Up here, everything is different. The sound of the birdsong is more powerful. Light and air are purer. The leaves are more delicate, the sky is closer. The Canopy Walk in Hainich National Park leads right through the crowns of mighty deciduous trees and above the treetops. Quietly, the wooden path reveals the mystery of the gigantic trees that are normally out of reach.
The Canopy Walk winds along a length of 530 m from the lower crown section up to the tops of the primeval woodland canopies.
- The hanging bridge for adventurous visitors.
- At eye level with the ancient beeches in the National Park.
- A lift makes the 530 m long walk, 20 m high in the air, also accessible for the elderly, wheelchair users and families with pushchairs.
- The Tree Tower – visitors have fantastic views across the National Park from up there.
- Those who like wobbly ground will enjoy going across the hanging bridge.
- The Canopy Walk is the best place to appreciate the autumn colours in the National Park.
- Even in winter, a visit to the treetops is worthwhile.
Visitors can explore the Canopy Walk on their own or with a guided tour by a ranger or voluntary national park guide. There is a lot to learn about life in the treetops. All along the walk there are places to rest and also display panels giving information on the diversity of trees as well as bats, butterflies, woodpeckers and wild cats in the national park. Two areas where you can climb on ropes make the Canopy Walk even more of an adventure for children and adults alike. See the leaflet for more detail.