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General Media Information 2020
|Children under 4||Free admission|
|Birthday boys and girls
up to and including 12 years (proof required)
|Children and Youths
up to and including 11 years
|€ 31 per person|
|Visitors (12 years and above)||€ 39.50 per person|
|Season Ticket unlimited entry to the Park throughout the 2020 season||€ 90 per person|
Vocational schools, evening schools and youth support services are considered normal groups.
Admission for 2 caretakers is free if they accompany groups of 10 to 20 paying children/youths. For groups of more than 20 paying children/youths, admission is free for 1 caretaker per every additional 10 paying children/youths. Only teaching personnel, legal guardians and parents are considered caretakers. Additional caretakers or children over 18 years of age pay the regular group fee of € 31 per person.
|Adult Groups of 20 or more paying persons||€ 31 per person|
You will find more information about attractive group specials on our website or give us a call on +49(0) 4563 474-0.
All operating ride attractions and shows are included in the entrance fee.
In the 2020 season HANSA-PARK is open from March 28 through October 18, daily from 9 am to 6 pm; ride attractions open at 10 am.
Subject to change; discounts cannot be combined.
- Cash (€ and common foreign currencies)
- Cards: EC card + pin number
- Credit card: Visa, MasterCard
with lockable luggage room
Perfect for school classes and groups: Five block huts located next to the Wild West town are available for hire. Each of the trapper lodges comes with a roofed area of about 20sqm and is equipped with rustic tables and benches. You can bring your own food and drinks and enjoy a great barbecue.
|Trapper Lodge hire fee||Free of charge|
|Lump sum cleaning fee||€ 12,00|
|Barbecue hire fee||€ 12,00|
Charcoal, meat and sausages can be purchased at fair prices in the Park. Of course you can also opt to indulge in our delicious gastronomic offers.
As the Trapper Lodges are very popular, booking is a must. Our Event Department will be pleased to help you. Just send an e-mail to email@example.com or give them a call: +49 (0) 4563 474 0.
1. The HIGHLANDER – highest and fastest gyro drop ride in the world with tiltable seats
2. Barcos del Mar - eight motorcycles including ship’s tender take off in a circle. Each one can be controlled individually.
3. KÄRNAPULTEN – interactive fun for the whole family
4. The Oath of KÄRNAN – Beware of its Spell! – the XXL reverse free fall of the only hypercoaster in the north is unique worldwide
5. The Little Tsar – my first Roller Coaster
6. The HANSA Swing Ride – timeless flying fun for the whole family
7. Midgard Serpent® - get ready for the family adventure!
8. Curse of Novgorod® - the ultimate thrill coaster that has established an entirely new roller coaster category
9. Stormy Dragon Boat Ride ® - a water rafting adventure for little Vikings
10. Space Scooter® - interactive docking on planets
11. Störtebeker's Sea Raid - Germany's craziest water bobsled ride
12. Awilda’s Adventure Ride - the lovingly designed water ride at Awilda’s World
13. Awilda’s Lookout - the 11m-tall free-fall tower is a fast-paced ride with lots of twists
14. Odin's Travels through the Sky - the free fall tower for little daredevils aged three to six years
15. Indian River - interactive canoeing trip into the land of the Wild West Indians
16. Pony Post - an exhilarating interactive trip into the prairie that’s all about finding out who has the best aim
17. Barracuda Slide - a racy water ride in rubber dinghies dropping from a height of over 12m
18. Flying Orcas - fly through the air in giant Orca whales
19. Crazy Mine - a crazy mine-cart trip on rails through an old mine
20. Viking Boat Trip – ride the waves onboard a Viking ship
21. Pow Wow - covered family ride attraction offering spinning fun of the finest
22. Nessie - the super roller coaster with a giant loop
23. Royal Scotsman - prepare for goose pimples on the cute family roller coaster when it meets Nessie in a “rendezvous in the loop”
24. Super Splash - drop 20m down a slope into a lake
25. A true American Wild Water Ride - in a hollow log through a wild water canal
26. Wave Rider - ride merrily through the air
27. Flying Dutchman - swing up 24m high in a pirate ship
28. Luftikus - feel the earth turning in the historical swing ride
29. The Hansa Carousel - a traditional carousel for the whole family, featuring wooden horses and pictures of the most important Hanseatic cities
30. Cog Ship Ride - a hilarious trip up and down the waves
31. Children's Swing Boat Ride - with eight wooden boats to swing up and down
32. Mini Scooters - the car for the little ones
33. “Flower Magic” Boat Tour - glide through a sea of flowers to the sound of waltz music
34. Safari Jeeps - an interactive adventurous trip and photo safari through the jungle
35. Dr Livingstone’s Safari Flight - the propellers turn, the plane is ready to take off: Children can fly the planes themselves and search for the famous Africa explorer
36. Park Train - a tour of the Park on the train
37. Holstein Tower - HANSA-PARK’s 100m-high landmark with a revolving cabin and a spectacular view
38. Play area around the pirate ship at the covered Kiddie Camp with “Big Truck” and many more kiddie rides for the tiniest tots
Note: The use of some attractions is subject to special height and age restrictions as well as physical fitness!
