The Association of German Leisure Parks and Leisure Companies (VDFU e.V.) represents amusement parks and companies in Germany and its neighbouring countries.
VDFU represents and promotes the interests of the largest and most popular German theme parks, indoor attractions and zoos as well as various facilities in nearby countries. It is the most important association of companies in the German theme park industry. More than 80 leisure facilities (regular members) as well as around 120 supply-, service- and consulting companies that drive business in the amusement park industry (supporting members) are represented in the VDFU.
The association is managed by a business- and service-center in Berlin with Klaus-Michael Machens as Association President since 2002.
As a representative of the German amusement park industry, VDFU is also a member of the German Tourism Association (DTV) , as well as the German Showmen’s Association (DSB) and cooperates internationally with the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) .