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Gondwana – See How The Dinosaurs Lived

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Gondwana – See How The Dinosaurs Lived

Gondwana – A Prehistoric Theme World

A trip to Gondwana is essential if you and your children want to learn about dinosaurs. Situated at Schiffweiler near to Saarbrücken and on the borders of France and Luxembourg, Gondwana is a delight for people of all ages.

Taking you through a historical journey of the ages in which you can learn how Mammoths lived as well as other dinosaurs, Gondwana has several different themed areas and all of them are exciting to see.

Starting At The Big Bang

From the start of the universe with the Big Bang up to the era of space flight, this is a theme park that shows you something extra. Take the Z.E.R.A, a time express travel trip, that takes you from the present day right back to the era of the dinosaurs and you will see all the changing eras in between.



The evolution on earth is explained in a way that is easy to understand so children will learn as well as have fun. Seven different prehistoric ecosystems have also been reproduced in this amazing theme park.

See The Skeletons Of The Largest Dinosaurs

One of the largest dinosaurs to walk the earth was the Argentinosaurus and a skeleton of this monster was found in Patagonia. This has been copied for the exhibit and it serves to bring home how huge these creatures really were.

Other exhibits include giant scorpions and dragonflies, mammoths and many other kinds of dinosaurs which come alive in the park.

Huge Prehistoric Sharks At Gondwana

Over 5 million years ago a huge prehistoric shark now known as Megalodon lived on earth. It grew up to 18 metres long and could weigh 100,000 kilograms. The teeth alone were 18 centimetres in length and it had a biting force that was 10 times stronger than a Great White Shark. This is one truly scary creature and you can see it at Gondwana.

Other Attractions At Gondwana

When you have seen the exhibits of dinosaurs there are other attractions at the park like the 3D cinema and the children’s playground. If you get tired ,take a rest in the Gondwana restaurant which serves a wide choice of snacks and drinks. In summer you can take your coffee and cake onto the terrace outside.

Gondwana is a really unforgettable experience for the family so why not treat yourself and your children to a day at this exceptional theme park.

Finding A Hotel Near Gondwana

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Hostellerie Bacher

Pleasant rooms with balcony and spacious seating area are available at the Hostellerie Bacher. Situated on the outskirts of Neunkirchen, the hotel has tastefully furnished rooms which have modern amenities and it is only 1 kilometres from the A8 motorway.

Visitors to the Gondwana will be just 8.77 kilometres from the theme park. The hotel is well placed to be a base for guests who want to see more of Saarland. The hotel restaurant serves a selection of dishes including some French cuisine. Featuring just 20 rooms, you will get personal treatment at this lovely hotel.

Hotel Bistro Europa La Petite Maison

One of the smaller hotels that is close to Gondwana is the Hotel Bistro Europa La Petite Maison. It has 16 rooms and these are styled in an individual fashion with warm rustic colours. Stone walls and a traditional atmosphere make this small hotel something special.

There is no shortage of modern amenities as the rooms all have a flat screen TV with satellite link and a cosy private bathroom. This is a family run concern so you will get an intimate service and the hotel also offers a shuttle service to the local train station. Located just 3.94 kilometres from the Gondwana theme park this is the perfect place to stay.

Hotel-Restaurant La Fontana Costanzo

This is a family run hotel that is situated 9.58 kilometres from the Gondwana theme park. The Hotel-Restaurant La Fontana Costanzo is situated next to a forest and is only a 10 minute drive from the airport at Saarbrücken.

Run by an Italian family, the restaurant offers Italian dishes and International cuisine. Parking is free for all guests and every day there is a large breakfast buffet. The sound proof rooms each have a colour TV and Wi-Fi is free in all area of the hotel including the rooms.

How To Get To Gondwana Park

By Air

Saarbrücken Airport is the closest to Gondwana park. It is about 21 kilometres away. There are buses and trains to the station near to the park which is then just a 15 minute walk. You can also get there by car.

By Train

Leave the airport terminal and walk or take a cab to Saarbrücken-Burbach then take a regional express train to Saarbrücken Hbf (main station). Change to another regional express to Landsweiler-Reden and then the park is just a 15 minute walk away. Journey time in total is 47 minutes.

By Road

Leave the airport and follow the A1 motorway all the way to Goethestraße 53. Or, use the A1 and A8 to exit 19 and then take the L262 to Kreisstraße to Goethestraße in Schiffweiler. It takes around 25 minutes for the journey if the traffic is light.



Other Things To Do Near To Gondwana

Visit The Bostalsee Lake

The Bostalsee Lake is just 30 minutes away by car. It has two large beaches and you can swim, sunbathe or, if you are feeling more energetic, you can walk the many trails around the lake. There are places to hire bikes and some water sports including wind surfing and sailing. Snacks and drinks are available at the kiosks and cafes at the lake.

See A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Völklinger Hütte is a large ironworks and it has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. There are four blast furnaces and these were working right up until the 1980s. After the site closed it was turned into a museum which shows you the complete story of the iron industry.

Explore our Top 10 UNESCO sights in Germany!

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