The opportunity to climb along Berlin's centenarian treetops is a unique experience that will give you a new perspective on the world above. Located at the heart of idyllic Volkspark Jungfernheide ("The People's Park"), the Waldhochseilgarten consists of 12 climbing circuits for both kids and adults to enjoy nature while having plenty of fun. Although health and safety are at the top of the park's priorities, sustainability is also a must; the entire climbing system was built from European FSC Black Locust Wood.
Waldhochseilgarten is only 15 minutes away from West Berlin, and access is provided through a luscious forest road full of oaks, elms and maple trees. The whole climbing park system — including the cashier container — was built from European FSC Black Locust Wood provided by Eurobinia. Even the bicycle rack and seats are made from rough sustainable wood that pay homage to the surrounding forest.
There are three kids’ circuits and nine adult ones — each labeled according to their degree of difficulty. Before going off to climb, hang, or swing from tree to tree, everybody needs to don a harness and carefully listen to the instructor. The park uses a self-protection Edelrid SmartBelay System, where if one carabiner is open the other carabiner realizes this and will not open — one is always attached to the safety cable.
Waldhochseilgarten’s circuits are 10 to 55 feet high. The park is located across a 16,000 square foot area, and it offers great sporting circuits, running areas and a centenarian forest to enjoy alongside birds and bouncy red squirrels.
Whether you’re looking to spend a day out with the family, searching out an exciting corporate event, or celebrating a special birthday, the Waldhochseilgarten will provide a unique and green experience.
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