Allmendhubel “Flower Park” is a new playground in the alps near Mürren, with views of the Jungfrau, Eiger, and Mönch peaks across the valley. The playground itself is great and you could spend a lot of time there relaxing while the kids play. If you want a bigger experience, there are lots of add-ons, including hiking trails that start here, as well as traveling up to the Schilthorn Observation Deck or visiting the Trümmelbach falls on your way home. This area is typically open from July through October. The pictures here were taken in late July.
|Address:||Cable car: Lengwald 289, Stechelberg, Schilthornbahn CH
GPS: 46.557039, 7.901926
Playground: 46°33’49.5″N 7°53’20.1″E
|Car:||~1hr50 from Zurich|
|Train:||~2hr40 from Zurich|
|Open:||July through October|
|Cost:||Adult CHF 36.50, Child CHF 18.40, SBB Half-fare and Junior cards accepted.|
|More info:||www.schilthorn.ch Panorama Map|
To reach this playground, first you take a cable car to Mürren from Stechelberg in the Lauterbrunnen valley. Then a short walk through Mürren to the Allmenhubel funicular. Then a short ride up to the playground and adjacent restaurant, overlooking the Eiger and Jungfrau peaks across the valley. There are hikes that leave from here, like the Children’s Adventure Trail. See more hiking trails from Allmendhubel.
By car: Drive to Lauterbrunnen and continue up the valley to the Stechelberg, parking in the metered lot next to the Schilthorn cable car.
By transit: Take a train to Interlaken, then a train to Lauterbrunnen, then a bus to Stechelberg, Schilthornbahn, which drops off directly at the cable car base station.
Tickets & Opening Times
To reach the playground, you will need a cable car return ticket from Stechelberg to Mürren. Then you will buy a separate ticket for the Allmendhubel funicular.
The trip is relatively affordable, even without Halbtax cards. In 2015, adult return trip to Mürren is CHF 35 full price. SBB Half-fare and Junior cards accepted. You can also ride up to Schilthorn first if you like, then stop in Mürren on your way back down. This return ticket costs over CHF 100 for a full price adult.
The Allmendhubel funicular runs every 20 minutes. An adult return ticket costs CHF 13. SBB Half-fare and Junior cards accepted. If you plan to hike down to Mürren (short and easy), just buy a one way ticket up.
Current prices here
Ride the gondola to Mürren and exit the gondola. Walk a couple minutes through town, following signs to Allmendhubel-Bahn. Below you can see a child’s size funicular that’s on display at the station. Buy a ticket here. It runs every 20 minute and only takes a few minutes to reach the top.
At the top of the funicular, you’ll find the playground and a restaurant.
Here is a diagram of the playground.
We were there a week after the playground opened, so some of it was still under construction and the grass hadn’t grown in yet. But it was still great.
Several of the stations are for imaginative play, like this cheese shop with plastic cheese rounds.
Or this wooden cow that you “milk”.
There is a marmot section, with some underground tunnels and periscope spy glasses.
The playground is typically Swiss, with lots of semi-dangerous things to climb on.
The view north from the hills next to the playground.
There are a few trails you can access from Allmendhubel, including the Flower Trail, Panorama Trail, and the Children’s Adventure Trail.
The free trail map you get onsite, shown below, is not very detailed and annoyingly small. The online panorama map is even worse.
Below a close up of the trails near the Flower Park, practically useless in my opinion. But it gives a general idea of what’s available. See my post for a detailed map and info for the Children’s Adventure Trail.