|Inauguration:||15 May 1977|
|Location:||Germany’s only event and theme park by the sea
situated in the community of Sierksdorf by the Baltic Sea,
30 km north of the world heritage site of Lübeck
|Total area:||about 460,000 square metres|
|Roofed area:||about 17,000 square metres|
|Konzept:||Maritime-themed event park, embedded in the coastal landscape, featuring various themed areas with attractions and shows.|
|Car parks:||5,000 private car parking spaces; fee required
100 complimentary coach parking bays
100 hard-surfaced caravan and mobile home parking spaces; fee required
|Development:||May 1973: Opening of the family park "Legoland"
May 1977: Opening of the theme park "Hansaland"
1987: Hansaland becomes HANSA-PARK
1997: 20-year anniversary and biggest expansion in the history of the Park
2000: Launch of the "Rio Dorado" - the only river rafting ride in Germany
2002: 25-year anniversary with numerous new attractions such as Space Scooters and the Parade of Lights by the sea, unique in North Germany
2004: Opening of the North's top family attractions: PandaVision and the unrivalled Cosmic Coaster
Numerous new themed events
2005: Launch of the then highest flying carousel in the world
2006: Opening of the first high-rope garden at a leisure park that features an innovative technique
2007: Opening of the first construction phase of the HANSA-PARK Resort by the Sea - a first such resort in Germany
2008: Inauguration of the "Holstentor" - the first construction phase of the planned theme world The HANSEATIC LEAGUE in EUROPE which, in future, will “symbolise” the park’s name
2009: Launch of the Curse of Novgorod - a new mega-coaster that established an entirely new roller coaster category
2010: Completion of the 2nd and 3rd section of the theme world The HANSEATIC LEAGUE in EUROPE
2011: Official opening of the family coaster, the Midgard Serpent
Completion of the 4th section of the theme world The HANSEATIC LEAGUE in EUROPE
2012: Completion of the 5th section of the theme world The HANSEATIC LEAGUE in EUROPE
2013: Completion of the 6th section of the theme world The HANSEATIC LEAGUE in EUROPE
Opening of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi, an indoor playland
Launch of the hypercoaster The Oath of KÄRNAN – Beware of its Spell
Opening of the HANSA Swing Ride
XXL reverse free fall for KÄRNAN the hypercoaster
Launch of KÄRNAPULTEN and opening of The Little Tsar, a children’s roller coaster
Launch of the Barcos del Mar - a fabulous combination of ship and motorcycle.
Launch of the world-renowned medieval port crane in Gdańsk as well as a building from Kraków, a city also known as “Poland’s Florence”.
Launch of the tallest and fastest gyro drop tower in the world.
