Lochmuhle and Tunus Wunderland (Germany)

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Sunday, June 16, 2002 9:47 AM

Coasterbuzzers, I'm back. Well, here is my continuation of my visited German parks.

Lochmuhle is located in Wehrheim. The park is very green and is a small family park. It is situated on both sides of a river that goes through it and has numerous bridges so the accessibility of getting from place to place is not that bad.

Their lone coaster is Eichhornchenbahn - say that 3 times fast. It means "Squirrel Course" in German. It is a small green family coaster which has 6 cars in the train with 2 seats per car. It was a decent ride (although short) and had some nice bunny hills.

Most of the southwest portion of the park is the animal section (Streichelzoo) where people can see and pet farm animals and etc. I walked through it but there was too many people with their kids enjoying the area so I focused on the flat rides. They have bumper cars (Autoscooter), a playground section for kids/adults (merry-go-round, swings, etc.), and a pretty descent mini-golf course. They also had water slides (Riesenrutsche), Flossfahrt - a wooden raft type ride where you stand on a 1.5m x 2m wooden raft (like Huckleberry Finn or something like that) and manage your way up and down the river and a Trampoline section (Trampolin-Anlage). You can also ride horses around a large oval track. Lochmuhle was descent and cheap (I got a discount and paid only about $5). After riding a few rides and touring the entire park, I left to my next destination.

Not far from Lochmulhe was another small amusement park, Taunus Wunderland. It is located in Schlangenbad and features a small lake. It was a nice park and features two rollercoasters. Drachen Bahn is a small powered rollercoaster and has a layout like the small rollercoaster at the now defunct Branson USA (I can't remember the name right now). The other rollercoaster is Taunusblitz. It is a wild mouse rollercoaster and it looks funny because the supports are only on the hairpin turns and the straight sections in between those turns are just suspended in the air. Other than that, the ride was just like any other normal wild mouse and gave a good ride.

Taunus Wunderland had a descent amount of rides and areas for a small park. There is an animal section (I'm beginning to think that this is like a staple for every German amusement park) so I visited that for a while and took some nice pics. There are also alot of rides geared toward our young thrill-seekers. I also saw the Playing hall (those big playground-type things that are found at McDonalds where kids go through tunnels and throw those plastic balls) which I have not seen in quite awhile. I have yet to see a McDonalds here that has that playground. . . but you sure can order a beer with every value meal you get.

Anyway, there is also a simulator ride (space something, I forgot) and a Ghost-Castle building (kinda like a haunted house, but a castle, since huge magnificent castles are all over here in Germany). Dinosaurs are around in this park also (like in Geiselwind, a previous park I've visited) and there are diaramas and exhibits, too. It's been awhile since I've seen those mirrors that make your head big and such and they have those here so that was pretty cool.

After I did all that I could at Tanus Wunderland, I got on the autobahn and drove back home. I wanted to be well rested and ready to tackle the largest amusement park in Germany - Europa Park. :)

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Sunday, June 16, 2002 12:58 PM
Thanks for these very rare TR's! How are the prices? How is the atmosphere and was it a Mack mouse?

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Sunday, June 16, 2002 12:59 PM
Thanks for these very rare TR's! How are the prices? How is the atmosphere and was it a Mack mouse?

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Monday, June 17, 2002 2:41 AM

The prices at German parks are rather cheap when compared to American amusement parks. There is hardly any parking fees, maybe a euro or two at the bigger parks. Europa Park charges 3 euros for parking ($2.75) - a far cry from $8 or whatever it is. The prices are usually according to how big the park is or the rides. Full price admission to a small German park are around 10 euros and even less ($9). Medium parks can costs about $15. The bigger parks, like Holiday Park, Heide Park, Europa Park, etc. are usually around $20 full price. Of course, there are discounts, so I pretty much have yet to pay full price for anything. Most Germans' biggest obstacle is driving to the parks. The gas is outrageously expensive here. Newcomers look at the gas stations and see 1,10 euro for unleaded gas and think that it's cheaper than American gas. Then they realize that the price listed is per liter. . .not gallon. Considering that there are 3.8 liters per gallon, you can pay around $4 per gallon! Expect to dish out around $35-$80 per tank. Lucky for me, I get military discount and can only pay regular $1.40/gallon over here. . .or nothing! :)

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 7:26 AM
By the way, Taunusblitz is a Mack mouse. . .and the atmosphere was quiet and family-oriented.

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