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Theme Parks: Europa, Germany’s biggest winter wonderland


“Cool” expedition through Europa

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When snowflakes dance in the sky, the air is filled with the scent of gingerbread and children look forward to Santa Claus’ presents, then the time has come for a winter expedition through Germany’s biggest theme park. With numerous winter attractions, festive decorations and a fascinating show programme, Europa-Park offers plenty of fun and entertainment for young and old alike – also during the cold time of the year. From 26 November 2011 to 08 January 2012 (except 24/25 December 2011), Europa-Park turns into Germany’s biggest winter wonderland.

Winter journey through Europe

Many exciting rides and special winter activities are waiting for the whole family also during the cold time of the year. Whether a thrilling ride on the roller coaster Euro-Mir, a trip to the winterly firmament with Eurosat or a leisurely ride together with the kids in the Sleigh Ride Snowflake – winter at Europa-Park leaves nothing to be desired! Moreover, many additional activities guarantee plenty of action: Snow Tubes, Children’s Skibobs or the large Ice-Skating Rink guaranteed tons of racy winter fun and all children, who would like to try out skiing, can have their first experience at the children’s skiing school, which is presented by the skiing school Thoma during the winter opening. A spectacular view over the sparkling park awaits all visitors from the big wheel “Bellevue” in the Portuguese themed area.
All those who want to spend their day at a more leisurely pace can stroll across the festively decorated Winter & Christmas Market or enjoy a drink in the cosy ambience of the Après Ski Bar. The new Enchanted Forest will also wear its winter dress and invites the visitors for a journey through the world of the Grimm brothers’ fairy tales. 

Children´s eyes sparkle with joy inside the large Winterworld, where numerous hands-on activities guarantee fun and action for the little ones. With the Circus Revue, the winterly Ice-Show “Surpr’Ice – The ticket to Santa Clause” and the “Musical Christmas Market” in the Globe Theatre, even the show program in Germany’s biggest theme park picks up the Christmassy atmosphere.

As dusk slowly covers Germany’s biggest theme park with its dark veil, uncountable lights ensure an impressive atmosphere in the park.  The spectacular light-show on the big Europa-Park lake and the parade of lights constitute a wonderful highlight of an adventurous day.

4D-Fun for the whole family

Fans and friends of Europa-Park have been waiting for this for so long – now a dream comes true. Europa-Park’s popular character Euromaus and his friends make their first steps on the big screen! In “The Secret of Balthasar Castle”, Euromaus and his friends Euromausi, Eurofant, Böckli and Louis will have to solve the enigma of the mysterious Balthasar Castle. In cooperation with the creators of the most successful German animated film “Animals United – 3D”, Mack Media produced a breathtaking 4D-film which will fascinate young and old alike at the Magic Cinema 4D. 

Magic moments by night

 Approximately 2, 500 colourfully decorated fir trees, 6, 000 sparkling fairy-lights, 1, 440 Christmas tree balls and numerous cosy fireplaces guarantee countless magic moments at Europa-Park during the winter season. And for all those, who just can’t get enough of the romantic atmosphere, the four 4-star themed hotels “Colosseo”, “Santa Isabel”, “El Andaluz” and “Castillo Alcazar” offer heavenly accommodation in a wonderful ambience. For the more adventurous guests, the Camp Resort promises cosy nights during the cold time of the year. On selected dates, guests can stay in heated log-cabins and experience the most romantic side of winter.

Opening times during the winter season: 26 November 2011 until 8 January 2012 (except 24/25 December), daily from 11 am to 7 pm. During the winter season Europa-Park offers a reduced price of 29.50 € for adults and 26 € for children (4 – 11 years) and guests aged 60+. Evening ticket (from 4 pm): adults: 16.50 €, children (4 – 11 years) & guests aged 60+: 13.50 € More information on



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