We went to the Europabad on a wednesday. There were only 15 people in the swimming part, we didn't visit the sauna part. Because it was wednesday, we could visit 4 hours for the price of 2 hours.
We came here especially for the slides, but those were disappointing. One red slide was almost vertical, so it looked to scary for an 8 year old. An other black slide was completely closed.
There was a wild water rapid but this was only allowed for children that were 10 years old and at least 1.35 meters tall. The information panel said that it was possible to get an injury in the wild water rapid and this information panel was right. The waterstream was extremely powerfull, about three times as strong as the other wild water rapids I've visited, and there are very sharp bends. Although I am a very experienced swimmer in open water my elbow got badly hurt. You really need a special kind of technique to get down the rapid safely. I also think this rapid with its sharp bends is not suited to tall people, because the bends are not big enough.
Fortunately there was one really nice slide that needed to be used with a big float. You had to drag the float from the cellar up four stairs, so it was a good workout too. There was a nice outdoor pool with really warm water and "bubble sofas" and also a big indoor steamroom in the swimming area.
For really small children it is a nice complex. There is a small slide, a big warm shallow pool and an attractive water play area.
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