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Fun Forest AbenteuerPark Homburg: An Exhilarating Climbing Obstacle Course with Ziplines

Updated: Jul 17, 2023



First of all, I want to point out how out of the ordinary this was for me. I'm afraid of heights so I was a little scared signing up, but I was determined to try it out and see what I could do. I'm so glad I did because it was an exhilarating adrenaline rush! I had so much fun, and it was great exercise. I would love to go back regularly. Fabulous way to get a full body workout while having fun at the same time.



I purchased tickets on their website and reserved our time a few days beforehand. However, I did not pay online when I reserved our spot. We paid at the window when checking in. If it is your first time, and you did not bring proper gloves, you will have to purchase them for around 3 euros at this time. After checking in, we were then directed to the next area (shown in the picture above) and workers gave us helmets, gloves, and harnesses to wear. After we were properly outfitted, we were then directed to an informational video that explained everything we needed to know. However, we weren't allowed to simply jump on the course from there (much to my relief). We actually had to traverse a practice course with an instructor watching us before finally being released to explore on our own. They were very thorough, and it made me feel safer and much more confident about what I was about to attempt.



What is it exactly? It is a series of obstacles you have to traverse while climbing through the various courses they have set up throughout the forest. You will climb through wooden tunnels, carefully step across swinging steps, fly along ziplines, walk across a tightrope, and much more! The entire time you are hooked up to a thick wire that will catch you if you fall at any time. However, my brain refused to believe that at most times. Crossing some of the higher obstacles was still extremely scary but once you made it across it was such a good feeling! I was shaking but amazed and thrilled that I did it! I didn't even fall once!



I completed the courses with my friend Nichole and her 9-year-old son Kaiden. He was able to do the adult course with us only due to the fact that we split up with him in the middle so we could help on either end. If you child isn't tall enough, they will not be able to adjust and attach/detach the equipment. I would highly suggest doing this if you are bringing younger children who want to traverse the adult course with you. Also, I would practice the zip line with them several times and ensure they have it down. Kaiden slammed into the padding at the end of a zipline pretty hard when he didn't slow himself down enough the first time. It definitely hurt.


We only made it through the first 3 courses until my arms couldn't take it anymore (my upper arm strength isn't the best). It was about 2 hours total. We were sweaty and tired at the end but happy and riding an adrenaline high. We all agreed we couldn't wait to do it again or try another one! Next time though, I'm going to attempt the course with the zipline across the lake before anything else. I think it is number 6.



The Fun Forest is next to a large lake with several restaurants, a walking path, paddle boats, and even minigolf that can be found at one end. It's near my home so I have been there several times. We were hungry after all that work, so we decided to have a casual lunch at the biergarten just a little bit down the road (easy 5-minute walk).



The salad wasn't bad but had some weird, pickled vegetables in it. I think they were pickles and eggplant (not entirely sure)? I am not a fan of either one, so I plucked them out and put them to the side. Honestly, I think I'd try something else next time because it kind of ruined the salad for me. Kaiden ordered the usual bratwurst and Nichole tried their quinoa salad. She though the pomegranate seeds were a little bit of a weird addition, but it didn't ruin the dish completely. They have an indoor and outdoor section next to the lake with a playground for the kiddos. Perfect for our needs!



We attempted to go paddle boating afterwards, but clouds started rolling in and a few droplets started to fall, so we promptly vetoed that plan. If you go and decide to rent one, you pay for the rental at the biergarten itself. Not at the spa where the paddleboats are located behind.


Additional Information:

  • There are several places to park along the lake. This parkplatz is closest to the AbenteuerPark. There is also another one just a little bit further up the road. It is not listed on Google Maps, but there is also a parking lot across the street from the biergarten and the biergarten itself has parking in front.

  • Address for Fun Forest: Kleinottweilerstraße 148, 66424 Homburg, Germany

  • Website for Fun Forest: https://homburg.funforest.de/

  • Adult tickets cost 23 euros and children cost 10 euros + (depending on age). There are also group rates.

  • Phone number for Fun Forest: +49 6841 7030257

  • **Leave all your important items in the car. They do not have lockers or anything to put your purse in, so whatever you bring will be left out while you are on the course.**

  • Address for Peters Alm Biergarten: Kleinottweilerstraße 114, 66424 Homburg, Germany

  • Website for Peters Alm Biergarten: https://petersalm.de/

  • Phone Number for Peters Alm Biergarten: +49 6841 9241999


Thank you for your support.

Happy adventures!

- Allie





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