In June 1995 our family visited Phantasialand (Fantasy Land) in Brühl, Germany – a family oriented Theme Park near Köln – here David hangs in the stocks in the Wild West theme area of the park – which has grown considerably since our 1995 visit.
David overlooks part of the Wild West theme area of the park, and today Phantasialand has grown up to be a very modern theme park on the same par as many American theme parks – visit their web site to view the welcome video at: http://www.phantasialand.de/
Phantasialand had the best kids adventure playground area, and here David starts to walk across a rope suspension bridge – they never had playgrounds like this when I was growing up, and David took the opportunity to try everything out.
David makes his way across the rope bridge in what was the best playground for children that we had ever seen – complete with rubber protective flooring to soften the floor area in the playground.
David sits in front of me as I take this picture while climbing to the top of the log ride – which was also in the Wild West area of the Phantasialand Theme Park.
This is the view as we barreled down the back side of the log ride into the big splash at the bottom – yes we did get wet but it was worth every drop!
One of the areas we enjoyed the most was an Old Fairytaleforest theme area – this Mission, with a Friar hanging from a rope while ringing the bell, was part of that theme area.
This is a setting from one of the stories in the Old Fairytaleforest theme area, which was very well made and I loved the quality of the architecture and design of their sets – but I didn’t take many pictures while visiting the park.
This is an area of the park with an oriental theme which has greatly expanded in recent years, and as you can see in this picture the attractions and buildings at Phantasialand were very well made and of high quality – which made the visit an enjoyable one.
This looks like a reenactment of “George Slaying the Dragon” – we spent the entire day in the park enjoying the attractions and taking in all that we could.
David rides a flower petal type ride, and you can see the nicely maintained grounds at Phantasialand – along with what looks to be a future world modern theme area in the background.
Behind David on this flower petal ride, a waterfall spills out of the mouth of Skull Mountain – I suggest you Google Phantasialand and explore all that they have to offer!