, never ends.
Phantasialand: Located in the mid western part of Germany in Brühl, 20 km south of Cologne, Phantasialand beckons kids and their parents for enjoying a never-ending fantasy story. Established in the year 1967, this park provides new attractions every year without fail. Those who have visited this park in 1972 will recall the theme about old Berlin of the 20s and 30s. Parents accompanying their kids also have an opportunity to view the famous Brandenburg Gate, replicated here at half the original size. However, the best way to see the park is via the `Phantasialand Jet,’ that offers travelers a view of the entire ground from a height of 10 meters above the ground.
Heide Park: If you have the nerve to ride on a gigantic roller coaster, this is the exact spot for you. Located in north Germany between Hannover and Hamburg, the Hiede Park, covering an area of 850,000 square meters, is arguably the largest amusement park in North Germany. There are approximately 50 attractions for visitors, inclusive of a wildlife park, where one can view around 200 animals. Obviously, you shall be attracted to the other attractions only if you do not dare to ride the world’s biggest wood roller coaster.
Legoland: Situated in south Germany between Augsburg and Ulm, Legoland is a virtual toy land created with Lego bricks. Around 50 millions such bricks have been utilized to make models like the head of Albert Einstien. Apart from this, one can also find Lego replicas of world famous buildings, reproduced in exact detail. You are encouraged to try your hand in building some models too.
Movie buffs are encouraged to check out `Movie Park Germany,’ which is situated at Bottrop-Kirchhellen between Dortmund and Dusseldorf. Lovers of animals and nature should visit `Freizeitland Geiselwind.’ Those with nerves of steel will love visiting `Hanaspark,’ which offers treats like paragliding and roller coaster rides.