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How to get the most out of the Pfingstegg Adventure Mountain

Mountain fun with a Fly Line , summer tobbogan (mountain slide), treasure hunt, playground, a restaurant and picnic spot. Attractions from 4 years up. Suitable for strollers.

Grindelwald | Canton of Bern | Switzerland

The "it" factor


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What makes it special:



What needs to be considered:


  • While there are several hikes around, none are specifically designed for families

  • All attractions require a fee

  • The toboggan and fly line may close in case of rain



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The fun factor


Pfingstegg is a mountain destination in Grindelwald with adventures for families with kids aged 4 and up. We enjoy visiting when we want a break from hiking and just a day to relax and have fun with beautiful mountain views. While there are hiking paths around, they are more challenging and suited for experienced hikers, lacking fun stations or playgrounds. Therefore, we typically opt to take the cute gondola up and down, making it perfect for a day of a laid-back adventure.




Here are our Top 4 Fun Factors of Pfingstegg Adventure Mountain


1. Fly around the forest


Our top adventure was the Fly Line, which is suitable for kids aged 4 and up. You first get harnessed up and then fly through the forest. It's a 2.5-minute flight over 350 meters, attached to a pipe system connected to the trees. The harness is almost like a chair, making it very comfortable. Once you're done, a lift brings you back to the starting point. This is a great option for everyone—thrill seekers and those who prefer a gentler experience. You glide at a running speed of 8-12 km/h, which doesn't feel fast, allowing you to immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the scenery. Our kid couldn't get enough of it.



2. Slide down the mountain


For all the slide fans, there is also a toboggan (mountain slide). Kids as young as 4 years old can descend a 725-meter slide with breathtaking views. One great feature of these toboggans is that you control the speed, making it suitable for both adrenaline seekers and those who prefer a slower pace. Once you finish your ride, a pull lift brings you back up for another adventure, or another go.


3. Embark on a treasure hunt


We've done a lot of treasure hunts, usually involving a few kilometers of hiking. But this one stands out because all the activities are around the mountain station, perfect for when you’re not in the mood for a long walk. Just buy a "Schatzsuche am Pfingstegg" box at the gondola bottom station for 10 CHF. Inside, you’ll find a map and some small toys for kids. Your mission? Find 9 information boards with letters to claim a small prize and enter a lucky draw for a bigger one.


The boards also share stories about the area. You'll learn about Challigroosi, the giant guardian of the valley, dragons that once roamed here, Muggestutz the dwarf king, a shepherd who changed his fate, and more. This treasure hunt is the perfect mix of fun and discovery, diving into local myths while keeping the family entertained. It’s a great way to explore the area’s folklore and enjoy a fun adventure.



4. Hit the playground


There is also a small playground featuring swings, slides, a foosball table, a digger, and a bouncy castle. With plenty of benches around, you can relax, enjoy the view, and watch the kids play. Our tip: Don't miss the special swing by the barbecue spot!




Beyond the Pfingstegg Adventure Mountain: Hiking


While there are several hikes around, none are specifically designed for families. Nevertheless, if you feel like combining your trip to Pfingstegg adventure mountain with some hiking fun, there are two easy options suitable for kids:



We haven't done these yet, so let us know if you have and would recommend them.


The fitness factor


All the attractions are conveniently located around the top Pfingstegg gondola station, requiring minimal walking. This makes the adventure suitable for everyone, including those with limited mobility.


You can also bring off-road strollers if you want to walk around the station.


For those who want a bit more exercise, there are two easy hikes starting from the station. However, these trails do not feature any fun stations along the way.



The food factor


Just next to the gondola station, there's a charming restaurant with books for kids and a kid-friendly menu. You can choose to sit inside or outside and enjoy the stunning view. If you prefer a picnic, there's a lovely spot just a 3-minute walk away, complete with a barbecue (wood provided) and an old-school swing.



The value factor (2024 prices)


You can buy separate tickets for gondolas and attractions, or if you want to save some money, opt for "fun packages" which include the gondola ride and either 1 or 3 rides on each attraction. Discounts are available with half fare cards or various other cards. Check out the latest prices here.


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