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Winter at Europa-Park

Step inside an unforgettable winter wonderland, packed full of festive charm, magical moments, and seasonal surprises - experience Europa-Park at the most wonderful time of the year.

Cobbled pathways twinkle with thousands of fairy lights and sparkling baubles, thick snowflakes float down upon 2,500 local Christmas trees between cozy log fires and magical 3D projections, and the festive aromas of mulled wine and freshly roasted almonds waft through the air.

Whether you are looking for snow-covered adventure or just some cozy Christmas comforts, there is something for everyone to enjoy during Europa-Park’s winter season.

Opening Hours

The park is open daily* between:

Sat 25th Nov 2017 until Sun 7th Jan 2018*
11am - at least 7pm (8pm on weekends & 22nd Dec 2017 – Sun 7th Jan 2018)

*closed Sat 24th & Sun 25th Dec 2017

 

Please Note: Due to weather conditions the following attractions are closed throughout the winter season:

Adventure Playground, African Queen I und II, Atlantica SuperSplash, blue fire Megacoaster powered by GAZPROM, Eurosat, Universe of Energy, Fjord-Rafting including the World of Trolls, Children's Cutter, Paddler's Tour, Water Roller Coaster Poseidon, Silver Star, Tirol Log Flume, Rocking Bridge & Wobbling Boat, Water Playground, and Water Lane.

Please note, attractions and shows may be closed due to severe weather conditions (i.e. storms, low temperatures, thunder) or technical reasons.

Germany's biggest Winter Wonderland

Winter Fun

Get a festive adrenaline rush whilst speeding through snow-covered landscapes on one of our many attractions.

The mythical and magical Icelandic area is home to the WODAN – TimburcoasterThis spectacular wooden coaster twists between two other attractions, making it a ‘must-do’ for any thrill seeker.

Meanwhile in Russia, the Euro-Mir rollercoaster guarantees a dizzying journey as it lifts visitors towards a starry sky, only to nose-dive them back to earth again.

Family Festivities

There are also endless opportunities to experience attractions tailored to suit the whole family. The 55m high Big Wheel Bellevue glows above the Portuguese themed area, offering a wonderful panorama of Europa-Park illuminated against the night sky. Our little snow fans make sweeping pirouettes on the large ice rink situated on the rafting lake in the Scandinavian themed area, and brave kids can experience their first skiing adventure at the children's ski school between the Spices Restaurant and the Log Flume. Furthermore, this winter, ‘Skitty World Nordic’ - cross-country skiing for children large and small - is being offered once again, in cooperation with the German Ski Association.

Embark on an impressive journey through time! 30 ice sculptures tell the unique story of Europa-Park in the new Magic Ice exhibition in the Spanish themed area. At the Otto Waalkes exhibition in the Mercedes-Banz Hall, visitors of all ages can discover drawings, paintings, and graphics from the popular artist. Otto’s most cherished characters "Ottifanten" will fascinate the whole family.

 

Magical Moments

Truly get into the festive spirit with a stroll around our traditional German Christmas Market. Browse quaint wooden stalls filled with seasonal gifts, crafts, and decorations - and of course sample the great winter culinary delights that are on offer.

Also experience the medieval Christkindl Market that lies beneath the snow-covered trees surrounding Historic Balthasar Castle Park. A majestic atmosphere of times long ago, where nightfall’s glowing fires and torch-lit paths evoke a world of lords, ladies, and knights.

Culinary Highlights

Winter brings with it an array of the finest seasonal treats, and whether you’re weakness is cinnamon sticks or roast chestnuts, Europa-Park is sure to have them all.

At the rustic ERDINGER Urweisse Hütt’nyou can enjoy a mouth-watering cheese fondue or succulent hog roast all whilst being accompanied by live Swiss folk music.

Or perhaps celebrate a feliz Navidad in the Spanish themed area, where adult visitors can treat themselves to a piping hot mulled wine in the Bar Glaciar ice bar.

Breathtaking Shows

Europa-Park has an unparalleled seasonal show programme - guaranteed to entertain and amaze!

“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls…” - the rallying cry for all dancers, artists, and clowns performing in the original Circus Revue at the heart of the festival area.

The magnificent light spectacular 'Luna Magica - A Sea of Stars' with a big fireworks display will impress visitors whilst making Europa-Park‘s lake sparkle and glisten.

Our Gingerbread Man will also be strutting his stuff with the Ice Princess in the nightly Winter Starlight Parade that meanders through the dusky landscape.

Plus the astounding combination that awaits 'Cirque d’Europe' dinner show guests - dancers, acrobats, and performers alongwith culinary specialties from our 2* Michelin chef, Peter Hagen.

 

Enchanting Stays

At the end of a magical day, for those that want to rest their head in winter luxury, there are the park’s 4-star Superior Hotels Colosseo, Santa Isabel and Bell Rock along with the 4-star themed hotels El Andaluz and Castillo Alcazar,

Or for a more rustic and cosy alternative the Camp Resort offers more adventurous guests the chance to stay overnight in heated log cabins and experience the very essence of pure winter romance.

Festive decorations bring out every last dazzling feature of Europa-Park’s numerous accommodation options, whilst traditional culinary delights guarantee to surprise and delight the taste buds.

And there is also our winter offer! Take advantage of 20% off your overnight package on selected dates (inc. breakfast and Europa-Park admission) - more information.