Visiting the Baumwipfelpfad was another day trip we went on while in Germany this year. It is a boardwalk that winds through the treetops and then around a circular tower until you are standing 42 meters (138 feet) high looking over the landscape. Along the way there are exhibits, animals, and activity stations. Their website has a neat interactive map with descriptions, videos, and panoramas.
Baumwipfelpfad Boardwalk in the Trees
The boardwalk was nice and wide so we could push N in the stroller. The trees are incredibly tall and looking down you are immediately aware of how high up you are, even before heading up the tower itself. Looking out into the trees you see them swaying back and forth. The path is incredibly well constructed and feels very sturdy.
Along the way there were several exhibits that told us about the flora and fauna, the boardwalk itself, forest conservation, controlled tree cutting, and the impact of fire.
There were also activity stations where you could climb into a metal cage or walk over boards that moved as you stepped on them.
There were places to watch live footage where cameras had been placed in boxes for bird and squirrel nests. You could buy and feed deer through tubes down to their trough below the boardwalk. We got lucky and they were being fed as we arrived.
Tower to the Sky
We paused at the base of the tower to have some snacks. There is a tree growing in the center of the tower. It will be neat to see how big it gets over the years and fills the space. Then around and around we went until we reached the top of the tower. The grade is gentle so it isn’t too strenuous. It is fun to position yourself across the tower from your friends or family and see them from that perspective. It makes for great pictures too! At the top you get some amazing views and text around the tower points you toward what direction and cities you are looking.
Playground & Petting Zoo
Once you exit the path, there is a great little playground with sandbox and toys, swings, and hammocks for little ones to play and adults to relax. There is also a petting zoo with goats and bunnies. Once we were done there we checked out the gift shop and had a nice lunch. You can have a hot meal or cold lunch while sitting outside watching the kids play at the adjacent playground.
We would definitely recommend you add this to your next trip to the area. Entrance is only 10 Euros per adult. There is also a treetop app for free download with their free WiFi to guide your visit.
Have you ever been to this Baumwipfelpfad or any of the others around Germany (Schwarzwald, Saarschleife, Harz, Bavarian Forest)? To see what else we were up to in Germany see our post on the Playmobil FunPark Zindorf, Germany and stay tuned for our upcoming posts on Germany travel with kids.