Kindergarten Wolfartsweier – Karlsruhe, Germany - Atlas Obscura
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Kindergarten Wolfartsweier

Karlsruhe, Germany

A kindergarten shaped like a cat with a tail that's a slide. 

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The kids who attend kindergarten in Karlsruhe, Germany, do so in a giant feline. The whimsical Kindergarten Wolfartsweier is built like a big white cat.

Constructed in 2011 and designed by Tomi Ungerer and Ayla Suzan Yöndel, the cat building includes a door for a mouth below a whisker-lined nose, windows for eyes, and a classroom in its belly. For added fun, kids can even ride down its tail that doubles as a slide.

In terms of architecture that inspires a playful imagination, the Kindergarten Wolfartsweier is remarkable for its embrace of an alternative, animalistic design for what a school can be. 

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