Walk among the treetops, between 8 and 25 meters above the forest floor, and experience untouched nature from a unique perspective on a 1,300 meter long pathway!

Experience and enjoy the treetop trail

The Island Rügen encompasses a unique natural landscape with the Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen close to the Jasmund National Park and Jasmund Wilderness with the National Park Center Königstuhl. The Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen is a unique combination of a modern Information Centre and tree top walk, both shedding light on a variety of nature-related subjects.

 

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Various adventure stations along the 1,300-meter-long path offer fascinating and interesting facts about nature: Visitors can experience, using a water pump, which force a tree has to apply to pump water from its roots to the tree top. A specially adjusted binocular illustrate the visual performance of a sea eagle. His eye is one of the most highly developed eyes of the animal world. Using this binocular it is possible to discover different bird nests.

After a relaxing stroll through the canopy, the viewing tower offers breathtaking views over the island and its marine sceneries. From an 80-meter-high viewing tower shaped like a giant bird’s nest, visitors are able to see vast swathes of Rügen – from the flint fields to the UNESCO World Natural Heritage beech forests in Jasmund National Park.

With a maximum gradient of 6 % of the trail, it can be easily used with wheelchairs and rotators. The wire fencing of the railing grants a free view of the surroundings even from a seated position. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Bicycles, scooters etc. are not permitted on the treetop walk.

Experience and enjoy the treetop trail

In case of thunderstorms, hail or ice, the treetop walk may be closed for safety reasons.

Nature is everywhere and always changing. Let it be spring, summer, fall or winter – the look, feel and smell of Prora‘s beech forest are never the same. The Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen is open for visitors to experience and explore nature 364 days a year.

 

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Iryna Shchoka is a regional development expert and is based in Uzhhorod, Ukraine.

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