Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

Playing above the rooftops of Schwäbisch Gmünd

Playing above the rooftops of Schwäbisch Gmünd

In the German town of Schwäbisch Gmünd KOMPAN mastered two challenges, fulfilling the dream of the children to get a huge slide and integrating the playground into a special environment – a wooded hill with a beer garden. The result was a new landmark for the 60,000 inhabitants, a unique highlight – a nine-meter-tall cube-tower. The KOMPAN solution brought together exciting elements such as climbing nets guarantee fun and challenges. Through bubble windows and a wire frame tunnel that connects the two upper levels, children can enjoy the extraordinary view of the rooftops of the town. So, the thrill of climbing the tower is definitely worth it!

But the children are not the only ones enthusiastic about the new adventure. For the community of Schwäbisch Gmünd, the playground adds a new benefit to the beer garden as an ideal place for a pleasant get-together for local residents and curious visitors of the town.

Playing with challenges that pay off

Playing with challenges that pay off

On four levels of the cube-tower, children can discover diverse challenges where climbing elements are integrated so that as they make their way on the top they test many different senses and muscles. Climbing net and tunnel, for example, increase mobility, muscle-training and cross-coordination. But KOMPAN does not just value physical and cognitive training. The social-emotional aspect is also important.

The height offers a mental challenge that the children can face. Courage is required to go through the wire frame tunnel. The steep climb in open space trains spatial awareness. Whether alone or through teamwork, the thrill of mastering the elements at height increases the self-esteem of the children. At the top they can be proud of themselves and enjoy the highlight, the great view. Finally, it’s down to earth at full speed and a new climbing adventure can begin.







When you get courageous, it’s instant fun - then you want to do it again and again and again.

Zehra and Milena

playful children

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