The treetop path is part of the Rügen Natural Heritage Centre and is surrounded by the 1900-hectare Prora Natural Heritage Area of the German Federal Foundation for the Environment (DBU). On the path, you are 4 to 17 metres above the ground and explore the animal and plant world in a whole new way. Every day at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and in the summer months also at 4.30 p.m. there are 1.5-hour guided tours with nature and landscape guides. On the 1250-metre-long path you will learn many interesting facts about nature. Small games are also used to teach younger visitors about nature and the geological history of Rügen. At the adventure stages, you balance at lofty heights and walk over wobbly elements.
In the middle of the treetop path is the 40-metre-high Eagle's Nest. This is an observation tower that is considered the highlight of the attraction. The construction around a 30-metre-high copper beech is extraordinary. You have a great view from the viewing platform: Among other things, you can see the Baltic Sea, the church tower of Stralsund and the Rügen Bridge. With a bit of luck, you will also have the chance to watch eagles flying over the woods. With a very slight incline of no more than 6 percent, the tower is also barrier-free and thus suitable for prams and wheelchairs.
As an additional highlight at the treetop path in the Rügen Natural Heritage Centre, the 52-metre-long tunnel slide, which also invites multiple use at a height of around 19 metres, has been providing excitement for young and old since October 2020.
In the permanent exhibition of the Natural Heritage Centre Rügen, you can get to know the special features of the island and the DBU Natural Heritage Site Prora better. At 17 stations, children and adults can experience and question nature. Playfully and through text and audio examples, each individual acquires knowledge. The temporary exhibition is organised by the German Federal Environmental Foundation and changes every six months.
You can also admire an art exhibition by contemporary regional artists. Every two months, the exhibiting artist changes his or her work on the theme of nature and landscape. The exhibition is free of charge.
Discover rare animals and plants on guided tours
The DBU natural heritage site Prora covers 1900 hectares of narrow heath and flint fields. On guided walks you can see rare plants and animals, such as orchids and birds of prey. In the flint fields, which consist of over 4000-year-old stone deposits, you can observe snakes such as the adder. A guided tour lasts between 1.5 and 3 hours. The DBU natural heritage site Prora has been part of the National Natural Heritage since 2008.
The self-service restaurant Boomhus Gastronomie, which means tree house gastronomy in Low German, serves seasonal food on site. When the weather is nice, the food can also be eaten in the large beer garden.
How to get there
You can reach the Natural Heritage Centre with bus lines 20, 24 and 28 of the Vorpommern-Rügen bus company. The bus stop is "Forsthaus Prora". There is also a Naturerbe-Prora-Express that allows you to travel from Binz.
Get off at the "Prora" stop. You can reach the treetop path after a 20-minute walk, or take the bus.
The treetop path is signposted. The parking spaces are up to 5 minutes' walk from the entrance and cost €2.50 for the first 3 hours and €1 for each additional hour.