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Gwunderwasser playground

A special playground situated directly at the stream with a series of wooden channels and waterwheels

Short facts

  • Schwenden im Diemtigtal
  • For families
  • For individual guests
  • For children of all ages

Play, paddle, and be amazed: Everyone can find something interesting in the water playground.

Children can discover the natural dynamic of water by redirecting streams, creating dams and releasing water. A series of wooden channels, driftwood tables, two waterwheels and a singing bowl (a type of gong) encourage children to experiment with this precious element. Apart from playing happily with water, there are also plenty of activities that don’t involve getting wet: Why not dig in the sand pit with an excavator or discover the place where the Steinmandli (little figures built by piling up stones) are built?

Adults can relax at the resting zone on wooden lounge chairs. Children can have a break there as well and continue playing afterwards with new-found energy. There’s also a barbecue site with a table, a bench and seating on rocks along the natural course of the stream and in the Weidenpavillon (little shelter). You can find toilets and places to buy refreshments close to the water playground.

Rent a water explorer rucksack
Families or groups can rent our Wasserforscherrucksack (water explorer rucksack) and spend an exciting day at the Diemtigtal Nature Park. Important to know: the documentation in the rucksack is in German.
> Wasserforscherrucksack (water explorer rucksack)

Guided explorer days for schools
You can book exciting programmes, which take place in German and are on request, for children of all ages. Take your school class on a day out at the water playground and discover interesting facts about water by conducting your own experiments. 
> Forschertage auf dem Wasserspielplatz (explorer days on the water playground)

Recommendations for keen water explorers
The pond at the water playground is the Alpine newt family’s home. You can observe them from the edge of the pond and see how they swim towards the water’s surface to catch some air. You can’t miss them thanks to their red belly. Did you know that Alpine newts have a protective layer on their skin, which is destroyed if a human hand touches it? For this reason, and because they are very vulnerable, they don’t like to be captured. For their own safety, they therefore withdraw to the middle of the pond, where you shouldn’t disturb them.

Explore the pond from its edges. By doing so, you won’t spread your sun cream around the Alpine newt’s living room. If you treat tadpoles, water fleas and mayfly larvae with respect, you support the wellbeing of the Alpine newt family and its friends, despite the presence of many water explorers, both young and old.

The most important rules when exploring at the water's edge

  • Only catch animals in containers filled with water
  • After having observed the animals, always release them at the same spot where you caught them and don't leave them in the sun
  • Don't catch any Alpine newts

Please always bear in mind that not all animals in the pond are friends. If you keep too many different animals together in one container, they could eat or harm each other because they cannot flee.

Wasserspielplatz Gwunderwasser
3757 Schwenden im Diemtigtal

Phone: 033 552 26 00
Website: www.diemtigtal.ch/en

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