Large theme park in Northern Germany which was formerly Germany's first Legoland park.
|Opened||15 May 1977|
|Season||April to October|
|Owner||The Leicht family|
|Nearby||Hamburg Dom (49 miles)|
Heide Park (82 miles)
Tivoli Gardens (131 miles)
Legoland Billund (132 miles)
Djurs Sommerland (163 miles)
Hansa-Park is a large theme park in Northern Germany, which sits on the coast overlooking a bay on the Baltic Sea.
The park was originally home to Germany's first Legoland between 1973 and 1976. In 1977 it opened as Hansaland, before being renamed to the current Hansa-Park in 1987.
It is highly regarded as one of Germany's leading theme parks, known especially for the quality theming of many of its rides, and attracts over a million visitors a year.
Hansa Park is split into areas with diverse themes including Land of the Vikings, Beautiful Britain, Adventure Land, Old-Time Fun Fair and Fiesta Del Mar.
Amongst its rides, Hansa features two Gerstlauer rollercoasters: Fluch von Novgorod, a Eurofighter built in 2009, and Der Schwur des Kärnan, an Infinity Coaster opened in 2015. Both rides feature themed indoor "dark ride" sections and large towers which, although they have different stories, make them feel quite similar. It's as though the park liked what they had managed to achieve with Fluch von Novgorod, but realised they could do even more with Gerstlauer's upgraded Infinity Coaster design. Quite unusual to find this in a park!
Other major attractions include Highlander, the world's highest Gyrodrop Tower at 120 metres tall; Nessie, a classic Schwarzkopf looping coaster from 1980; and two flume style water rides: Wildwasserfahrt - Der Wasserwolf am Ilmensee (Wild Water Ride - The Great Pike), a classic log flume, and Super-Splash, a larger flume ride placed right next door to it!
Hansa Park is large, and has a huge number of rides and shows to keep visitors entertained. It's got a great atmosphere, only punctuated by a frustrating insistence on abiding by some of the park's overly tedious rules (including annoying rules about not allowing glasses secured with straps onto several rides). The quality of attractions and theming is fantastic, and it needs a full day to see and fully appreciate everything on offer. Just don't look too closely at the ugly hotels and tower blocks beyond the park boundaries which rather spoil the coastal views.
The world's tallest Gyrodrop Tower
Scottish themed Schwarzkopf looping coaster
Mine cart themed wild mouse rollercoaster
Viking dragon boat rollercoaster
Gerstlauer Sky Fly
Large spillwater ride
Spin around a totem pole in a giant Native American clay pot
Hansa Park's carousel
Flying Dutchman pirate ship
Ever wondered what would happen if you crossed a ship with a motorcycle?
Magical boat tour through flower gardens
Train ride around the park
Circus themed kiddie coaster
Junior log flume
Fly on the back of a giant whale
Children's boat themed carousel
Kiddie bumper cars
Children's horse ride
Daily parade featuring floats and a large cast of characters
Impressive laser show