Surrounded by almost 900,000 square metres of landscaped gardens, the Heide Park Resort in Lüneburg Heath is one of Germany's largest theme parks and home to 40 rides.

Visitors can push themselves to their limits here by taking a spin on Limit, a loop-the-loop suspended rollercoaster that turns riders upside down five times in a row and leaves their legs hanging in the air thanks to the design of the seats. Then there's the wooden rollercoaster Colossos, which induces a sense of nostalgia and looks perfectly harmless. In actual fact, it is the fastest and tallest wooden rollercoaster in the world, reaching speeds of up to 120 km/h. Scream Tower – one of the world's biggest gyro-drop towers – does exactly what it says on the tin.

Visitors looking for some slightly calmer entertainment can watch the many shows starring dolphins, sea lions, pirates, stunt performers and acrobats.

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