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