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German Nuclear Plant Turned Into Amusement Park

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the come-for-the-rides-stay-for-the-radiation dept.

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Elliot Chang writes "Last month Germany announced plans to completely phase out the use of nuclear power by 2022 in favor of renewable energy sources — however what is to become of the nation's nuclear plants after they have been shut down? Enter East Germany's Wunderland Kalkar — an incredible adaptive reuse project that transformed a never-used nuclear reactor into an amusement park. The remarkable renovation attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year."

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Almost in France (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36438384)

Why is it "Enter East Germany's Wunderland Kalkar"? Kalkar was never part of East Germany and is about as far west as you can get and still stay in Germany,

Re:Almost in France (1)

RockDoctor (15477) | more than 3 years ago | (#36457938)

TFS was probably written by an American, for whom all of Germany is "east".

Of course, we could make his head explode if we tell him that all of germany is simultaneously west of him.

On the subject ... reactor site, play park, no problem. Probably less radioactive than the playgrounds of the schools at home. And I really should get that Geiger counter fixed.

Re:Almost in France (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36458076)

This.

nothing new (1)

DZign (200479) | more than 3 years ago | (#36460492)

Nothing new, this exists for a few years already..
Not east but very west (near the dutch border) Germany.

I visited this park about 2 years ago. Very suiteable with small children (ages 3 - 7) - very interesting concept: you pay entry once and not only get access to all attractions for free, but trough the whole park there are food stands where you can get food (french fries) and drinks (soda, water) for free..
Portions are rather small and sometimes you have to stand a long time in line - so the abuse of free food is rather limited, but yes if you could you could spend all day eating french fries there :-)
But still it was a nice change from other amusement parks that overcharge on food and drinks..

Anyway it was never used as nuclear reactor and apart from the large cooling tower there's nothing that would indicate that use..
Most articles about this make it a bigger issue than it is.
It's just an amusement park that has an ugly concrete tower in it, nothing more, nothing less..

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