Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Three Popular Theme Parks in Austria
You may well be mistaken for thinking that there is a distinct lack of family-oriented theme parks in Austria – indeed this blog is coming as much as a surprise to me as it will to you. However, my research has revealed the fact that there are three theme parks within the country that are actually very worthy of consideration for a day out with the kids.
The first one we’re going to look at here is called ‘No Name City’ and this can be found very close to Wiener Neustadt, in Wollersdorf. This is where Austria brings you face-to-face with the American Wild West and there are opportunities to indulge in fun activities such as shooting practice, canoeing, panning for gold and there are even thrilling shows to enjoy.
Next on our list of theme parks in Austria is ‘Minimundus’ (near Klagenfurt in Carinthia), which quite literally translates as ‘Small world’. This could prove to be one of the best model villages you have ever visited: with no less than 150 models replicating everything from the Taj Mahal to the Statue of Liberty. Many of these models have even been painstakingly constructed in the same materials as found in the original buildings for even more authenticity.
Lastly, but by no means least, we take a look at ‘Styrassic Park’ which will prove to be a tremendous hit with the kids – plus anyone else who loves dinosaurs for that matter! This theme park is located just to the south-east of the city of Graz and features no less than 70 life-size models of dinosaurs. The theme park will prove to be very educational for the younger ones; and at the same time heaps of fun! There is even the chance to experience exactly what an earthquake or volcano may be like to live through.
So, my fun-seeking friends, I bet you weren’t expecting me to come up with quite so many great suggestions for a day out at an Austrian theme park. But, low and behold, here we have three great ideas for you this summer.