Space Park Bremen Opens in Germany

The space-themed park in northern Germany features a Star Trek 4-D show, a Stargate SG-3000 simulator ride, and a virtual reality indoor roller coaster.

From Robert Niles
Posted February 11, 2004 at 9:37 PM
Europe's newest theme park, Space Park Bremen, was to open officially to the public today, February 12. The $300 million project is anchored by Space Center, a 60,000-square-foot indoor park built within former a shipyard building on the Wieser River in northern Germany.

Galaxie Express at Space Park BremenThe space-themed park blends science fiction with contemporary science. Attractions include "Star Trek: Borg Encounter," a 4-D theater presentation and "Stargate SG-3000," a simulator ride. Yet the park also offers "Mission Control," an interactive walk-through developed by a local aerospace firm which will display news and images from current and upcoming space missions.

Perhaps the most amibitious attraction may be "Galaxie Express," an indoor Mack coaster incorporating on-ride "virtual reality" video display monitors. (Pictured at right. Image courtesy Space Park Bremen.) With the video display, riders will seem to dodge asteroids and plung into nebulae as they travel.

Other attractions include a space shot drop ride, IMAX theater and a kids' play area. Outside the Space Center, the complex includes a movie multiplex and hotel. A retail shopping plaza remains under development.

Space Park offers more information for visitors on its website, including official operating hours.

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