Treetop Trail in Bad Harzburg, Germany

The Treetop Trail in Bad Harzburg provides a unique perspective on the natural beauty that surrounds it. Offering insights into the diverse flora and fauna of the northern highlands of Germany, this project stands out in the scenic setting of Bad Harzburg, a charming spa town in the Harz Mountains. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this site during our 5-day trip to the Harz Mountains.

Swing bridge along the treetop trail in Bad Harzburg, Germany
Fun on the Swing Bridge

Information about Treetop Trail in Bad Harzburg

The treetop trail in Bad Harzburg is an impressive structure made of wood and steel, stretching over 1,000 metres. Along this path, visitors have the unique opportunity to stand amidst the dense canopy of leaves, providing an up-close encounter with the treetops. The trail follows the course of the Radau, a tributary of the Oker River, and passes through the picturesque Kalten valley. Notably, it caters to all age groups and is accessible to people with disabilities.

Commencing from a remarkable wooden and oval steel structure, the barrier-free path takes you through the treetops at an elevation exceeding 20 metres. Its broad and sturdy design ensures a comfortable experience, even for those with a fear of heights.

Treetop Trail in Bad Harzburg, Germany's Harz Mountains
The treetop trail in Bad Harzburg starts from a giant wooden and oval steel structure.
Start point of the Treetop Trail in Bad Harzburg, Germany

Things to do on the walking trail

Treetop Trail in Bad Harzburg

Exploring the treetop trail involves navigating 18 platforms and bridges. Visitors can engage with 52 diverse elements, including rest stations and fascinating facts.

The trail features educational stations showcasing wooden models of animals, people, and plants. It serves as an interactive learning experience for children, who can participate in quizzes, read interesting facts, and listen to audio boxes. Topics covered range from the Big Bang to the functions of the forest and the recent presence of raccoons in the Harz region.

The things we like the most are the glass platform and the swing bridge. The glass viewing platform on the 26 metres high is a photo hotspot. The swing bridge provides fun for the children. But visitors can avoid the swing bridge by walking via the flat path. 

Among our favourite attractions are the glass platform, offering panoramic views at 26 metres high, and the entertaining swing bridge that adds an element of fun for children. For those who prefer to avoid the swing bridge, a flat path provides an alternative route.

While there is a small kiosk selling snacks at one of the stations, it’s worth noting that there are no toilet facilities along the treetop trail.

Valley walking trail

The Treetop Trail in Bad Harzburg operates as a one-way route. Upon reaching the trail’s end, visitors have to return via the valley. The valley trail offers a charming and idyllic journey, passing by a scenic pond and various play areas for children.

Treetop Mini kiosk station
Treetop Trail in Bad Harzburg, Germany's Harz Mountains

Combine with other activities

For an enriched experience at the Tree Top Trail, visitors can pair it with a ride on the Castle Hill cable car. Once the treetop trail is completed, you have the option to hike up the hill and explore the castle ruins, then enjoy a picturesque descent via the cable car.

Alternatively, from the castle ruins, you can choose the BaumSchwebeBahn for a gliding descent down the castle hill, reaching the rear of the treetop path, and conclude your journey with a leisurely walk down.

The idyllic valley trail beneath the Treetop Trail in Bad Harzburg
BaumSchwebeBahn in Bad Harzburg, Germany's Harz Mountain'

Travel tips

Where to stay

Bad Harzburg serves as an excellent holiday hub for both family vacationers and adventure enthusiasts. It offers an ideal setting for hiking. Families with children can explore attractions like Adventure Mini Golf, High Rope Courses, Märchenwald, and more. Consequently, the area boasts a variety of accommodations. Here are some noteworthy options:

Map of the Treetop Trail in Bad Harzburg, Germany's Harz Mountains
the cable car valley station (Burgbergbahn) in Bad Harzburg

How to get there

If you’re coming by road from the direction of Goslar/Wernigerode, simply enter the address Nordhäuser Str. 2 into your navigation device. Visitors can conveniently park either at the tourist information office (Nordhäuser Str. 4) or in a car park approximately 5 minutes’ walk from the ticket office (Nordhäuser Str. 12). Besides, there’s also a designated parking area for RVs.

For those using public transportation, Bad Harzburg has a train station, which is approximately a 25-minute walk to the treetop trail. Additionally, bus lines KVG 873 and 871 provide direct routes to the Burgbergbahn (cable car valley station).

Ticket sales are conveniently located in the BurgBergCenter at the cable car valley station.

Epic Excursion in East Germany: Treetop Walking in Bad Harzburg
Family Excursion: Treetop Trail in Bad Harzburg, Germany
Treetop Walking in the Harz Mountzain, Germany

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