Think playgrounds and the traditional swings, slides and climbing frames immediately come to mind. Not in the German town of Wiesbaden. Kids there have a different type of playground.
The playground shape was inspired by the skyline of Wiesbaden and includes winding pipes, a climbing net, swing ropes with different levels of difficulty, rotating rubber plates, tunnels, bouncing and sliding walkways, a nest swing, a steep climbing wall and platforms. Each element is cleverly designed in sequence so that children can progress around the sculpture in a continuous circuit. Enclosed by the sculpture are rubber hills and rings which provide a play space for younger children.
Nearby artist‘s studios and a restored Roman aqueduct from the third century complete the Schulberg precinct, a stunning blend of the historic and the modern aspects of Wiesbaden.
I think the pictures speak for themselves – this playground is awesome. I particularly like the fact that the structure is challenging and requires children to rely on agility to navigate their way around. The stunning views of Wiesbaden aren’t bad either!