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.
Today after a rather boring Kufsteintrip I wanted to head up the mountains again. How do you get your kids up the hill… yes… by promising them the best playground ever on the top (Kaiserwelt). A bit like motivation at work 🙂
From Scheffau the cable car goes up the mountain and you directly hit the playground. It took some convincing that a small hike would be a good idea before then going to the playground. Yeah it worked and we had a small tour called the “Murmeltier-rundgang”. No
Mamots in sight but a lot of hiking stick equipped elderly hikers – by the way the next pest in the mountains after the “E-Mountainbikes”. It is really bad, because some years ago at least the people on the mountain bikes were trained people who knew what they were doing. Now everybody seems to manage to get up the mountains and they do not know what they are doing. Often also very unfriendly as they seem to think they own the trails. And in the valleys they block traffic.
Well and the hiking stick fraction is basically the future because of the demographic change.
But to be fair, there were also families with kids around. Some of the kids walked like ours, and some kids preferred the hard and cantankerous way.
After an easy 3 km walk we came back to the playground, which was a real highlight for the kids. Mostly because of the cool cable cars that both the younger and the older one liked.
It was hard to convince them to go back home to the hotel…
After a good night sleep we went for our first trip. It can be recommended, if you stay longer in the region, you buy yourself the “Bergbahn Erlebnis-Card” of the region “Wilder Kaiser– Bixental”. That gives you access to several nice locations and obviously the transportation by cable cars.
We went up the “Talkaser“ which is the mounten where the “Alpinolino” area is.
We went for one of the two routs in the area – the sky trail. Our kids had to follow the trail and explore several things along the way. Mostly these were things about the wild life of the mountain region. The story is that a marmot child is lost and we had to find it by following the tracks of the marmot.
Our kids were so motivated that therewas no stopping them even for something to eat. The trail is only 3 km long, but as a first rout with the kids at the beginning of the holidays it was a good start. Most of the time it is an easy walk, only to get to the very top of the mountain, where the eagle’s net is was a bit steeper. Our four year old had not problems doing it.
On the way back there is also a cool marble run. You have to buy a big marble made from wood and then you can let it run in the marble run next to the trail. If your kids want to do the marble run again you simple have to walk up the mountain again and start again. Once back to the mountain station you can let the kids play on the playground and enjoy the deckchairs and a cool drink.
Our kids loved it and as they were still a bit tired form the trip it was the best start for them.