Europa Park, the biggest amusement park in the country and the second largest in Europe (after Disneyland Paris), attracts almost six million visitors every year. This spectacular park has several themed areas, including Austria, Luxembourg, Ireland, Italy, England, France, Grimm’s Enchanted Forest and lots more, ensuring that visitors are met with surprises at every turn. Europa Park has 13 roller coasters among a seemingly endless range of rides for all ages, plus five resorts.
Europa Park, Europa-Park-Straße 2, Rust, Germany, +49 7822 776688
Phantasialand is a short drive away from Cologne and promises a day (or more) of endless fun and giggles for the whole family. The daredevils are going to love super-thrilling rides like Black Mamba, Talocan, and River Quest. There are lots of rides for kids and entire families as well, ensuring that nobody, not even the littlest guests, feels left out. Also, make sure you catch at least some of the enchanting shows on offer.
Phantasialand, Berggeiststraße 31-41, Brühl, Germany, +49 2232 36600
A short drive away from the bustling city of Berlin and you will find yourself in Tropical Islands, which awaits with the promise of sand, sun, and swaying palm trees all throughout the year! Here, you will have the chance to whizz down Germany’s highest water slide, relax with your toes buried in soft sand, explore the charming lagoon, let yourself be amazed by the world’s biggest indoor rainforest and go for a balloon ride. There are lots of overnight stay options at the resort as well.
Tropical Islands, Tropical-Islands-Allee 1, Krausnick, Germany, +49 35477 605050
LEGOLAND woos the young and old alike with tons of fun, adventure, and 56 million LEGO bricks! Explore entire worlds made of LEGO bricks or scream aboard thrilling rides, make friends with robots or jet ski across rapid waters—you just can’t go wrong at LEGOLAND. Also, there is a smaller indoor LEGOLAND in another location (Oberhausen) in Germany.
LEGOLAND, Legoland-Allee 1, Günzburg, Germany, +49 180 6 70075701
LEGOLAND, CentrO-Promenade 10, Oberhausen, Germany, +49 208 7822010
Heide Park has five themed areas, namely Lower Saxony, Pirate Bay, Transylvania (with a castle), Land of the Forgotten, and Wild Wild West. This amusement park stands out from similar parks not just because of its massive size, but also thanks to its award-winning steepest wooden roller coaster in the world (Colossos), the world’s tallest drop tower (aptly named as Scream), as well as its beautiful landscape made of colorful flowers beds, a lake, and woodlands.
Heide Park, Heide Park 1, Soltau, Germany, +49 180 6 919101