From 1st October to 6th November 2022, all manner of witches, ghosts and other sinister monsters are gathering to once again celebrate the scariest time of the year at the Europa-Park Resort. More than 180,000 pumpkins turn Germany's largest theme park a rich orange, shining as they decorate the paths alongside with countless corn cobs, straw bales and colourful chrysanthemums. The attractions and show program, as well as the parade and park gastronomy, are also characterised by the colourful season. The Rulantica water world shows off its scarily beautiful side, offering visitors a unique autumnal ambience. Anyone looking for the ultimate thrill should not miss a visit to the internationally acclaimed horror event ‘Traumatica’. After an exciting day filled with spooky moments, the Europa-Park Hotel Resort offers the ideal relaxation with its wide range of offers.
As the days start to get shorter, the trees change colour and a dense fog covers the sun, dark figures take over the Europa-Park Resort and give Germany's largest theme park a special autumnal look. With 180,000 pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, 15,000 chrysanthemums, 6,000 corn plants, 3,000 bales of straw and more than 100,000 autumn flowers in their beds, the 15 European themed areas shine as an enchanting and colourful autumn landscape. Thick cobwebs and eerily beautiful music in every corner of Europa-Park ensure the perfect Halloween atmosphere.
Halloween specials at Germany’s Largest Theme Park
In addition to the spooky decoration, numerous other highlights promise truly terrifying moments in Europa-Park. In Holland, the ‘Koffiekopjes’ transform into the ‘Griezelkopjes’ with fog, lightning and spooky music. Things are also happening in the Spanish themed area, as on Halloween the carriages of the 'Feria Swing' attraction invite you to 'Flight of the Vampires'.
The 300 international Europa-Park artists also offer breathtaking entertainment. When the musicians take to the Italian Open Air stage on Halloween, their performance is to die for, as some songs of history survive time; and it is precisely these hits that are given new life by the Europa-Park Ensemble of the Undead in the show 'Immortal Legends - a Musical Cemetery'. Just next door, the illusion artist Vincent Vignaud casts a spell over the audience in the new show 'Darkness'. Guests can expect a breathtaking mix of dance and magic that blurs the lines between reality and illusion. For enthusiastic Halloween fans, the ice show 'Surpr'ice with the Celtic Shadows' is just the thing. Ravenous vampires and dancing skeletons create a gloomy atmosphere in the Greek themed area. A spooky game of life and death plays out in the new Halloween show 'Checkmate' at the Globe Theatre. From 29th October, the fountain, laser and fire show 'Hellfire Fountains' also promises an impressive performance on the lake surrounding the new attraction 'Josefina's Imperial Magic Journey'. In Iceland, the 'Niflheim' daily maze takes brave guests aged 12 and over into a spooky world with live actors.
A particularly special highlight this year is the daily parade, in which dark figures and eerie creatures creep along, scaring all guests in their path. In particular, the littlest of horror fans can look forward to the scarily beautiful Halloween village in the French themed area, with its own children’s labyrinth at the music pavilion.
Autumn also finds its place at Europa-Park from a culinary point of view. Whether a creamy pumpkin soup, delicious 'SCARY burgers' or fiery 'Chili Cheese Fries’, the Halloween season offers plenty of culinary delights.
'Traumatica' – the ultimate thrill
It is widely known that the most terrifying characters come out when it gets dark, so this year's 'Horror Nights - Traumatica' is definitely not for the faint of heart, as the multi-award-winning horror spectacle makes even the most fearless visitors break out in a sweat. This year, guests at the Festival of Fear will experience a truly post-apocalyptic fairground. The faces of macabre clowns lurk in the darkness, as circus monsters and the undead roam the night and five individually designed horror mazes invite you to a carnival of horrors. In addition to the five horror mazes, there is also a special kind of spooky circus as well as the illusion ride 'Cassandra's Curse'. If you're still in the mood for great beats and delicious drinks after all the scary action, the 'Vampire's Club' is the perfect location for you. It opens at 11pm on selected days.
