Europa Park Gluten Free –
The Europa Park was really a pleasant discovery. We love amusement parks (especially the Disney parks – here you can find our “gluten-free” experience at Disneyland Paris), but we had never been in this park, which proved to be definitely better than expected, even with regard to the management of the “gluten-free”.
Europa-Park is the main German amusement park and one of the largest in Europe, second in number of visitors to Disneyland Paris, located in the German city of Rust, near Freiburg and Offenburg in the Land of Baden-Württemberg. It covers an area of 710,000 square meters (of which 335,000 are occupied by the park alone) and contains more than 100 mechanical, theme-based and aquatic attractions, divided into 15 large theme areas in the context of the major European nations, and 2 dedicated specifically to children.
The park is mostly surrounded by greenery, so in addition to having attractions for all tastes, both for adults and children, it’s also very nice to see.
Almost all restaurants have at least two or three gluten-free and lactose-free choices. Just specify to be celiac and the chosen dish is prepared separately (even in self-service they don’t take the food from the counter, but order the dish in the kitchen, which is made in “safety” and then served at the table).
On the park’s website you can find a PDF listing all the gluten-free options that can be found and in which restaurants: PDF Allergies flyer.
On the days we stayed at the park, we ate in 3 restaurants and we had a very good time.
The frirst was Fjord Restaurant, in the Scandinavian themed area: we had a choice between fried chicken with gluten-free pasta and carrots or salmon fillet with vegetables and potatoes.
It’s structured as a self-service: I asked what they had gluten-free and when I chose, they told us to sit at the table and then they brought us the dish when it was ready (since it’s cooked separately for the celiac customer).
I took the chicken and it was not bad, even the pasta, without sauce, wasn’t particularly overcooked and overall the dish was good 🙂
The gluten-free dishes have no surcharges and this costs € 10.20.
The second restaurant we tried was the Seehouse Restaurant, facing the lake, in the themed area of Austria.
The restaurant is very nice, with many tables outside overlooking the lake.
Also in this restaurant gluten-free dishes are made separately for the customer who requests them. We had a choice of salad with various condiments or roast chicken and chips.
I again chose the chicken and that too was good.
The last day we went to eat in the themed area of Italy at the Pizzeria La Venezia.
This restaurant is also really nice, with a central area where there are various “islands” where they cook pizza, or pasta or salads, and then two rooms with tables, plus a few tables outside in the central square.
The dishes to choose from were pizza, pasta with sauce or fried fish sticks with pasta.
I obviously chose the pizza and it was really good, well cooked and leavened and with a good flavor. They prepared it in the kitchen in a separate area and oven; frankly, I can’t say if it was a frozen pizza or not, it seems strange to me that in a theme park they make pizza with dough, but it didn’t seem a frozen pizza.
A pizza with spicy sausage costs € 8.40.
In conclusion, this park is highly recommended, both as a theme park, both for the management of gluten-free 🙂
Also, the area in which it stands is on the edge of the Black Forest, really a nice place to spend a holiday.
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