Treetop Walks

Erlebnis Akademie AG, conceptualises, builds and operates easily accessible nature experience facilities and currently owns four treetop walks in Germany (Bavarian Forest, Rügen, Black Forest and Saarschleife). In the Czech Republic, eak is involved on basis of a joint venture in the two treetop walks in Lipno and in the Giant Mountains, in Slovakia in the treetop walk Bachledka, and in Slovenia in the treetop walk Pohorje. Through a subsidiary, Erlebnis Akademie AG operates the treetop walk Salzkammergut in Austria.

 
 

 
 
 

Treetop Walk Bavarian Forest

With a length of 1,300 meters, Erlebnis Akademie AG operates one of the world’s longest treetop walk in the Bavarian Forest National Park.

At a height between 8 and 25 meters above the forest floor, visitors can go for a stroll in untouched nature and experience unique perspectives.

The access via entrance tower with integrated lift also enables seniors, wheelchair users, and parents with prams to comfortably and blithely visit the facility.

 
 
  • Opened in September 2009
  • Invest: 3.5 million € (including extension in 2015)
  • Partner: Bavarian Forest National Park
  • Total length: 1,300 meters
  • Tower height: 44 meters
  • Walkway height: up to 25 meters
  • Entrance tower with lift


More information at:

Treetop Walk Bavarian Forest

 
 
 
Treetop Walk Bavarian Forest
 
 
 

 
 
 

Treetop Walk Lipno

The first treetop walk in the Czech Republic provides visitors with a unique natural experience enhanced by didactic, experimental and sense-oriented elements.

The walkway is integrated gently into the landscape around the Lipno Reservoir and thus represents a unique addition to the Lipno Active Park. 

The 675-meter walkway ends on the platform of the impressive observation tower at a height of 40 meters. All this makes the treetop walk an ideal tourist attraction for active visitors, families and seniors. 

 
 
  • Opened in July 2012 in the form of a joint venture
  • Invest: 66 million CZK (2.5 million €)
  • Partner: Czech State Forest
  • Total length: 675 meters
  • Tower height: 40 meters
  • Walkway height: up to 20 meters
  • First treetop walk in the Czech Republic
  • 52 meters long slide


More information at:  

Treetop Walk Lipno

 
 
 
Treetop Walk Lipno
 
 
 

 
 
 

Treetop Walk and Environmental Information Centre in the Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen

In a unique combination, between “Kleiner Jasmunder Boden” and “Prorer Wiek”, lie the three ecosystems forest, open land, and wetlands on the natural heritage area “Prora”, owned by the DBU (Federal Foundation for the Environment). 

They are in the centre of the Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen (natural heritage centre). Here, visitors of all ages can experience and learn about nature: at eye level with pristine beech trees on the easy-accessible treetop walk, on guided tours such as the one to the famous Feuerstein fields, or in the exciting adventure exhibitions.

The highlight is the 40-meter high observation tower of the treetop walk, which is modelled on an eagle's nest. From a height of 82 meters above sea level, it allows a clear view over the unique landscape of the Baltic island of Rügen.

 
 
  • Opened in June 2013
  • Invest: 12.9 million € (treetop walk 5.1 million €; Information Centre 5.6 million €; outdoor facilities 2.2 million €)
  • Partner: The German Federal Environmental Foundation 
  • Total length: 1,250 meters
  • Tower height: 40 meters
  • Walkway height: up to 17 meters
  • Environmental Information Centre with permanent and temporary exhibition 
  • 52-meter-long tunnel slide


More information at:    

Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen

 
 
 
Naturerbe Zentrum Ruegen
 
 
 

 
 

Treetop Walk Black Forest

The Treetop Walk Black Forest has been opened by Erlebnis Akademie AG on the Sommerberg located in Bad Wildbad in September 2014.

With an overall length of 1,250 metres and a height of up to 20 metres, the Treetop Walk meanders past numerous learning and activity stations. Its highlight is the 40-metre-high, architecturally unique observation tower, which offers visitors a unique view over the mountain tops of the northern Black Forest.

On clear days, you can see as far as the Swiss Alps.

 
 
  • Opened in September 2014
  • Invest: 4.7 million €
  • Partner: Naturpark Schwarzwald
  • Total length: 1.250 meters
  • Tower height: 40 meters
  • Walkway length: up to 20 meters
  • 55 meters long slide


More information at:  

Treetop Walk Black Forest

 
 
 
Treetop Walk Black Forest
 
 
 

 
 

Treetop Walk Saarschleife

In July 2016, the 1,250-meter-long treetop walk with its spectacular observation tower located above the natural wonder Saarschleife opened. Experience new perspectives on the unique landscape and the landmark of the Saarland! 

 
 
  • Co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund 
  • Invest: 4.7 million €
  • Partner: Naturschutzbund Deutschland 
  • Total length: 1,250 meters
  • Tower height: 42 meters
  • Walkway: up to 23 meters
 

Investments of this company were co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union.

