17.06.2023 - Basic texts, Summer
Summer holidays with the kids: it can't get better than this
“Wooow”, cries five-year-old Benjamin as he points to the super-sized witch book. Behind it, a huge cobweb spans the trail and all sorts of strange curiosities can be seen hanging from the trees. He holds a puzzle booklet covered with colourful stickers in his hand. The junior secret agent is hiking the Witches‘ Trail in the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis holiday region with his parents. Together they try to lift the failed spell cast by the two young magicians Peppina and Fips. A great experience in nature, and a brilliant distraction, because our five-year-old doesn’t even notice he’s on a hike.
A change of scenery in the mountains: hiking can also be fun for kids
Hiking, an adventure for the whole family. This is exactly what the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis region has set as its goal in collaboration with the well-known Austrian children’s book author Thomas Brezina. Under the motto “Adventure Mountains”, the writer has designed three themed adventure trails for families: the Pirates‘ Trail in Serfaus, the Witches‘ Trail in Fiss and the Explorers‘ Trail in Ladis. Kids don’t just get to discover nature in a playful manner on the hikes, they also get to solve all kinds of puzzles on the way like detectives.
But there’s even more hiking fun to be had: below the Alpkopfbahn mid station, the new Holzkugelweg trail Serfaus with numerous marble runs promises entertaining fun for the whole family. The necessary balls are available at the entrance to the trail and can be taken home. Sneaky gnomes can put a spanner in the works of families hiking the Golden Man Trail. The trail begins at the playground Children’s Mine, a disused quarry, and leads along mountain paths, wobbly bridges, play stations and climbing courses to the finish, passing eleven learning stations on the way. The Murmliweg trail leads young adventurers to the home of the mascot Murmli and lets adventurers of all ages explore nature in new ways on the Family Adventure Trail. The Water Hiking Trail in Ladis is dedicated to the element of water. The hike takes you past rushing streams, giant springs that appear to bubble up from the roots, cascades and oversized water drops that serve as seats for relaxing on. Here you can sit down at resting places amidst water loops and a water xylophone that plays cheerful but also soul-stirring melodies. At the “Tiroler Sauerbrunn”, an officially recognised mineral water and healing spring, you can refresh yourself in both body and spirit.
Top tip for older children: they can take their smartphones with them and track down the crooks using QR codes and other technical trickery. Where? In the interactive adventure park while geocaching. The Bear Cache and Gold Cache Högsee in Serfaus, Wo-Bä-Lu Cache in Fiss and Interactive Village Tour in Ladis all tempt you to take part.
Children's dreams come true: adventure in the mountains
Treasure also beckons in the Children’s Mine on Fisser Joch ridge at a height of 2,436 metres. Numerous legends surround the disused quarry which offers numerous exciting play stations, including balancing devices, balance stations and an adventure cave tunnel. And the best of all: with a little luck, your miniature miners will discover some sparkling stones.
Rocks, minerals and fossils are also the focus of attention in the Georama Lassida excavation area which surrounds Lassida mountain restaurant at a height of 2,350 metres. With a shovel in your hand, young and old alike set out on a tour of discovery to find contemporary witnesses to the geological history of the Alps.
At the Möseralm, children get the specially designed SFL wooden balls rolling. From this summer onwards, four new and differently designed wooden marble runs will expand the offer at the Summer Fun Park Fiss. The new children's farm at the Schöngampalm also celebrates its opening this summer. Children can look forward to a water play area, a watercourse and a walk-in tractor. Also new is the outdoor children's playground at the Sonnenburg Family restaurant. Children can let off steam under colourful umbrellas.
And close to the mid station on the Komperdellbahn cable car, Serfaus Adventure World attracts visitors with its Murmliwasser and Murmli Rodeo. The 15,000-square metre site borders on a mountain torrent. Interactive stations including a sand covered play area, water stairs, a rock labyrinth and the Murmli lighthouse invite the whole family to fun and games in the “Gatsch”, i.e. fun and games in the mud. A gold panning sluice attracts as much attention as the enclosure that houses some really cute marmots and a walk-in marmot cave.
Not quite as high on the cuteness scale are the two and a half-metre giant ants, four-metre long earthworms and gigantic beetles in Wode Park. The mysterious forest around Wode bath and Wode tower in Ladis not only harbours a mystery about the giant Wode, but an enormous adventure park with its wonderful flora and fauna. And last but not least, two exciting attractions wait to be discovered on the banks of and close to Wolfsee lake in Fiss: a walk-in bear cave and a Indian village.
