New for young and old: Bayern-Park becomes even more attractive!

Roller coaster, Adventszauber, mascot and entrance area with show stage

Munich/Reisbach, 1 March 2023: Good news for all theme park fans! Bayern-Park, the excursion destination for the whole family, will be even more colourful in the coming season and will be coming up with various new attractions and events. The highlight is a new family roller coaster that offers fun and excitement even for the youngest adrenaline junkies. The season starts on 1 April and the last regular day of operation is 8 October 2023.

Open End Family Coaster

The new roller coaster will be a real eye-catcher! The open end of the track, which rises eleven metres into the sky, makes many visitors ask: Where does the ride go on the new Family Coaster?

The roller coaster, which was individually designed for Bayern-Park by the renowned company Gerstlauer Amusement Rides, is also suitable for small children and can travel both forwards and backwards thanks to an ingenious set of points and other special effects. The Family Coaster guarantees great fun for the little ones and still enough thrills to excite the whole family.

In addition, the amusement park will have a newly designed entrance area from Whitsun onwards. The lovingly and cosily designed area directly opposite the car park will then allow better access to Bayern-Park and faster entry at up to eight ticket booths. The new entrance area consists of a large forecourt, a half-timbered building with a new kiosk, a large fountain with a lion statue and a large show stage.

During the holidays, guests will be greeted by a life-size version of the mascot, the lion Franz Xaver. He received an update during the winter break and shines in new splendour. In cooperation with an animation studio, the “real Bavarian park animal” has been created as a fully movable 3D model as a further development of his analogue predecessor and will also be available as a merchandise item in the souvenir shop.


Bayern-Park Adventszauber

A special highlight awaits visitors even after the end of the season. On the first three weekends in December, Bayern-Park invites you to a stylish winter opening in an extraordinary ambience. In addition to fun and action in many rides, guests can look forward to Christmas decorations and treats, a festive show programme and a variety of market stalls – from regional to traditional.

Prominent guests and extraordinary events

A regular guest at Bayern-Park this year is Ben Blümel. The popular KiKa (german children’s TV) presenter, pop singer and actor is not only the new brand ambassador of Bayern-Park, but also a passionate theme park visitor and roller coaster lover himself. Visitors can look forward with anticipation.

In addition, there will be other events and special campaigns. On 22 April, the “Applicants’ Day” is on the programme. On this day, interested people can take a look at the leisure park and look over the shoulders of the various employees. From 5 to 7 May, the Bavarian Championships in Target Sprint, a combination of running and shooting, will be held on site. In addition to normal operations, those interested can watch the competitions here.

On 3 June, there is a must-attend event for all fans of the popular Eberhofer crime novels when actors from the films and fans meet at Bayern-Park for the first Franz-Eberhofer e.V. Fan Club Day. Then, on 31 July, there will be a big action day in aid of the Bavarian Radio charity Sternstunden e.V. with a world record attempt at Bayern-Park. And from 12 to 13 August, visitors from near and far can already look forward to the popular Sternkrieger und Fantasy Treffen (Star Wars and Fantasy Reunion).

The most important dates 2023 at Bayern-Park at a glance:

01.04.2023Season opening
22.04.2023Applicants' Day
28.-30.04.2023Free admission for winter birthday children (birthday in the period 11.10. - 31.03.)
05.-07.05.2023Target Sprint
03.06.2023Franz Eberhofer e.V.-Fan Club Day
31.07.2023Action day in aid of Sternstunden e.V. with world record attempt
12.-13.08.2023Sternenkrieger- und Fantasytreffen (Star Wars and Fantasy Reunion)
12.-17.09.2023Free entry for school starters
07.-08.10.2023Last regular operating weekend
01.-03.12.2023Bayern-Park Adventszauber
08.-10.12.2023Bayern-Park Adventszauber
15.-17.12.2023Bayern-Park Adventszauber

Secure tickets now

Bayern-Park opens its doors again on 1 April. The season ends on 8 October. Day tickets, season tickets and blue tickets (valid on all “blue”, i.e. normally less frequented opening days) as well as the corresponding vouchers are already available in the online shop.

