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The First Treetop Walkway, Bavarian Forest National Park

The first and longest treetop walkway with a length of 1,300 meters welcomed its first visitors in September 2009. Wandering above the ground at a height ranging from 8 to 25 meters, exploring unspoiled and virgin nature. The Treetop Walkway in the National Park of Bavarian Forest enables you to enjoy an unforgettable view from an unusual perspective.

The access path to this largest park of its kind in the world is situated at the car park right next to forest enclosures. The boarding tower is equipped with a lift which provides comfortable and barrier-free access to seniors, disabled visitors on wheelchairs and also families with prams.

Walking on the footbridge made of wood, which is carefully embedded in the forest composed of both coniferous and deciduous trees, every visitor can experience a real enjoyment of nature. This simply magnificent moment is even more intense thanks to the use of special markers and panels, challenging your knowledge and sense of orientation, which are spread all along the walkway. Only here you will get familiar with the unforgettable local nature and its various life forms from a new angle.

The 1,300-meter-long foot bridge culminates with a 44-meter-high observation tower offering a simply fantastic and almost unlimited view: of the unpopulated area of the forest wilderness towards the top called Luzný; of the carefully cultivated cultural landscape of the Bavarian Forest with the Alps on the horizon.

A Treetop Walk on the Island of Rügen in the Baltic Sea

A new nature experience centre on the island of Rügen has been open to visitors since 2013. The third Treetop Walk to be opened, offering an interactive exhibition and dining experiences, quickly became a popular tourist attraction on the island of Rügen in the Baltic Sea.

Visitors of all ages can gain completely new, unusual perceptions and experiences on the trail: they can climb to the tops of old beech trees along a barrier-free path through the treetops, take a walk with a guide through the famed flint fields, or visit two very interesting exhibitions.

The total length of the trail is 1,250 m and its summit is a 40-m high tower built in the shape of an eagle's nest. From a height of 82 metres above sea level, it offers a wonderful view of the unique landscape of the island of Rügen. With a little luck, visitors walking along the trail might spot a sea eagle building its nests in the locality.

There are educational stations at regular intervals along the entire length of the trail, informing visitors about the local nature and life of animals, and passing on scientific knowledge about the fauna and flora of Rügen in a fun and original way. Activity stations provide fun along the Trail, where, for a change, you can try to keep your balance or try climbing at dizzy heights in a completely safe way. The entire trail is also barrier-free, and therefore suitable for all ages, wheelchair users and families with pushchairs.

At the end of an exciting trip, visitors are invited to sit down in the pleasant atmosphere of the Boomhus Restaurant, which serves regional dishes and seasonal cuisine.

Black Forest (Schwarzwald) Treetop Walk

Since September 2014, the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) Treetop Walk has allowed visitors to discover nature from a completely new perspective. A 1,250-metre long trail winds through the beeches, firs and spruces of the impressive mixed mountain forest on Sommerberg Mountain in Bad Wilbach. It starts with a 603 m long suspension path, which reaches a height of up to 20 m above the ground in some places. A 40-metre high tower with a viewing platform rises into the air at its end, from where you can enjoy a unique view of the entire Black Forest (Schwarzwald). Thanks to its barrier-free construction, the trail is suitable for all ages, as well as for wheelchair users and families with pushchairs.

Educational stations are located at regular intervals along the trail, informing visitors about the local nature and wildlife, and thus providing intriguing scientific knowledge about the Black Forest. Activity stations line the Trail, providing plenty of fun. Try keeping your balance or climbing to great heights in complete safety.

Since April 2015, the trail has featured a further attraction: thanks to a 55-metre long tunnel slide leading down the inner part of the observation tower, visitors can be back on ground in literally a few seconds.

The Black Forest Treetop Walk can be easily reached by a funicular railway from the valley town of Bad Wildbad. A convenient combined ticket is available, comprising a return trip on the funicular and admission to the Treetop Walk.

The first Czech Treetop Walk - Lipno

The Lipno Treetop Walk, the first trail of its kind in the Czech Republic, has been open to its visitors since July 2012. The Trail is carefully integrated into the landscape, rising above the Lipno Dam on Kramolín Hill. It adds to the diverse range of sports, educational and entertainment activities available in the area.

The trail includes educational stations that provide visitors with interesting facts about the surrounding countryside and animal life. Children and adults alike will gain new knowledge at these stations and expand their awareness of nature, its protection and the importance of the forest.

