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What to discover at the Treetop Walk Rügen


The Tower

The Tower


The highlight of the trail is literally the 40-metre high observation tower, also called the eagle’s nest.

It is unique not only because of its airy architectural form, but also because of the way the tower was built around a 30-metre-high copper beech. Round and round it goes through the forest’s storeys. The walkway in the observation tower is step-free and rises so gently that it is easy to manage even with a wheelchair or pram.

Once you reach the highest platform, you are rewarded with an impressive view of the Rügen landscape and the Baltic Sea. If the sky is clear, you can even see the church spires of Stralsund and the pylons of the Rügen Bridge. With a little luck, you can watch the native sea eagles of the surrounding forests on their excursions from the tower.

The tower in numbers

  • Length of the ramp inside the tower: 600 meters
  • Height of tower: 40 meters
  • Length of each lap in the tower: 60 meters
  • Diameter of viewing platform: 29 meters

The Treetop Walk

The Treetop Walk


With a total length of 1,250 metres and a height of 4 to 17 metres, the treetop path winds its way through the pristine mixed beech forest – past numerous learning, activity- and adrenalin-stations.

Like the observation tower, the path is designed to be fully accessible and family- as well as age-friendly. A maximum gradient of 6 % allows wheelchair and pram access.

The trail in figures

  • Total length of the trail: 1.250 meters
  • Height of path: 4 to 17 meters
  • Ramp width: 1,80 meters

Learning- and Activity-Stations

Learning- and Activity-Stations

Play areas and interesting facts around the forest

Learning stations along the boardwalk offer young and young hearted explorers exciting as well as interesting information about the local forest and its creatures.

You will gain interesting insights into the following topics, among others:

  • From forestry back to a pristine forest wildernis
  • Baltic Sea habitat
  • Wildlife – from migratory birds to rare bats
  • Nature protection and geology

At the activity-stations you’ll have to overcome balancing logs or other wobbly elements – and all that at dizzy heights. The stations provide an extra dose of fun and excitement in every trip.

The Slide

The Slide

The Slide

The 52-metre long tunnel slide, which starts on a 19-metre high platform, promises an extraordinary slide experience for visitors of all ages.
The price per ride is 2,00 € euros.

Opening hours of the slide

November to March closed
April daily daily: 10:30 am to 06:00 pm
May to September daily daily: 10:30 am to 07:00 pm
October daily daily: 10:30 am to 06:00 pm
1 to 5 November daily daily: 10:30 am to 04:00 pm

Important information:

  • You’ll ride on special mats designed for a save slide. Own slide mat from 6 years of age.
  • Children under 6 may ride free of charge if accompanied by an adult
  • in case of rain, snow, high humidity or bad weather, the slide remains closed or may be closed at short notice
  • the slide is closed during the winter months (approx. from the beginning of November to the end of March).

Treetop Walk Rügen

Opening hours

09:30 a.m. to 04:00 p.m. 09:30 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. 09:30 a.m. to 07:00 p.m. 09:30 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. 09:30 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.
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FAQs around the path

Frequently asked
questions and answers


Can I visit the Treetop Walk in all weather conditions?

Can I visit the Treetop Walk in all weather conditions?

Yes, the path is open in all weather conditions, even when it rains. If it snows, the path is cleared properly and is therefore also accessible for our guests.
However, in the event of thunderstorms, hail, storms and ice, 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 our website, on Facebook and Instagram. Before you head off to the Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen, we recommend to take a quick look at one of these channels!

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Is the trail a barrier-free destination?

Is the trail a barrier-free destination?

The access to the entrance tower, the tree top walk and the observation tower “Adlerhorst” are designed to be fully accessible and age-friendly.
The path is, with a maximum gradient of 6 %, also accessible for wheelchair users and prams. There are areas along the way without ascents, which offer opportunities to take a break.
At the end of the Treetop Walk, an exit tower brings you back to the ground. Once you have reached the bottom, you can go directly to the environmental information centre.
In the exit tower as well as in the environmental information centre, a lift makes it easy for senior citizens, wheelchair users and parents with prams to visit.
Our restaurant, the Boomhus Gastronomie, is also accessible to wheelchair users.

