Enchanted forest Ernen

Play, discover and marvel - for the whole family

A magical place for fun & games! Discover the joy of playing close to nature in our playgrounds. Follow the exciting themed trail, immerse yourself in Brüna's adventures with the children's book & CD and write letters to our Schorsch.



The enchanted forest has a lot to offer

The clearing on the Wasen, located between Ernen and Ausserbinn, with its bizarre landscape of gnarled Norway spruce trees and mighty boulders, offers ideal natural conditions for an adventure-oriented playground with a themed trail.

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Movement and dexterity

Experiences close to nature for the whole family

Here, children can play, romp and let their imaginations run wild to their heart's content or run, climb and put their skills to the test - surrounded by a magical forest with lots of nature.

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Playing close to nature

Endless possibilities

Welcome to the magical forest! There is so much to discover here. Trees, flowers, birds and maybe even a small forest animal that looks at you curiously. You can build fantasy worlds, run through the fresh air and enjoy the forest to the full.

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Square with fireplace

A place to linger

In the enchanted forest there are three cozy barbecue areas with barbecue wood, a bubbling fountain with fresh drinking water and many practical table and bench areas where you can enjoy your time together.

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Brüna - Children's book + CD

A magical adventure for little explorers!

Join Brüna the squirrel on his exciting journey through the enchanted forest! A fabulous story about Brüna the squirrel, who is missing his winter supplies and is looking for the thief. Along the way, he encounters magical mythical creatures such as the mysterious telephone ear.

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The next events in the enchanted forest

There is a lot to discover

Experience the upcoming Enchanted Forest events: New adventures, cheerful creatures, fairytale stories and exciting games await you! Join us and immerse yourself in the magic of the enchanted forest!

Friday, July 26, 2024 19.00-21.00

Fairy tale evening in the enchanted forest
Come and let storyteller Astrid whisk you away into the magical world of fairy tales! After you have worked your magic with the magic wand, homemade cake awaits you. We are already looking forward to your visit!

Saturday, July 20, 2024 10:15-15:15

Carving with a pocket knife
The course instructor Daniel Imhof will teach and show you how to use the pocket knife correctly. You will work on various carving projects and create your own works with the help of your parents and your attention. We look forward to seeing your work!

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 09.30-12.00

Wild herb cuisine for families
Embark on a journey into the natural world of herbs with wild herb expert Jeannette. During a relaxing walk in the forest, you will get to know different types of wild herbs. Collect your own herbs and then use them to make your own ointment for minor injuries. An eventful day to discover the wonders of nature and acquire practical skills in herb processing at the same time. Look forward to inspiring moments with Jeannette!

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 10.15-12.15 a.m.

The wonderful world of bees for families
Beekeeper Peter takes you into the fascinating world of bees. You will learn why honey bees sting and wild bees don't, what you should do if you are stung, and much more. After the event, you can enjoy a picnic in the enchanted forest with your family
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On the trail of squirrels

News from the enchanted forest

Gogwärgji Schorsch

Here you will find letter templates for Gogwärgji Schorsch. It looks forward to receiving many messages. The old mailbox has been replaced with a new one made of larch wood.

Newly available in our online Shop

After a long day of playing in the Zauberwald, children often wish they could take it home with them. Now, you can bring a piece of the Zauberwald home with you in the form of Zauberwald soap, available for purchase at the Ernen Tourist Office. The Zauberwald soap is made from oil extracts of pine and Swiss stone pine cones, as well as tree resins. Its scent is piney, fresh, and grounding. The soap is colored with spinach and pine needle powder.

Welcome to the enchanted forest.

Welcome to the Enchanted Forest! With new attractions, fresh ideas, and unforgettable experiences, we invite you to discover the magic of the woods. Get ready for exciting adventures, unforgettable moments, and countless hours of joy in the Enchanted Forest!

Frequently asked questions

Good to know before your visit

Who is the enchanted forest suitable for?

The enchanted forest is open to children between the ages of 3 and 10 when accompanied by an adult.

When is the enchanted forest open

The Ernen Magic Forest is open and accessible around the clock.

What is the easiest way to move through the enchanted forest?

Follow the telescopes set up. These will lead you and your children to the next play station or the next telescope. Please ignore the metal signposts as they are part of a bike trail.

What do the red squirrel markings mean?

The red squirrels mark the boundaries of the enchanted forest perimeter. Outside these boundaries there are areas that are not suitable for small children (danger of falling in some places).

How do I get to the barbecue area and the play stations with a baby carriage?

Use the wide path that leads directly to the barbecue area and the surrounding play stations.

Are there enough parking spaces?

Parking space is limited. Cars can be parked next to the bus stop.

Can I contribute to the maintenance of the enchanted forest?

Yes, the foundation is dependent on your donations for improvements and ongoing maintenance. There is a cash desk at the entrance with free situation maps. There you will also find a QR code that you can use to make a quick and easy donation. Thank you very much in advance for your support.

What should I bear in mind with regard to waste and barbecue use?

Please make sure you take your garbage home with you (unfortunately, we are unable to collect garbage every day). Use the barbecue wood sparingly, do not light a fire outside the three barbecue areas and extinguish the embers in the barbecue areas before you go home.

How is accident insurance regulated?

Accident insurance is the responsibility of the user. The Foundation accepts no liability.

Customer testimonials from the enchanted forest

Magical moments


"Very nice area for children to discover a bit of nature. The fire pits are really great." Google 6 years ago

E. Lambi

"Wonderful forest playground. Super nice for running, playing and barbecuing. Has lots of barbecue areas with wood, tables with benches, a fountain and even a toilet." Google 2022

Patrick Müller

"Very well maintained, an exciting day out for families. There are enough barbecue areas, a fountain and a toilet." Google a week ago
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The enchanted forest can only be maintained thanks to donations and patrons - thank you very much