Boredom just doesn't exist here: attractions for all ages
The Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis holiday region offers holidaymakers a wide range of adventures in nature, topped off by one-of-a-kind children’s playgrounds and action-packed adrenaline kicks. According to the claim “We are family”, holidaymakers will find attractions for all ages in the adventure parks. The highlight at Hög Adventure Park is the all-year Schneisenfeger Family Coaster toboggan run featuring exciting jumps, spectacular 360-degree roundabouts and countless hairpin bends. Högsee lake with its water adventures provides the right refreshment for all ages. A dip in the clear waters of the lake gives you a perfect cooling off while a tour in a kayak or paddle boat provides for relaxation. Stand-up paddling or the raft course call for real skill. There’s even a floating island to storm and a shallow water area for the youngest holidaymakers to splash around in. At Serfaus Adventure World, your heart starts to pound at the sight of the Serfauser Sauser flying fox, which hurtles through the Tyrolean mountains at speeds of up to 65 kilometres an hour at heights of up to 85 metres.
And if that’s not enough, put your courage to the test at Summer Fun Park Fiss. The park is home to a 13-metre high jump tower with a huge air cushion, the Skyswing mega swing with its three different levels and the Fisser Flieger, which careens above the heads of visitors at a maximum speed of 80 km/h, all of which get your adrenaline pumping. A highlight for the whole family is the 2.2-kilometre long Fisser Flitzer summer toboggan run, which passes through a jungle cave, an ice cave and a creepy tunnel, and past a pirate ship. Your individual speed is measured on a speed section. The slackline park, the trampoline, the tubing run and the XXL sandpit provide even more entertainment.
In Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, however, it is not only the many attractions in the adventure parks that ensure diversion for visitors. This year, numerous events and activities will attract visitors throughout the summer and help them forget about everyday life. One of the highlights is MOUNDS - the music festival for the whole family, which is this year held from 10 to 15 July. In addition, workshops and concerts with many top acts from the German children’s music scene will take place every day. Information about the MOUNDS festival is available on the website at www.mounds.at.
And what if it rains?
If the weather doesn’t really cooperate, there is the huge PLAYIN Indoor Playground in Serfaus, directly at the Komperdell bottom station. Adventurers of all ages can have fun on twelve different climbing walls and two climbing towers, in the Bouldering Room, in the soft play area or the Laser Room. The Fiss Indoor Arena is located at the Fisser Schönjochbahn bottom station. The two main attractions are the mini-golf course with 18 holes and the indoor playground with children’s cinema.
Quality time for parents and kids
Your holidays in the mountain villages of Serfaus, Fiss and Ladis should be the best time of the year for the whole family, including dads and mums. Childcare facilities on holiday are worth their weight in gold for those dads and mums who are looking to take a break from watching the kids day and night, or simply want some time for themselves or a little romantic twosome. No wonder the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis holiday region has several options under the wing of the mascots Murmli and Berta, whether the whole day, half a day or hourly. For a fee, mums and dads can find the right care for their tiny tots (one to two years’ old) at the Murmli Crèche at the bottom station in Serfaus. Kids aged three to fifteen love the animation programme at the Murmli-Club in Serfaus or the Mini&Maxi Club in Fiss-Ladis. The animation programme is open from Mondays to Fridays between 9am and 4pm. By the way, every guest who stays at one of the designated partner accommodations in Serfaus, Fiss or Ladis will receive the “Super. Sommer. Card.” service card, ensuring that nothing stands in the way of first-class time-out in line with the “zero worries principle”. For a small service charge, this card allows you to make unlimited use of all open cable cars, including the mountain adventure worlds in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. The children’s entertainment programme in the two children’s clubs, the hiking bus and guided mountain hikes can be enjoyed by all SFL guests.
Top tip: on our kids website www.murmli-berta.at/en, designed especially for youngsters, our two mascots Murmli and Berta show our little guests all the exciting things they can experience in the region. From action and fun in the hiking area to events, children get to discover the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis region while they are still at home long before they go on holiday and by doing so can look forward to what awaits them there.
True to the motto “The fantastic mountain worlds of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis”, the Tyrolean holiday region represents variety and completely carefree summer holidays at the highest level. For singles as well as best friends, families or three-generation groups. Because in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis the mountains not only have plenty to offer the grown-ups, but also the little ones. The three mountain villages, each of which enjoy history in abundance, are situated on a sunny high plateau above the Tyrolean Upper Inntal valley, surrounded by the striking mountain peaks of the Samnaun mountain range and the Ötztal Alps. Between 1,200 and 3,000 meters above sea level, the holiday region offers all guests the best conditions for a unique summer vacation: Variety for the whole family. Activities for outdoor sports enthusiasts. Adventures for thrill seekers. Breath-taking panoramas for those who like to take it slow. Extraordinary specialties for food lovers. And that is not only fabulous, but simply fantastic.