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5 thrilling water parks in Germany

5 thrilling water parks in Germany

5 thrilling water parks in Germany

When the weather gets hot in Germany, many of us aren’t lucky enough to be within easy reach of a beach (northerners, we’re looking at you!). Sure, plenty of people can choose to take a dip in their local lake or river, but nothing beats the fun of cooling off at a thrilling water park. Dive in with us as we explore 5 of the best in the sea-deprived southwest. 

1. Galaxy Water Slide World, Erding, Bavaria

Prepare for an out-of-this-world experience at the 2.700 square metres of fun that is Galaxy Water Slide World. Not far from Munich, the largest waterslide park in Europe has a staggering 2,5 kilometres of slides and has something for everyone! Strap on a VR headset and travel to another galaxy on the 160-metre Space Glider, or be dazzled by the lighting effects on the Black Mamba. If you ever tire of sliding (unlikely), head to the Venetian-style Royal Spa to soak up some rays.

galaxy water slide world, erding, bavaria

Image credit: Therme Erding

2. Europa-Park, Rust, Baden-Württemberg

Europa-Park is well-known as one of the most popular amusement parks in Germany, but in summer the water park takes central stage as rides like Atlantica Supersplash, Poseidon Water Coaster and the Tirol Log Flume Ride get you soaked to the skin. There’s surely no better way to cool off on a hot summer’s day!

europa-park, rust, baden-württemberg

Image credit: Jérémy-Günther-Heinz Jähnick / Wikimedia Commons

3. Aqualand, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia

An unforgettable family day out awaits you at Aqualand Freizeitbad in Cologne! Fall into the abyss on their one-of-a-kind rocket launcher slide, defy gravity sliding upwards (yes upwards!) on the Aquaconda and race to the bottom on the Aquaracer. Once you’ve had your fill of the thrills, take a load off at the spa and treatment centre.

4. Kristall Palm Beach, Stein, Bavaria

Get a slice of pure action with the 1,6km of gigantic slides at Kristall Palm Beach, located close to Nuremberg. Plunge into the darkness at the speed of light on the Black Hole, be dazzled by the Transformer’s enthralling lighting effects and career around the double loops of Pegasus II at a rip-roaring 70 km/h. Drift dreamily around the lazy river and then sip an ice-cold drink on the sun terrace. Pure bliss!

Kristall palm beach, stein, bavaria

Image credit: Kristall Palm Beach

5. Miramar Erlebnisbad, Weinheim, Baden-Württemberg

There’s plenty of fun to be had for the entire family at Miramar Erlebnisbad, located halfway between Frankfurt and Stuttgart: while the little ones enjoy splashing about on the Crocodile, Pirate and Typhoon slides, the spectacular Twister ride is an adrenaline injection for people of all ages. Parents in need of relaxation can head to the massage baths or precious stone whirlpools to feel their worries melt away. Note that every Tuesday, a nudist evening is held from 6 until 8pm.

Miramar Erlebnisbad, Weinheim, Baden-Württemberg

Image credit: Rutscherlebnis.de

Ready to take the plunge?

Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline hit, a tropical experience or just somewhere fabulous to relax and enjoy the sun, these water parks all have something for everyone! Will you be heading to a water park in Germany this summer? Let us know in the comments below!

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Abi Carter

Abi studied History & German at the University of Manchester. She has since worked as a writer, editor and content marketeer, but still has a soft spot for museums, castles...

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