Amidst the tri-state-area, Europa-Park attracts visitors of all ages with more than 100 attractions and shows. Whether Iceland, Austria or Spain - in Germany's biggest theme park, 16 European themed areas with typical architecture, gastronomy and vegetation are waiting to be discovered by the visitors. Those who like it fast and furious can get on one of the 13 spectacular roller coasters. Since 2019, adventurers can also head for Rulantica - Europa-Park's water world - with over 50 slides and sparkling attractions. After an exciting day, the park's six adventure hotels and the Camp Resort invite you to relax.
Great shows and events
Europa-Park is also the biggest entertainment park worldwide with 24 hours of show program daily. Over 300 international artists present their skills on the numerous stages. In addition, rousing concerts, exciting parties, fascinating theme parties and many other event highlights ensure the best atmosphere.
Rulantica - the water world of Europa-Park Resort
Since November 2019, "Rulantica - the water world of Europa-Park Resort" is waiting in front of Europa-Park's gates. An elaborate Nordic theming - based on the Nordic saga around the legendary island "Rulantica" - and over 50 exciting water attractions and slides provide an unforgettable adventure for the whole family. An essential part of the 450,000 square meter resort extension is "Krønasår - The Museum-Hotel".
From Italy to the Wild West
After an exciting day at Europa-Park, extraordinary recreation and relaxation opportunities await you in the park's own adventure hotels. In all 4-star and 4-star superior hotels, guests experience a detailed ambience: Young and old can enjoy "la dolce vita", follow in the footsteps of the pilgrim fathers and discoverers or immerse themselves in a wildly romantic castle life. Surrounded by the most beautiful nature, Europa-Park Camp Resort is just the right place for Wild West fans. Real tipis and covered wagons as well as rustic log cabins offer a cosy camp for the night. For passionate campers, there are also 200 comfortable pitches.
Franz Mack of Mack Rides, the family-operated fairground and carousel construction business, was inspired to open a theme park in 1972, following a business trip to the US. Initially, a suitable spot was found near Breisach, but the project failed due to conflicting plans from the Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration. Though the park was not built there, Europa Park was named after Europa Lake near Breisach. Eventually, Mack heard about some old castle grounds in Rust and proceeded to purchase them and an adjacent fairy-tale park. The park opened in 1975 and was originally intended to serve as an exhibition centre for the business’ in-house products.
Over the years, the park expanded – and it continues to do so today. The park is currently optimising the existing facilities as well as designing new attractions and themed areas. There are also plans to build another hotel to meet growing demand.
- Europa-Park Theme Park & Resort is among the 3 best rated Tourist Attractions in Baden-Württemberg.
How to get there
From the North, take the highway A5 in direction to Basel, from the South take the the highway A5 in direction to Frankfurt. You exit at 57b "Rust".
By train and bus
Take the bus 7231 at Ringsheim train station, which is considered as official train station to get to the amsuement park, and get off at the main entrance of Europa-Park and its hotels.