Partnership trails

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.

The treetop walkway descends at Hans Eisenmann´s house where the tourist information centre is situated.

In the vicinity of “the Treetop Walkway“ the area of forest animal reserves can be found. In the diverse forest landscape of the National Park 16 large enclosures were established. These were connected to the compound of animal runs in the centre of the Luzný National Park. Currently, you can spot there 36 various species of birds and mammals.

The Treetop Walkway on an Island in the Baltic Sea

A new natural entertainment park established on Rügen Island welcomed its first visitors in June 2013. The third Treetop Walkway with an interactive exhibition and exquisite gastronomy is a new attraction on this well-known island in the Baltic Sea. The total length of the walkway is 1,250m and the height of the eagle nest reaches 40m.

Our adult and little visitors will encounter new and rather unusual perceptions and experiences: such as reaching the treetops of old oaks on the barrier-free walkway, setting off on a guided tour to visit the famous flint fields or visiting two interesting exhibitions.

The observation tower, designed in the form of an eagle nest, is situated at a height of 40 meters and represents the absolute top of this walkway. The altitude of 82 meters above sea level offers a splendid view of the unique landscape of the Rügen Island in the Baltic Sea. If you are lucky, you might spot a sea eagle soaring above the sea and the country. After this exciting trip, you are welcome to taste the local cuisine with its typical dishes or try some lovely food from the seasonal products at the „Boonhus“ Restaurant.

The Black Forest Treetop Walk

The Black Forest Treetop Walkway enables you to experience the forest from an entirely new perspective. With a total length of 1.250 meters and a height of up to 20 meters above the forest ground, the path winds its way through the beech trees, firs and spruces of the impressive mixed mountain woodland up to the Sommerberg Mountain. The highlight of the treetop walkway, which was first opened in September 2014, is a 40-metres-high view tower with a view platform. Once you get there, you are rewarded with a unique view of the whole Black Forest Mountains (Schwarzwald). Thanks to the fact that the walkway is completely barrier-free, it is suitable for visitors of all ages, it is easily accessible for wheelchairs and young families with prams.

Natural material used for its construction makes you experience the surrounding nature in a completely different way. Discover little animals, birds, insects and numerous plants on various levels of the walkway. You have the possibility to observe them from an entirely new perspective. Pleasant routing of the walkway at its constant ascent make you feel like floating high above the forest ground.

 

Along the whole path, there are small balconies with didactic stops informing the visitors about the local nature and wildlife, so you may learn a lot of interesting facts too. But fun does not come short either. For a change, there are little side bends along the path where you may safely try climbing or balancing in the heights.Form April 2015 the visitors may enjoy a new attraction on the path: the 55-meter-long tunnel slide inside the tower promises an extraordinary experience when sliding down. 

Never mind if there is delicate fresh green in spring, striking colours of the forest in autumn or sparkling fresh snow in winter, a walk along the Treetop Walkway is always an impressive experience in the nature.
You may easily get to the Black Forest Mountains Treetop Walkway using the summer mountain railway from Bad Wildbad. There is a special ticket available which includes the fare up and down the mountain plus the entrance to the Treetop Walkway. 

First Bohemian Tree Top Trail – Lipno

Tree Top Trail Lipno, the national uniqueness and the first trail of its kind in the Czech Republic, welcomed its first visitors on July 10, 2012. The trail is sensitively integrated into the landscape around Lipno Lake and makes an unique addition to Lipno. It provides a range of sports, educational and entertainment activities.

Part of the Trail is an educational didactic feature that enriches and extends knowledge of nature, its protection, and forest functions. Not only for small visitors, but also for those who have stayed young and have not abandoned their appetite for adventure, three entertainment stations with rope elements are designed. They are located at a height of 24 meters.

The trail ends with a 40-meter nine-point observation tower that is unique in its appearance, not only due to the airy architectural form, but also by the barrier-free approach, type and method of construction.

Saarschleife Treetop Walk

Since June 2016, a new Treetop Walkway opens new perspective to its visitors in one of the best known tourist destinations in Saarland, the Saarschleife. Situated above the Cloef area, the 1.250 metres long Walkway made of natural Douglas fir and larch wood winds its way among the beech, oak and Douglas fir trees. At a height of 3 – 23 metres the visitors have the possibility to learn more about the life in the wood in a way they have never experienced before.