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Is my dog allowed on the Treetop Walk?

Is my dog allowed on the Treetop Walk?

Dogs* and animals of all kinds are not allowed on the trail.

In addition to the hygiene aspect, the safety aspect (for animals and humans) plays a major role in this decision. Most responsible owners keep a close eye on their animals, but dogs can still show unexpected social behaviour towards strangers and also towards their peers. A fear of heights in dogs can also trigger flight behaviour. Unfortunately, the narrow path offers neither retreat nor escape possibilities for animals nor for people with a fear of dogs.

There are doghouses with drinking water available for your four-legged friends at the treetop path, and you can use them free of charge.

Information on this is available at the ticket office.

*Exception: disabled companion dogs and care assistance dogs.

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Gift an experience


Looking for gift ideas for your husband? Do you need a gift for a woman? Or are you wondering what you could give to a co-worker or colleague? We have the solution. How about an experience that will be remembered for a lifetime?


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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Awards for the Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen

What makes us proud

Quality Seal: “KIDS und Co – Recommended 2022”

May 30th 2022 | “Kids und Co” has awarded us the seal of approval “KIDS und Co – Recommended 2022 ” for the third time, recognising us as a partner whose offers for families and children are convincing.

April 5th 2022 | This day, the Award 2022 was evaluated, based on over 6.68 million guest reviews. The “Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen” has reached the 10th place in the federal state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and is awarded as “TOP excursion destination 2022 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern”.

Family Holiday MV – Tested Quality

September 30th 2021 | The Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen has once again been awarded the quality seal “Family Holiday MV – Tested Quality” for its special benefits for families. By participating in the Quality Management Family Holiday MV, we show our commitment to quality-conscious and family-friendly tourism on the island of Rügen.

Travellers’ Choice 2020:

September 10th 2020 | The Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen has been awarded the Travellers’ Choice Adward 2020 thanks to outstanding customer feedback. The Travellers’ Choice Award (formerly Certificate of Excellence) is given to those attractions that regularly receive excellent reviews from their visitors. This puts the Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen in the top 10% of establishments on Tripadvisor.

EhrenamtsKarte MV

August 24th 2020 | As a partner of the state-wide EhrenamtsKarte (card for volunteer workers), the Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen thanks the volunteers in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern for their social commitment.

Holders of the EhrenamtsKarte MV can enjoy numerous benefits as part of the thank-you partnership – through a small bonus, a special promotion or an invitation to interesting places.

Quality Seal: “KIDS und Co – Recommended 2020”

October 2nd 2019 | The Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen has been awarded for the second time in a row by the online magazine “KIDS und Co” for its family and child-friendly offers.

Certificate of Excellence 2019:

May 23th 2019 | The Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen has received the Certificate of Excellence from the world’s largest travel website TripAdvisor for the fifth time. This is awarded to establishments with consistently positive reviews (4 to 5 stars) on the online platform. TripAdvisor travellers have thus rated the service as outstanding.

Quality Seal: “KIDS und Co – Recommended 2019”

November 9th 2018 | The online magazine “KIDS und Co” for active families has awarded the Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen. As a partner, the facility impressed with its offers for families and children.

Certificate of Excellence 2018:

May 23th 2018 | For the fourth time in a row, the Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. This award is based on the continuously excellent ratings that the Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen has received on as a destination.

TouriSpo Award: An honour for alltreetop trails of the Erlebnis Akademie AG

September 21st 2017 | The leisure portal has inspected the Treetop Walks in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic and awarded all of eak’s walkways with the TouriSpo Award “Top Excursion Destination”.

Familienurlaub MV – Testet Quality

July 7th 2017 | The quality seal “Familienurlaub MV – Tested Quality” is handed to particularly family-friendly accommodation and catering establishments, tourist resorts and adventure partners in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen was once again able to convince with its offers and services for the whole family and thus bears the seal for certified family quality MV.

Certificate of Excellence 2017:

June 21st 2017 | In 2017, the Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen has again received the Certificate of Excellence from the travel website TripAdvisor. This award is based on the continually great reviews that the Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen has received on as a destination.