For the young and those who remain young at heart and still yearn for adventure, the trail offers activity stations with rope features. While walking along ropes, visitors can safely test their courage and balance at a height of up to 24 metres above the ground.

The trail ends with a 40-metre high nine-sided observation tower. Visitors can reach it by chair lift, by bus (Stezkabus) from Lipno nad Vltavou, or along a hiking trail or bike path. The way down can be made more exciting by riding an off-road scooter, which can be rented by the trail and returned at Lipno after descending Kramolín Hill.

Just a short walk from the trail, you will also find the unique Forest Kingdom, a playground where children can look forward to several dozen attractions, a forest zoo, creative workshops and many other fun activities. For instance, they can look forward to meeting squirrels, tawny owls and a wildcat. A herd of goats, headed by Kája the billy goat, is also popular among children. More active children can try out a giant forest trampoline and jump up to the branches of mature trees, while the more inquisitive among them can have fun looking for a way out of Godoš the Robber's maze. But the Forest Kingdom is not just about fun. Here too, children will learn to recognize trees, and discover the properties of wood and the many possibilities of its use.

Krkonoše Tree Top Walk

The Tree Top Walk is located in the heart of the majestic forests of the Krkonoše National Park.

We will show you what makes the Krkonoše nature unique. Together with us, you will get to know the local forests from the roots to the tree tops. You will become a part of forest life and meet a number of animals and plants that you will not find anywhere else.

The trail with a total length of over 1500 m will take you through a diverse forest, where you will find many surprises and new things to learn.

If you prefer self-study, you can use a large number of information boards that you can study undisturbed at the three stops located on the horizontal walkway.

We bet you’re going to like our delicious refreshments based on the local culinary tradition. We have something for everyone, including drivers, the elderly, little visitors of Krkonoše and kindergartens and school trip parties. For groups, we also offer a guide – an employee of the Krkonoše National Park.

Saarschleife Treetop Walk

Since June 2016, this Treetop Trail has opened up new views of one of Saarland's most famous excursion destinations, the Saarschleife (Great Bend in the Saar at Mettlach). Above a lookout point called Cloef, a 1,250-metre long trail made of natural Douglas fir and larch wood leads through the beeches, oaks and Douglas firs of the local mixed forest. At a height of up to 23 metres, visitors can approach life in the forest in a whole new way.

The trail also features educational stations, where not only children, but also adults can learn interesting information about the forest and its inhabitants. A slide and activity stations with various balancing features provide fun along the trail. During the walk, visitors can safely test their courage and balance at great heights.

The highlight of a visit to the Saarschleife Treetop Walk is a 42-metre high observation tower with a semi-circular floor plan. After ascending the semi-circular ramps to the viewing platform, visitors will have a unique panoramic view of the Saarschleife and the surrounding landscape of the Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park.

The advantage of this sophisticated building is that the entire trail, including the observation tower, is completely free of stairs, and thanks to its barrier-free construction, the whole walk is suitable for all ages, wheelchair users and families with pushchairs.

The highlight is a special event for visitors, where they can visit the trail outside of regular opening hours and see sun rising over the Saarschleife with their own eyes.

The First Treetop Walk in Slovakia - Bachledka

There is no need to write about the beauty of Slovakian countryside. Together with local partners, we have managed to find a fantastic location for the trail in the middle of the Pieniny National Park. The total length of the trail in the Tatra Mountains exceeds 1,200 metres. On the walk along the first 603 metres of the trail, visitors will find themselves at a height of up to 24 m above the ground. At its end, a 32-m high observation tower awaits them. In addition to the amazing nature of the Pieniny Mountains, tourists will also discover a panorama of the peaks of the Belianske Tatras or the picturesque Zamagurie region.

Shortly after opening in September 2017, the trail became a tourist hit. It attracts numerous groups of visitors from the High Tatras. Advantages include the great facilities of the Bachledka resort, which offers countless sports activities for all ages. Another option for an interesting follow-up activity is a visit to the panoramic restaurant Panorama Bachledka, which offers not only a wonderful gastronomic experience, but also many quality regional products for sale.

Educational stations are located along the trail, allowing both children and adults to learn interesting information about the forest and its inhabitants. Activity stations with various balancing features will provide fun while walking along the trail. While walking along them, visitors can safely try out their balance and courage. They can walk on a special suspended net with an area of ​​75 m² in the middle of the tower, which promises not only a one-of-a-kind experience over an open space, but also an even deeper insight into the interior of the trail.

