Baumwipfelpfade in Germany: 5 beautiful mountain trails

Soaring above the tree tops – this is how you can feel when you visit one of the tree top paths in Germany. Run over the long footbridges and bridges and enjoy the wonderful view that you have from above over the surrounding landscape.

The treetop paths are not only popular travel destinations in Germany for families, because not only children are thrilled with the experience in the tree tops. There are now many of the treetop trails across Germany.

We now present the most beautiful (tree top paths) Baumwipfelpfade in Germany. Visit them on your next weekend trip. Thanks to barrier-free paths, the treetop paths are the perfect holiday destination in Germany for all ages.

1. Saarschleife treetop path, Saarland

You can walk the Saarschleife treetop path for up to 23 meters above the treetops for over 1250 meters. So you will experience completely new perspectives between beech, oak and Douglas fir. At the end of the route you will be rewarded with a unique panorama over the Saar loop. For the perfect view, you have the opportunity to climb even higher and climb the 42-meter-high lookout tower and enjoy the view over the Saar loop. You should visit this romantic place with your partner at sunset.

Various learning stations are integrated into the path where you can learn more about the forest and its inhabitants. In addition, adventure stations with slides and wobbly bridges ensure variety for young and old. If you are traveling with a pram or wheelchair or are not quite as good on foot, there are lifts and rest areas for you.

Address: Cloef-Atrium, 66693 Mettlach-Orscholz

Opening times: From November to March daily from 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in April and October from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from May to September from 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission: Adults € 10, pupils from 15 years, students and pensioners € 9, children from 6 to 14 years € 8, children under 6 years free


2. Tree top path Hainich, Thuringia

The treetop trail Hainich is located in the middle of the Hainich National Park. Here you climb the German jungle on the roof and can not only enjoy a great view, but also experience the sounds of the forest unfiltered up close.

The treetop path meanders across the forest over a distance of around 530 meters. A 40 meter high observation tower offers you a great panorama over the national park, which is one of the 16 national parks in Germany.

The path is divided into four sections in which you can learn more about the inhabitants of the forest and its nature. The treetop path is not only used by tourists, but also serves science. At the observation tower there is a weather station of the University of Göttingen and scientists use the convenient access to the tree tops for tree top research.

Address: Thiemsburg 1, 99947 Schönstedt

Opening times: In November, December and March daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in January and February only on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., from April to October daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission: Adults € 11, people with disabilities € 9, pupils from 13 years, trainees and students € 4, children from 6 to 12 years € 2, children up to 5 years free


3. Waldwipfelweg St. Englmar, Bavaria

Experience nature up close on the St. Englmar forest top path. At a height of 30 meters, the path leads you to a large viewing platform from which you can enjoy a fabulous view of the mountain ranges of the Bavarian Forest, the Danube Valley and the Alps.

During your walk on the forest tree top path, which is also accessible for prams and wheelchairs, you will experience nature and the different tree species with their inhabitants up close. Along the way, the native bird species are presented to you optically and acoustically in showcases. For the brave forest enthusiasts, the way to the observation deck leads over a 25 meter long suspension bridge at lofty heights.

But there is more to discover around the forest top path. A nature trail shows you even more about the region and the forest over a length of two kilometers. In the house on your head you suddenly stand on the ceiling and on the path of illusions you experience optical phenomena that will amaze you.

Our tip: On the four advent weekends there is a Christmas market on the forest top path. Then the path turns into a wonderful Christmas world.

Address: Maibrunn 2a, 94379 Sankt Englmar

Opening times: from April to October daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., from November to March from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: Adults € 7.50, people with disabilities € 6, pensioners from 65 years and students € 7, children from 3 to 15 years € 5, children up to 3 years free


4. Black Forest tree top path, Baden-Württemberg

On the Black Forest treetop path, your path leads you through a total length of 1250 meters at a height of up to 20 meters between beech, fir and spruce. Every year you can get to know nature from a new perspective.

The life of the forest dwellers will be brought closer to you at a total of ten learning stations. Learn more about the mixed forests of the Northern Black Forest, the birds of the forest, forest development or the raw material wood. Your path leads you via various adventure stations to the approximately 40-meter-high observation tower, which rises in a cup shape over the forest. For the brave, there is a 55-meter-long tunnel slide that winds downwards from a height of 25 meters in the middle of the observation tower.

Address: Peter-Liebig-Weg 16 – Sommerberg, 75323 Bad Wildbad

Opening times: From November to March daily from 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in April and October from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from May to September from 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission: Adults € 10, pupils aged 15 and over, students, pensioners and people with disabilities € 9, children from 6 to 14 years € 8, children under 6 years free


Our tip: After a day in the treetop path, you can relax in one of the numerous thermal baths in the Black Forest and review the day.

5. Tree Top Walk on Edersee, Hessen

Located on the south bank of the Edersee, the Tree Top Walk awaits you in the middle of the tree tops. At the end of the path you can let your gaze wander over the Edersee bathing lake and look up to the Waldeck Castle and beyond.

Before you rise into the tree tops, you will pass the squirrel path. This is particularly exciting for children, because here the inhabitants and phenomena of the forest are presented in a child-friendly and exciting way. The entire treetop walk is barrier-free and accessible to all visitors.

Our tip: take part in one of the guided tours and visit the treetop path in the morning or in the evening. So you learn more about the inhabitants of the forest

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Address: Brühlfeld 3, 34549 Edertal

Opening times: From May to September daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., in March and October daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., from November to March daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in April daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission: adults € 8.50, children from 4 to 17 years € 4.50, children under 4 years free


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