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The Treetop Walk in the Bavarian Forest National Park

More than just a treetop trail

Discover the forest wilderness of Germany’s oldest and largest national park. Recharge your batteries, draw new courage and take home memories for life – the treetop path and the egg tower in Neuschönau show the mixed Bavarian mountain forest of the Lusen National Park Centre and its living worlds in a whole new dimension.

The lookout tower

The lookout tower

The Baumei – respect for what came first

In the middle of the eternal forest waves of the Bavarian Forest stands an egg! The 44-metre-high observation tower of the Treetop Walk in the Lusen National Park Centre owes its nickname to its unique architecture.

The surprise awaits inside: The Baumei frames a group of ancient firs and beeches. Gently protected from the wind by the wooden structure, but well supplied with sunlight, they grow in competition with each other.

On the way to the viewing platform, the tower pathway shows a new perspective on the group of trees and the surrounding national park round after round. It is designed in such a way that wheelchair users and families with prams can also use it comfortably.

Once at the top, you are rewarded with an incredible panorama: over the Rachel and Lusen mountains, the lush green sea of the Bavarian and Bohemian Forests and, on a clear day, even as far as the northern main ridge of the Alps.

The tower in numbers

  • Length of the footbridge in the tower: 520 metres
  • Tower height: 44 metres
  • Maximum gradient: 2 – 6 %
  • Total weight of egg tower: 520 tons


The path

The Treetop Walk Bavarian Forest : Feel boundless freedom

Fresh forest air rushes into your lungs and the term mighty trees is tangible for the first time – they are, literally awesome.

The Treetop Walk in the Bavarian Forest National Park lets you walk 8 to 25 metres above the forest floor and shows you the wonders of the forest from above. Where it gets difficult for some on hiking trails, the treetop path opens doors: wheelchair users and older people stroll just as comfortably in nature as families with prams. Parents almost automatically always have their children in view thanks to the fixed path and can enjoy nature. Balconies with educational games and climbing stations provide ongoing adventure in nature.

The trail ends at ground level in front of the doors of the Hans Eisenmann Haus, where an indoor Lusen for climbing, cinema and exhibitions on the Bavarian Forest National Park await young and old explorers.

The trail in numbers

  • Total length: 1300 meters
  • Length of the trail to the Baumei: 780 meters
  • Length of the footbridge in the tower: 520 meters
  • Path height: 8 to 25 meters
  • Height of access tower/elevator: 10 meters
  • Length of bridge: 28 meters

The learning and activity stations

The learning and activity stations

Get to know nature better with learning and activity stations

Along the path and on the forest island, young and old explorers will find learning games and information boards that playfully impart knowledge about the mixed mountain forest in the Bavarian Forest National Park, its plants and animals.
By seeing and feeling, you will gain insights into the following topics:

  • Biological diversity of the mountain forest
  • The process of decay in the primeval forest
  • Tree crown research
  • The battle for light

At the activity stations, you have to overcome balancing beams or wobbly elements – and all that at dizzy heights.
The balconies with skill and climbing games provide fun and thrills for the family outing.

The forest island

The forest island

The forest island – a footbridge into the sea of treetops

Opened in 2015, the Forest Island is a 270 square metre wooden platform at a height of 20 metres. It extends the path with a rest area and picnic spots for relaxing moments in the middle of the treetops of the Bavarian Forest. The highlight is the lattice lounger, a kind of hammock in the middle of the treetops with an unobstructed view down!

Treetop Walk Bavarian Forest National Park

Opening Hours

9:30 am to 4 pm

9:30 am to 6 pm

9:30 am to 7 pm


closing of the ticket office/last entry 1 hour before closing time

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Is the trail open in bad weather?

Is the trail open in bad weather?

Yes, the trail is open all year round, even when it rains, and when it snows the trail is cleared and accessible.

Only during thunderstorms, hail, storms and ice do we reserve the right to close the trail for safety reasons.

If we have to close the trail at short notice, we will announce it here on the website and on Facebook and Instagram. We recommend you check back there on the day of your visit before you begin your journey!

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Is the trail accessible by wheelchair?

Is the trail accessible by wheelchair?

Is the Treetop Walk accessible and suitable for prams?

