Wunderland Kalkar

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The climbing wall, up the side of the former cooling tower at Wunderland Kalkar.

Wunderland Kalkar is an amusement park in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, just north of Düsseldorf. It is built on the former site of SNR-300,[1] a nuclear power plant that never went online because of construction problems and protests. The park was constructed by Dutch entrepreneur Hennie van der Most, who purchased the site for a rumored price of USD$3 million. Wunderland Kalkar receives around 600,000 visitors each year.[2]

Many of the facilities constructed for the plant have been integrated into the park and its attractions, including the cooling tower, which features a swing ride and a climbing wall. The park also features four restaurants, eight bars, and six hotels.


  1. ^ Courtney Verrill (5 April 2016). "This failed $5.3 billion nuclear power plant in Germany is now an amusement park that gets hundreds of thousands of visitors each year". Business Insider. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Fillippi, Sarah (Jan 2012), "Swing Till You Puke—Inside a Nuclear Cooling Tower", Wired, 20 (1), pp. 26–27 

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Coordinates: 51°45′51″N 6°19′34″E / 51.76417°N 6.32611°E / 51.76417; 6.32611