Excalibur City

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Excalibur City, 2016

Excalibur City is a shopping center and amusement park in Hatě (German: Haid), Chvalovice , Czech Republic at the border crossing to Kleinhaugsdorf , Austria.

Excalibur City covers an area of ​​more than 200,000 m² with a shopping center, restaurants, a factory outlet center, four casinos, gas stations, an Asia bazaar and an animal center. The shopping center belongs to the Austrian entrepreneur Ronnie Seunig , who employed more than 2,000 people here in 2018.

Excalibur City is based on the Arthurian legend. The "free shop" is housed in a castle, the restaurant "Zur Tafelrunde" is adapted to the theme. Many buildings are reminiscent of the legend and are kept in medieval style. Later buildings were made more modern in style.

Ronnie Seunig was friends with the Austrian musician Falco , who had his last live performance on New Year's Eve 1997 in Excalibur City.

On December 20, 2006, a major fire broke out in the evening due to the explosion of fireworks . The old part, which opened in 1998 and which housed the shopping center, was completely destroyed, but nobody was seriously injured. According to Karel Hudec, General Manager of Excalibur City, the property damage caused by the fire amounted to 3.6 million euros. The fire severely damaged a quarter of the mall. This area has been demolished and restored.

In 2007, parts of the "Land of Lies" theme park in the back of Excalibur City went into operation. New attractions are added every year.

In 2011 an indoor area with more than 3,000 m² was opened.

Another attraction is the Terra Technica Museum , one of the world's largest jukebox and pinball machine museums with around 700 jukeboxes and 250 pinball machines on 8,500 m². The oldest piece dates from 1890. In 2017, a film history section was opened in the museum. You can see a 1946 Chrysler by Stan Laurel and the Batmobile from the 1989 movie Batman .

Individual evidence

  1. Excalibur City is partially demolished. In: ORF.at Lower Austria. ORF Online and Teletext GmbH & Co KG, December 22, 2006, accessed on September 28, 2011 .
  2. ^ Terra Technica - Time Traveling Museum. In: terratechnica.info. Retrieved August 16, 2018 .
  3. Jutta Streimelweger: Ruprechtshofen - 250 pinball machines for the largest jukebox museum. In: NÖN.at. January 16, 2017, accessed August 31, 2017 .

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Coordinates: 48 ° 45 ′ 54 ″  N , 16 ° 3 ′ 51 ″  E