Europa-Park was founded in 1975, but its roots go much further back.
Already in the 18th century, the Mack family built wagons and carriages in their workshops in the town of Waldkirch. As supplier to Circus Krone, the firm eventually came to specialise in building carrousels and fairground facilities. Roller coasters, autoscooters and other innovative designs from Waldkirch can now be found in amusement parks all over the world. Europa-Park was originally intended as a sort of showcase for products by the Mack Rides company.
Today, more than five million people from all over the world visit the park each season to enjoy the excitement offered by more than one hundred attractions and shows.
More than 90 million people have visited the park since its opening. Fun and entertainment for the whole family is guaranteed on 90 hectare with approximately 100 attractions and international shows.
Long ago Europa-Park has transformed from a classic theme park into a renowned business meetings site and a popular location for events and TV productions. The five 4-star hotels have furthermore changed it into a short break destination for guests from all over Europe.
Year after year, we expand, enhance and refurbish our facilities. And that's been a boon to the many suppliers and craftsmen in the region. With over 3.500 staff of its own, Europa-Park is one of the biggest employers in the area - and another 8.000 jobs are indirectly linked to the park's development.
Europa-Park is a green park. The natural environment, wonderful population of ancient trees and its many open spaces set it apart from all other theme parks. It blends in perfectly with the picturesque landscape of the Rhine Valley between the Black Forest and the Vosges Mountains in France.
The park also sets the standard in energy and water management. The central water treatment facility, a hydroelectric power station that generates 1 million kWh of environmentally friendly power each year and a solar power facility 300 meters long with 2.500 solar modules are an indication of just how ecologically conscious the company is.