Still being a bit tired your kids were not in the mood to hike, but we as parents wanted at least some action, so we decide to go for a compromise. And this time it was Ellmi’s Magical World.
To get to the Ellmi’s Magical World (official page)you take the cable car from Elmau. For English speakers Ellmi’s offers all texts also in English, which is nice. The return ticket including the entry for Ellmi’s costs about 21€, which is quite some money for the attraction, but if you have the cable car pass like we have, then it is all included. So if you are on holidays with kids, then I strongly recommend the cable car pass here.
The Once you reach the mountain station you turn right to the shop where you get the collection pass. Basically the kids get a set of
crayons and a booklet with the “magical ingredients” for the cake that Ellmi wants to bake for all the creatures in the Magical Kingdome. Ellmi by the way is a small boy who got magically transformed into a frog.
To do the puzzle the kids need to find all the ingredients and colour them in the correct colours. All the ingredients are spread all across the area. The Magical Kingdome is full of playgrounds, climbing trails and other interesting things.
Once the collection card with all the ingredients is finalized one can return to the shop and every kid gets a small present.We also went to the restaurant up there for lunch.
It is a nice restaurant with a goof view across the maintain scenery. The food was o.k. , but also quite expensive. The prices for the drinks were really expensive to my opinion. A “Coke” from a plastic bottle for 3,80€ and a 0,3l Soda for 3€ is a bit expensive I think.
The Playground around the mountain station has been done nicely with lots of things to do for the kids. In roughly an hour one could also walk to the “Kaiserwelt” from this location. So if you have kids that like hiking that could be a possibility.
Somehow Ellmau seems to be one of the hotspots in the region. When we came here there were quite a lot of tourists and tourist busses. The Ellmi’s Magical World was also filled with people. Other locations we visited this holiday were not so cowdred. Never the less it is very nicely done and the kids love it. Worth a visit.
P.s.: I have no relation to this tourist attraction.