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The Treetop Walk in Drachenbronn



The lookout tower

Enjoy your sights at a height of 29 metres

Truly the highlight of the trail is its lookout tower, as high as ten floors.

You will walk up in a spiral on a gently rising wooden walkway, which is also accessible and easy to manage for wheelchair users and families with prams.

Once you reach the observation deck, you have a unique panorama: As one of the highest peaks along the foothills of the Vosges, the tower rewards you with a 360-degree panorama stretching across the Rhine plain, the Black Forest and the Northern Vosges. If you are lucky with weather conditions, you might even catch a glance of the Strasbourg Cathedral!

Facts and figures about the tower

  • Length of walkway inside the tower: 425 metres
  • Height of tower: 29 metres
  • Gradient: maximum of 6%
  • Giant tunnel slide in the tower: 75 metres


Giant slide

Adrenaline rush all the way down

Up you go and down you slide! The 75-metre tunnel slide inside the lookout tower leads from the top platform all the way to the floor.

Each ride is €2. Alternatively, our visitors can choose to walk back down the tower by foot.

Opening hours of the slide

April 14th – 30th open daily: 10:30 a.m. – 06:00 p.m.
May – September open daily: 10:30 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.
October open daily: 10:30 a.m. – 06:00 p.m.
November 1st – 7th open daily: 10:30 a.m. – 04:00 p.m.

Key notes

  • Sliding on your own mat from the age of 6 years
  • Children below the age of 6 are allowed to ride free of charge in company of an adult
  • During rain, snow, high humidity or bad weather, the slide remains closed or may be temporarily closed
  • During winter months, the slide is only operated if weather conditions are good enough.


The trail

Fully accessible walkway from entry to lookout tower

At heights up to 23 metres, a total of 1050 metres long, the trail leads through the forest and the limestone cliffs of nature park Nordvogesen. Along the path in the treetops, there are not only fantastic views of the Rhine plain and the Black Forest: Learning stations and information boards about the local animals and tree species provide an insight into the forest network in a playful way. Numerous climbing and balancing activities encourage for young and young hearted adventurers to test their nerves at dizzy heights.

Facts and figures about the Treetop Walk

  • Overall length: approx. 1050 metres
  • Height: 5 up to 23 metres above ground
  • Length of trail to lookout tower: 625 metres
  • Gradient: maximum of 6%

Miracles of the forest

Have fun discovering the miracles of the forest

Have fun discovering the miracles of the forest

Along the Treetop Walk you will constantly find balconies with educational games, information boards and small parcours for balancing and climbing.

Be it wild cat, lynx or “super ant”: Here, adventurers young and young at heart will learn about the forest and its inhabitants in a friendly and exciting way. Children can enjoy themselves on the trail without parents being worried: Thanks to the clear course of the path, the kids are almost automatically always in sight and can safely start their discovery tour.

Three facts about learning and activity stations

  • The stations are constructed in cooperation with local partners working in the environmental sector.
  • Everything is designed and built with attention to detail in our own carpentry department.
  • We aim to fascinate rather than instruct while providing learning opportunities.



9:30 am to 4 pm

9:30 am to 5 pm

9:30 am to 6 pm

9:30 am to 7 pm


Ticket office open/last entry 1 hour before closing time

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FAQ related to the trail and your stay



Can I park straight at the Treetop Walk Alsace?

Can I park straight at the Treetop Walk Alsace?

We offer free parking at the Treetop Walk car park next to the swimming centre 7 Fontaines in Drachenbronn, about 3 kilometres apart from the Treetop Walk. This is where our free shuttle train will pick you up and take you right to the entrance of the Treetop Walk. For those who prefer to be physically active, a signposted hiking trail will lead you to the Treetop Walk. You should calculate about one hour for the walk. Unfortunately, it is not possible to drive directly to the entrance of the Treetop Walk with your own car.

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Can I also visit the Treetop Walk on a rainy day?

Can I also visit the Treetop Walk on a rainy day?

In case of rain the trail is open and in case of snowfall the trail will be cleared for visitors to walk on.

We only reserve the right to close the trail for safety reasons in the case of thunderstorms, hail, storms and ice.

If we do have to close the trail at short notice, we will announce it here on the website and on our social media channels Facebook and Instagram. We recommend to check back on the day of your visit before heading out!

Please be aware that the opening hours for the slide are different from those for the Treetop Walk.

See information about the slide

See our opening hours

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Can I take my dog with me to the Treetop Walk Alsace?

Can I take my dog with me to the Treetop Walk Alsace?

Dogs* and all kinds of animals are unfortunately not allowed along the trail or inside the shuttle train.

In both cases, the hygiene aspect and the safety aspect (for animals and humans) play a major role. The majority of responsible owners keep a close eye on their animal, nevertheless dogs can show unexpected social behaviour towards strangers and also towards their fellow species. Fear of heights in dogs can also trigger flight behaviour. Unfortunately, the limited width of the path and the shuttle train do not offer any possibilities of retreat or escape for animals or for people with a fear of these.

*Exception: disabled assistance dogs and care assistance dogs.


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Gift an adventure


Searching for gift suggestions for a male? Are you looking for a gift for your girlfriend? Or maybe you’re wondering what would be a useful gift for a co-worker or colleague? We have the answer to all of that. How about an experience which will be remembered for a lifetime?


Open the ticket shop and select ‘Redeem gift vouchers’ in the navigation bar. Our tickeshop will easily guide you through the whole process and you’ll have your valid ticket in your mailbox within minutes!

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Awards given to the Treetop Walk Alsace

This is what we are proud of!

The Treetop Walk Alsace is recommended by the international tourist guide Lonely Planet 2023-2024

Lonely Planet

The Treetop Walk Alsace is recommended by the international tourist guide Lonely Planet 2023-2024.

Der Baumwipfelpfad Elsass ist mit dem "Trophées du Tourisme Alsace 2021" ausgezeichnet worden.

Alsace Tourism Award

The Treetop Walk Alsace has been awarded the “Trophées du Tourisme Alsace 2021”. This award recognises projects that enhance and improve the potential as well as the tourism experience of Alsace as a visitor destination.