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.
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
On this path you not only walk between the treetops, you also have a spectacular view of the wild river landscape of the Lech and the surrounding mountains of the Alpine foothills in Bavaria and Tyrol. At a height of 21 m, the 480 m long path runs exactly on the border between Austria and Germany and opens up a fascinating world of treetops as well as flora and fauna of various forest types and tree species. The treetop trail is connected to the forest adventure center Ziegelwies, which allows a floodplain forest, Lech and mountain forest to be discovered up close.
May to October daily from 10am to 5pm
April & November daily from 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adults (from 16 years) 4 €, children free
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Hiking Highlight (Segment)
The Waldwipfelweg Sankt Englmar offers besides the "Wipfel der Gefühle" also the "Haus am Kopf" where everything, including furnishings, is upside down. The operators probably like to have breakfast with a clown. The view over the mountain ranges of the Bavarian Forest, the Danube Valley and the Gäuboden plains from the up to 30m high path made of local larch wood is impressive. There is also a nature trail and in winter a Christmas market.
Opening hours: all year round, April to October 9am to 7pm, November to March 9am to 4pm
Admission: adults 7,50 €, children (7 to 17 years) 5 €
The natural trail leads 2 km through pastures, meadows and forests. At the Lindlingalm the 1 km long Baumzipfelweg starts with the 200 m long "Golden Gate Bridge of the Alps". It is up to 42m high and spans the valley at the origin of the Saalach. The crossing offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding mountain scenery as well as of the high ropes course, whose course runs alongside and under the bridge. The panoramic viewpoint of the Baumzipfelweg is the 600 m long Wipfelweg. A massive larch wood construction - up to 30 m above the forest floor - with stairs, towers, platforms and bridges.
May to October: daily 9.30am to 6pm
November to March: Tuesday and Sunday 11am to 9pm
Outside the quoted times, a coin machine is available.
Adults € 9, children (from 4 years) € 6
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 €
Spectacularly high above the treetops of mighty old giant trees on the Baumwipfelweg. From here you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the show gardens, the Danube floodplains and the city as far as Tullnerfeld. On sunny clear days you can even see the Ötscher. 201 steps lead up high above the treetops, if necessary a lift transports to the uppermost platform - accessibility is a top priority all over the area.
Even the construction of the Baumwipfelweg itself is architecturally and artistically a special feature. Designed by the Lower Austrian architect DI Ernst Maurer, the 30-meter-high path consists of a multi-level observation tower, stairwells and platforms. The railing of the path consists of glass panels artistically designed by the renowned Lower Austrian woodcut sculptor Prof. Erich Steininger.
Opening hours: from early April to mid-October, daily from 9am to 6pm
Admission (for the entire garden): adults 12,50 €, reduced 10,50 €, children (6 to 18 years) 6,50 €
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 €
Those who have covered 675 meters of track and 40 meters in altitude on the first treetop path in the Czech Republic will be rewarded with an astonishing view of the Lipno reservoir, the Šumava mountains, the Gratzener Bergland and the peaks of the Austrian Alps. If you are really into adventure, you will enjoy the 11 adrenalin sections for children and the three adventure stations with rope elements at 24 m height. There are also didactic elements that convey knowledge in the area of nature, nature conservation and forest function.
Opening hours: All year round from about 10 to 16 o'clock. In the summer longer and on Tuesdays until 23 o'clock.
Admission: adults 190 CZE, children (3 - 14 years) 120 CZE
Going for a walk eight to 25 meters above the forest floor in untouched nature and experiencing unique perspectives - the treetop path in the Bavarian Forest National Park makes it possible for you. With a total length of 1,300 meters, the path meanders through beech, fir and spruce trees and ends on the platform of the impressive observation tower at a height of 44 meters. If you also visit the animal park, you will experience lynx, elk and bear in their natural environment.
Opening times: all year round, closed for a few days in winter.
All information: baumwipfelpfade.de
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Hiking Collection by Ferienregion Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald