Family Fun - Germany and Europe Amusement and Theme Parks
Take the Family Out and Enjoy the Amusement and Theme Parks
By: Dan and Yollie Bunag
Wilkommen! We made this hub page as a follow on to the our previous page titled "Awesome Places to Visit in Germany". While this blog doesn't list all the amusement and theme parks in Germany and Europe, we've included the most popular ones in Germany. In addition, we included the Euro Disney Resort and Walibi Belgium because they're both within driving distance from Germany.
For tourists, military members and families visiting or living in Germany, no tour or vacation is complete without an occasional trip to the amusement or theme parks, especially if you have children. For convenience, the amusement and theme parks are located within driving distance or major cities and airports. You just need to decide whether to stay overnight or a few days to fully enjoy the parks while making it worth the travel, price of ticket admissions, and dining while there.
During our stay in Germany, we drove our conversion van everywhere. We brought a cooler and even a brought along a portable propane stove to save on dining out--very handy at rest areas and some parks. We toured our visiting friends and relatives to several of these amusement and theme parks after we've been there at least once.
So plan your trip, get up and go, and enjoy!
Europa Park - Germany's Largest Theme Park
Europa Park is Germany's largest theme park and is located in the town of Rust, near the border of France and the city of Freiburg. This theme park has something for everyone, different rides, unique shows, and attractions. You can bring a stroller and cooler, if you have them. Plan on arriving early to avoid long waits and enjoy the most popular rides. It's best to plan and see some shows or attractions between rides to get some rest, since you're probably going to be tired from the long drive.
Europa Park Video
is one of Germany's most popular theme parks, located in the town of Hassloch. It is near the city of Speyer. This is the closest amusement park to the military communities of Darmstadt, Heidelberg, Mannheim, Ramstein, and Kaiserslautern. The park is not too big, so the rides are closer together. You won't have to walk very far in between rides, shows or attractions.
Holiday Park Video
Phantasia Land is one of the oldest theme parks in Germany, located in the town of Bruhl. If you're staying near the cities of Bonn, Cologne, or Frankfurt, Phantasia Land theme park is closest to you. The main attractions are the Black Mamba and Michael Jackson Thrill Ride. See attached review link.
Legoland Deutschland is located in Guenzburg, between Ulm and Augsburg, South Germany. This theme park is closest to the military communities of Graffenwoehr, Vilseck., and Stuttgart.
Legoland Deutschland - Germany
Warner Brothers Movie Park
Warner Brothers Movie Park is located in Bottrop-Kirchhellen, between Duesseldorf and Dortmund, in the left middle of Germany. Although, Movie Park is still within driving distance from most military installations, you'll consume several hours driving, thus taking away several hours from enjoying the park. It's best to stay overnight in town or nearby if you plan to visit this them park. See attached review link.
Hansa Park is located in Sierksdorf by Luebeck, North Germany.
Euro Disney Paris
is located in Marne-la-Vallee near Paris, France. This theme park is within driving distance from the military communities of Ramstein, Kaiserslauter, and Landstuhl. However, it's still quite a drive. Plan on staying at least overnight, otherwise it's worth the cost of gas, tolls, and admission tickets. See attached review link.
Euro Disney Video
Walibi Belgium (formerly Walibi Wavre and Six Flags Belgium) is located in Wavre, near Brussels, Belgium. This theme park is closest to military people assigned in SHAPE Belgium. See attached review link.