EVS in Jugendwerk der AWO

Life as a European volunteer in Stuttgart, Germany

The Silver Star

Hello everybody, lange nicht gesehen!

It has been a while since my last post, but I really didn’t have much time to write.

Why? Because I was doing some awesome things in Jugendwerk. One of them, the highlight of December was definitely a trip to Europa Park.


Picture 1- Entrance to Europa Park

The plan was to meet around 11 and hit the road (Jack) but by the time we prepared some Glühwein to go and everybody dragged their bottoms to Jugenwerk we were already way behind schedule ( StereotypeBusters – Germans are not always that punctual )

Three vans started their journey on December 7 to Europa Park. So, after a couple of near miss accidents and a visit to the beautiful city of Heidelberg,  the van I was in eventually arrived at the final destination.

First reaction… Whoa! I honestly felt like a child at that moment. We wandered around a bit and then headed to roller coasters.  It was my second time to ride on one but we started slowly from the low-intensity ones to the megacoaster called Blue fire. Nonetheless my brain felt like pudding after all those steep slops, sudden bends and 360 loops.

Video 1- Blue Fire ride

Speaking about pudding, we decided to take a break and have lunch during which we reached a consensus on not taking any more rides in the next hour or so.

After that we met with the rest of the group and roamed around, enjoying in all the things this wonderful amusement park has to offer. Some went again to roller coasters, others, including the author of this text, decided to try out other attractions and we all called it a day at 18 PM.

Silver Star was closed for visitors but I hope I will dare try it some day.


Picture 2- View from the Ferris wheel

On our way back to Stuttgart we decided to head again to Heidelberg, that beautiful city, where everyone should go at least once, or like we did, twice in a day.

Thanks for reading and I wish you all a merry merry Christmas and a happy New Year!


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