Canopy Walk Through Hainich National Park
Categories: Family and Kids, Sightseeing, Cultural and History
Tree Top Canopy Walkway
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The canopy walk through Hainich National Park lofts you into the treetops to experience the largest forest of deciduous trees in Germany. Listen to bird songs from more than 188 different species and enjoy the 310m walk through the primeval land.
The canopy walkway in Hainich National Park was originally built as an educational tool for scientists to research the forest's natural behaviors and see what could be done to
let nature be nature. At Hainich National Park the visitor can find large areas of woodland which have been excluded from use by humans; feel the enormous power of nature; observe the competition for light, water, and nourishment; and explore the variety of habitats created by the undisturbed, ongoing processes of nature. Especially by enjoying the canopy tree walk, those natural processes and powers can be experienced and observed, in a so far unknown way.
The canopy walk way consists of a tower tree house with view point and a path 310m path that begins at the tower and guides the visitor in a wide arch downwards through the trees back to the tower. Impressive insights into the so far unknown world of tree crowns and the biology of the tree canopy are rendered possible. With luck, nesting birds, the protected Middle Spotted Woodpecker or other animals can be spotted. The view point on the top of the tower offers a rare view over the mosaic of the tree tops and the pleasant setting of the park.
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This travel guide has been written by Cynthia Kozak.
Cynthia Kozak is a freelance writer, editor and transcriptionist currently living abroad in her Vario truck. Boundlessly curious, she is an avid traveler always looking forward to the next destination.
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