Winter 2017/2018

Facts and figures

New Developments


Art Exhibition ‘Otto’s World’


· Over 100 pieces of art, stage props, photographs, and musical instruments,


with many original pieces from Otto's long-standing career in the Mercedes-Benz Hall


· New show ‘Dwarfs & other stories - A Tribute to Otto Waalkes’ in ‘Ireland –


Children’s World’


MAGIC ICE - Ed & Edda's magical fairytale world


· Fantastical snow and ice sculpture exhibition in the Spanish Arena


· Theme of ‘European fairytale worlds’


· -8 degrees in the 30x10 metres hall


· Eight scenes with over 30 large, and 1770 small, individual sculptures &


statues up to 5m high


· 200 tons of crystal-clear ice from Belgium, and 200 tons of snow


· 50-member-strong team that have worked on the blocks of snow and ice


Chinese Festival of Lights in ‘China visits Europa-Park’


· 17 figures, up to 3.5 meters high, in the historic Balthasar Castle Park


· Animal and plant motifs, shining with bright colour


New VR Animation with Paddington on Alpenexpress Coastiality


· Starting during the winter season, visitors can influence the experience


during the ride through head movements


·      2500 fir trees

·      10,000 Christmas baubles

·      1500 decorative gifts

·      1500 bows

·      25 fire pits

·      2.5 million lights, including: 6000 fairy light chains (5km in total); 500m hanging lights; 1000 chains of candles

·      2,500 Christmas roses

·      1,000 Poinsettias

·      Christmas trees decorated in national themes for every themed area

·      10m high Christmas tree in the German Alley

·      18m high Christmas tree on Luxemburg Square

·      a 50m high Christmas decorated redwood tree

Shows and Attractions:

·      55m high Ferris wheel ‘Bellevue’ in the Portuguese themed area, with 42 gondolas and a magnificent view over the winter-decorated park landscape

·      Spectacle of lights ‘Luna Magica – Sea of Stars’ on the lake in the Adventureland


·      Magical Circus Revue directed by Joseph Bouglione, in an original circus tent on the festival area

·      Ice show ‘Surpr'Ice - with the Son of Santa’

·      Globe Theatre Musical ‘A Musical Christmas Market’

·      Kindermusical ‘I want ... the Christmas chaos’

·     ‘A Million Years Ago’ puppet show, in the large indoor play area ‘Limerick Castle’

·      Dome of Dreams: ‘The Secrets of Gravity’

·     Light Parade ‘Winter Starlight Parade’, with the Europa-Park artists. Show stops on the Luxemburg Square

·      Nativity scene exhibit around the stave church in the Scandinavian themed area, showcasing various models from the international collection of Monsieur Paul Chaland

·     Puppet show ‘The Precious Gift’ in the Sherlock Holmes Lounge in the English themed area (09.12. - 17.12.2017)

·     4D films ‘Happy Family’ and ‘The Time Carousel’ in the 4D Magic Cinema

·     ‘The Grand Hong Kong Hotel’ Bamboe Baai show

·     Dinner Show ‘Cirque d'Europe’ at the Teatro dell'Arte (17.11.2017 – 04.02.2018)


·     Evening events such as ‘Indonesia Malam’, ‘Soirée La Cigale’ or the midday revue ‘Grandioso’

Further Winter Specials

Wonderfully illuminated enchanted forest

·      Spectacular winter scenes from hundreds of balloons with themes such as a reindeer sleigh or fir-tree, and interactive games in the GAZPROM Theme World – The Wonder of Energy

·      3D projections onto the facade of the Fjord restaurant in the Scandinavian themed area and the Poseidon temple water roller coaster in the Greek themed area

·      Historic Christmas market at the Historical Balthasar Castle Park

·      Large indoor play area and Christmas bakery in the themed area ‘Ireland – Children’s World’

·      Christmas market with 35 stands in the German Alley

·      Huge Christmas pyramid in ‘Ireland – Children’s World’

·      Kids ski school and snow tubing next to the Colonial House

·      Giant advent calendar on the Italian open-air stage

·      375m² ice rink, racetrack with children's skibobs and cross-country skiing for kids ‘Skitty World Nordic’ in Scandinavia

·      ‘Postamt Himmelspforten’ in the Russian themed area

·      Ice bar ‘Glaciar’ in the Spanish themed area

·      Christmas room at the 4* hotel ‘El Andaluz’

·      Rustic, 2 storey ERDINGER Urweisse Hütt'n in the Portuguese themed area, with hearty dishes from the Alpine countries

Wintery Food and Drink Offers

·      New at the Christmas market: A rotating grill hut on the German Street, with grilled sausages and steaks

·      Original French Merguez from the grill and Bauernschmaus (farmer’s feast)

·      Ice Magic mulled wine, fruit punch, Verpoorten egg liqueur, Flaming punch

·      Venison goulash with spätzle

·      Roast beef with red cabbage

·      Potato soup with salmon strips

·      Valais raclette, cheese fondue, and Swiss cheese soup

·      Kaiserschmarrn (Emperor’s Mess) with stewed plums, crepes

·      Christmas cookies, wintery tart and cake selection, and fresh waffles with winter compote

·      Soups & stews, such as Irish stew, lentil stew, goulash

·      Spices Restaurant: Exotic stews from all over the world

·      Selected winter and Christmas specialties in Balthasar Castle

Feel Good Weeks 8th January until 23rd March 2018

·      Kitchen Party at hotel ‘El Andaluz’ on 12th & 13th January 2018 and at hotel ‘Bell Rock’ on 09th & 10th March 2018

·      Cocktail classes in the bar ‘Colosseo’

·      ‘Captain’s Finest’ at hotel ‘Bell Rock’: Wine Journey ‘East meets West’ on 27th & 28th January 2018 | Champagne & Caviar on 20th January 2018

·      ‘Cesare’ at hotel ‘Colosseo’. Wine Journey ‘Two Wineries & Two Sommeliers’ - Italian-French wine Journey on 19th January 2018

·      Beer tasting at hotel ‘Castillo Alcazar’ on 19th & 20th January 2018 and 2nd & 3rd March 2018

·      Etiquette course with trainer Betül Hanisch from ‘Fast Perfekt on 23rd February 2018

·      Tapas evening in the ‘Bodega’ of the hotel ‘El Andaluz’ on selected dates

·      Fondue evenings in the restaurant ‘Sala Santa Isabel’ of hotel ‘Santa Isabel’ on selected dates

·      Valentine's Day offers on 14th February 2018

·      St. Patrick's Day at ‘Spirit of St. Louis’ Bar on 17th March 2018, hotel ‘Bell Rock’

·      Traditional Grappa in the restaurant ‘Cesare’ at hotel ‘Colosseo’ on 10th February 2018

·      Various wellness arrangements for couples or friends

·      04th March until 10th March 2018: Fit for Spring with Monica Ivancan

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