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The First Treetop Walk, Bavarian Forest National Park

The first and at one time the longest Treetop Walk in the world was opened in the Bavarian Forest National Park in September 2009. The 1,300-metre long trail ends with a 44-m high observation tower, from which there is a fantastic and almost unlimited view in the direction of Lusen (Luzný) Mountain to the uninhabited forest wilderness and, in the other direction, towards the carefully tended cultural landscape of the Bavarian Forest with the Alps on the horizon.

An access road to the park, the largest of its kind in the world, is located by the car park next to the game enclosures. The entrance tower is equipped with a lift, allowing comfortable and easy access to the trail for seniors, wheelchair users and parents with pushchairs. The trail itself, like all other treetop trails, is barrier-free.

The primarily wooden structure of the footbridge, which is carefully set into the surrounding mixed forest, provides every visitor with an authentic, natural experience. This experience is made more interesting by educational stations, where visitors can learn about the fauna and flora of the forest that surrounds them. Excitement is provided along the trail at activity stations with fun games such as rope walking on a rope at dizzy heights. Of course, every zone is completely safe and will entertain children and adults alike.

After descending from the observation tower, visitors find themselves at Hans Eisenmann's house, where the information centre is located. In the immediate vicinity of the Treetop Walk, there is also an area featuring animal enclosures. Sixteen large game reserves and aviaries, which have been connected to the animal enclosures in the Lusen National Park Centre, have been established in the diverse forest landscape on the edge of the park. Thirty-six different domestic species of birds and mammals currently live here.

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) Trail

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.

A Trail through the Treetops of Krkonoše

The path through the treetops of the Krkonoše Mountains (Giant Mountains) with a unique underground cave offers visitors a pleasant walk, plenty of interesting information, and a breathtaking view of the beautiful landscape of the Krkonoše National Park.

The Krkonoše Trail, which is more than a kilometre and a half long, ends with a 45-metre tall observation tower. Along the entire length of the trail, there are 40 glass peep-hole signs on the railings, providing interesting facts about the surrounding forest. The way up to the tower literally takes visitors from the roots to the treetops. Thanks to a unique underground exhibition, they can study the micro-world of the soil and, over a gradual ascent made more interesting by small information stations, they will reach the top of the lookout tower. The way down can be speeded up by a slide with an 80-metre long tube with a diameter of one metre. The ride down takes only a few seconds.

You can finish your trip by visiting the nearby restaurant or an outdoor refreshments stand. Other fun experiences can be had at specially organised visitor events, where you can take a walk along the trail outside of regular opening hours and enjoy a romantic stroll above the tree tops in the sunset.

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.

Salzkammergut, the First Austrian Treetop Walk

In August 2018, the first trail in Austria opened its gates. Situated on the way to the Upper Austrian town of Gmunden, the Salzkammergut (Salt Chamber) Treetop Trail is clearly visible from a distance. The Grünberg Cable Car provides easy access to the 1,400-metre long barrier-free Trail and offers unique views of the entire Gmunden. With a range of fantastic views of the surrounding mountain landscape and the Traunsee Lake, a walk through the treetops is definitely a one-of-a-kind experience.

For the hearts of explorers of all ages, educational stations are provided along the entire length of the trail, telling visitors exciting and interesting facts about the countryside and the environment that surrounds them. At adrenaline stations, you will have to overcome various obstacles and unsteady features - all at breathtaking heights. The trail culminates with a 39-metre-high observation tower, from which there is a wonderful 360° panoramic view of the entire alpine foothills and the Salt Chamber.
A 75-metre long slide inside the lookout tower promises an exceptional experience for visitors of all ages.

The Salzkammergut Treetop Walk is completely barrier-free, inviting everyone from families with toddlers and pushchairs to groups of seniors to visit. The trail can easily be completed by people in wheelchairs or those who have difficulty walking.

The tourist area of ​​Traunsee in the heart of an area known as the Salt Chamber attracts visitors with countless leisure activities and hiking trails. Tourists can discover places and bays on boat trips on the Traunsee Lake, or visit the beautiful old town of Gmunden. For a varied and individual excursion programme, there are many other attractive places on offer, such as Orth Castle or the local ceramics factory.

In the immediate vicinity of the Treetop Walk you will find the Grünbergalm restaurant, where you can enjoy gastronomic treasures of the local cuisine after a beautiful walk.

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.