Movie Park Germany

The Movie Park Germany is a theme park with real movie studios in Bottrop-Kirchhellen. It consists of 6 areas based on the topic “fascination film”.

The park was opened in June 1996 as “Warner Bros. Movie World Germany” on the former location of the “Traumlandpark” amusement park, which had already replaced an earlier attraction called “Märchenwald”. During the time from 1992 to 1993, a short lived theme park called “Bavaria Filmpark” existed in this location as well. The laying of the cornerstone was in May 1994.

At the end of 1999, Warner Bros. sold the park to Premier Parks (now Six Flags). Premier Parks continued to license the Warner Bros. Movie World name. 

In 2004, the park was acquired by StarParks, a sub-group of Palamon Capital. This led to the name of the park being changed into “Movie Park Germany” in 2005, with the Warner Bros. theming removed from the park and replaced by newer themes from 20th Century Fox, MGM, and Nickelodeon.

In 2010, Parques Reunidos bought the park from Palamon Capital. No changes to the park’s name or theming occurred.

 

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Reichstag

The Reichstag building (German: Reichstagsgebäude; officially: Plenarbereich Reichstagsgebäude) is a historical edifice in BerlinGermany, constructed to house the Reichstag, parliament of the German Empire. It was opened in 1894 and housed the Reichstag until 1933, when it was severely damaged in a fire. After World War II, the building fell into disuse; the parliament (Volkskammer) of the German Democratic Republic met in the Palast der Republik in East Berlin, while the parliament (Bundestag) of the Federal Republic of Germany met in the Bundeshaus in Bonn.

The ruined building was made safe against the elements and partially refurbished in the 1960s, but no attempt at full restoration was made until after German reunification on 3 October 1990, when it underwent a reconstruction led by internationally renowned architect Norman Foster. After its completion in 1999, it once again became the meeting place of the German parliament: the modern Bundestag.

The term Reichstag, when used to connote a parliament, dates back to the Holy Roman Empire. The building was built for the Reichstag of the German Empire, which was succeeded by the Reichstag of the Weimar Republic. The latter devolved into the Reichstag of Nazi Germany, which left the building (and ceased to act as a parliament) after the 1933 fire and never returned; the term Reichstag has not been used by German parliaments since World War II. In today’s usage, the German word Reichstag (ImperialDiet Building) refers mainly to the building, while Bundestag (Federal Diet) refers to the institution.

 

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Deutsches Museum (German Museum of Masterpieces of Science and Technology)

The Deutsches Museum (German Museum) in MunichGermany,Deutsches Museum 01

is the world’s largest museum of technology and science,with approximately 1.5 million visitors per year and about 28,000 exhibited objects from 50 fields of science and technology. The museum was founded on June 28, 1903, at a meeting of the Association of German Engineers as an initiative of Oskar von Miller. The full name of the museum in English is German Museum of Masterpieces of Science and Technology (German: Deutsches Museum von Meisterwerken der Naturwissenschaft und Technik). It is the largest museum in Munich.

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Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle (German: Schloss Neuschwanstein)Neuschwanstein Castle  is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest BavariaGermany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and extensive borrowing, not with Bavarian public funds.

The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886.Since then near 60 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle.More than 1.3 million people visit annually, with up to 6,000 per day in the summer. The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland‘s Sleeping Beauty Castle and later, similar structures.

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Miniatur Wunderland

Miniatur Wunderland (German for miniature wonderland) is an interesting model railway attraction in HamburgGermany and the largest of its kind in whole world, built by the twins Gerrit and Frederik Braun. As of January 2011, the railway consists of 12,000 metres of track in HO scale, divided into seven sections: Harz, the fictitious city of Knuffingen, the Alps and Austria, Hamburg, America, Scandinavia, and Switzerland.

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Phantasialand

Phantasialand is an amusement park in Brühl, North Rhine-WestphaliaGermany that attracts approximately 1,75 million visitors annually. The park was opened in 1967 by Richard Schmidt and Gottlieb Löffelhardt. Although starting as a family-oriented park, Phantasialand has also added thrill rides, especially during recent years. Furthermore, following the example of Europa-Park, they have decided to attract business customers beside the regular ones, calling it “Business der neuen Dimension” (“business of a new dimension”). 

Among the park’s thrill rides is a themed Mine Train roller coaster called Colorado Adventure, which runs among some mountains in the park’s Wild West section and was opened by Michael Jackson.

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Europa-Park

Europapark-PoseidonEuropa-Park is the biggest theme park in Germany and  2nd most popular theme park in Europe. Having more than 4.5 million visitors in 2011, it’s the most popular seasonal theme park in the world and as i stated above 2nd most visited theme park in Europe after Disneyland Paris. Europa-Park is located in Rust, in the south-west of Germany between Freiburg and Strasbourg, France. It is usually open from just before Easter until the beginning of November (summer season) and from the end of November to the second week in January (winter season).

The park contains sixteen different areas, mostly named after European countries or regions. The park mascot is a grey mouse named “Euromaus” although there are lots of other characters  that reside at the park.