Award-winning project UN Decade of Biological Diversity 2017

April 10th 2017 | The “Naturführerschein” (Nature Guide Licence) offer of the Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen has been awarded as a project of the “UN Decade of Biological Diversity 2017”. It contributes in an outstanding way to the environmental education of the surrounding nature. It offers children the opportunity to experience nature with all their senses. The primary goal is to promote the children’s linguistic, motor and social skills in addition to environmental didactic content and methods.

Project Sustainability 2017 – Naturführerschein

February 2nd 2017 | „Projekt Nachhaltigkeit“ (Project Sustainability) is the new quality seal of the German Council for Sustainable Development, which awards ideas and initiatives that make our society more sustainable. Particularly promising ideas and initiatives are to be made visible. The “Naturführerschein” (Nature Guide Licence) offer of the Natural Heritage Centre Rügen has convinced the competition jury and is allowed to bear the quality seal “Projekt Nachhaltigkeit 2017”.

Bat-friendly house in MV

December 5th 2016 | The species conservation project for the preservation and creation of bat roosts of NABU Mittleres Mecklenburg and the State Committee for Bat Protection and Research MV has set itself the goal of both preserving and creating bat roosts and raising awareness for these inconspicuous subtenants. The “Bat-friendly House” award is given to institutions that implement particularly sustainable measures to preserve and create bat roosts. The Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen also received the award for its special commitment to bat protection.

Award-winning project UN Decade of Biological Diversity 2016

December 1st 2016 | Under the supervision of the United Nations, the UN Decade of Biological Diversity project promotes biodiversity issues and aims to raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity for our lives and to stimulate action. Based on the slogan “leben.natur.vielfalt” (live.nature.diversity), the UN Decade of Biological Diversity also contributes to achieving the global goals (protection and conservation of biological diversity) in Germany. The award is given to projects that are particularly committed to the conservation, sustainable use or communication of biological diversity. In 2016, the “Treetop Walk Comic Rallye” was awarded as an official UN Decade Project “Biological Diversity 2016”.

Certificate of Excellence 2016:

June 18th 2016 | The world’s largest travel website helps travellers from all over the world to find suitable hotels, guesthouses, holiday flats, restaurants and sights. The Certificate of Excellence is awarded to listed establishments that regularly receive great traveler reviews. For the second time, the Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence.

Certificate EUROPARC Deutschland e.V.

June 2016 | EUROPARC Deutschland e.V. is the umbrella organisation of the National Natural Landscapes and thus unites the German national parks, biosphere reserves, nature parks and wilderness areas as a transnational coordinating body in one association. As a supporting member, the operating company of the Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen, Erlebnis Akademie AG, based in Bad Kötzting, received a certificate from EUROPARC Deutschland e.V. for continued good cooperation “For Nature and Society”.

Award-winning project UN Decade on Biological Diversity 2015

October 30th 2015 | For its exemplary environmental education, the NaturLabor of the Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen has been awarded as an official UN Decade Project “Biological Diversity 2015”. Environmental education events tailored to children, pupils and adult groups, but also to families, are offered for groups of all age. The thematic focus is on biodiversity as the essential basis of our life.

Award-winning project UN Decade on Biological Diversity 2014

July 22nd 2014 | The Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen received its first award for a contribution to the UN Decade of Biological Diversity in 2014 for the “Treetop Walk Comic Rallye”. The rallye teaches young visitors about biodiversity in a contemporary and youth-friendly way.

Education for Sustainable Development – Official Project of the World Decade 2013/2014

October 2013 | The Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen was awarded as an official project of the United Nations (UN) World Decade 2013/2014 “Education for Sustainable Development” for the events offered by its “Umweltbildungszentrum” (Environmental Information Centre). The aim is to raise awareness and strengthen environmental consciousness in order to provide incentives and options for action in a sustainable lifestyle.

The Umwelt­informationszentrum is a “Quality Tested Passive House”

June 2013 | The certification as a “Quality Tested Passive House” is awarded to buildings in which a comfortable temperature is achieved in both winter and summer with extremely low energy consumption. This places increased demands on conception, planning and execution, which the Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen fulfils with its Umweltbildungszentrum (Environmental Information Centre) built in 2013.