Wunderland Kalkar: Nuclear power plant turned amusement park

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The SNR-300 was meant to be Germany’s first Fast Breeder nuclear reactor. I have no idea what that means, other than you may not want to take your kids there for a family-friendly adventure.

But judging by the photos I saw on Laughing Squid today, maybe you should.

The SNR-300 site was sold in 1995 to a Dutch businessman after public outcry over Chernobyl and other high-profile nuclear catastrophes shut the project down. The formerly abandoned space in Kalkar, Germany was transformed into Wunderland Kalkar: an amusement park and convention center, complete with a 400-bed hotel, a roller coaster, and a suspiciously Disney-esque flying elephant ride.

Special Wunderland touches include a 130-foot climbing wall up the side of the reactor’s cooling tower, plus this vomit-inducing swing ride on the inside:

Germany’s recent decision to shut down all of the country’s nuclear reactors by 2022 now has me wondering if we can expect to see more radioactive-themed attractions popping up.

If you’re interested in a visit (and you happen to be great at reading Dutch or German), check out the summer deals on Wunderland’s website — at least I think they’re deals.

(Via Laughing Squid & The Daily Mail)

Watch the video: What If You Fell Into a Spent Nuclear Fuel Pool?


  1. Zack

    yah gloom !!!

  2. Fegis

    I do not agree with the author, or rather not even with the author, but with the one who came up with this post

  3. Rabican

    Shame and disgrace!

  4. Pontus

    Fuuuuu ...

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