Along the Walkway, there are children friendly didactic stops where not only little explorer may learn a lot about the wood and its inhabitants. When walking among the tree tops you may also enjoy some fun at the play stops with various wobbly bridges and a toboggan.

 

The highlight of the Treetop Walkway is the 42 metres high view tower, which is unique due to its special architectural form. When you come up along its half-round ramps to the view platform, you are rewarded with a splendid panoramic view on the Saarschleife area and the surrounding countryside of the Saar-Hunsrück natural park.

The Treetop Walkway is special for one more reason. There are no steps or stairs on both the Walkway and the View Tower. That is why they are easily accessible for visitors using wheelchairs, walking frames or for parents with prams. An unforgettable experience is offered to our visitors during special events, when they are allowed to enter the Walkway before the usual opening hours and may experience a breathtaking sunrise over the Saarschleife area.

Bachledka Treetop walk

Bachledka Treetop walk is situated in the heart of majestic forests of the Pieniny National Park. We will show you the unique nature of the Belianske Tatras. We will explore local forests together. You will be immersed in the forest and get to know and learn about many animals and plants that can be found only in a few places of the world.

On more than 600 metre long route you will go through the forest with various animal and plant species, find many surprises and learn some lessons.

The view from 32 metre high observation tower is magnificent and you will have the majestic trees some of which are even older than you within arm’s reach.

If you prefer self-study you will find a large number of information boards along the trail for you to study. These information boards are located at the three stops in the horizontal part of the trail.

We offer you snacks based on the local cuisine. We did not forget the drivers, seniors, the youngest visitors, schools and nurseries.

Treetop walk Salzkammergut

In August 2018 the first path of the Erlebnis Akademie AG in Austria opened its doors. From afar you can see the observation tower of the Baumwipfelpfad Salzkammergut on the way up to the Upper Austrian town of Gmunden, high up on the summit of the Grünberg. The Grünberg cable car provides easy access to the 1,400-meter-long, barrier-free path and offers unique views of the whole of Gmunden. Through a variety of fantastic views of the surrounding mountain landscape and the Traunsee, the walk over the tree tops becomes a special experience. For small and large explorers' hearts there are learning stations along the wooden structure that convey exciting and interesting facts about nature and the environment. At the experience stations it is necessary to overcome balancing beams or wobbly elements - and all this at dizzy heights. The highlight of the trail is the 39-meter-high observation tower, from which you can experience a spectacular 360 ° panoramic view of the entire Alpine foothills and the Salzkammergut.
The 55-meter-long tunnel slide inside the lookout tower, which is accessed via a 28-meter-high platform, promises an exceptional slide experience for young and old alike. Equipped with non-slip mats, the visitors experience a rapid ride through the tube slide, which ends in the immediate vicinity of the exit of the path.

The nature experience facility is accessible, so that a visit for all target groups from families with toddlers and prams to the senior group is effortless to master. Even wheelchair users or people who rely on a rollator, the paths can easily pass.

The holiday region Traunsee in the heart of the Salzkammergut attracts visitors with countless leisure activities and hiking trails. Discover the places and bays on a boat trip on the Traunsee or stroll through the lovely old town of Gmunden. For a varied and individual excursion program you can find many other attractive offers such as the Schloss Orth or the Gmundner Keramikmanufaktur ready for you. In the immediate vicinity of the treetop path is the Grünbergalm with home-style cuisine at a high level.

Treetop walk Pohorje

In the heart of Pohorje, on September 20, 2019, the first treetop trail in Slovenia (Zreče / Rogla) and the ninth Erlebnis Academy AG were inaugurated. The architecturally sophisticated wooden structure southwest of Maribor includes an impressive 37-meter-high observation tower with nine corner planes, from whose upper plateau you can see large parts of Slovenia and surrounding countries, as well as a 1043-meter walkway meandering between tree tops. Along the trail are educational and adventure stations that bring interesting information about nature and the environment to small and large visitors.
From the lookout tower at the top of the Tree Top Trail in Slovenia, the view is breathtaking. The view extends through dense forests into the Julian Alps and the neighboring countries also appear on the horizon. Thanks to its unique location at an altitude of more than 1,500 meters, you will be able to enjoy amazing bird-like views.