Boredom? Unheard of for the painters
Adrian Bürkle, master painter and head of the team, welcomes us behind the gates with a firm handshake. He has been working at Europa-Park since 2005 and since 2016 been head of the team. While we walk through the park, he tells us that his 25-person department is responsible for an area of approximately 95 hectares. That's the size of around 90 football pitches or a small town. And the number of people working at Europa-Park are nearly that of a small town - its 3700 employees ensure that each day runs smoothly. Bürkle leads us to the painter's workshop, whose neighbours include the car workshop, the joinery and the paint shop. We are in the service centre of the park, which needs to be maintained and cared for daily. On Bürkle's desk we see Ed Euromaus, Europa-Park's mouse mascot – self-painted, of course. On the opposite side, a large sheet of paper that's almost A1 in size, lists the jobs for the current week. Boredom seems to be an utterly foreign concept for Bürkle and his team. "There are more than ten trades represented in the park, including wood carving and decorative painting," he says and adds: "We all intersect at numerous points in our daily business, so excellent coordination is essential for working efficiently."