Strolling around high above the forest floor, free as a bird – tree top walks let you see the world from a perspective barely imaginable looking up from the ground. From one minute to the next, you find yourself face to face with the tree tops' inhabitants, and can see the mighty trunks move in the wind quite up close. Built without staircases or high inclines, these captivating constructions make a perfect adventure for the entire family.
Bike Touring Highlight
Nature is every day and always new. Spring, summer, autumn or winter - in the beech forest in Prora it always looks different, it smells different, it feels different. Young and old visitors can experience and understand nature all year long in the only treetop path in Europe with sea views: at eye level with pristine beech trees on the accessible treetop path, on guided hikes such as the famous Feuerstein fields or in the exciting adventure exhibitions. They walk through the three ecosystems forest, open land and wetlands.
The highlight is the 40 meter high lookout tower of the treetop path, which is modeled on an eagle's nest. With a little luck, visitors to the Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen can watch native sea eagles from here on their excursions.
Every day from 9:30 to 16:30 from January to March
April daily from 9.30am to 5.30pm
May to September daily from 9.30 to 19.30
October daily from 9.30am to 5.30pm
November and December daily from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm (closed from 14 to 27.11 and 24.12)
Adults 10 euros, children 8 euros
Bike Touring Highlight
High up in the canopy of the forest, in an otherwise inaccessible area for humans, leads the treetop trail in the Hainich National Park. Towering over the tops of the trees, at a height of 44 meters, there is a treehouse with a tree house and a path that winds for 500 meters from the upper trunk to the tops of the treetops. Visitors gain insights into one of the most diverse habitats on earth. Those who are brave can test their skills on two suspension bridges and understand the swinging of the branches in the beech crowns.Opening hours:
1st April to 31st October 10am to 7pm
November & March 10am to 4pm
Closed from 1st December to 28th February Mon. to Fri., Sat. and Sun. 10am to 4pm
In the winter months special opening hours for the school holidays in Thuringia, 10 to 16 clockEntry:
Adults € 8.50; Students, trainees & students € 3; Children up to 12 years free
Get recommendations on the best single tracks, peaks, & plenty of other exciting outdoor places.
The treetop path is the centerpiece of the Panarbora Nature Experience Park. On a total run length of 1,635 meters, it leads up to the 40-meter high lookout tower. The circuit meanders through the various trees and vegetation zones, reaching heights of up to 23 meters. From the viewing platform you have an intoxicating view over the Bergisches Land. On the path, exhibitions playfully inform about various forest types, the life of a tree, the inhabitants of the forest and its economic use.
April to the end of October from 9.30 to 18 o'clock
November to March 10am to 4pm
Closed on Mondays and occasionally due to the weather
Adults 9,90 €, children & adolescents (4 - 17 years) 6,40 €
The tree canopy trail Waldkirch is located on the summit plateau of the Hugenwald at about 27m above the ground. Here you can discover nature from a new perspective on a 200m long wood-steel construction. Here you can reach a 1.2km long hiking trail, which is designed as a sensory path. Different stations invite you to feel, to hear, to touch, to smell and to see and to offer an additional insight into nature.
From the platforms you can enjoy a great view of the surrounding mountain landscape of the Black Forest Nature Park, the Elztal, the Breisgau and, if weather conditions permit, the Vosges in France. Right in front of your nose, however, is the fascinating flora and fauna in lofty heights, which you usually are not so close. The way back from the tops of the forest can be selected via the 185m long high-speed tube slide, which leads back to the starting point of the tree canopy trail Waldkirch with an action-packed shooting trip.
Open from late March to early November, times vary.
Admission: adults 6 €, children (5 - 15 years) 4,50 €
Mountain Biking Highlight
At an altitude of up to 20 meters above the forest floor, the 1,250-meter-long path meanders through beech, fir and spruce trees of the imposing mixed mountain forest - past numerous information and experience stations with interesting facts about local natural and animal life.
