Baumwipfelpfad im Naturerbezentrum Rügen
This tree-top walk on Germany’s favorite island, Rügen, promises a galore of natural beauty and fun for the family. The 1,250-meter-long walkway cuts through the dense deciduous forest, culminating in the “Eagle’s Nest” view tower at an altitude of 82 meters. However, the fun is in the journey. En route, look through an “eagle’s view” telescope, and understand how trees draw water from the ground. For the little guests, there are games, special shows, exhibitions, and hands-on activities.
Forsthaus Prora 1, 18609 Binz, Germany, +49 38393 662200
Baumwipfelpfad im Naturerbezentrum Rügen | Courtesy of Erlbenis Akademie AG
Panarbora Baumwipfelbad is a fascinating journey of 1,635 meters up to the observation tower at a height of 40 meters. From the top, visitors get to feast their eyes on sweeping vistas of Bergisches Land. The circuit is punctuated by six stations, wherein visitors learn fascinating facts about the Bergisches Forest and its evolution, the different kinds of trees, the exotic inhabitants of the forest, and the secrets hidden under the dead tree trunks. The information is presented in a fun manner to hold the fleeting attention of little guests.
Nutscheidstraße 1, 51545 Waldbröl, Germany, +49 2291 908650
Baumkronenpfad Edersee introduces visitors to a perspective of the ecosystem of the Kellerwald and the Ederstausee that is impossible to even imagine from the ground. While strolling under the beautiful tulip-shaped canopy over the 750-meter-long walkway, visitors come across several wooden installations and sculptures and gain valuable information about the area. The treetop path is also a great idea for a moonlight date or a romantic dinner.
Brühlfeld 3, 34549 Edertal, Germany, +49 5623 9737977
Skywalk Allgäu is one of the top attractions of the scintillating uplands of Allgäu. If there is one thing that can beat the views of endless green fields, picture-postcard villages, the sparkling Lake Constance, and the majestic Alps from the ground, it is an aerial view of the same from the 40-meter-high observation deck. The skywalk also offers loads of extras, including information centers, adventure playgrounds, a mini zoo, and lots of great ways to bond with nature.
Oberschwenden 25, 88175 Scheidegg, Germany, +49 8381 8961800
Baumkronenpfad Beelitz-Heilstätten is not only a walk through beautiful nature, but a stroll down time. From this serpentine walkway, visitors can look down at WWII ruins and castle-like ancient buildings. En route, visitors pick up interesting bits of information on the history of destruction and reconstruction of this area The 40-meter-high observation tower awaits with uninterrupted views over the Fläming region. If the weather is nice, you can see all the way to Berlin. Alongside the treetop walk, do take the time to explore the fascinating forest park.
Str. nach Fichtenwalde 13, 14547 Beelitz, Germany, +49 33204 634723
Baumkronenpfad Nationalpark Hainich
The 530-meter-long Canopy Walk at Hainich National Park touches the tops of dense deciduous trees and winds its way up to the observation tower at a height of 44 meters. The path has been made interesting with sculptures and interesting tidbits of information about the forest and its inhabitants. Once at the top, visitors get to treat their senses to lush greenery as far as the eyes can see, with birds for company.
Thiemsburg 1, 99947 Schönstedt, Germany, +49 3603 825843