The oldest and probably most beautiful amusement park in Germany, the Erlebnispark Tripsdrill, is situated between picturesque vineyards near the city of Cleebronn. The connection to wine is omnipresent in the park, as is the superstition of rejuvenating yourself with a bath. The Altweibermühle Tripsdrill has been in existence since 1929 and welcomes a good 600,000 park guests annually in its amusement and animal park.
In the front part of the park there are some rail-guided rides, all of which were built in the probably longest version possible, as well as some very special attractions. For example, there are also some ABC rides in the park, which are all rather leisurely, but at least can convince by their design. The soapbox race is especially worth mentioning, although the system is quite strange.
The first roller coaster of the park can be heard very well from far away, as it is a large Tivoli Coaster made by Zierer. The design of the Rasender Tausendfüßler is pretty nice and the ride itself is very distinctive, although you don’t often get the chance to touch the lawn.
In addition to a Zierer Berg und Talbahn with a shoe look and a wave swinger from the same company, there is also a Gerstlauer Waltz Gugelhupf-Gaudi-Tour with gondolas designed like a Gugelhupf cake. As the ride was one of the reasons to visit the park, I was even more disappointed that this ride is simply to be defined as disgrace. The ride simply doesn’t do much at all; the potential of the ride is not even used to 5%. This is a pity, because the predecessor model of the 70s from the Schwarzkopf factory in Münsterhausen was simply ingenious.
On the way towards the rear part of the amusement park you will find the Hafema rafting ride Waschzuber Rafting featuring a washtub theme. While the queue represents exhibits of various epochs of washing, one can get moistened in the boats with a lot of luck. Unfortunately, this rather early installation does without the typical whirlpool with downhill run.
Similarly shallow is the wooden roller coaster of the park, which is unfortunately rated by the fans of the park as very good, although it lacks almost all typical signs of a wooden roller coaster. The layout is actually quite nice, not very high, not very fast and without high forces, which suits the target audience quite well. Mammut is a middle-class family roller coaster and not a wooden roller coaster in the real sense, as the trains made by Gerstlauer are very much reduce the shocks and therefore the out of controle feeling. The roller coaster itself is better than the former wooden roller coaster from the Dutch Efteling, but that’s not very hard, either. At least, it is a wooden roller coaster and that’s actually a good thing. The time will surely enhance the ride.
Right next door the G’sengte Sau, a Bobsled Coaster from Gerstlauer, shows a powerful performance. The manufacturer from Münsterhausen shows defines how a Wild Mouse style ride has to be and offers some forceful twist and turns. The result is one of the funniest roller coasters in Germany, which has found a nice home in the Rauhe Klinge castle with the neighboring log flume. Besides the great camelbacks towards the end of the ride, the Wetten Dass…? sign as one of the highlights during the ride.
Badewannen-Fahrt zum Jungbrunnen
If you thirst for bare breasts you should go into the neighbouring log flume Badewannen-Fahrt zum Jungbrunnen. The fountain of youth shows its effect, just like the backward drop for some unknowing passengers. The course itself is one of the bigger and newer log flumes in Germany, but still offers a good amount of moisture, not including the small splash zone in the queue.
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Conclusion Erlebnispark Tripsdrill
The total package Erlebnispark Tripsdrill can be enjoyed every now and then. The park itself is a pity, but the Erlebnispark Tripsdrill gives away a lot of potential with its rides. The gastronomy is to be seen as deficient, which has a good price, but does not provide the necessary service.
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