Leisure fun during Corona at the adventure mountain Kappe
A field report about the excursion destination in Sauerland
The time when you stare at the ceiling at home is over. Finally, it's fun again at the adventure mountain Kappe with the numerous leisure activities in the Sauerland. After the rather grey days, the colourful ones are finally back - in the middle of nature and with lots of fun for family, friends and other groups. Today I would like to take you with me and show you that the protective measures at the adventure mountain Kappe do not stand in the way of fun. Together with the family - my wife and our two children - we spent an exciting day in Winterberg. And what I could see: As long as everyone follows the rules, there are almost no restrictions. Let's go!
Inform yourself about the homepage before your visit
All important protective measures and behavioural instructions
Before we left for the adventure mountain Kappe, I informed myself on the homepage about everything that awaits me there in the Sauerland. An overview with general protective measures that have been taken, up to rules of conduct for guests and of course also employees shows me that a lot of thought has been put into the hygiene concept. The overview of when mouth-nose protection is needed at the various facilities is also very practical. In addition, there are also detailed instructions on the individual attractions at Erlebnisberg Kappe. This made me feel well prepared and I did not experience any nasty surprises during my visit.
Note: The Corona situation is very dynamic. My experience report refers to the applicable rules during my visit. For this reason, I recommend all the more to take a closer look at the instructions of the adventure mountain cap again the day before the planned visit, in case something should have changed.
Already on the mountain and at the various attractions, it is clearly pointed out that the minimum distance must be observed. Where it is required, further signs and easy-to-understand illustrations likewise point out the wearing of a mouth-nose mask.
Journey to the adventure mountain Kappe
Much more than a theme park in the classic sense
Actually, everything seems to be the same as always. With the car it goes to the free large parking lot directly opposite the adventure mountain. Lack of parking and close contact with other people is not the case here. The area offers enough free space so that everybody could keep the minimum distance of 1,5m without any problems. Our car was already parked close to the climbing forest, but we wanted to save that for later. Therefore we walked the footpath over the footbridge to the adventure mountain Kappe. The Kappe is not a classic amusement park. The various attractions in the Sauerland impress with sports, fun and activity, as well as sightseeing, relaxation and enjoyment. Popular classics like the summer toboggan run Winterberg or the Panorama Adventure Bridge promise leisure fun for young and old. At the same time there are many unique highlights, for example with the Fly-Line, from which you can watch the hustle and bustle in the Bikepark Winterberg.
Sightseeing Winterberg - The Panorama Experience Bridge
View of Winterberg in the Sauerland and the sights of the town
A few years ago we visited this insider tip in the Sauerland: The Panorama Experience Bridge. A breathtaking view of the city of Winterberg in the middle of the Sauerland mountains awaits you here. We wanted to experience this again. Here you have the feeling of absolute freedom, when you can let your gaze wander over the numerous mountain peaks. Exactly this feeling, which we had to do without so often in the last weeks.
There was almost no trace of Corona. In the entrance area the way was divided by a barrier, so that entrance and exit were separated from each other. A large banner again points out the compliance with the minimum distance. The wide bridge and the viewing platforms to the Sauerland give the visitors enough space to keep the distance, so that a mouth-nose-protection is not necessary. The highlight for the children during our visit to the Panorama Erlebnis Brücke were above all the fun and climbing elements. In exciting heights of up to 20 meters, it goes over, under and next to the big bridge. The big tube slide is the end of the bridge. The kids couldn't get enough of it and ran back up the spiral staircase several times so they could slide again. The Panorama Adventure Bridge is like a big adventure playground for the little ones and invites the big ones to relax and enjoy the Sauerland in Winterberg.
On the nature adventure trail to the next adventure
Leisure fun in the middle of nature
The end of the Panorama Adventure Bridge is followed seamlessly by the Nature Adventure Trail through the middle of one of the many Sauerland forests. Here, too, the distance must of course be kept. But that also works without any problems. We were accompanied by Kappi the squirrel. Exciting background information about the forest and its inhabitants are presented and thanks to the forest quiz, which we got at the entrance of the bridge, the whole family could prove the learned knowledge during this trip.
A flying adventure in the middle of the Sauerland with the Fly-Line Winterberg
The mixture of zip line, roller coaster and rope slide
The next highlight was already on the horizon: The Fly-Line Winterberg is a unique experience. It is super difficult to imagine this attraction if you have not seen it yourself. It can be described as the family-friendly version of a zip line with a moderate speed of about 10 to 15 km/h. With lots of twists and turns, it goes down the hill similar to a roller coaster. Unlike a zip line, you hang in comfortable suspension harnesses under a sled on a steel tube. The saying applies here: a picture is worth a thousand words, so you know what to expect.
Children from three to six years fly together with an adult in tandem. That's why my son and I went for the fly-line ride together. We were both fascinated by this adventure. There is something very different about seeing the forest from the treetops. But the highlight for both of us was unbeatable the Bikepark Winterberg, which we flew over! With the words "Dad, I want to do that too" the next offspring biker seemed to be waiting in the wings.
There is disinfectant at the entrance to the launch, as there is at the other attractions by the way. The employees always let in only a minimal part of the guests, so that the distance can be maintained. As a guest, everyone gets a belt and it is explained how to put it on. As a guest, you do a lot by yourself, but always under the observation of the employees who check that everything is put on correctly. Those who do not get further on their own will of course get some help. The employees all wear a mouth-nose-protection and additionally gloves. Guests are also required to wear a mask while dressing and preparing for the flight. With the respective protective measures, one is hooked into the car and then the comfortable ride with the Fly-Line already begins.