Official opening of the new theme world surrounding Nessie, our iconic roller coaster
|Selected Tests, Prizes and
Awards (2016 - 2020)
|Travelcircus has awarded HANSA-PARK "TOP Amusement Park Award 2020": With its’ "5th place" among the 59 amusement parks tested, HANSA-PARK is thus one of the best amusement parks in Germany. HANSA-PARK also received "TOP Rollercoasters 2020" and "Top Water Fun 2020" awards.
According to a study by F.A.Z. Institut - a management, market and media information institute - HANSA-PARK is one of Germany’s most popular Theme and Amusement Parks - 4th place on the amusement park sector ranking.
In a Check24 user survey, HANSA-PARK takes 2nd place among Germany’s 10 most popular amusement parks.
HANSA-PARK has been awarded with the rating “Sustainable commitment: strong” (study conducted by ServiceValue)
BILD awards “GERMANY’S FAVORITES” - HANSA-PARK receives the HIGH overall satisfaction rating in the category“Amusement parks” (in cooperation with ServiceValue)
Service Champion 2019: GOLD medal in the cross-industry ranking of businesses
Parkscout plus Award 2019:
o 3rd place in the category Germany’s Best Theme Park
o 5th place for The Oath of KÄRNAN in the category Europe’s Best Steel Coasters
o 2nd place for The Oath of KÄRNAN in the category Germany’s Best Steel Coasters
o 4th place for The Midgard Serpent in the category Europe’s Best Family Coasters
o 2nd place for The Midgard Serpent in the category Germany’s Best Family Coasters
o 1st place for The HIGHLANDER in the category Europe’s Best New Rides
o 1st place for the HIGHLANDER in the category Germany’s Best New Rides
o 3rd place for the variety show Marvellous Moments in the category Germany’s Best Park Shows
European Star Award 2019
o 2nd place for The HIGHLANDER in the category Europe’s Best New Rides
o 4th place for The Midgard Serpent in the category Europe’s Best Family Rides
Silver for HANSA-PARK: According to a study conducted by ServiceValue GmbH HANSA-PARK is among the Top 3 of Germany’s most family-friendly leisure parks.
DEUTSCHLAND TEST study: Recommended by Customers 2019:
HANSA-PARK was rated Highly Recommended in the amusement park category (study conducted by ServiceValue)
WirtschaftsWoche, a German weekly business news magazine, awarded HANSA-PARK the title Valuable Employer 2019
Worldofparks Award 2019 - 1st place in the category Europe’s Best Amusement Park for Kids for the ninth consecutive time
Business Punk Ranking of some 20,000 businesses: HANSA-PARK is one of the 173 best and a Top Company for Digital Talents
The businesses were ranked for their general level of digitalisation.
A further three employer criteria played an important role: the Hard Facts, Culture and Benefits of each business. The level of digitalisation made up 50% of the assessment, the other three criteria made up the remaining 50%.
Travelcircus presented HANSA-PARK with the Europe’s Top Amusement Park 2019 award. That gained HANSA-PARK a place on the Top 25 list featuring some 1,000 amusement parks in Europe.
Product Champion 2019 – Silver for HANSA-PARK & 4th place in the amusement park ranking
Price Champion 2019 – Bronze for HANSA-PARK & 2nd place in the amusement park ranking
Customer Favourite 2019 – Bronze for HANSA-PARK
Innovation in Corporate Management – highly commended (study conducted by WELT and ServiceValue GmbH)
DanCenter survey revealed: HANSA-PARK is the Best Holiday Attraction in North Germany 2019 in the Amusement Park category
HANSA-PARK was rated Outstanding for High Customer Loyalty by Deutschland Test and Focus Money
German Fairness Award 2018: 3rd place in the category Holiday and Amusement Parks (n-tv and the German Institute for Service Quality)
Worldofparks Award 2018
1st place in the category Best Amusement Park for Kids in Europe for the eighth consecutive time
WirtschaftsWoche awarded HANSA-PARK the title Valuable Employer 2018
Recommended by Customers 2018 - HANSA-PARK was rated Highly Recommended in the amusement park category (study conducted by ServiceValue)
Parkscout|Plus Awards 2018:
3rd place in the category Germany’s Best Theme Park
5th place for The Oath of KÄRNAN in the category Europe’s Best Steel Coasters
2nd place for The Oath of KÄRNAN in the category Germany’s Best Steel Coasters
3rd place for The Midgard Serpent in the category Europe’s Best Family Coasters
1st place for The Midgard Serpent in the category Germany’s Best Family Coasters
HANSA-PARK’s Commitment to Sustainability was rated very strong (study conducted by ServiceValue)
HANSA-PARK was rated Outstanding for High Customer Loyalty by (study also conducted by ServiceValue)
Hansa-Park was awarded the German Happy Brand seal by Focus and Focus Money, ranking Third on the amusement park list
In 2017 HANSA-PARK received the Parkscout Award in the following categories:
Best Amusement Park 2017 - 3rd place
Best Price-Performance Ratio - 2nd place
Best Amusement Park Gastronomy – 3rd place
3rd place for The Oath of KÄRNAN
Best Family Coaster:
2nd place for the Midgard Serpent
HANSA-PARK was voted 2nd by participants in the Park Star 2017 survey in the category Overall Rating as well as in the category Gastronomy and came in 3rd in the category Attractions and Customer Focus.
