Freizeit Ruhpolding is an amusement park, perfect for younger kids and conveniently located between Salzburg and Munich. It is nestled on top of a small hill surrounded by tall pine trees. With just a little bit of imagination and you too will feel as if you stumbled upon a fairytale kingdom.
a great stop over
It can be a great stopover since the park is located near the highway 38 km away from Salzburg in the direction of Munich (110 km away).
best for pre-schoolers
The Freizeipark Ruhpolding has many attraction: such as the Dragon ride, trampolines, slides, swings, a fun crystal mine and so much more. The great thing is that all the attractions are suitable for tots. Our oldest was three on our visit and she was able to try them all out.
Stela climbed the big mushrooms, slided down, and together we joined the dwarfs working deep in the mountains. Then we proceeded and tried some fun rides.
great any time
The park is open every day from the end of March to the beginning of November. We visited on a typical Fall day with lots of clouds and sun rays only sparingly coming through. As you can imagine, there were no huge crowds, but the park probably gets pretty busy on warm Spring and Summer days. Especially because it offers so much shade, you can probably still enjoy on the hottest days.
plan at least a few hours
It took us about three hours to see all the park has to offer. The walk is nice because along the way there are scenes from different fairy-tales depicted inside the life size mushrooms and trees. Despite the stories being told in German we had no trouble understanding them. We had read many of them and some are our old time favorites such us Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the seven dwarfs, The wolf and seven little goats…
You have a meal at the park. There is a nice restaurant right there with a menu to suit the picky eaters – kids and it’s reasonably prices. It also offers a play area to keep the little ones occupied once they are done and you have barely started.
All in all, if you have younger kids I’d say pre-schoolers this is the park to take them to. Older ones will not find it that interesting any more.