European Union

More information at:  

Treetop Walk Saarschleife

 
 
Treetop Walk Saarschleife
 
 
 

 
 

Teetop Walk Krkonoše

The second Czech treetop walk of Erlebnis Akademie AG is located in the Giant Mountains (Krkonoše) in Janské Lázně. As all treetop walks of eak, it is built to be easily accessible. The 1,500-meter pathway meanders through the majestic mixed mountain forest and ends on the platform of the impressive lookout tower at a height of 45 meters. An 80-meter long tunnel slide creates the right amount of tension. All this makes the treetop walk an ideal destination for active visitors, families and seniors. A gastronomic area including souvenir shop and an exhibition in cooperation with the Krkonoše National Park complete the offer.

New and so far unique for eak’s projects: the walkway not only leads up high, but also deep down. Under the ground, in an artificial cave, it offers visitors unique insights into the world of the National Park from below. The project was realized as part of a joint venture. 

 
 
  • Opening: 02 July 2017 in the form of a joint venture
  • Invest: 170 million CZK (about 6.5 million €)
  • Partner: National Park Giant Mountain
  • Total Length: 1,500 meters
  • Tower height: 45 meters
  • Walkway height: 24 meters
  • 80-meter-long tunnel slide 
  • Unique root cave under the observation tower


More information at: 

Teetop Walk Krkonoše

 
 
 
 
 
Teetop Walk Krkonoše
 

 
 

Treetop Walk Bachledka

In the Slovak part of the High Tatras, near the village of Bachledova Dolina, the first treetop walk in Slovakia was opened on 29th September 2017. A timber construction with observation tower, learning and experience stations, as well as a slide are the well-proven features of an Erlebnis Akademie AG (eak) treetop walk, which can also to be found on the seventh facility of the company. For eak and its Czech subsidiary Zazitkova Akademie s.r.o, this is the third treetop walk that has been implemented as part of a joint venture – In this case with the partner Ski Resort Bachledka.

The 32-meter high observation tower provides a 360-degree view of the world’s smallest high mountains, the Slovakian lowlands south of the Tatra and the Lesser Poland Voivodeship. For the first time the entire course of the walkway will be visible from the highest tower platform, as it meanders continuously at the top of the treetop or even above it through the mixed mountain forest. Also new and for the first time on this treetop walk is the 75m² walk-in net in the middle of the tower top, which promises even deeper insights.

 
 
  • Opening: 29 September 2017 in the form of a joint venture
  • Invest: about 4 million €
  • Partner: Pieniny National Park
  • Total length: 1,234 meters
  • Tower height: 32 meters
  • Walkway height: 24 meters
  • 67-meter-long tunnel slide 
  • 75m² walk-in net on the tower platform


More information at:   

Treetop Walk Bachledka

 
 
 
 
 
Treetop Walk Bachledka
 

 
 

Treetop Walk Salzkammergut

In July 2018, the treetop walk Salzkammergut opened its gates on the Grünberg in Gmunden. Already along the up to 21-meter-high walkway, spectacular views of the Traunstein, the Traunsee and the town of Gmunden with Schloss Ort are made possible. 

Once arrived on the 39-meter-high observation tower also the foothills of the Alps and the Salzkammergut are in front of the eyes of visitors. As with all treetop walks of the Erlebnis Akademie AG, numerous interactive experience and learning stations complement the offer of the barrier-free wooden construction.

 
 
  • Opened in July 2018
  • Invest: about 5.2 million €
  • Partner: Österreichische Bundesforste 
  • Total length: 1,400 meters
  • Tower height: 39 meters
  • Walkway height: up to 21 meters
  • 75-meter-long tunnel slide 


More information at:       

Treetop Walk Salzkammergut

 
 
 
 
 
Treetop Walk Salzkammergut
 

 
 

Treetop Walk Pohorje

The treetop walk in Zreče / Rogla is eak‘s ninth facility and the first Slovenian one. The architecturally sophisticated wooden structure southwest of Maribor contains an imposing observation tower in a nine-cornered design, from whose top platform large parts of Slovenia can be seen all the way to neighboring countries. The highlight is the 37-meter-high observation tower, which was designed in a nine-cornered floor plan.

 
 
    • Opening: September 2019
    • Invest: about 4.3 million € via Zážitková Akademie (ZAK)
    • Total length: 1,043 meters
    • Tower height: 37 meters
    • Walkway height: up to 20 meters
    • Altitude: approximately 1,500 meter above sea level
    • 62-meter-long tunnel slide


More information at:  

Treetop Walk Pohorje

 
 
 
 
 
Treetop Walk Pohorje
 

Partner in the implementation

 
The German Federal Environmental Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt - DBU)
 
 
Tschechischer Staatsforst
 
 
Bavarian Forest National Park
Naturpark Schwarzwald
 
National Park Giant Mountain
Naturpark Saar-Hunsrück
Pieninský National Park
Österreichische Bundesforste
 
 
 
 

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