For larger groups, there is also the opportunity to take a walk along the trail with a professional guide of the Pieniny National Park.

Trail through the Treetops of Pohorje

In September 2019, the first Slovenian Treetop Walk was ceremonially opened in the heart of the majestic forests of the Pohorje Mountains at the top of Rogla Mountain. The 1,043-metre long trail takes visitors through a diverse forest and, at a height of up to 24 metres above the ground, shows them what makes the local countryside unique.

There are didactic and educational boards on the trail, providing visitors with new knowledge about nature, its protection and the role of the forest. For both the young and those who have retained their spirit of adventure, there are several activity stations. During the walk, visitors can safely test their courage and balance at great heights.

The structure culminates with a 37-metre high observation tower, which, thanks to its unique location at an altitude of more than 1,500 metres, opens up breathtaking views from a bird's eye view.

Another attraction was added to the trail in June 2020: a tunnel slide more than 60 metres long leading down the inner part of the observation tower, thanks to which visitors can literally be back on the ground in a matter of seconds.

Treetop Walk Usedom

At a height of up to 23 metres the sustainable adventure trail leads through the different levels of the forest. In form of several learning stations over a path length of around 1,350 metres, the accessible walkway will provide interesting and entertaining information on environmental education, the Usedom Nature Park and the flora and fauna that live there. Experience stations with exciting balancing elements at lofty heights invite you to join in. Walking up to the tops of the peaks opens up unique perspectives of the island of Usedom, which already give a small foretaste of the view from the approx. 33-metre-high, square observation tower, which was modelled on the "old Bismarckwarte". From here, 75 metres above sea level, there is a unique view over the three imperial resorts of Bansin, Heringsdorf and Ahlbeck and over the Baltic Sea. As a special highlight, there will be a 50 m² walkable net on the topmost tower platform. Due to the low gradient the path is also suitable for wheelchair users and visitors with pushchairs and can be reached via a lift in the ascending tower. An entrance hall with shop, gastronomy and beer garden completes the overall offer of the Treetop Walk Usedom.

The first French Alsace Treetop Walk

In spring 2021, the Treetop Walk Alsace will open its doors in the French town of Drachenbronn. With a walkway length (with tower ramp) of 1,050 meters and a tower height of approx. 29 meters, the wooden construction blends in perfectly with nature. As one of the highest points along the foothills of the Vosges, the observation tower will offer a unique 360° view over the Rhine plain, the Black Forest and the Northern Vosges after its completion. Several learning and adventure stations as well as a slide inside the tower provide excitement and entertainment. In addition, a building with entrance and exit to the treetop walk, a merchandise shop as well as a restaurant with winter garden and terrace area and a free shuttle train that leads from the large parking lot to the entrance area of the treetop walk will be created. The complete all-round offer makes the treetop path an attractive destination for excursions.

Treetop Walk Avondale

Since 21 June 2022, the Treetop Walk Avondale has been open to visitors as Ireland's first tree top trail in the middle of the centuries-old Avondale Forest Park in County Wicklow. What makes it special: The unique nature experience facility is part of the Beyond the Trees Avondale adventure park. The 1,440 metre long treetop walk invites you to discover trees from all over the world, some of which are over 250 years old, at treetop level. As with the other eak treetop walks, learning and activity stations provide the right amount of fun and entertainment. 

The highlight is the 38-metre high observation tower with integrated slide and breathtaking 360-degree views over Avondale Forest Park, the Avonmore River Valley and Wicklow Mountain National Park. Following its renovation, the new Avondale House visitor centre directly on site will give guests an interactive insight into the living history of historic Avondale House and its famous former residents, the Parnell family. In addition, the park has a café, a playground and a unique sensory garden.

Treetop Walk Laurentides

The Treetop Walk Laurentides in Quebec is eak's first facility in Canada and welcomes all nature lovers on a more than 1,400-metre-long path in the middle of the forest. The 13th nature experience facility of the eak is located on the site of a former fish farm of the 'MRC des Laurentides', an administrative region in Quebec. A spectacular observation tower rises 40 metres into the sky and offers visitors a breathtaking view of the magnificent landscape of the Laurentian Mountains, Mont Tremblant and the national park of the same name, as well as Mont Blanc. An additional highlight for all adventurous visitors is the 70m² walkable net installed in the middle of the top platform of the tower.