Profile: Rudi Neumeier

A talent for the right ambience

Rudi Neumeier knows the hotels in Europa-Park like the back of his hand. He has been planning and implementing the entire interior decorations since 1995. From the first hotel onwards, he has ensured that every detail is perfect. Thanks to Rudi Neumeier, all five theme hotels radiate their unique, authentic atmosphere.

He travels to many countries, buying antiques that emphasise the charm of the stylish furnishings. He has ordered materials, furnishing objects and decorations from a total of 15 countries, including original parts of a former ocean liner, antique English watches and antique wood from Canadian barns as well as genuine saints’ figures. He brought many things into the park himself: either he stumbled across them at antique dealers or trade fairs, or he snapped them up when old monasteries or houses were being torn down. From Spain he imported 40,000 old roof tiles that used to cover old fincas after purchasing them from dealers. Peu à peu he purchased many unique pieces for the first hotel, the “El Andaluz”, including tiles from Andalusia, a wooden door dating back to the Middle Ages and a genuine wrought-iron altar grille. In the hotel “Santa Isabel” that recreates a Portuguese monastery with library, chapel, apothecary and monastery garden, you will find the famous Azulejos tiles; old tools used by the peasants on the fields are found in the herb garden. He has even left his mark on the “Colosseo”: As well as the large Colosseo arch, marble from Carrara and the painted frescos, the original hairdressers salon from 1913 that Neumeier brought from Verona is a real highlight.