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Baumwipfelpfad Naturerbe Zentrum Ruegen on the island of Rügen was a spiral wooden walk worth taking for the views from the bottom of the forest floor to the tree canopy to the views of the water at the top of the tower.

What is the best part?

Rügen is the largest island in Germany in the Baltic Sea. This tree tower had a tree in the middle with 360-degree views of the water at the top.

But wait, there is more…

This tree tower did not get Eagle’s Nest as a nickname for fun, it is a human-sized Eagle Nest in the middle of an Island!

The tree tower is 40 meters tall and was built around a 30-meter-tall Copper Beech Tree. The sunlight comes through the wooden spirals and shines through the photosynthesizing leaves of the beech.

You will not get bored here…

There are children activities all through the tower and what we thought was most interesting in this tower was the bird educational domes on the way up. A bird was featured on each layer of the tower, and you could read up on what the bird was in many languages and they replicated what that specific bird’s nest would look like.

We had a great time on the beach, boardwalk, and eating seafood at local restaurants. A vacation to remember for all members of your family!

“Eight treetop trails including complementary facilities were built with a total investment of about 44 million euros in the Bavarian Forest National Park, in Lipno (joint venture), Rügen, in the Black Forest, on the Saarschleife, in the Czech Giant Mountains (Joint Venture), in Slovakia (Joint venture — Bachledka, High Tatras) and built in July 2018 in the Salzkammergut am Traunsee (AT).”-Erlebnis Akademie AG

Checkout our Medium publication “Discovering Treetop Walkways in Europe” where we have articles about wooden treetop towers in Saarschleife, Germany, Salzkammergut, Austria, and Krkonoše, Czech Republic.

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