Releasing the harness at the finish is similar to putting it on at the start. Quickly you leave the finish platform to make room for the following pilots. The Fly-Line is really an exciting experience for the whole family and even upwards the age is open. Next time we will take grandma and grandpa with us to the adventure mountain Kappe! But the adventure is not over yet, because after the ride on the Fly-line, we take the chairlift back up the mountain. Again, my little one was so fascinated by all the bikes that he couldn't take his eyes off the bikers that were everywhere. Because they also ride the chairlift back up to the top of the mountain.
Adventure playground in Winterberg for all children
Kappi's playground with slide, swing, seesaw and co.
Now something very special was to come for our two children: Kappi's playground. On the adventure playground Winterberg directly at the adventure mountain Kappe all children have the opportunity to let off steam while mom and dad can watch the hustle and bustle on the secured playground area. Many different pieces of playground equipment provide plenty of variety. The classics such as the slide and seesaw have been lovingly designed. You can recognise Kappi the squirrel everywhere. And all the climbing elements are in wood and forest look to match the Kappe adventure mountain.
There are almost no restrictions regarding Corona, except for the already known rule of the minimum distance. Of course, you should rather avoid the playground when it is already a bit more crowded, but then you have the possibility to use one of the many attractions and just come back later. By the way: The use of Kappi's playground is free of charge!
Tobogganing on the summer toboggan run in Sauerland
A popular destination with the whole family is the toboggan run Winterberg
The toboggan run is a classic for young and old. Even as a child, I always looked forward well in advance when it was time to say "We're going summer tobogganing again!" My children feel the same way. So the toboggan run at Erlebnisberg Kappe was the next stop on our day. Of course, we adults didn't want to miss out on the fun either, so my wife and I bought a ticket right at the ticket office.
The area of the summer toboggan run was super separated. There is only one entrance and exit available, so that the flow of visitors can be better controlled. Also at the facility itself there are separate areas for entry and queue, ticket sales and exit at the attraction. We took advantage of the time and had a picnic at the toboggan run area as well. We had our own snacks with us in our backpacks. There are still benches and tables available.
My wife wanted to challenge us with a round of mini golf and I must admit that the facility also looked really fun. But with the climbing forest, there was another highlight on the program that we had firmly planned with the children. So with a heavy heart we gave up an exciting game of mini golf with the family.
High up in the climbing forest Winterberg
Outdoor climbing among the trees in the climbing forest
The Kletterwald Winterberg was the last destination of the day. 5 different courses for beginners up to professionals were waiting for us. Our smallest was additionally a separate kids course available, on which it goes at a height of one meter through the various obstacles and climbing elements. Either my wife or I was with him the whole time, while the other accompanied our 10-year-old daughter. She was already allowed to go on the first big climbing courses. By the way, the children also got a free ticket for the summer toboggan run, which is included in the family ticket.
The most important thing is probably that you need your own gloves in the climbing forest. This I have previously also read in the notes around Corona. My wife and I still had gloves at home, but for the children we had no suitable size. But that was no problem, because gloves are also available for purchase on site for a small fee, so that the kids could also be equipped with them.
Putting on the harnesses here was similar to what we did at the fly line. Equipped with the protection in the face and our gloves, we were dressed. Then the briefing in the practice course began and we could make our first climbing attempts. During the climbing itself it is no longer necessary to wear a face mask. By the way, everyday or surgical masks are mandatory here. Scarves, bandanas and the like are forbidden in the climbing forest as a mouth guard substitute.
In any case, we had a lot of fun here and have become more active than I had suspected. But at some point you just get the ambition and you want to create the next, more difficult course just like the previous one. So everyone can climb here, from beginners to super athletes. We almost couldn't get my daughter back on the ground, she had so much fun!
Leisure fun in times of Corona
The adventure mountain Kappe is the outdoor destination in the fresh air!
This moment, in which you simply live again and enjoy, for which you have waited for weeks and in which you are happy about every second, that's what my family and I experienced today. It was an incredibly beautiful day at the adventure mountain Kappe. The amusement park in the Sauerland is different from other amusement parks in NRW, much more an adventure park or a world of experience with many different attractions for the whole family. Especially because you are always in the fresh air, a mouth-nose protection is always necessary only if you can not keep the distance of 1.5 meters.
In the situations where contact between the staff and the guests cannot be avoided, I personally still felt very safe despite everything. The distance was really only undercut where it was necessary, but then with additional protective measures. Above all, the children had fun and that was especially important to my wife and me on this day. I think the next time we come, my little one will certainly want to get on his bike to visit the Bikepark Winterberg. But we will also gladly take the summer toboggan run again, as the children's free tickets are still valid, we decided to save them for the next visit.
Our conclusion: Leisure fun in Corona times? It's definitely possible! The restrictions are minimal if each individual sticks to the minimum distance! My family and I were happy to finally spend the day outside and have the freedom to really do whatever we felt like. The adventure mountain Kappe is the address for adventures with the whole family. As an excursion destination, it is not just an amusement park in NRW, but, as the name suggests: an adventure mountain - with everything that goes with it, so that young and old, young and old get their money's worth. On our next visit, we will also have other attractions on the programme, such as mini-golf, Kappe Express, Bikepark Winterberg and a visit to the Panorama Café - Restaurant. Because true to the motto, our next adventure is already waiting for us!