Breath-taking shows and plenty of attractions for the whole family: a stay at Europa-Park will leave you with unforgettable memories, because here, dreams come true! Many national and international awards are testament to this success.
2012 - 2024
Family Holidays with the Quality Seal
The Europa-Park Theme Park and Resort has been recognised in the county-wide competition 'family-ferien' (family holidays).
European Star Award
Since 2012, the leisure technology journal 'Kirmes & Park Revue' awards the European Star Award annually to promote entrepreneurial courage and to reward innovative ideas.
Category: Europe's Best Theme Park
Since 2013, Europa-Park has repeatedly been honored as the 'Best European Theme Park' - again in 2021!
Category: Europe's Best Family Attraction
Since 2015, the themed ride ARTHUR, has repeatedly been crowned 'Europe's Best Family Attraction' - and again in 2020!
Category: Best new attraction
In 2017, the Voletarium qualified as the 'Best new attraction'.
Category: Europe's Best Water Attraction
The water rollercoaster Poseidon qualified as Europe's Best Water Attraction of 2013.
Parkscout Plus Award
The Parkscout Plus Award has been presented by the specialist magazine ‘parkscout’ since 2017. The leading companies in the leisure industry in Europe are awarded prizes in a total of 15 categories.
Category: Europe's Best Theme Park
Once again, the editorial team has chosen Europa-Park as ‘Europe's best theme park’!
Category: Europe's best dark ride
The newly-opened themed ride Pirates in Batavia is named ‘Europe's best dark ride’!
Category: Europe's best wooden rollercoaster
WODAN - Timburcoaster wins the category 'Europe's best wooden rollercoaster'!
Category: Germany's best family rollercoaster
The Eurosat - CanCan Coaster is ‘Germany's best family rollercoaster’!
The online magazine Parksmania has awarded the internationally recognised 'Parksmania Award' to European theme parks which have distinguished themselves through special initiative in the theme park and entertainment sector annually since 2001.
Category: European Park of the Year
In October 2021, Europa-Park won the Parksmania Award for 'European Park of the Year' in the Leolandia park. Before that, Europa-Park won the same title in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Category: European Top New Attraction
The totally rebuilt ride Pirates in Batavia has been named 'European Top New Attraction' in 2021.
Top 100 tourist attractions in Germany
The German National Tourist Board (DZT) asks international guests every year about their favourite sights, buildings and places of natural beauty in Germany. Over 14,000 people voted for their favourite in 2020/2021 - and chose Europa-Park, just like last year, in 2nd place.
Golden Ticket Award
After six consecutive wins in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, Germany’s largest theme park retains its place at the very top of the winner’s podium against Disney and Efteling, in 2021. At the Golden Ticket Awards from the renowned Amusement Today magazine, Europa-Park was honoured once again as the 'Best Theme Park Worldwide'. In particular, the mix of diverse rides for young and old as well as the theme concept, shaped by architecture, convinced the top-class jury.
European Identity and Cloud Award
For 13 years the 'European Identity and Cloud Awards' has been awarded to companies that have implemented exceptional projects in the area of digital identity and cyber security. Europa-Park has received the prestigious award in Munich on 15. September 2021 in the field of 'Customer Identity and Access Management' for its new and innovative log-in service MackOne. The log-in service allows its users to access a wide range of digital services of the Europa-Park Resort with just one account.
Category: Best Theme Park in Germany
Around 20,000 readers of the TRAVELBOOK magazine have voted: Europa-Park managed to surpass 9 opponents and has been crowned 'Best Theme Park in Germany' with 42% of all votes. In the poll, people appreciated the more than 100 attractions, the shows as well as the six themed hotels, the Rulantica water world and the hygiene and safety concept, as well as the theming overall.
Freizeitpark Check 2021 - Travelcircus
The online platform Travelcircus has analysed 55 German theme and leisure parks and looked at different categories such as ‘value for money’ or ‘fun factor for all ages’. The result: Europa-Park has scored 24.07 of 25 possible points and was awarded ‘Top Theme Park 2021’.
Europa-Park has also won this award in 2020.
Jobmotor Award 2021
In May 2021, Europa-Park has received the Jobmotor award in the category 'New Employees'. The price is being awarded by IHK Südlicher Oberrhein and the Badische Zeitung newspaper. The Europa-Park Resort has welcomed 750 new employees in over the last two years.
Parkscout Audience Award
At the Parkscout Audience Awards, one of the most important awards in the German theme park industry, more than 55,000 park guests have voted and therefore achieved a new record this year.
Category: Best Theme Park 2020
Europa-Park has been voted Best Theme Park in Germany 2020.
Category Best Value for Money 2020
With numerous high-quality shows, a wide range of attractions and culinary delights, Europa-Park also won the Best Value for Money category.
Category: Most Child-Friendly Park 2020
Europa-Park has also a lot to offer for the smallest visitors and has therefore been voted the Most Child-Friendly Park 2020.
Category: Best Themed Ride: 1st place: (Batavia) + 2nd place (ARTHUR) 2020
In the category Best Themed Ride, Europa-Park was able to score not once, but twice. The newly opened dark ride Pirates in Batavia achieved the 1st place and ARTHUR was voted into 2nd place.
Category: Best Themed Water Park: Rulantica
Almost in time for the first birthday of Rulantica, the new water world has one Best Themed Water Park.
Park World Excellence Award
At the awards of the British trade publication 'Park World', the best operators, suppliers, manufacturers and entertainment specialists from all of Europe, the Middle East and Africa are being distinguished.
Category: Best Large Theme Park
Europa-Park has been awarded the title of Best International Large Theme Park.
