Built as Fast Breeder nuclear reactor, operated as an amusement park: The Wunderland Kalkar

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Cooling tower used as climbing wall © Koetjuh

Cooling tower used as climbing wall © Koetjuh

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

© Kungfuman/cc-by-sa-3.0 Kernwasser Wunderland Kalkar, before it was renamed to Wunderland Kalkar in 2005 © Ug7t/cc-by-sa-3.0 Cooling tower used as climbing wall © Koetjuh
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Kernwasser Wunderland Kalkar, before it was renamed to Wunderland Kalkar in 2005 © Ug7t/cc-by-sa-3.0
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.

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