Erholungsgebiet Surwolds Wald Reviews
Surwolds Wald, the woods at Surwold Jul 28, 2009
Surwolds wald means "the woods at Surwold", and those woods are set up as a big playground for children as well as adults.
When we came here, we were looking for an entrance building where we would buy our tickets for the playground, but we noticed we were already surrounded by swings, kiddies motorbikes, and had not seen any. This is one of those sites where you pay for what you get, and not for the things you don't use.
So most of the attractions were about 50 cents to 1,50 euro, but the Kletterwald was more expensive, adults had to pay 12 euro, which is ofcourse for the use of the attraction as well as for the gear and assistance.
First we checked the Summer rodelbahn, a trail with little sleds; the sleds could reach a speed of about 40 km/h.
But the kids did not want to go in there, so we walked downhill, while they made a quick detour at the tower, because they wanted to try the slide.
The tower is also the location of a museum, but knowing husband, we passed this one and walked a trail in the woods, came across a campground, and saw a glimmer of water which turned out to be a swimmingpool.
When we got back at the start of the grounds we sat down near the swings and such, where we ate our picknick lunch.
From here we had a great view on the things goin on in the Kletterwald. There are several trails in this wood, depending on difficulty. For adults the max. height is 9 meter above surface, and you need to wear a bealt and be double secured at the lines and cables.
While we were eating our lunch we suddenly heard a scream from above where a lady panicked. A guy from the Kletterwald told her to stay calm and that he got on his way to get her down. She was taken down by two guys who helped her with the "abseilen".
After our lunch and this incident I was curious about the Märchenwald, I did not know the German word "Märchen"; we found out it was a fairytale village in the woods, really nice set-up.
The children also wanted to have their swim, so after the fairytales we walked to the swimmingpool. Because only the children wanted to swim we did not have to pay for ourselves, but were allowed to enter the pool area.
There is more to see here, like an ancient stonegrave (Hünengrab), midgetgolf, a gilding ground, but these last things we did not go to, instead we turned "home" again, after a well spent day.
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