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The 13 best theme parks in Germany in 2021

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Exciting rides, fast roller coasters, adventurous entertainment shows and much more – this is what theme parks in Germany offer.

Theme parks in Germany have become popular travel destinations in Germany and are ideal for a short vacation. Because no matter how old you are, you are guaranteed to have an unforgettable day experience.

Meanwhile, the offer of many theme parks goes even further. Not only rides and perfect themed worlds are offered to you, but also entire hotels and holiday villages. Soon Corona will be a thing of the past! It’s time to start thinking about theme parks.

Below are the 13 best theme parks in Germany with highlights of each!

1. Europa-Park in Rust, Baden-Wuerttemberg

He is the undisputed king theme parks in Germany: Europa-Park in Rust, Baden-Württemberg.

Up to  5.6 million visitors  are guests every year, making it the most popular amusement park in Germany. Ascending trend. A US magazine also voted it the best amusement park in the world for the fourth time in a row.

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Europa-Park was opened in 1975 as an exhibition space for the Mack family. She wanted to present her products here – rides for theme parks.

The adventure park quickly developed into a real tourist magnet and as early as 1978 the park broke a record: one million visitors.

Today the park comprises 18 themed areas , most of which are divided into European countries.

Europa-Park offers rides for children and adults and has new attractions ready every year.

A virtual reality roller coaster and the completely redesigned Eurosat roller coaster were (re) opened for the 2018 season.

Most important information

  • Admission: Adults pay 55.00 euros, children from 4 to 11 years pay 47.00 euros, children up to 4 years have free admission
  • Opening times: from the end of March to the beginning of November open daily from 9 a.m. to at least 6 p.m., from the end of November to early January 2019 open daily from 11 a.m. to at least 7 p.m.
  • Address: Europa-Park-Straße 2, 77977 Rust
  • Web: www.europapark.de
  • Everything about Europa-Park

2. Phantasialand in Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia

The amusement park in North Rhine-Westphalia is one of the most visited theme parks in Germany  and is divided into a total of six subject areas .

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The adventure park was opened in 1967 in a former lignite opencast mine.

One of the founders had participated in numerous television puppet shows and wanted to permanently exhibit the puppets and sets in his collection for guests.

Today you can stroll through perfect backdrops , such as the Berliner Straße Unter den Linden in the style of the 1920s, or you can visit China Town in the middle of the Rhineland.

Further subject areas are Mexico, Mystery, Fantasy and Deep Africa.

The rides in the park are suitable for all ages.

You will find fast rides such as roller coasters, wild water rides and many more. There is also a chain carousel, face painting and more.

Most important information

  • Admission: Visitors from 12 years pay 52.50 euros, children from 4 to 11 years pay 42.50 euros, children up to 3 years have free admission
  • Opening times:  from the beginning of April to the end of November daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., from the beginning of July to the end of August daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Address: Berggeiststraße 31-41, 50321 Brühl
  • Web: www.phantasialand.de
  • Phantasialand tickets + 4 * hotel from 98 €
  • Overnight stay in a  4 * hotel of  your choice
  • Breakfast included  and other extras depending on the selected hotel
  • Entry to the popular Phantasialand amusement park in  Cologne-Brühl

3. Heide Park Resort in Soltau, Lower Saxony

It is the second largest amusement park in Germany and is located in the beautiful area of ​​the Lüneburg Heath in Lower Saxony.

The Heide Park was  opened in 1978 and has been constantly expanding and structurally changed since then.

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In the beginning, the park only had a few rides and wildlife enclosures. Originally, the owner wanted to work with the initiator of Europa-Park Rust.

But since he died unexpectedly shortly afterwards, this collaboration never came about.

Today the Heide Park Resort is not only an amusement park with a variety of roller coasters and rides such as the Colossos wooden roller coaster , the 103 meter high freefall tower “Scream” and the first dive coaster in Germany, but also has a hotel, a holiday camp and a fun pool .

Most important information

  • Admission: Adults and children pay 36.00 euros online, children under 3 years of age and birthday children pay 1.00 €
  • Opening times: from the end of March to the end of October daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Address: Heide Park 1, 29614 Soltau
  • Web: www.heide-park.de

4. Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen, Lower Saxony

The nearest amusement park in Lower Saxony is only about an hour’s drive away from the Heide Park Resort .

In 1974 the zoo and leisure park Serengeti-Park was opened here. The park is divided into three thematic areas.

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In the Serengeti Safari, around 1,500 animals live on around 120 hectares .

You can drive through this area with your own car or take part in a bus tour.

This is how you experience a real safari feeling in the middle of northern Germany.

In the second themed area of ​​the jungle safari , around 20 different species of monkeys live in freely accessible enclosures.

Visitors drive through these in an open off-road vehicle. Part of the route is prepared as an off-road route with special effects.

In the third theme world, the adventure safari, you will find various rides that are typical in an amusement park.

Here you will find a water slide, a freefall tower, roller coasters and other fast-paced rides for every age group.

