Stunning pictures show Germany's treetop walkways and amazing views

Slide 1 of 29: If you go down to the woods in Germany, you'll be sure of a mesmerizing surprise. Scattered across the country is a mix of incredible Ewok-village-style treetop walkways offering spectacular views over surrounding forests, rivers and mountains and featuring twisted walkways, slides and rope bridges. Wind your way down to see which path piques your interest…
Slide 2 of 29: Baumwipfelpfad Bayerischer Wald: At 4,265ft in length, the Baumwipfelpfad Bayerischer Wald is the world's longest treetop walkway.
Slide 3 of 29: At the centre of the spiraled footpath are three 108-feet-high (33m) fir trees.
Slide 4 of 29: There are various side attractions for braver park-goers, including rope bridges and balance beams.

Slide 5 of 29: The highlight is a 144-foot-high (44m) egg-shaped structure at the end of the walkway, which takes tourists on a twisty-turn-y journey through the forest canopy, with breathtaking views from the top. At the centre of the spiralled footpath are three 108-feet-high (33m) fir trees, so that visitors are continually surrounded by woodland.
Slide 6 of 29: Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald: Nestled in the Black Forest, the Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald features a 4,101-foot-long treetop walkway.
Slide 7 of 29: The pièce de résistance is a 180-foot-long (55m) spiraling tunnel slide from the top of the observation tower.
Slide 8 of 29: Visitors move along a walkway that meanders through a mix of beech trees, firs and spruces.
Slide 9 of 29: Baumwipfelpfad Saarschleife: Ascend Baumwipfelpfad Saarschleife and you'll be rewarded with spectacular views of the Saarschleife, a dramatic loop in the river Saar.

Slide 10 of 29: Visitors soak up the sublime river views from the top deck of the observation tower.
Slide 11 of 29: The path was constructed using 35,314 cubic feet of fir and larch wood, plus 100 tonnes of steel.
Slide 12 of 29: Steigerwald Baumwipfelpfad: The Steigerwald Baumwipfelpfad is a wooden footbridge that spirals from the forest floor to the highest branches.
Slide 13 of 29: It culminates in a 137-foot-high observation tower that encircles a public space and a singular tree.
Slide 14 of 29: The observation tower seen enveloped by dense forest, which rolls on as far as the eye can see. This magical bird's eye view is published here courtesy of creative commons licensing

Slide 15 of 29: Julia Lanig, who recently visited the footpath, told MailOnline Travel that the treetop path and tower are 'really impressive'.
Slide 16 of 29: Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen: Take a step back in time at Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen on the German island of Rügen, where a footpath leads you among the mighty treetops of an ancient beech forest.
Slide 17 of 29: The zigzagged pathway runs for 4,101 feet (1,250m) through a pristine forested area and past numerous activity stations, so you can learn about the nature as you go.
Slide 18 of 29: The crowning glory is a 131-foot-high (40m) observation tower, modeled after an eagle's nest and built, like the lower-level pathway, from larch wood and Douglas fir. Visitors are rewarded with a panoramic view of the treetops from the top deck, along with parts of Rügen, the waters of the Little Jasmund Bodden lagoon and the white sands of Prorer Wieck bay.
Slide 19 of 29: Baumkronenpfad Nationalpark Hainich: The Baumkronenpfad Nationalpark Hainich is 'one of the most beautiful treetop paths in Germany', the creators boast.
Slide 20 of 29: To ensure the experience of exploring it is a leisurely one there are sheltered pavilions along the way for visitors to rest in and soak up the green views.
Slide 21 of 29: Eventually, the 1,771-foot-long (540m) walkway reaches a 144-foot-high (44m) circular observation tower crafted out of concrete. From the top of the roofed turret there are impressive panoramic views over the fertile Thuringian Basin and the Hainich region, which is home to the largest contiguous deciduous forest in Germany.
Slide 22 of 29: Skywalk Allgäu: The Skywalk Allgäu, which opened in 2010, is a walkway suspended above the evergreen forests of Allgäu in Bavaria.
Slide 23 of 29: Through clearings in the woodland, it is possible to see the shimmering waters of Lake Constance and the Alps.
Slide 24 of 29: For the adventurous, there is a tube slide option for descending to the forest floor.
Slide 25 of 29: For a loftier viewpoint, make your way to the 131-foot-high (40m) steel mast-like observation tower. You can get down from the tower via a staircase, an elevator or there is a tube slide for the more adventurous.
Slide 26 of 29: Baumkronenpfad Beelitz-Heilstätten: The Beelitz-Heilstätten treetop path, built from wood and steel, opened in 2015.
Slide 27 of 29: The 1,049-foot-long walkway winds its way around the eerie ruins of a former women's lung healing facility.
Slide 28 of 29: Panarbora Baumwipfelpfad: The Panarbora nature adventure park opened in 2015 on the outskirts of Waldbröl, a small provincial town in western Germany. A 5,364-foot-long (1,635m) treetop path is the centerpiece of the Panarbora nature adventure park.
Slide 29 of 29: The name Panarbora is derived from the Latin word for tree - 'arbour' - and 'Pan', the Greek god of nature. The treetop path leads to a 131-foot-high (40m), vertigo-inducing lookout tower, which was built from 30,723 cubic feet of wood and 200 tonnes of steel.
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