The highlight of the treetop path on the Sommerberg in Bad Wildbad is an observation tower, which is predominantly made of wood. The entrance to the tower takes place at about 5 m height from the treetop path. At the top of the tower there is an observation platform at about 40 m height, from which one has a great view over the treetops. If you want, you can take the 55-meter-long tunnel slide back down here.
Opening hours: all year round, end of November to beginning of January only on weekends, in winter always closed in a few days. More information: baumwipfelpfad-schwarzwald.de
Admission: adults 9,50 €, children (6 - 14 years) 7,50 €
Go for a walk in untouched nature in 8 to 25 meters above the forest floor and experience unique perspectives - this is made possible by the treetop path in the Bavarian Forest National Park. With a total length of 1,300 meters, the path meanders through beech, fir and spruce trees of the mixed mountain forest and ends on the platform of the impressive lookout tower at a height of 44 meters. If you visit the animal free area, you will experience lynx, moose and bear in their natural environment.
Opening hours: all year round, in winter always closed in a few days. More information: neuschoenau.de/de/baumwipfelpfad
Admission: adults 9 €, children (6 - 14 years) 7 €
Here you can hike from the forest floor to the highest treetops and experience the forest ecosystem from root to crown. Big and small explorers will experience the flora and fauna of the forest at close range from lofty heights. On three sides you have a clear view over the Edersee, Waldeck Castle and the Scheid peninsula.
To the webs you walk 800 m on the "squirrel path" through the forest and is attuned at various experience stations on the subject forest and forestry.
open all year from about 10 to 18 o'clock. Shorter in winter and sometimes only on weekends. Details: baumkronenweg.de
Adults € 7.90, children (4 to 17 years) € 3.90
40 meters above the ground you can experience the world from a bird's-eye view, with a wonderful panoramic view of the Alps and the Lake Constance region. If you want, you can go over the Wackelbrücke at 15 m and dash over the tube slide back to the forest floor. There is a dexterity course for teens and adults, a barefoot path and a large adventure playground - nobody gets bored here.
Opening hours: early March to early November, approx. 11am to 5pm, longer in the summer
Admission: adults € 9.20, children (from 1 meter in size) € 7.20
Bike Touring Highlight
Anyone who has ever set foot on the enchanted terrain of the Beelitz Heilstätten knows about the magic of this plant. Ancient castles, buildings that radiate incomparable charm, a vast old park with an undreamt of biodiversity, and a history that goes back more than 100 years. Nature, history and architecture seem to merge into a total work of art in this magical place.
As the first treetop path he not only opens up the world above the treetops, but also spans a huge ruin on which an original forest has been developing for over 60 years.
At a height of up to 23 meters on the path and 36 meters on the tower, the treetop path opens up an unprecedented perspective on a magical place.
May to September: 9am to 7pm
April & October: 9am to 5:30 pm
November to March: 10am to 4pm
Open all year except 24/25/12 and 01/01.
Adults 9.50 €, children (7 -17 years) 7.50 €
At the foot of the Burgberg, in the middle of the spa park Bad Harzburg, starts the approximately 1000 m long path and leads up to 26 m height through the old treetops of the cold valley. You will learn interesting things about the local timber industry, nature and the environment. A geology station explains the rock layers of the resin on the basis of a rock wall. The path leads over a pond, provides wide views over the Harz National Park and gives an insight into the exciting flora and fauna of the northernmost low mountain range in Germany.
Opening hours: April to October 9.30am to 6pm, November to March 10am to 4pm
Admission: adults 8 €, children (4 to 17 years) 6,50 €
The treetop path is mainly made of wood and fits into the idyllic picture of the forest with its filigree and natural construction. Here you can walk over a secure timber-steel structure from treetop to treetop up to 15 m above the ground. Free as the birds of the forest you move on the 600m long tree canopy path over suspension bridges, the longest is 50 m long. An exciting walk among the treetops, where one can feel like the Amazon forested Indians and say hello to the birds in the treetops. From the viewing platform you have a sweeping view of Frankfurt's skyline and will be reminded at the latest that civilization is not very far away.
From April to October, every day from 10am to 6pm
November to March see baumkronenpfad.de
Adults € 7.90, children and adolescents € 3.90