The accessible Treetop Walk - from the entrance to the observation tower

The Treetop Walk in the National Park provides step-free access to the treetops. The walkway leads past clearings and deadwood areas, up into the mighty treetops, before turning off into the gigantic tree Tower.

Treetop Walk Bavarian Forest - the accessible walkway
Treetop Walk Bavarian Forest - the accessible walkway
Treetop Walk Bavarian Forest - the accessible walkway

The walkway - from the entrance to the observation tower

The Bavarian Forest is a very varied environment, and can be explored at ground level along beautiful hiking trails. However, only the National Park's Treetop Walk allows you to get close to the treetops.  

Up here, in the pristine nature 8 to 25 metres above the forest floor, the Treetop Walk offers new perspectives on the natural and cultural landscapes of the Bavarian Forest and its beautiful valleys and mountains, such as the Rachel and the Lusen

With its overall length of 1,300 metres, this walkway through the treetops is one of the longest in the world. 

From here, the walkway continues and ends at ground level at the Hans-Eisenmann-Haus, where you can find out much more about the Bavarian Forest National Park.


Walkway of the Treetop Walk Bavarian Forest
Walkway of the Treetop Walk Bavarian Forest
Overview and walk way of the Bavarian Forest Treetop Walk

The View Tower - enjoy the view from the view tower, 44 metres above the forest floor

In the truest sense of the word, the highlight of the Treetop Walk is the 44-metre-high observation tower, also called the Baum-Ei, or View Tower. Unique in its airy architectural form, the View Tower was built above 3 ancient, mighty fir trees and beeches up to 38 metres tall. 

The Treetop Walk is accessible up to the first viewing platform and, with a maximum gradient of 2 – 6 %, is easy to manage. 

The 44-metre-high observation platform offers stunning views of the vast expanse of the Bavarian and Bohemian Forests, which spread out beyond the Rachel and the Lusen and, on clear days, the main northern Alpine ridge from east to west is clear to see.


The observation tower in the Bavarian Forest
The observation tower in the Bavarian Forest
The View Tower in the Bavarian Forest

Enjoy the treetops of the Bavarian Forest from the Forest Island

The Forest Island, opened in 2015, is a 270sqm wooden platform with a lattice recliner, 20 metres above ground level. The original Treetop Walk has been extended with this timber construction, and offers an opportunity for rest and relaxation amongst the treetops of the Bavarian Forest. 

The Forest Island is designed to be accessible, and can be reached via a stair lift.

The Forest Island with lattice recliner, 20 metres above ground level
The Forest Island with lattice recliner, 20 metres above ground level
The Forest Island with lattice recliner, 20 metres above ground level

Café and restaurant right by the Treetop Walk

Culinary specialities await you at Café EISENMANN and the cosy Waldwirtschaft restaurant and beer garden. 

Get closer to nature at the learning and activity stations

Information boards along the 1,300-metre treetop walk provide explorers young and old with interesting and exciting facts on the local tree species and their different living conditions.

By seeing and touching, you’ll get interesting insights on the following topics:

• Biodiversity in the mountain forest
• Decay processes in the primeval forest
• Treetop research
• The battle for light


There are balance beams and moving obstacles to overcome at the activity stations - and all this at dizzy heights. The stations provide a good measure of fun and excitement for family outings.

Treetop Walk Bavarian Forest - Learning station
Treetop Walk Bavarian Forest - Learning station
Treetop Walk Bavarian Forest - Learning station

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