Traumatica — Festival of Fear
Each Halloween season, Europa-Park hosts the multiple award-winning “Traumatica” festival—terrifying events that are designed to scare even the toughest of crowds. This year’s theme is the “Festival of Fear.” The premise: The post-apocalyptic world of Traumatica is getting new inhabitants—traveling folk who are settling down to make the world of Traumatica even more gruesome! They’re glad to be able to get off their train after such a long journey and will stop at nothing to scare and panic you.
During “Traumatica—Festival of Fear,” visitors are walking through a dark area of the Europa-Park that is packed with masked and made-up, scary live actors. The main attraction are five scary houses as well as an immersive story world that features shock effects as well as sounds and light effects. Groups of visitors are being sent through the mazes with different themes on their own by foot. They will, however, never be touched by the actors. The same applies for the visitors who are not allowed to touch any actors.
“Festival of Fear” takes place on certain dates in a special area of the park with a separate entrance to this restricted area. To reach it, follow the signs to “Horror Nights” after the pedestrian tunnel from the car park. The number of guests in the event area is limited due to the restricted capacity. Admissions to the Traumatica grounds starts at 18:45, and entry to the houses starts at 19:30; last entrance at 23:00. Give yourself extra time as there will be bag checks (drinks, food, weapons, bottles of any kind, and many other items are not permitted—check their website).
You need to be age 16 or over to participate in “Traumatica—Festival of Fear,” and for safety reasons, it is not recommended for pregnant women! Also, costumes and masks are not permitted for visitors! The roller coaster Cassandra’s Curse will be open for the event guests, and guests age 18 and over can visit the Vampire’s Club with DJ and bar.
Tickets are € 38-43, depending on the date, and allow you one-time access to all of the five houses. It is best to buy your tickets online well in advance as the event sells out rather quickly, especially the dates closest to Halloween. Entry ticket does not include parking (€ 8), which should be booked when booking your entrance ticket.