Baumwipfelpfade give a completely new perspective on the forest and are a great experience of nature. We show the best treetop trails in Germany – excursion destinations for the whole family with special features from the Wipfeldinner to the forest wedding.
Adlerhorst, Rügen (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)
Germany’s northernmost treetop path lies on the island of Rügen – the lookout tower is modeled on an eagle’s nest. From 82 meters above sea level you can watch sea eagles flying. The path has the peculiarity that from its location between the Little Jasmund Bodden and the Prorer Wiek you can see three different ecosystems: forest, open land and wetlands.
Rügen Tree Top Walk *
Ivenacker Eichen (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)
They are among the oldest trees in Germany: the 1000-year-old oak trees from Ivenack. In addition to game enclosures, a display gate and an exhibition in the baroque pavilion, visitors can actively experience the forest on a 620-meter treetop path. The 40-meter-high viewing platform, which can be reached by elevator, offers a panoramic view of the giant trees and the landscape of the Mecklenburg Lake District, especially Lake Ivenacker.
Tree top path Ivenacker Eichen *
Also with strollers and wheelchairs
Most of the treetop paths are barrier-free or barrier-free and therefore partially or completely suitable for wheelchair users and families with prams. Details of the accessibility of the paths are available on their websites, some paths are also certified by the nationwide “Travel for All” labeling system *
Barrier-free restaurants, hotels and leisure activities can also be found in ADAC Maps
“Tree and Time” is the name of a path in Beelitz in Brandenburg. Visitors hike at the height of the tree canopy on a site where formerly lung suffered, and learn more about the area 50 km south of Berlin.
Tree top path Beelitz-Heilstätten *
Bad Harzburg (Lower Saxony)
The approximately 1000 meter long path starts at the foot of the Burgberg in the Bad Harzburg spa park and runs through the old tree tops of the Cold Valley at a height of over 20 meters. The path leads over a pond, provides insights into the national park, provides information about the timber industry and the environment, layers of rock and the history of the Harz. There are almost 50 experience elements and resting stations on 18 platforms. Root path and glass walkway complete the natural experience. Themed tours, top lights, readings and music are on the annual program. And you can even get married over the tops.
Harz tree top path *
Bad Iburg (Lower Saxony)
The treetop path with a total running length of almost 600 meters offers new views of the Iburger Castle and the forest spa park with 250-year-old deciduous trees, some of which have a trunk diameter of more than one meter. The path was created in the Osnabrücker Land in the course of the Landesgartenschau 2018. A total of 30 experience and learning stations show flora, fauna, geology, history of the forest, which here e.g. Offers habitat for five different bat species. At the eastern entrance tower, all levels of the barrier-free path can be reached by elevator.
Tree top path Bad Iburg *
Panarbora, Bergisches Land (North Rhine-Westphalia)
Panarbora is the name of a nature adventure park around 50 kilometers east of Cologne on the edge of the Bergisches Land nature park. Here you can hear animal sounds via the app, and there are also stories about forest life. The path is 520 meters long and has a 40 meter high observation tower. There is also the option of spending the night in five tree houses.
Panarbora Nature Park *
TreeTopWalk Edersee (Hessen)
On the edge of the Kellerwald-Edersee National Park, the TreeTopWalk offers insights into the bizarre landscape of old trees and views of the reservoir. The 750 meter long squirrel path leads to the beginning of the treetop path, which brings visitors closer to the different habitats of the forest from the deciduous soil to the leafy crown. Tours with nature park guides are also part of the program.
Saving tip: ADAC members receive a 10 percent discount.
Treetopwalk Edersee *
Hoherodskopf, Vogelsberg (Hesse)
In wooded Hesse, visitors can stroll through the forest in the Hoher Vogelsberg Nature Park on suspension bridges. The wood-steel construction is a total of 500 meters long and up to 15 meters high. According to the operator, the path is almost stepless. Children should already be able to walk there independently and not be carried.
Saving tip: ADAC members receive a 10 percent discount
Tree top path Hoherodskopf *