Most important information

  • Admission: Adults pay 36.50 euros, children from 3 to 12 years pay 26.50 euros, dogs can be taken into the park free of charge and on a leash
  • Opening times: from mid-March to the beginning of November daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the latest
  • Address: Am Safaripark 1, 29693 Hodenhagen
  • Web: www.serengeti-park.de

5. Legoland Germany in Günzburg, Bavaria

Legoland Germany is one of the most child-friendly theme parks in the country and was honored accordingly in 2012.

The 14 hectare park is under the motto “Experience the adventure!” And has been divided into eight themed areas, including the land of the pirates and the realm of the pharaohs, as well as the Lego Mindstorms Center, where children can program their own robots.

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Since 2002 you can find the German Legoland in the Bavarian city of Günzburg. It attracts around 1.3 million visitors annually .

From 1973 to 1976 Legoland Germany was located on the site of today’s Hansa-Park in Sierksdorf.

In addition to attractions that are mostly suitable for younger children, including roller coasters, the highlight for many visitors is the so-called Miniland.

A miniature landscape made of over 25 million Lego bricks .

Here, many detailed scenes, such as the Allianz Arena, the German Reichstag and the Port of Hamburg, were painstakingly recreated by hand.

You will also find models of the five tallest wool scrapers in the world.

You can also find other Legoland parks in Billund in Denmark, in Windsor in England and in San Diego and Orlando in the USA.

Most important information

  • Admission:  Visitors from 4 years of age € 39.50, children under 3 years of age have free admission
  • Opening times: from the end of March to the beginning of November, depending on the month, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Address: Legoland-Allee 1, 89312 Günzburg
  • Web: www.legoland.de

6. Playmobil Fun Park in Zirndorf, Bavaria

Everyone knows the little plastic figures and their numerous themed worlds, which provide plenty of toys in many children’s rooms around the world.

Obviously, like Legoland, Playmobil also has its own amusement park.

In 1991 the Playmobil Fun Park was opened at the company’s headquarters in the Fürth district near Nuremberg.

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The children can let off steam at the various play stations.

In the balancing course , skill counts, on the farm they play in a colorful and oversized Playmobil world.

In a gold mine you can try your hand at panning for gold and you might come across great wealth.

An indoor playground ensures the perfect day in the amusement park even in bad weather.

Most important information

  • Admission:  high season May to the beginning of September € 11.90, low season from the beginning of September to the beginning of November € 9.90
  • Opening times: from the end of March to the beginning of November daily from 9 a.m. to a maximum of 7 p.m. In the winter season and on slumber days, sometimes only the climbing garden and the indoor playground are open
  • Address: Brandstätterstraße 2-10, 90513 Zirndorf
  • Web: www.playmobil-funpark.de

7. Movie Park in Bottrop, North Rhine-Westphalia

In 1996, today’s Movie Park Germany was first opened under the name Warner Bros. Movie World and renamed Movie Park Germany in 2005.

The theme of film is still the central theme of the entire amusement park.

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When visiting Movie Park, you can expect regularly changing shows in different parts of the park.

You will also find an extensive range of rides here, from fast roller coasters and wild water rides to child-friendly rides that are a little quieter.

The MP Xpress in the Old West area and Van Helsing’s Factory, a roller coaster with elements of a ghost train, in the Streets of New York area are particularly popular.

Most important information

  • Admission:  Visitors from 12 years of age 29.50 €, from 4 to 11 years of age 29.00 €, children under 4 years of age do not pay admission
  • Opening times: from the end of March to the beginning of November daily from 10 a.m. to a maximum of 10 p.m.
  • Address: Warner-Allee 1, 46244 Bottrop
  • Web: www.movieparkgermany.de

8. Hansa Park in Sierksdorf, Schleswig-Holstein

Germany’s only amusement park right by the sea awaits you in Sierksdorf on the Baltic Sea with around 125 attractions .

The park also includes the Hansa-Park Resort, where you can spend the night in one of four existing house types right on the Baltic Sea in the midst of picturesque nature .

A visit to the Hansa-Park can be perfectly combined with a holiday by the sea.

Which  amusement park in Germany can offer you that?

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The first groundbreaking highlights included a wild water ride from America and a  domed dolphinarium with 1,400 seats. Today the Hansa-Park offers driving fun and 125 attractions.

A fast ride in one of the six roller coasters or in one of the five water rides guarantees fun for young and old.

The Hansa-Park always tries to increase the experience factor every season. For example, a 4D cinema only opened in the amusement park in 2018.


© HANSA-PARK Freizeit- und Familienpark GmbH & Co. KG

Incidentally, from the higher rides you have a great view of the Baltic Sea and the Bay of Lübeck. Here you will find some of the most beautiful beaches in Germany .

Most important information

  • Admission: Visitors aged 12 and over pay 39.50 euros, children from 4 to 11 years pay 31.00 euros, children under 4 and birthday children up to 14 years of age have free admission
  • Opening times: from the end of March to the end of October, daily from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Address: Am Fahrenkrog 1, 23730 Sierksdorf
  • Web: www.hansapark.de

9. Ravensburger Spieleland in Meckenbeuren, Baden-Württemberg

The next amusement park in Germany that we would like to introduce to you is only a few kilometers from Lake Constance.

