It’s one of a kind, a trendsetting master-piece of an exhibition: The great ‘Rulantica’ special exhibition is officially open!
On 17th January 2020, the Adventure Club of Europe and the ‘Krønasår’ museum, together with the Mack family and around 600 invited guests celebrated the official opening of this worldwide unique exhibition. ACE president and museum director Catherine Noir addressed the guests before her speech via video message to explain the development:
For the longest time it was beliefed, that the island of Rulantica is nothing but a legend. But investigations by the ACE have been able to prove beyond doubt: Rulantica really exists! Based on recent ACE expeditions, experienced curators have created the special exhibition which shows in incredible detail a reconstruction of the island.
This has been made possible by the passionate support by the Mack family and many more energetic helpers. The ACE honours their amazing achievement with a honorary board in the exhibition, which has been revealed during the ceremony by the Mack family.
‘Let us be the ones who bring in the new!’, with the motto of ACE founder Bartholomeus van Robbemond, Michael Mack spurred all guests to dare to innovate again and again. A motto that the many long-term partners of Europa-Park who were present would have internalised, and for which the family thanked them.
The gate to Rulantica was then opened personally by no less than Snorri, using the horn of Loki: Because only those who hold the horn, that the Nordic god Loki broke off his helmet when he created the island, can enter Rulantica. Today, this powerful magical artifact is kept under the highest security precautions at a secret ACE location. For the opening of the special exhibition, however, Madame Noir presented it exceptionally on stage.
Then the most experienced expedition leaders of the ACE led the guests through the exhibition, on an expedition to Rulantica, which was populated by the inhabitants of the island that evening, from Vikings, trolls, sirens, source guardians and the spirts of one or two shipwrecked sailors.
People are truly immersed,’ enthuses Catherine Noir, ‘We have created a fascinating place where visitors actually feel as if they are on the legendary island of Rulantica!’
The Adventure Club of Europe announces on its own behalf that Johan Malus, President of ACE, has temporarily been suspended at his own request.
In the course of internal investigations, a case is being brought against Mr. Malus, of which he does not want to get in the way. Previously, there had been substantial accusations that the ACE can no longer ignore.
The acting director is Catherine Noir.
Due to the many requests, and the high-level of public interest, we can confirm that the magic artifact ‘Horn of Loki’ plays an important role in this case. All other assumptions relate to unconfirmed information that we cannot currently verify.
Please understand that we will give no further information on the speculation until further notice.
We will clarify the case as soon and as transparently as possible.
The Adventure Club of Europe looks forward to the opening of the special exhibition ‘Rulantica’, which will be hosted by our esteemed friends and companions of the Krønasar Museum.
No less than the entire fabled island has been recreated based on mystical records, maps and historical testimonials. From the famous Trølldal, where the creatures of the same name live, over the enchanting Vinterhal to Rangnakor, the city where the first Vikings lived when they settled on the island around 900 AD.
The serpent Svalgur can also be admired here. It was she who, according to legend, sank the famous ship Tre Kronor in the 16th century after Captain Tord Johansen attempted to steal the water of the source of life from the island.
“Rulantica has always been my big childhood dream. No, what do I say, this mystical island is still there,” said ACE President Johan Malus at the announcement of the opening date. “I’m sure it’s out there. And one day we will find it. Until then we have this fantastic special exhibition. And if, like me, you’ve always wanted to bathe yourself in the source of life, your dream will come true here – with no side effects, like annoying curses from Odin or being attacked by sea serpents,” he added with a laugh.
Much has been written about the founding father of the Adventure Club of Europe – and even more was rumored. Disrespected, underestimated, dreaded and deified: Bartholomeus van Robbemond. In his spirit, the ACE travels the world today: with courage, passion and open eyes for the mystery that surrounds us everywhere.
In honour of Robbemond, the ACE will soon be inviting visitors to experience their biggest expedition with their own eyes: the search for the Fire Tiger.
With the financial backing of the Mack Bank, an extraordinary adventure with state-of-the-art technology will be recreated in 2020 under the name ‘Pirates in Batavia’.
In order to find the notorious dagger, the Fire Tiger, visitors go into a true-to-original Batavia. Raised up on the cliffs of Batavia, the journey ventures across the island, through the village and up to the temple. Here awaits the dagger which, according to legend, grants its owner invincibility in battle. Along the way, Robbemond’s famous opponents Diablo Cortez and Li Fu must be defeated – just as they should have done.
The visitor is accompanied by Jopi, the playful otter and faithful companion of Robbemond.
The ACE thanks the many people who made this unique experience possible. We look forward to taking you on the trail of Bartholomeus van Robbemond with pride and gratitude.
To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Adventure Club of Europe, it was unanimously decided on 5th June 2016 to have the club compose its own anthem. The impressive piece of music has already been used at this year’s summer festival, as well as in numerous documentaries and films.
Composed by IMAscore on behalf of the Adventure Club, there is now a compilation of the recordings of the Budapest Film Orchestra. The piece bears the promising title of ‘The Origin of Mystery’ and is, sometimes bombastic, sometimes mysterious, the voyage of discovery and a venerable hymn of our Adventure Club.
The ship Tre Kronor, which was believed to be lost 500 years ago, was netted literally by Captain Finn Olson coincidently.
This is how a trawl net made the most sensational discovery of modern age. The Tre Kronor, sent out in 1557 by the Swedish King, was supposed to find the legendary island of Rulantica.
The ship however disappeared without a trace and Rualntica was never discovered.
According to Caption Olson proof was recovered that suggests that the Tre Kronor actually did discover Rualntica back then.
‘Starting today Rulantica is no longer a myth – but reality’ says the Swedish captain in a telephone interview with the ACE president Malus.
At this year’s summer party in Europa-Park, Dr. Ing. Roland Mack was accepted as an honorary member of the Adventure Club of Europe
For over 40 years, with courage and adventurous spirit as an entrepreneur, tireless and passionate in ever new ways, Dr. Roland Mack has succeeded in the adventure of ‘Europa-Park’. President Johan Malus personally presented the honorary membership certificate in the presence of Michael Mack on the festive stage.
The Adventure Club of Europe celebrates their annual Summer Party at Europa-Park on 2nd June 2017. Over 300 guests and ACE members will attend the party and the inauguration of the Voletarium. Performances from stars from the music and entertainment world will make for an entertaining evening, presented by the president of the ACE, Johan Malus.
The highlight of the evening is the pre-premiere of Europe’s largest Flying Theater, which is part of the Voletarium. The Voletarium was completely restored with the help of the Mack Bank and will be open to visitors to Europa-Park soon. It was the Eulenstein brothers’ institute and place of work. The Eulenstein brothers executed the first manned flight with a steerable flying machine in 1825 – even before the Wright brothers.
The Adventure Club of Europe commissioned Professor Andrej Nikolajew to prove definitively whether or not the reclusive Eulenstein brothers in 1825 had already carried out the first manned flight.
All 251 current members of the Adventure Club of Europe convened in the evening at the Waldorf Astoria in Berlin. The event paid fitting tribute to the club’s achievements thus far. For 300 years now our members have been travelling and exploring the earth. Whether by land, sea, or air – the spirit of discovery unites us.
The members enjoyed up-to-date expedition reports and scientific lectures before an extravagant dinner in the ball room; rounding off the evening with a musical performance celebrating the last 300 years of music history.