Ivenack Treetop Trail

The construction of a treetop path that enhances visitors’ experience in one of the oldest oak forests in Europe.
 

Project summary: 

The Ivenack Tiergarten (zoological garden) is a forest that was used for centuries for pasture. It has the oldest oaks in Europe, some are over 1.000 years old, and their trunk girth can be greater than 14 metres. The forest has an enormous variety of species which live around the ancient oaks. 
Support from the Rural Development Programme (RDP) of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was used for the construction of a barrier-free treetop path. The path leads through the treetops, over platforms and filigree footbridges to several adventure trails, where visitors can find information about the forest and its history.
 

Project results: 

Today the tree path is a popular tourist attraction.
Since the opening of the treetop path, the number of visitors to the Ivenack Tiergarten has doubled from around 50 000 to 100 000 people per year.