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Treetop Walk in Gmunden


The Tower

The Tower

Observation tower on the Grünberg: fantastic views and photo spot in Gmunden

At the end of the treetop path, you reach the 39-metre-high observation tower. Just like the rest of the trail, the tower is mainly made of wood and built in a nature-friendly way. Its shape pays tribute to the history and culture of the region: it is reminiscent of a giant salt barrel.

During the wheelchair- and pram-friendly ascent via the ramp inside the tower, round after round, a new view of the levels of the forest, the lake Traunsee, the Traunstein and the foothills of the Alps awaits you until you reach the top platform, where a breathtaking 360-degree panorama awaits you. You will have to take many breaks, but by no means out of tiredness: you will probably want to photograph every angle to take the here and now home with you!

Back down you go either via the ramp again or via the tunnel slide – a true buzz of adrenaline.


  • Length of the walkway in the tower: 785 metres
  • Tower height: 39 metres
  • Length of the tunnel slide: 75 metres
  • Maximum incline of the tower walkway: 6 percent

The Slide

The Slide

Adrenalin kick in the observation tower

Don’t feel like walking back down in the tower? No problem! The 75-metre tunnel slide is ready for you. Whether children or adults of all ages, pure action is guaranteed! The price is 2 euros per slide.

Opening hours slide

The slide is available daily from 10:30 am until half an hour before closing time.

Important information:

  • 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 Path

The Path

A fully accessible walkway up in the sky

The treetop path winds its way over a total of 1400 metres through the dense mixed mountain forest on the Grünberg. With views of picturesque Gmunden and the crystalline Traunsee between majestic mountains, it reveals the essence of the unique diversity of the Salzkammergut.

If you can, take the time to look around and read the information boards. They tell you interesting things about nature and the animals that surround you. Small branches on the path with climbing elements invite you to balance at dizzying heights – just the right amount of fun and adventure for big and small explorers.

The trail and the observation tower are barrier-free and family-friendly. A maximum gradient of 6% means that even wheelchairs and prams can enjoy a carefree visit.

Facts and figures about the trail

  • Length of path to tower: 615 metres
  • Length of path in the tower: 785 metres
  • Total length: 1400 metres
  • Path height: up to 21 metres
  • Number of path supports (tripods): 19 pieces
  • Type of wood: Douglas fir and larch
  • Number of screws used: approx. 115,000 pieces

Learning and activity stations

The learning and activity stations

The learning and activity stations

On the treetop path, between forest, water and dolomite rock, nature shows its most impressive wonders. On the Treetop Walk, you can feel, read and guess what it’s all about at the learning stations. The treetop path is like an outdoor classroom – the class rules: Fascination instead of silence!

The following topics are on the “curriculum”:

  • the tree species of the mixed mountain forest
  • the bird & rock species around Lake Traunsee
  • the history of the horse-drawn railway
  • the surroundings of Gmunden

The adventure stations are sections with climbing and balancing elements that test your sense of balance and courage. The stations provide the right amount of fun for a family outing. This is how nature becomes an experience.

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Opening hours

9:30 am to 5 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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FAQs about the Treetop Walk Salzkammergut



Can I take my dog with me on the path?

Can I take my dog with me on the path?

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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Is the trail open in bad weather? Can I visit the Treetop Walk if it’s rainy or snowy?

Is the trail open in bad weather? Can I visit the Treetop Walk if it’s rainy or snowy?

Yes, the path is open the whole year, even when it rains. When it snows the path is cleared and can be walked on.

Only 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 the website, on Facebook and Instagram. We recommend that you check back on the day of your visit before you head out!

Please note: The opening hours for the slide are different from those on the trail. In case of rain, snow, high humidity or bad weather, the slide will remain closed or may be closed at short notice.

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See the opening hours of the slide

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Is the trail accessible by wheelchair? Is the Treetop Walk barrier-free/ suitable for prams?

Is the trail accessible by wheelchair? Is the Treetop Walk barrier-free/ suitable for prams?

The walkway on the mountain, which leads to the Treetop Walk Salzkammergut, and the path itself including the observation tower are designed to be fully accessible and age friendly.

With a maximum gradient of 6%, the path is accessible for wheelchair users or families with prams.

Areas without ascents offer resting opportunities along the way.

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Awards for the skywalk in Upper-Austria

What makes us proud

Der Baumwipfelpfad Salzkammergut erhielt die Auszeichnung familienfreundlicher Partnerbetrieb

Family-friendly partner business 2018

In 2018, the federal state of Upper Austria awarded the Treetop Walk Salzkammergut as a family-friendly partner business of the Upper Austrian Family Card.

About 150.000 Families Familien use this Family Card. The trail in Gmunden was part of this success – thanks tot he company’s family-oriented commitment.

The Salzkammergut treetop path as top group destination 2019

Top Group Destination 2019

In 2019, the Treetop Walk Salzkammergut was awarded as Top Group Destination in the category Excursions & Events by the group travel platforms GRUPPENTOURISTIK.COM & GRUPPENREISEN.COM.