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Bobsleigh run on the Mehliskopf

Summer fun for the whole family at Mehliskopf: bobsleigh run, climbing garden and more!

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Location: Mehliskopf
Suitable for prams: no

Attractions in summer time

The bobsleigh run on the Mehliskopf – fast-paced fun for the whole family

The Bobsleigh run on the Mehliskopf, right on the famous Black Forest High Road located, offers a unique experience for young and old. When riding on the steel rails, visitors can whiz through 40 steep curves at a speed of up to 13 km/h. The clear Black Forest air and the fast ride ensure an unforgettable holiday experience.

Safety first

Despite the high speeds and impressive steep curves, visitors need not worry about their safety. The bobsleighs are connected to the rails in a way that prevents them from derailing and the passengers are always strapped in. This ensures thrills without risk.

A very special experience – the toboggan run with VR glasses

Since 2018, the train has been offering a very special highlight: the VR experience. The passenger sitting in the front has the opportunity to wear VR glasses and experience the bobsleigh ride as a flight through a virtual world. Whether over and through canyons in North America, Aztec temples in South America, Egyptian temples or the Great Wall of China - with the 360° all-round view, the VR experience offers a completely new dimension of driving fun.

The climbing garden at Mehliskopf

The Climbing garden at Mehliskopf offers climbing fun in the middle of nature on an area of ​​three and a half hectares - that's 35 square meters. Here you can climb on ropes, platforms, narrow beams, nets, cable cars and liana-shaped ropes. The green tops of the trees are directly above your head and the ground can be up to 000 meters below your feet.

There is a great adventure playground next to the climbing garden. Here the little ones can practice their climbing skills and master various challenges such as the flying fox, climbing roots or the Tarzan bridge.

In the adventure climbing garden you can climb at heights of 3 to 14 meters. There are 7 different courses with different levels of difficulty, so there is something for everyone.

Black Forest Card you can spend 3 hours in the adventure climbing garden. Children aged 6 and over are allowed to climb, but those under 12 can only climb if accompanied by an adult.

Adventure on three wheels – the downhill carts

The downhill carts offer a unique adventure for everyone who loves the thrill of speed and nature. Whether as an individual or in a group, fun and adrenaline are guaranteed here.

What are bull carts at Mehliskopf?

Bullcarts are special tricycles designed for rapid descents on steep slopes. Equipped with large, slanted tires, these carts offer good off-road mobility and ensure a safe driving experience. The bullcarts are accelerated by gravity, similar to a bobsleigh track. Disc brakes also ensure good deceleration.

Off to the starting point

The bullcarts are transported uphill using a double-bar ski lift. The ride begins at the small lift and follows a predetermined course that is approximately 900 meters long - 400 meters uphill and 500 meters downhill.

Winter at Mehliskopf

And when summer is over at some point and the temperatures drop below freezing, the snowmaking system transforms the area into the longest piste in the northern Black Forest with up to four double-bar tow lifts up to 1.007 m above sea level. On the valley descent in Ski area on the Mehliskopf you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Rhine plain. 

Location and arrival

The leisure center is at an altitude of almost 1000 meters and is located directly on the Schwarzwaldhochstrasse. From Karlsruhe The facility can be reached in just under an hour. By car you take the A5 to the Bühl exit and from there it is about 20 minutes via the Bühlertal and the federal highway 500 to Sand to the Mehliskopf. Three different bus lines also connect the leisure center with local public transport.

Opening hours

Saturday / Sunday / public holiday from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m., May to August 10 a.m. to 18 p.m., daily during the holiday season. Groups can also pre-register for these days on Tel. 07226/1300. The opening times are daily on the homepage www.mehliskopf.de updated.

Conclusion

Summer offers climbing fun for the whole family. In the middle of the beautiful Nature of the Black Forest Here you can test your climbing skills and experience an exciting adventure. The climbing garden is a worthwhile excursion destination for an active and eventful summer in the Black Forest.

Short and sweet

  • Toboggan run
    • Unique experience for young and old
    • Speed ​​of up to 40 km / h
    • 13 steep curves
    • Safety guaranteed by derailment-proof bobsleighs and seat belted passengers
  • VR experience
    • Bobsleigh ride as a flight through the virtual world
    • 360° all-round view
    • New dimension of driving fun
  • climbing park
    • 35 square meters of climbing fun in nature
    • Ropes, platforms, beams, nets, cable cars, liana-shaped ropes
    • Adventure playground for children
    • 7 courses with different levels of difficulty
  • Downhill carts
    • Unique adventure for speed and nature lovers
    • Bullcarts for rapid descents on steep slopes
    • Acceleration by gravity, disc brakes for deceleration
  • wintertime
    • Snowmaking system for the longest slope in the northern Black Forest
    • Valley descent with a view of the Rhine plain
  • Location and arrival
    • Directly on the Black Forest High Street
    • About an hour from Karlsruhe
    • Connection by various bus lines
  • Opening hours
    • Saturday/Sunday/public holidays from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m., May to August 10 a.m. to 18 p.m., daily during the holiday season
    • Group registrations possible
  • Conclusion
How fast can visitors go on the bobsleigh track?

Visitors can whiz through 40 steep curves at speeds of up to 13 km/h

How is the safety of visitors on the bobsleigh track guaranteed?

The bobsleighs are connected to the rails in a way that prevents them from derailing and the passengers are always wearing their seatbelts.

What is the special highlight of the bobsleigh track?

The special highlight is the VR experience, where the passenger can wear VR glasses and experience the bobsleigh ride as a flight through a virtual world.

What activities does the climbing garden offer?

The climbing garden at Mehliskopf offers climbing fun on ropes, platforms, narrow beams, nets, cable cars and liana-shaped ropes.

How high can visitors climb in the adventure climbing garden?

Visitors can climb from tree to tree at a height of 3 to 14 meters.

At what age are children allowed to climb in the adventure climbing garden on the Mehliskopf?

Children aged 6 and over are allowed to climb, but those under 12 can only climb if accompanied by an adult.

What are bull carts at Mehliskopf and how do they work?

Bullcarts are special tricycles for rapid descents on steep slopes. You will be transported uphill with a double-bar ski lift and offer fun and adrenaline.

How can visitors get to the starting point of the downhill carts?

The bullcarts are transported uphill using a double-bar ski lift to reach the starting point.

Images courtesy of Freizeit- und Sport-Zentrum-Mehliskopf GmbH & Co. KG and Stefan Asal - Datacreate Asal