Nuns and monks enlisted to test new Europa-Park rollercoaster

Nuns and monks enlisted to test new Europa-Park rollercoaster

A group of nuns and monks from Engelberg, Switzerland were recently invited to test out one of Europa-Park’s new rollercoasters - not an undertaking for the faint of heart.

Swiss nuns and monks take a ride at Europa-Park

A group of Swiss nuns and monks from a Benedictine monastery in Engelberg were recently granted the opportunity to take a spin on Europa-Park’s newest ride, the Voltron Nevera rollercoaster.

Invited to the park in Baden-Württemberg by owner Roland Mack, the group included former circus and Europa-Park pastor Ernst Heller, Abbess Rut-Marie Buschor and Prioress Gabriela Fleischer.

Having said their prayers and ridden the loops unscathed, a Europa-Park press release reported that the Voltron Nevera was a “source of excitement and left a lasting impression on the clergy”.

Abbot blesses Europa-Park Croatian chapel

During their visit, the group were also invited to take a tour of the new Croatia section of the park’s 16 European country-themed areas.

Abbott Christian Heller, also part of the group, took the opportunity to bless a small stone chapel in “Croatia” which is home to a Madonna stone statue based on that of the Međugorje Catholic pilgrimage site in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Olivia Logan


Olivia Logan

Editor for Germany at IamExpat Media. Olivia first came to Germany in 2013 to work as an Au Pair. Since studying English Literature and German in Scotland, Freiburg and Berlin...

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