There is a new tourist destination for visitors to Denmark. An intriguing forest walkway opened that encourage people to get out and explore nature. It combines beautiful architecture with the wonder of nature in a unique walkway. This new feature opened in March. [1]

It is located one hour south of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand. It is in a preserved forest called Gisselfeld Klosters Skove, Plans for the walkway were announced in 2017.[2]

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Called “The Treetop Experience,” it is a 650 meter long (2,130ft meter) long boardwalk that gives amazing views of the forest. It is a seamless ramp that allows for the forest to be more accessible to more people. Instead of stairs, the smooth ramp is spacious and accommodating. It also helps to maintain the integrity of the forest and leave it mostly undisturbed.

The tower is made from materials selected from the forest itself, like felled trees the designers incorporated into it so it fits into the forest.

It is located one hour south of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand. It is in a preserved forest called Gisselfeld Klosters Skove, Plans for the walkway were announced in 2017,[2]

The high route goes through the older section of the forest, and the low route and tower are in the younger section of the forest. The tower soars up to 148 feet in the air. There are looping pathways and bleacher seating as well as full panoramic views of the forest. [3]

The profile of the observation tower is distinct and curved. It has an enlarged crown and base, and it is slender in the middle. This shape creates a better, larger area for the view platform at the top, better stability and also better contact with the forest canopy.

According to the project’s official site, “the geometry of the tower is shaped to enhance the visitor experience, shunning the typical cylindrical shape in favor of a curved profile with a slender waist and enlarged base and crown,’” and “the ramp keeps a fixed gradient, while the geometry and spacing of the ramp fluctuates according to the changing curvature.”

During the walk, guests can see the hilly landscape of Giisselfeld Klosersove, including wetlands, creeks and lakes. At the top of the tower, guests can see more than 25 km at 360 degree views. The maximum capacity is 10,000 people. The purpose of the tower was to be more accessible for people of all ages and abilities. Families can enjoy time in nature together and have a great time taking a walking on the spiral.

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The architecture studio EFFEKT was commissioned for Camp Adventure to create it. Camp Adventure is a treetop adventure park located in the forest. There are a variety of other activities like zip lines and other treetop climbing paths.

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Guests can access Camp Adventure online and get more information about hours and tickets available.  Camp Adventure spans more than 18 acres, and it is the largest of its kind in Denmark.

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References:

  • Tree-mendous!The STUNNING plans for an elevated walk through one of Denmark’s preserved forests, Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, April 3, 2019
  • This New Spiral Path in the Middle of the Forest Lets You Walk Among the Treetops in Denmark, James Draper, E!News, September 29, 2017
  • Amazing spiral treetop walkway inside a 148ft-tall observation tower opens in a preserved forest in Denmark, Jennifer Newton, DailyNews, April 5, 2019
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