On Pre-Opening Sunday, 17. March 2024, you can experience unforgettable leisure fun at Europa-Park before the official start of the season!
Around 5,000 people work at Europa-Park, the Rulantica water world and the associated themed hotels every day, to put a smile on your face. Our goal is to create your most unforgettable stay with us, true to our motto: Experience. Time. Together.
We would like to present a glimpse of the story of our company and our values.
Franz Mack was born on 7th March 1921 and took over his father's factory (now ‘MACK Rides’) in Waldkirch with his brothers after the war. "The world is my playground" served as the family motto and is representative of his efforts towards international expansion. Franz Mack, who was inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’ of IAAPA in 2006, has numerous inventions and innovations to his name. Following his death in 2010, his creation, Europa-Park, is now under the operation and direction of his children and grandchildren, the 7th and 8th generation of Macks.
Franz Mack was a local entrepreneur through and through; modest, honest, hard-working, with high standards for himself and others. Those characteristics have formed the values of the family business and are the operating basics for his children and grandchildren.
On 7th March 2021, Europa-Park's founding father Franz Mack would have turned 100 years old.
Read more about the exciting life of Franz Mack: To the portrait (In German language only)
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