Birthday children, regardless of age, have free admission on the day of their birthday upon presentation of ID. From 28 to 30 April, all “winter birthday children” up to the age of 13 who have a birthday during the closure period from 11 October 2022 to 31 March 2023 will also be allowed to “re-celebrate” their birthday and enter the park for free. At the beginning of the new school year, from 12 to 17 September 2023, first graders pay no admission fee and also receive a small gift.


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A stopover in the northernmost park in Germany


Arrived in Tolk, where the Tolk-Schau amusement park is located, I immediately started looking for the Heege Butterfly roller coasters, where I found at least the first one after a relatively short time. This Butterfly, the closest to the park entrance, had an unexpectedly rough ride so that I only had one ride. Luckily there is a second Butterfly in the park, which rode quite calmly, but line cutting was the order of the day.


The family roller coaster Familienachterbahn turned out to be my hundredth roller coaster in Germany – a Zierer Force One, which fortunately has been around for some years now and is therefore blessed with the better train. Besides a Zierer Kontiki and a Zierer Dragon ride, the amusement park part of the park also features half of Heege’s product range, an dinghy slide, a weird canal ride and an electronic horse-drawn ride.


Another highlight of Tolk-Schau is a summer toboggan run, for which you first have to march to the other side of the park. Past very good looking barbecue huts, dinosaurs and other exhibits, a mini city and some animal enclosures. This is also the biggest weakness of the park, as it tries to cover all kinds of stuff that other parks have already covered much better and more qualitative.

For the luge you had to climb up the mountain to take a seat in the sledge. The track was not very fast or equipped with fast elements, nevertheless there were some people who didn’t want to release the brake and just crept along the track. Such people should not be allowed to ride on such rides.

Pictures Tolk-Schau

Closing Words

After about 1.5 hours I left the park, in which I could have easily invested another hour. The park itself is well developed, especially in the infrastructure, which is rather rare for such a park.


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A magical afternoon at Magic Park Verden


Not far from the city of Verden an der Aller is the Magic-Park and therefore the only place in the triangle of Bremen, Hamburg and Hannover where there was something new for me to ride. The park is a similar children’s paradise like the Rasti-Land, which is 40 km away from Hanover, but gives a much better impression, even if the number of attractions here is a bit smaller.

Magic Park Verden


Much of this park was bought second-hand and so it is not surprising that you sit in the former Seeschlange roller coaster of Hansa Park when riding the Familienachterbahn. Even if the train creeps a little over the hills, the ride within this family roller coaster with its four laps special is very entertaining. In direct comparison with the sister park in Hodenhagen this ride does a lot better.


A few meters aside the roller coaster is the log flume Wildwasserbahn of the Magic-Park, whose manufacturer is Big Country Motioneering Ltg. The track is very similar to an oval, only you have to pass some small curves before the chain lift. The first and only drop is very convincing and the degree of wetness is high.


You can feel just like in the Dutch amusement park Efteling when you follow the fairytale trail. On the edge of the path you will find a total of six elaborately designed scenes that are brought to life by numerous animatronics. The individual fairy tales are also very well presented, even if I didn’t know the fairy tale about the flower miracle until now.


Past the ship swing Schiffschaukel, which you can operate yourself, we now go to the large playground part of the amusement park, where you can find some interesting play equipment, a vintage car ride and the Drachenbahn (a small monorail) from Metallbau Emmeln. Normally, every child should be able to use up his or her remaining energy in this part of the park.

Pictures Magic Park Verden

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Closing Words

For the roller coaster fans among us it is recommended to visit the park from 15:30 p.m., because then the entrance fee is only 10€ or nothing at all if there is nobody in the cash area. Also one could serve free drinks at the right moment, as at some snack stands there was nobody to be found. As I am honest I waited of course. Unfortunately many small amusement parks seem to want to do without money.


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