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What you experience on the tree top walk in the Black Forest

Our treetop walk
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The lookout tower

The lookout tower

The Highlight of the trail is literally the 40-metre high lookout tower. It is made truly special by its airy architectural form and its wooden construction. With a maximum gradient of 6 percent, the spiral structure inside the tower ensures relaxed and fully accessible admission to the viewing platform at a height of 40 metres.

Once you have reached the top platform of the lookout tower, you will be rewarded with a unique view:

The Nature Park Schwarzwald Mitte/Nord spreads out all around as an impressive army of dense Black Forest forests.

On clear days, you might even be lucky enough to see as far as the Kraichgau region, the Stuttgart TV tower and the Swabian Jura.

The Path

The Path

The Path

With a total length of 1,250 metres (incl. ramp in the tower) and a height of up to 20 metres above ground level, the trail leads through the beech, fir and spruce trees of the majestic mixed mountain forest. The trail passes numerous activity and learning stations with information about the local nature and fauna and animal world. Enjoy a walk on the Treetop Walk and experience the woodland from a completely new perspective.

Learning and activity stations

Learning and activity stations

Learning and activity stations

Information boards along the trail address topics related to life in the Black Forest. Local tree species and their different living conditions, relicts of original vegetation and the enjoyment region of the northern Black Forest all become tangible on your way to the tower.
Through seeing and feeling, you will gain interesting insights into topics such as:

  • Biological diversity of the mixed mountain forest
  • Animals of the forest

At the activity stations you have to master balancing bars or loose elements – and all that at dizzy heights.
The stations provide the right amount of fun and thrill for a family trip.

The slide

The slide

The slide

You definitely will enjoy pure action on the 55-metre-long tunnel slide. Once you’ve reached the 25-metre-high entry platform, sit down on a carpet and off you go – it promises an outstanding slide experience for young and old alike.

Opening hours of the slide 2023

Seasonal operation: probably from April to the beginning of November.

November till March The slide is open when the weather is suitable. Daily information on the operation of the slide is available at the entrance to the treetop walk.
April 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 – 5th Open daily: 10:30 a.m. - 04:00 p.m.

Important notes:

  • Price is 2,00 € per slide or “ride”.
  • Children only pay from the minimum age of 6 years (slide on their own slide mat)
  • Children below 6 years of age may ride on their own slide mat 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
  • During the winter months the slide remains closed

Comic Rallye

Comic Rallye

Solve the mysteries of the forest with the help of the squirrel!

A special offer designed for children and families: Participants in the Comic Rallye have to answer exciting questions about nature and the landscape with a comic book and pen in hand. On comic boards along the Treetop Walk, the squirrel and other inhabitants of the forest help to solve the questions.

Anyone who has completed all the tasks set will receive a small prize at the end of the excursion.

The Comic Rallye is operated by our non-profit subsidiary DoNature gGmbH.

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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

Our sibling trails: Treetop Walk Alsace and Treetop Walk Saarschleife


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FAQ about the trail and your visit



What to consider when using the slide?

What to consider when using the slide?

You will find the 55 m long tunnel slide in the lookout tower. Sliding mats are provided directly at the slide entrance – so you don’t have to carry them up with you. If accompanied by an adult, children aged 6 and younger may ride free of charge; those aged 6 and older must use their own slide mat.

In the event of rain, snow, high humidity or bad weather, the slide will remain closed or might be closed at short notice.

During the winter months, the slide also remains closed.

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Is the trail accessible with a wheelchair?

Is the trail accessible with a wheelchair?

The Treetop Walk and the lookout tower do not have any steps at all and are thus fully accessible for wheelchairs, walkers and prams.

At a maximum gradient of 6%, the trail itself regularly offers rest areas without gradients where visitors may stop for a break.

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Are dogs allowed on the Treetop Walk in Bad Wildbad?

Are dogs allowed on the Treetop Walk in Bad Wildbad?

Dogs* or animals of any kind are unfortunately not permitted on the trail.

Apart from the hygiene aspect, the safety factor (for animals and humans) plays a major role in the ban on animals on the trail. Most responsible owners keep a close eye on their pet, nevertheless dogs can show unexpected social behaviour towards strangers and also towards their own kind. Moreover, dogs’ fear of heights can trigger flight behaviour. Unfortunately, the reduced path width offers neither retreat nor escape possibilities for animals nor for people with a fear of dogs.

*Exception: companion dogs for the disabled and 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 and honours for the Treetop Walk Black Forest


Familienferien Preisträger

Federal state competition familien-ferien

The Treetop Walk Black Forest and Adventure Forest Sommerberg have been awarded the “familien-ferien” (family holidays) label by Tourismus Marketing GmbH Baden-Württemberg in cooperation with DEHOGA Baden-Württemberg e.V.. It is awarded to localities and regional authorities, restaurants and hotels as well as entertainment facilities that demonstrate a special commitment to being family-friendly.

Gruppenziel 2019

Der Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald wurde von als Gruppenziel 2019 ausgezeichnet.

Tourispo Award Top Ausflugsziel für Familien Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald

TouriSpo Award

An award for all Treetop Walks of the Erlebnis Akademie AG family

September 21st, 2017 |, an online leisure portal, has awarded the most beautiful Treetop Walks in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic with the TouriSpo Award as “Top Excursion Destination”. Included are all the Treetop Walks operated by Erlebnis Akademie AG – including of course the Treetop Walk Black Forest.

Der Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald als nachhaltiges Reiseziel.

Sustainable business partner

We are a sustainable business partner of the Northern Black Forest!

We are fully committed to creating a sustainable experience for you here. And that means taking care of all the details! We focus on ecological aspects such as saving electricity, saving water and separating or even avoiding waste. By treating our staff equitably and fighting against the discrimination of minorities, we pay attention to socio-cultural aspects. We want to create the ultimate experience of culinary pleasure by using regional products and giving priority to Fairtrade or organic certifications. Last, but not least, we ensure you can reach us by public transport and are happy to provide you with information about further sustainable partner enterprises.

Der Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald wurde von der UN-Dekade für die biologische Vielfalt ausgezeichnet.

Comic Rallye

UN Decade of Biological Diversity Award-winning project
The Treetop Walk Comic Rallye was awarded as an official project of the UN Decade of Biological Diversity 2016. Children and young people are taught about the different dimensions of biodiversity in a playful way on our two Comic Rallyes (Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen, Treetop Walk Black Forest) in order to generate enthusiasm for the subject.

Der Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald wurde von TripAdvisor ausgezeichnet.

Certificate of Excellence 2018: TripAdvisor

The Treetop Walk Black Forest was awarded the Certificate of Excellence (Excellent Hospitality around the World) for the third time in a row.

Top bewertet 2015 bei Holiday Check

Top rated in 2015:

The Treetop Walk Black Forest was awarded a TOP rating on Holidaycheck in 2015.