TEA Thea Award
Since 1994, the TEA Thea Award has been presented by the non-profit organisation 'Themed Entertainment Association' to honour outstanding achievements in development, concept and execution in theme parks. The TEA Thea Award is considered one of the most significant awards in the entertainment industry.
The themed ride Snorri Touren has received the award in the category 'Outstanding Achievement - Attraction, Limited Budget'.
FIZZZ Awards 2020
On 21. September 2020, Thomas Mack was named 'Most Successful Restaurateur of the Year' as part of the 'FIZZZ Awards 2020'. In their statement, the editors of the industry magazine FIZZZ paid particular tribute to the innovative strength of the managing partner of Europa-Park: "He is a game changer when it comes to park gastronomy and sets a benchmark far beyond Germany's borders."
With this award, the committee rewards the outstanding performance of the qualified hotelier and the high quality in the over 100 Europa-Park restaurants, the water world Rulantica and the six park-owned hotels.
The 'FIZZZ Awards' have been given out for over 20 years, each year recognising the best restaurants in Germany and providing information about the current trends in the industry.
Digital Champion 2020
In a large study on behalf of the German magazine 'Focus Money', Europa-Park ranks on the first place in the category 'Theme Parks' and now holds the title 'Digital Champion', with 100 out of 100 possible points. The annual study scores around 13,000 German companies in relation to their digital offering.
Travellers' Choice Award 2020
Each year since 2002, TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website, nominates the world's most popular hotels and theme parks for the Travellers' Choice Awards.
Travellers' Choice Award Europa-Park
In July 2020, the world's largest travel website, TripAdvisor, voted Europa-Park as the 'Most Popular Theme Park in Germany and all of Europe'. Germany's largest theme park therefore defends this prestigious title, which it had already received in the past years. In Europe, Europa-Park receives the bronze medal, and also wins a proud 9th place and therefore makes it among the top ten globally.
Germany's most innovative company 2020
100 out of 100 possible points - you can't get better than that.
The German Focus magazine and DEUTSCHLAND TEST have distinguished Europa-Park as Germany's more innovative company in the theme park category. The study analysed the fields of innovation, investment, research, development, product development and technology.
In January 2020, Europa-Park has received the award for 'Best excursion destination outside the Netherlands' for the second time. Members of the Dutch AA (A.N.W.B.) gave Europa-Park the highest marks out of all excursion destinations in Europe.
Brass Ring Award
The Brass Ring Awards honour specific areas of the worldwide theme park industry every year and belong to the most renowned awards of the industry. At the award ceremony during the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando (Florida), Europa-Park has won awards in three categories:
Category: Most Creative Sports/Stunt Show
The ice show 'Paddington on Ice - the Grande Voyage' amazed the jury and was awarded the 'Most Creative Sports/Stunt Show'.
Category: Best Employee Reward and Recognition Program
The Europa-Park Academy received the 'Best Employee Reward and Recognition Program' Award, with their diverse variety of employee seminars and trainings.
Category: Live Entertainment Excellence Spirit Award
The Europa-Park Talent Academy, founded by Katja Mack, was rewarded with the 'Live Entertainment Excellence Spirit Award'.
European Festival Award
Since its inception in 2009, the European Festival Awards have been dedicated to recognising and honouring collective achievements in the festival industry.
Category: Best New Festival
Launched in 2018 at Europa-Park, 'Rolling Stone Park' was honoured with the 'European Festival Award 2018' in January 2019 as the best new festival.
Brass Ring Award
The Brass Ring Awards recognise specific areas of the global amusement park industry each year, and are among the most prestigious awards in the industry. At the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando (Florida), Europa-Park received this award in two categories:
Category: Best Visual Merchandise
The toy brand Alpha Mods P.D. developed by MackMedia convinced judges in the category 'Best Visual Merchandise'.
Category: Live Entertainment Excellence Spirit Award
A special honour was due to Ulrich Grawunder, as the former Head of Shows was honoured with the 'Live Entertainment Excellence Spirit Award'.
State Seal of Quality
Together with the German Hotel and Restaurant Association (DEHOGA), Tourismus Marketing GmbH Baden-Württemberg has been awarding the State Seal of Quality for 20 years. This is valid for three years and will only be awarded if strict criteria are met. Europa-Park has been awarded the State Seal of Quality in three categories:
'Theme Parks and Pools'
'Accommodation outside of distinguished locations'
The HALO Awards are given for particularly creative and innovative AV, VR and MR projects in Europe. At this year's HALO Awards, which were presented at VR Days Europe in Amsterdam, 'Eurosat Coastiality' convinced the jury in the category 'Location-based Entertainment' and was awarded the Silver Award.
Since 1994, the THEA Award has been presented by the non-profit organisation 'Themed Entertainment Association' to honour outstanding achievements in development, concept and execution in theme parks. The THEA Award is considered one of the most significant awards in the entertainment industry.
2017 – Category: Best Ride System
The themed ride 'ARTHUR - In the Minimoys Kingdom' was awarded in the category 'Best Ride System' in 2017.
2013 – Category: Best Amusement Park Worldwide
Both the loving design that goes into the fifteen European themed areas and the development of a popular short-haul destination prompted the TEA committee to honour the park for its outstanding achievements. The variety and attention to detail offered at Europa-Park is extraordinary, praises the THEA.
2012 – Category: Restaurants
In April 2012, the looping restaurant FoodLoop was awarded the THEA award in the Gastronomy category in Los Angeles . "At FoodLoop, your food has as much fun as you do" explained the jury of the 'Themed Entertainment Association'.