Tal and Anna at Europa Park, Germany
This was the question. I plan to come to this area in middle of Oktober with my 8 year old daughter. I plan to rent a car so if something intresting is happening a little farther it will not be a problem to get there. Thank you forward to suggesting.
Europapark is close to Freiburg. It's a theme park, lots of rides, featuring several countries of Europe. Your daughter will love it.
Europapark Rust is the most popular amusement park in the area. It's the biggest park in Germany. You can find more details here: http://www.europapark.de
From Freiburg it's only a short drive north to get to Rust.
Hope this helps. Enjoy!
Europapark for the fun fair, sure.
If your daughter likes old things, seeing how people used to live in former times, farm animals, and similar, you may also want to check out the open-air museum Vogtsbauernhof in the Kinzig valley between Hausach and Gutach. It's a museum village with old Black Forest houses and farm buildings, all fully furnitured and equipped.
Another museum village, just as good and even bigger, is situated just beyond the French border north of Mulhouse: Écomusée d'Alsace
http://www.ecomusee-alsace.fr/home-fr (no English version, sorry)
I was in Europa Park a few months ago, it's magical for children and the Ecomuseum between Mulhouse and Colmar is very good too.
I wonder why only children should enjoy Europapark. It is faaaaaaaaaaaaantastic for grown-ups and some rides are so exhilarating that young children get scared.
Vielen Dank für Ihre Antwort. Thank you very much for your reply.
:)) Hold on europark! We will come!
Your daughter would enjoy the "Steinwasenpark" in Oberried, close to Freiburg.
There's a deer park, an alpine slide, a ropeway, a few fun rides, etc..
To reach it, follow the road B31 towards "Donaueschingen" as far as Kirchzarten and turn right towards "Schauinsland" and "Todtnau".
Hello to everyone,
am planning to visit Europa Park - Rust later this year. Planning to stay in the hotel inside this park for a night or two.
Can someone please help me with this questions :-
1. When is the best time to visit this area? Was thinking June or July.
2. Since probably I will have a hired car, is there any cities/places I should not miss which are in the area.
Am looking forward to your tips cause looking forward to having a good holiday
Both June and July are good.
Freiburg (im Breisgau) near the park is a great university city (so you might want to consider German term times if you want student life) with Martin's Brewery and a nice cathedral. Moreover, the Black Forest is really nice on the other side of the city so what you should do is get up to Schauinsland, a mountain where you can see across to the French mountains (the Vosges) and sometimes in good wheather to the Jungfrau massif in the Swiss Alps. There are lots of little nice villages up there too where you can stop at a nice inn for lunch and of course local Baden wines.
Back down on the plain where the Europa Park is you will also find the volcanic Kaiserstuhl hill which is a great wine region in this, the sunniest corner of Germany.
Apart from this, you can easily drive to both Basel in Switzerland and pretty Colmar or Strasbourg in France.
txs for your fast response. Will do some searches on the net for places you mentioned.
Am not too familiar with that area in germany .
If you know of any good websites,promoting tourism in this area, I appreciate !
Black Forest Open Air Museum
There can be long lines in the park, especially on summer weekends.If it doesn't matter to you, I would prefer going there in June.Unless you're really fascinated by the rides or travelling with children who can't get enough, one day there will be enough.There is much more to see and do around the park.
Thanks, infact I am planning to go in June.
We have only ever been on package holidays but want to embark on a trip to Europa Park Germany. Totally confused with what airport to fly into from london stanstead and a little worried about we get from airport to the park, Having kids with us want it to be as stress free as possible. Can any of you experienced travellers help
One close well-known airport would be Basel-Mulhouse-(Freiburg):
You can also fly to Baden-Karlsruhe in Germany (and have buses to the park). This you can do with Ryanair from Stanstead: http://www.ryanair.com/site/EN/
Here is more about the airport and connections:
You can see from this that the nearest airports to Europa Park are Strasbourg and Basel: http://www.europapark.de/page,38,en,Directions%20&%20Parking.html
It's up to you to find out where you can fly to from London Stansted, but wherever it is, the best way to avoid stress upon arrival would probably be to hire a car rather than attempt to get to the park by train.
However, there is train information on the website, and you can look up http://bahn.hafas.de/bin/query.exe/en for the timetable for trains from anywhere to Ringsheim Bahnhof, Ringsheim, e.g. from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf the train takes about 2 1/2 hours, changing in Offenburg.
Closest airports with budget flights from London-Stansted are: Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg and Stuttgart Airport.
From: Basel, EuroAirport Arrivee
From: Stuttgart Airport
From Baden-Airpark, Stuttgart Airport and Basel Bad Bf you can use the Baden-Württemberg ticket to travel to Europa-Park. EUR 27,00 for the whole family. If landing at Basel you need Basel local public transport tickets to reach Basel Bad Bf station. As long you don't have too much luggage (unlikely for a short day and flying with budget airlines) I see no problem to use the trains.
Than there is the Black Forest Airport in Lahr. Europa-Park's very own airport as this airport has only a passenger licence for guest of the Europa-Park. License is one thing, flights something else. I've read about plans for flights from the UK to this airport, but not further information. Not sure if this is realistic for this year.
Peter-Thumb-Strasse 2, Rust
Europa-Park-Str. 4 - 6, Rust
Europa-Park-Str. 4 and 6, Rust
Europa Park Strasse 4-6, Rust
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Address: Europa Park Strasse 4-6, Rust, Baden-Wurttemberg, 77977, Germany