The path to the Treetop Walk in the Bavarian Forest National Park and the Treetop Walk including the observation tower are designed to be accessible to wheelchairs.

With a maximum gradient of 6%, the path can also be used by wheelchair users or prams. Rest areas without ascents offer repeated opportunities for rest.

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Are dogs allowed on the Treetop Walk in Neuschönau?

Are dogs allowed on the Treetop Walk in Neuschönau?

Dogs* or animals of any kind are unfortunately not allowed on the trail, not even on a lead or in a bag.

In addition to the hygiene aspect, the safety aspect (for animals and humans) plays a major role in the ban on animals on the trail. Most responsible owners keep a safe eye on their animal, yet dogs can show unexpected social behaviour towards strangers and also towards other animals. A fear of heights in dogs can also trigger flight behaviour. Unfortunately, the narrow path width offers neither retreat nor escape possibilities for animals or for people with any fear of animals.

*Exception: companion dogs for the disabled and assistance dogs.

However, there are dog crates with fresh water available on the grounds, which you can use free of charge. You can get info about this at the ticket office.

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How to redeem a voucher

Open the Ticket Shop and select the menu item “Redeem Gift Vouchers”. Our ticket shop will then guide you through the process and you’ll have your valid ticket in your mailbox in no time!

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Auszeichnungen für den Baumwipfelpfad Bayerischer Wald

Darauf sind wir stolz!

The Treetop Walk Bavarian Forest received the TOP 2023 Destinations award from BeyondCamping.

BeyondCamping Ausflugsziele TOP 2023

August 2023 | The Treetop Walk Bavarian Forest received the TOP 2023 Excursion Destinations award from BeyondCamping.

Tourispo Award Top Excursion Destination for Families Bavarian Forest Treetop Trail

TouriSpo Award – Top Excursion Destination

21 September 2017 | The leisure portal has awarded the Treetop Walks of Erlebnis Akademie AG in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic with the TouriSpo Award “Top Excursion Destination”.

Travelcircus Award for the Bavarian Forest Treetop Trail as Top Wellness Destination

Travelcircus Top – Excursion Destination Bavarian Forest

The TOP Wellness Destination Seal 2018/2019 is awarded to special excursion destinations in the 10 best wellness regions in Germany.

The Treetop Walk in Neuschönau was awarded as Top Destination for Families

TouriSpo Award: Top excursion destination for families

The social activity network has awarded the Treetop Walk Bavarian Forest as a top excursion destination for families.

The trail in the Bavarian Forest National Park was awarded the in 2014 | Top rated 2014

The Treetop Walk Bavarian Forest received a TOP rating on HolidayCheck in 2014.

Tripadvisor certification for excellence for the tree top trail | Certificate for Excellence 2014

18 June 2014 | The Treetop Walk has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence 2014!

Certificate as a laureate for the first timber construction award with the object tree top walk with tree tower

First Bavarian Forest Timber Construction Award 2011

The tree top walk was awarded the “Holzbaupreis Bayerischer Wald”.

artouro Bavarian Tourism Architecture Award for the treetop path in the Bavarian Forest National Park

Artouro Bavarian Tourism Architecture Award 2011

The Treetop Walk was awarded the “artouro”, the Bavarian Tourism Architecture Prize.

Award for the tree top walk with the Gründerpreis Niederbayern with the 1st place as winner of the categorie StartUp

Founder Award Lower Bavaria 2010

14.05.2010 | A jury of specialists from the savings banks and the Bavarian Savings Banks Association selected the best business start-up concepts from a total of 130 applicants throughout Lower Bavaria. The winner in the StartUp category was the tree top walk in the Bavarian Forest National Park.

Certificate of the Bavarian Wood Construction Award for exemplary use of wood in the construction of the treetop path in the Bavarian Forest National Park.

Wood Construction Award Bavaria 2010

18.01.2011 | At the Munich trade fair “Bau 2011”, the Treetop Walk was awarded the special prize of the Bavarian Timber Construction Award 2010.

Tourism Award Bavarian Forest 2009

Bavarian Forest Tourism Award 2009

16.11.2009 | At the presentation of the Bavarian Forest Tourism Award at Joska in Bodenmais, the Treetop Walk received the award for “Most Innovative Active Offer” as an “architecturally ground-breaking facility”.