Actually, Europa-Park stands for turbulent leisure fun. But in the middle of the park hides a creepy place where it is unusually quiet.
Rust - Colourful hustle and bustle, crowds and action: Europa-Park is actually considered a place where flourishing life reigns. In addition to all the hustle and bustle, hidden, less frequented locations are often lost. If you are looking for "lost places" in Germany's largest amusement park, you will find what you are looking for on the TikTok channel of donixde alias "Thrill Guy" - a park influencer known for his insider tips. In a recent clip, he takes visitors to a secret cemetery in the middle of the park.
Europa-Park: Influencer shows unknown cemetery in video
"A real cemetery in the middle of Europa-Park and corpses - don't you believe me?" the TikToker asks his followers. A camera pan later, he stands in front of a small, yellow chapel. This is quite inconspicuous in the Dutch themed area, a few steps away from the Historama. According to donixde, there are even real graves in the small garden around the chapel. "Life and death are very close together here."
"The question is, of course, how does a cemetery get into an amusement park?" asks the Thrill Guy, only to provide the answer immediately afterwards: "This chapel that you see here in the background was built two decades before the opening of Europa-Park – in 1955." In the meantime, however, the cemetery is no longer active. "From what I've read, these are the graves of the former owners of the castle."
Böcklin Chapel/St. Mary's Chapel
The Böcklin Chapel or St. Mary's Chapel is located in the Dutch-themed area, directly opposite the mini-scooter and right next to the "Flying Dutchman" ride. The last progenitor of Rust, Ruprecht Böcklin von Böcklinsau, had it built as a burial chapel from 1945 to 1955. On the outer wall of the chapel there are tombstones and tombstones of the Böcklin family and their relatives.
Like many of his videos, the park influencer's cemetery clip is attracting a lot of interest from fans. The clip has been viewed more than 736,000 times and received more than 48,300 likes (as of May 22, 15:38 p.m.). In the comments section you can read that some users did not know the "Lost Place" yet. "Awesome, I didn't know," writes one user. "I've always wondered about this chapel," comments another.
Europa-Park: Insider shows "Lost Places" in the park on its channel
When it comes to secret places at Europa-Park, donixde is an absolute professional. The family man, who says he visits the park every two weeks, knows the park like the back of his hand. On his TikTok channel you can find numerous other, largely unknown places - such as one with a great view and "one of the most beautiful places" to relax.