Another fun place for the kids was the water park in Schluchsee (Freibyrger Strasse 16). This is an adventure outdoor pool with water slides (the giant slide is a 105 meters long). You can also play beach volleyball and football, and if the weather is not that good there is also a games room and a gym.
Adult entry fee is 4€, and kids (6-16) pay 2.7€. The park is open from May to September between 9.00 and 19.00.
The park is located in a pastoral landscape, between the towns of Steinen-Schlächtenhaus-Hofen and Steinen-Weitenau. The park is considered one of the best birds parks in Germany, and features, besides birds, also monkeys, kangaroos and other animals.
Every day on 11:00 and 15:00 there is a live show of eagles, hawks and owls by the entrance (40 minutes), and on 12:00 and 16:00 the kids can feed the animals with free bananas and peanuts distributed by the park workers. The park is open daily between 10:00 and 18:00
A ticket for and adult is 12€, and the price for a kid is 6€ (if you have a black forest card – entrance is free!).
The butterflies garden (Jardins des Papillons) is located between Riquewihr and Ribeauvillé (Route de Ribeauvillé, 68150 Hunawihr). Here you can feast your eyes on our fascinating colony of exotic butterflies living in a natural habitat of luxurious floral surroundings. you can feast your eyes on a fascinating colony of exotic butterflies, living in a luxurious floral surroundings. The butterflies are accustomed to people visiting, and if you stand still they might even take a rest on your shoulder...
Grube Wenzel is and old silver mine, now functioning as a visitor mine. A guide will take you down the mine for a distance of almost 1,000 meters, and explain how the mine operated when it was open. Each guided tour is about 75 minutes, and you get your own rubber boots and helmet…
The price for an adult is 5€, and a ticket for a kid is 3€.
Address: Obere rebbergstrabe 12, wolfach (www.grube-wenzel.de).
There are a lot of activities in Texel, such as cycling, swimming and horse riding. We decided to take a trip on a fishing boat: there are 2 companies that offers such a cruise (TX 10 and De Zeester), and the whole journey is about 2 hours. Afterward we visited the Sea and Shore Museum, which the kids enjoyed a lot.
The armory of the castle features an impressive collection of armors, and the kids loved the exhibition. There is also an interactive quest that passes through a large part of the castle.