In 2017 HANSA-PARK was once more awarded the European Star Award in the category Europe’s Best Family Park. This time HANSA-PARK came in 3rd, after Efteling and Disneyland Paris. The Park’s Midgard Serpent was again ranked 3rd in the category Europe’s Best Family Ride in 2017.
For the seventh time in a row HANSA-PARK received the Worldofparks Award for being Europe’s best Amusement Park for Kids in 2017!
Bronze for HANSA-PARK
HANSA-PARK was awarded an above-average bronze ranking by ServiceValue GmbH for being a family-friendly business 2017 of the amusement park industry.
In 2016 HANSA-PARK achieved a 23rd place - a gold ranking among the Service Champions - and continues to be an exclusive member of Germany’s Service Champions.
HANSA-PARK was presented with the European Star Award 2016 in the category Europe’s Best Family Park. HANSA-PARK came in 4th after Efteling and Disneyland Paris. On top, the Park’s Midgard Serpent, which is especially geared towards families with children, came in third that year in the category Europe’s Best Family Ride.
In 2016 HANSA-PARK received the Worldofparks Award in the category Europe’s best Amusement Park for Kids for the sixth consecutive time.
Readers voted HANSA-PARK fourth in the category Europe’s best Amusement Park.
The Park’s Visit of the Shadow Creatures came in 4th in the category Best Event at a European Amusement Park.
In the category Best Amusement Park HANSA-PARK is the No. 1 and was presented with the Parkscout Award 2016 HANSA-PARK Resort by the Sea also garnered a place on the rostrum!
In 2016 Faktenkontor conducted a Customers’ Favourite study on behalf of Focus Money, a German weekly financial magazine. The brand HANSA-PARK has been awarded the bronze prize in the category Amusement Parks, which is an excellent result as only 3 awards were presented in this category (1x bronze, 1x silver, 1x gold).
For the first time in 10 years Themenpark.de has presented an award in various national and European categories. The winners of the Themenpark.de Award 2015/2016 are: The Oath of KÄRNAN at HANSA-PARK, which at 42.5% was way ahead in the run for Best new Attraction at a German amusement park.
Alpenexpress VR (Europa Park / 27.0%) and Airshow (Holiday Park / 22.7%) joined HANSA-PARK on the rostrum.
|Number of Employees:||Up to 850 people during the season|
|Number of Visitors:||1.4 million|
|Repeat Visitors:||about 83 %|
|Average Age:||about 28 years|
|Company and Domicile:||HANSA-PARK
Freizeit- und Familienpark
GmbH & Co. KG
Am Fahrenkrog 1
|Postaddress:||Postfach 12 29
23722 Neustadt in Holstein
|Management:||Christoph Andreas Leicht,
personally liable associate
|Telephone:||+49 4563 / 474 - 0|
|Fax:||+49 4563 / 474 - 100|
|Infoline:||+49 4563 / 474 - 224|