Germany’s largest theme park, 35km north of Freiburg near Rust, is Europe in miniature. Get soaked fjord-rafting in Scandinavia before nipping across to England to race at Silverstone, or Greece to ride the water roller coaster Poseidon. Aside from white-knuckle thrills, the park's Children's World amuses tots with labyrinths and Viking ships.

When Mickey waltzed off to Paris, Europa-Park even got its own mousy mascot, Euromaus.

Shuttle buses (hourly in the morning) link Ringsheim train station, on the Freiburg–Offenburg line, with the park. By car, take the A5 exit to Rust (57b).