Ana Lisa Alperovich

Berlin's Jungfernheide Park Lets You Climb Amidst Hundred-Year-Old Treetops

by , 05/16/12

Waldhochseilgarten, Botanical, Zero energy, Landscape Architecture, berlin, Edelrid SmartBelay System, Volkspark Jungfernheide, climbing circuits, harness, treetops

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.

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