Heide Park, Krake

Key Information

Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany
Merlin Entertainments Group
Opening Date
Aug 19,1978
Official Website
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Located in Soltau in Northern Germany, Heide Park is owned by Merlin Entertainments Group (the same firm that runs Alton Towers and Thorpe Park in the UK). It features a variety of thrill rides and family attractions, spread across four themed areas. Among the biggest draws are Krake (the first Bolliger & Mabillard Dive Machine coaster in mainland Europe), Colossus (the world's tallest wooden coaster) and the Desert Race accelerator coaster (a clone of Alton Towers' Rita).

Park History

Heide Park was first opened in August 1978, hosting just six family-friendly rides. It grew steadily over the proceeding decades, regularly pulling in millions of visitors until a 2001 takeover by the Tussauds Group. Tussauds was itself bought out by Merlin Entertainments Group in 2007, with the Desert Race coaster opening in the same year.


Top Rides and Shows



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Desert Race

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Wild Water Ride

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Flight of the Demons

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Top Places To Eat

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Mamma Rosas Pizza and Pasta

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Wild Wild Waffel

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Beer Garden Rafting

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Colossos Snack

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Hot Dog Freestyle

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