Few weeks ago I’ve visited EuropaPark, an amusement park located in Rust in the south-west of Germany.
EuropaPark is the largest theme park in the Germany and is easy accessible from Switzerland, France and Germany. We’ve travelled there by car which took us about two hours from Lucerne, Switzerland.
EuropaPark is easy to find and has plenty of paid parking spaces available. After arrival, we left our car at one of them and walked to the entrance where we’ve bought our entrance tickets and enter the world of fun rides.
As the name suggests, EuropaPark’s main theme is Europe. The park is divided to different areas which are all named after European country, for example Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, France, Spain, Russia, Greece, England et others. Each area or country of the park offers its own rides all styled and named in a way to represent the country.
Also, each part of the park has its own dining options. You can eat salmon or Swedish meatballs in restaurants in the Swedish themed part of the park while the restaurant in the Swiss part has raclette on the menu.
EuropaPark offers a great choice of rides for different types of visitors: from children to the adrenaline seeking adults. There are also really cool water rides, such as rollercoaster Poseidon and Fjord Rafting, which I liked the best. There is really something for each age and interest.
I don’t like hardcore adrenaline rides, so I only went to those I was comfortable with. Even though I skipped the scariest rides, there were still so many available I didn’t had a chance to ride them all. The place is huge!
Considering we were at EuropaPark on warm sunny Saturday, the queues weren’t awful. We’ve waited app. thirty minutes for the most of the rides. The longest we’ve waited was fifty five minutes for Poseidon rollercoaster.
Our group had a ton of fun riding rollercoasters and other rides. It was a great day.
HOW TO GET TO EUROPA-PARK?
- By car:
From the North: Motorway A 5 – direction Basel – exit ‘Rust’ (57 b)
From the South: Motorway A 5 – direction Frankfurt – exit ‘Rust’ (57 b)
Address & GPS: Europa-Park-Straße 2, 77977 Rust, Germany (Latitude 48° 16′ 17″ N (48.271570) Longitude 7° 43′ 2″ E (7.717430))
- Entrance tickets: €47.00/person (Adults aged 12+)
- Parking: €6