Hundreds of firefighters fought on Saturday in one of Europe's largest and most popular amusement parks in a huge fire.
Videos and photos taken in the Europa-Park in Rust show the thick clouds of smoke from the property and some of the park attractions razed to the ground.
The fire is supposed to come from a warehouse near the park "Pirates of Batavia" come riding, although the cause of the fire remains unknown.
Michael Mack, Park's CEO, said on Twitter Saturday that the Batavia attraction had been "completely … lost". Parts of the park's Dutch and Scandinavian areas have also been destroyed.
The park, considered Germany's largest and Europe's second Described is the most popular theme park after Disneyland Paris, all its visitors evacuated early after the fire on Saturday night. Agence France-Presse said about 25,000 visitors were in the park when the fire started.
No visitors were injured, but at least seven first responders suffered minor injuries, reported the regional television station SWR.
AFP said that by Sunday morning, about 250 firefighters would have needed to completely extinguish the fire.
The park thanked fans and strangers who had offered words of support in the aftermath of the fire.
"Your messages and best wishes give us the strength" We strive to return to normal operation as soon as possible, "said the amusement park on Twitter on Sunday.