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Allmendhubel “Flower Park” Playground

Large playground in the mountains near Lauterbrunnen with views of the Eiger. Combine with a visit to the Schilthorn and easy hikes suitable for families.

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This huge playground near Mürren is one of the best ways to enjoy the Jungfrau region with kids. You can relax at the adjacent restaurant and enjoy spectacular views of the famous Jungfrau, Eiger, and Mönch peaks while the kids entertain themselves on all the amusements.

If you want a bigger experience, there are lots of hiking trails that connect here, like the Mürren Mountain View Trail. You could also visit the Schilthorn above Mürren first, then come back here for play time. 

Location:   Mürren, Jungfrau Region, Berner Oberland
Address: Stechelberg cable car: Lengwald 300B, 3824 Stechelberg CH
Car: Metered parking at Stechelberg cable car
30 mins from Interlaken, 2hr from Zürich
Train: Bus stop: Stechelberg, Schilthornbahn
42 mins from Interlaken
Open: July through early October
Cost 2023: Mountain transport: Adult CHF 36.40.
Free with Jungfrau Travel Pass. Discounts for Swiss travel cards.
More info: www.schilthorn.ch 

Location

This playground is located in the mountain village Mürren near Lauterbrunnen in the Jungfrau Region. 

Getting there

To reach this playground, you take a cable car from Stechelberg to Mürren, then a funicular from Mürren to Allmendhubel. 

By car

Drive to Lauterbrunnen and continue driving up the valley to Stechelberg and park in the metered lot next to the cable car station. Lengwald 300B, 3824 Stechelberg CH

By public transport

Take a train to Interlaken, then a train to Lauterbrunnen, then a bus to the Stechelberg, Schilthornbahn bus stop, which is directly adjacent to the cable car base station.

Opening times

The Allmendhubel funicular typically runs from mid-June through early October. Check current status of mountain transport.

Tickets

To reach the playground, you will need a cable car return ticket from Stechelberg to Mürren and a ticket for the Allmendhubel funicular. In 2023, this round trip from Stechelberg (including cable car and funicular) costs CHF 36.40/adult.

If you are already in Mürren or traveling from another location, return trip on the Allmendhubel funicular costs CHF 14/adult. If you want to hike back down to Mürren, just buy a one-way ticket. Current prices here

Discounts with travel cards

Free with Jungfrau Travel Pass. Discounts for SBB Half-fare, Swiss Travel Pass and GA Annual Pass (excludes GA day pass). Children with SBB Junior cards or under age 6 ride free.

Combine with Schilthorn

Before going to the playground, you could first ride up to the Schilthorn observation deck, which has beautiful panorama views across the Jungfrau region. There is also a cliff walk at the Birg middle station. After this activity, stop in Mürren on your way back down and visit the playground. For details, see my Schilthorn Observation Deck post.

How to get there

Here’s a map showing where everything is located.

Ride the cable car from Stechberg to Mürren and exit to the village. Walk a couple minutes through town, following signs to Allmendhubel-Bahn, as shown below.

Here’s the funicular station, with a child’s size funicular that’s on display. If you don’t already have a funicular ticket, buy one here. It runs every 20 minute and only takes a few minutes to reach the top.

Flower Park Playground

At the top of the funicular, you’ll find the playground and a restaurant.

The first time we went, the playground had only been open a week, 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.

3. Flower theme path

On the hill above the playground, there is a short loop path with a bunch of info boards about flowers. The loop is about 440m and takes about 20-30 mins if you stop at each station. See trail map.

We were there in October, so the flowers were dead. But in July & August, everything will be green and flowers in super bloom, like these edelweiss.

4. Optional hiking

From the Flower Park, you can hike back down to Mürren instead of riding the funicular, about 2 km descending about 270m. See my Mürren Flower Trail post for details.

Our other favorite is the Mürren Mountain View trail, which ends at this playground. The trail is 4.8 km, climbing 483m of elevation. The playground is a nice reward for good hiking. See this post for details.

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