'Traumatica - Festival of Fear' takes place from 30th September to 12th November on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (excl. 2nd October) as well as on 31st October and 3rd November. The preview is on 28th September 2022. All admission prices at www.traumatica.com. Admission is from 6.45pm, start at 7.30pm.
Those who are looking for an extra dose of adrenaline will find it at YULLBE GO ‘Traumatica'. In this unique experience, participants become the protagonists of their very own horror film. Separate from 'Traumatica - Festival of Fear', brave guests can experience the terrifying virtual spectacle at YULLBE, located next to the 'Krønasår' hotel.
Attention ghosts and vampires of the night: On 31st October, Germany's biggest Halloween party will take place once again in Europa-Park. From 10pm to 2am, various SWR3 DJs will get lovers of dance moving at different locations in Europa-Park. A range of music from top hits to rock creates a relaxed party atmosphere. For adrenaline fans, selected rides are open longer on this evening.
'Eatrenalin' – New dimensions of dining
For foody fans of unusual adventure cuisine, autumn 2022 offers an incredible new highlight, as the futuristic gastronomic event concept opens in Rust, situated between the 4*superior hotel 'Krønasår' and the VR attraction YULLBE: 'Eatrenalin' is the most exciting gastronomic concept in the world. This unique gourmet delight was initiated by the managing partner of Europa-Park Thomas Mack and the gastronomy expert Oliver Altherr. Guests can look forward to a culinary journey for all of the senses, in which the strengths of the Baden family business are brought together in a way that has never been seen before. 'Eatrenalin' combines the patented Floating Chair from MACK Rides, virtual media from MACK Animation and MackNeXT as well as the gastronomic expertise of top Spanish chef Pablo Montoro. The result is a completely new culinary experience at the highest level.
Sliding fun and oases of peace
Of course, visitors to Rulantica can also look forward to plenty of Halloween surprises, including autumn delicacies, eerily beautiful children’s animations and performances from the Europa-Park artists. A varied decoration with numerous pumpkins, corn stalks and straw bales already creates a cosy atmosphere at the entrance, while outside a huge skeleton is watching over the bathers in the 'Frigg Temple'. For the perfect souvenir of the autumn visit, various Halloween photo points offer a colourful backdrop. On selected dates, 'Rulantica Vibes' will be bringing a chill-out atmosphere to the water world with cool beats and delicious cocktails from 7pm. The numerous slides, a wave pool and many other water attractions, nestled among the fascinating Nordic theming, leave absolutely nothing to be desired. Additionally, the exclusive rest and sauna area 'Hyggedal' awaits guests, offering wonderful relaxation after some exciting sliding fun. From this summer onward, after a brief rest and regaining of some energy, visitors are able to plunge into a fun adventure in the new outdoor ride 'Tønnevirvel'. The interactive water carousel from MACK Rides was specially developed for water parks and invites you to take part in a turbulent water fight. In nine gondolas, up to 54 people can splash each other with water cannons; the perfect combination of riding fun and a refreshing way to cool off on those warm days in late summer.
Magical nights in autumn
After an eventful day at Europa-Park or the Rulantica water world, what could be better than putting your feet up in a cosy atmosphere? The six 4* themed hotels and the Europa-Park Camp Resort leave absolutely nothing to be desired. Whether Mediterranean or Nordic, maritime or medieval rustic, the park's hotels offer variety and relaxation for the whole family with their individual theming. The Europa-Park hotels also pamper their guests with relaxation and pleasure for all the senses, from culinary experiences at the highest level to soothing spa offers in the extraordinary wellness areas. A new highlight as of this summer are the exclusive suites of the hotel ‘Krønasår', which feature direct access to the new infinity pool.
Ho, Ho, HALLOWinter
Gingerbread or pumpkin soup? Colourful autumn leaves, or would you prefer baubles on the Christmas tree? At HALLOWinter in Europa-Park, there is only one answer to this question: both! Because between the Halloween season and the arrival of the Christmas splendour, Germany's largest theme park is turned upside down and inspires with a mixture of the best that both seasons have to offer. From 7th to 25th November 2022, visitors can immerse themselves in this autumnal winter wonderland.