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A Quirky Theme Park in Germany

By November 9, 2012

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I have to admit, I am not a big fan of amusement parks, and roller coasters scare me - but there is one theme park in Germany that I would love to visit.  It sounds so wonderfully unique (and it seems you can have lots of fun even if you don't like roller coasters).

Tripsdrill, close to Stuttgart, is the country's oldest theme park,  and it is dedicated to life in Swabia in the 1800s, celebrating local customs, traditions, and food.  You'll find quirky rides here such as white water rafting in wash tubs or bundt cake shaped carousels; and how about a soapbox race or a visit to a museum dedicated to Germany's largest collection of wood-spindle presses?

There is also a wildlife park with more than 130 animals, including wild horses, wolves and bears, as well as many petting and feeding areas with smaller animals. You can also spend the night here -  Tripsdrill-style in tree houses or shepherd's wagons.

For more thrills, here are the best theme parks and amusement parks in Germany.

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