The Ravensburger Spieleland was opened in 1998 and, according to its own information, sees itself as a leisure and theme park for families with children between the ages of two and 12.

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The attractions are designed accordingly. The amusement park is divided into eight themed worlds .

You can let off steam in oversized Ravensburger games such as the “Crazy Labyrinth” or “Tempo, Little Snail”, in the green oasis everything revolves around the adventurous life on the farm.

A total of 70 attractions are waiting to be discovered by you.

Most important information

  • Admission:  € 29.00 per person
  • Opening times: from the end of March to the beginning of October daily from 10 a.m. to a maximum of 6 p.m.
  • Address: Am Hangenwald 1, 88074 Meckenbeuren
  • Web: www.spieleland.de

10. Holiday Park in Hassloch, Rhineland-Palatinate

The Holiday Park in Rhineland-Palatinate has existed since 1971 . The park has been redesigned since 2010 and is now divided into different subject areas. In 2018, a complete indoor area was added, which makes the visit a great experience even when the weather is not good.

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The Holiday Park has some roller coasters, for example.

  • Catapult roller coaster
  • Free fall tower
  • White water rafting facility

However, many attractions are  particularly suitable for children . For example the Maja Land , the Viking village with Wickie and many more.

Most important information

  • Admission: Adults and young people over 1.40 meters tall pay 36.50 euros, visitors between one meter and 1.4 meters tall pay 31.50 euros, visitors between 85 centimeters and one meter tall pay 12.50 euros Euros, admission is free under these sizes
  • Opening times: from the end of March to the beginning of November, daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., depending on the month
  • Address: Holiday Park-Str. 1-5, 67454 Haßloch
  • Web: www.holidaypark.de

11. Belantis in Leipzig, Saxony

The Belantis amusement park opened in 2003. It is located south of Leipzig near the Leipziger  Seenlandschaft Neuseenland .

It was the first amusement park in eastern Germany of this size and attracts over half a million visitors every season .

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Particularly popular are the “Curse of the Pharaoh” wild water ride , where you plunge down from Europe’s largest pyramid , or the various roller coasters.

Belantis is divided into a total of eight subject areas.

In March 2018, the park was taken over by Spanish investors. You not only run the Movie Park Bottrop, but also over 60 theme ement parks in 14 countries.

Most important information

  • Admission: Visitors from 11 years pay online from 38.50 euros, children from 4 to 10 years pay from 33.50 euros, children up to 4 years have free admission
  • Opening times: from the end of March to the beginning of November daily from 10 a.m. to a maximum of 7 p.m.
  • Address: Zur Weißen Mark 1, 04249 Leipzig
  • Web: www.belantis.de

12. Plohn amusement park in Lengenfeld, Saxony

When it opened in 1996, the Plohn amusement park in the Saxon Vogtland was the first amusement park in the new federal states after reunification.

The park emerged from a trout farm, which the owner gradually equipped with various attractions.

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The first attraction was a fairy tale forest with characters from twelve different fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm.

The Plohn amusement park had its first roller coaster back in 2000. Since then, five more rides and many other rides have been added.

The park is divided into eight themed worlds .

You can experience exciting roller coaster rides in the western town or let yourself be enchanted in the fairy tale forest.

In the climbing village, the little guests can let off steam to their heart’s content. There is an encounter with life-size dinosaurs in Dinoland.

Most important information

  • Admission: Adults pay 29.50 euros, children from 4 to 12 years and seniors from 60 years pay 26.00 euros, children under 4 years have free admission
  • Opening times: from May to mid-October daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., also at Easter and in the first week of April, in April only on Saturdays and Sundays and on the last days of October and the beginning of November
  • Address: Rodewischer Str. 21, 08485 Lengenfeld
  • Web: www.freizeitpark-plohn.de

13. Tripsdrill Adventure Park in Cleebronn / Tripsdrill, Baden-Württemberg

With attractions such as a wooden roller coaster , a catapult roller coaster or quirky highlights such as the whitewater bathtub , the leisure park in Tripsdrill is a real family tip.

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The adventure park in Baden-Württemberg with its 100 rides and 50 animal species in the wildlife park area  (including bears, wolves) is becoming more and more popular with amusement park fans. OK then.

The combination of amusement park and wildlife enclosure  and petting zoo has already secured Tripsdrill several prizes.

Above all, the fair admission prices, the rustic accommodation options (tree houses) and the surroundings (in the forest between vineyards) catch the eye.

Go there, have fun.

Most important information

  • Admission: Adults from 12 years old € 35.50, children from 4 to 11 years old and seniors from 60 years old € 29.50, children up to 3 years old have free admission
  • Opening times: from the end of May to the beginning of November daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Address:  Erlebnispark-Tripsdrill-Straße 1, 74389 Cleebronn / Tripsdrill
  • Web:  https://tripsdrill.de/
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