Seilpark Interlaken provides adrenaline-pumping forest adventures in the scenic foothills of the Swiss Alps, with nine different courses of varying difficulty suitable for everyone from young children upwards, although there is a minimum height requirement of 3.3 feet, or one meter. A maze of wooden platforms is connected through the forest by Tarzan lines, rope bridges, ladders and zip lines from ground level up to high among the treetops in unspoiled pine forest.
All equipment is provided and a safety briefing is given on an easy low-level circuit before visitors are let loose in the park; the harnesses lock magnetically as a further safety precaution. All of the rope courses are graded, the gentlest being Grasshopper, which is aimed at young kids and runs five feet (1.5 meters) above the ground for 115 feet (35 meters). Far more demanding and requiring a degree of physical fitness is Eagle, reaching up to heights of 65 feet (20 meters) for 492 feet (150 meters) and packed with strenuous high-rise challenges.
Located at Wagnerenstrasse in Matten, the park is open from April through May and in September and October on Monday through Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. In June and August, the park is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., while in November through March, travelers must make advanced bookings. Admission costs adults CHF 37 and children up to age 16 CHF 27. Seilpark is five minutes south of Interlaken by car along Route 11.