Wood'n'Fun: Unique pine cone shaped game tower is the highlight at the ZirbenPark

Hochzeiger/Pitztal (AUT): Sunkid and their partners Almholz and Kerschdorfer design and implement the new game-based theme park with a Swiss pine twist

Games, fun and interesting facts about the rare Swiss stone pine were the key aims of Sunkid and its partners Almholz and Kerschdorfer in designing the new ZirbenPark, based at the same height as the intermediate station of the Hochzeiger cable car. The result is an approx. 0,62-mile (1km) long circular hiking trail whose course bears the positive characteristics of the "Queen of the Alps" with two oversized pine cones as play towers.

 

Both of the amusing characters, Pitzi & Gratsch, take visitors on their way through the ZirbenPark. Pitzi & Gratsch are best friends and have a shared passion: pine nuts. While Gratsch (= dialect for a nutcracker) meticulously and relentlessly ensures that the pine nuts find their way into the forest ground so that they germinate and later turn into fully grown Swiss stone pine trees, Pitzi is torn one way then the other - after all, pine nuts taste so wonderfully. There is also so much more to learn about with both pals Pitzi & Gratsch than just the Swiss stone pine.  There is plenty of fun here: planting pine nuts, balancing courses, climbing, romping around in the hay, visiting the petting zoo, gathering shavings for your very-own Swiss stone pine cushion or taking part in a quiz - the possibilities are endless at the ZirbenPark.

 

The highlight in the ZirbenPark is undoubtedly the pine cone adventure tower. The 39-foot (12m) high adventure tower is equipped with a viewing platform and a 52-foot (16m) long pipe slide. Furthermore, there is also another smaller cone tower for climbing and a net tunnel. Fun, play, adventure and relaxation stations await visitors at the ZirbenPark.

2015-06

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