Experience the Thrill: The 8 Best Zip Lines in Germany

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Megazipline im Harz, one of the best zip lines in Germany

While on an extended stay in another part of the globe, tourists often wonder what to do next to escape the daily routine of their travels. If you’ve never been on a zipline and are now ready for a thrilling experience, Germany is the perfect place to try it. These are the best zip lines in Germany.

People describe ziplining in Germany as something that can give you the same adrenaline rush as having the starring role in an action movie. And if you’re wondering how zip lining feels, it’s also known as a flying fox, which best encapsulates the experience.

Zip line tours in Germany are some of the best the country has to offer; they’re a ton of fun for people of all ages. So when people are in the German countryside with its lush forests and rugged mountain ranges, curious adventurers won’t have to overthink what to do next.

Here are the best places to get your heart racing while zipping through some of Germany’s most breathtaking scenery:

Best Zip Lines in Germany

1. Hirschgrund Zipline Area

Hirschgrund Zipline Area Schwarzwald Aerial Scenery
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Address: Heubach 62, 77709 Wolfach, Germany

Hiking in the Hirschgrund Zipline Area in the Kinzig Valley is an experience you won’t ever forget. Its 7-zipline course’s path includes views of steep rocky slopes, valleys, hills, and waterways. 

Amazing lookout locations are scattered along the paths and platforms that connect the many lines. Visitors can experience the breathtaking scenery of the Black Forest at Hirschgrund Zipline Area as their heart jumps over the 1,620 meters of their total course length.

Guests can glide over a valley on their longest, single zipline called the “Gründle.” At 570 meters long and 83 meters from the ground, it takes up much of the course and is Germany’s longest and highest nature-themed zipline.

You may easily book a reservation for two people, and they can even handle bigger groups. Nevertheless, they ask that you call ahead to schedule your appointment, regardless of the size of your party.

However, you won’t be able to enjoy the park for the winter holidays because it is closed from November to February and then opens again in March. If you want to stay near the Hirschgrund zip lines, the Black Forest Apartments, Ferienhaus Sunny, and ROSER Suiten are all great options. Each has its unique charm, and you can’t go wrong with them.

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2. Kletterwald Sollereck

Man on a Zipline

Address: Kornau Wanne 20, 87561 Oberstdorf, Germany

The Sollereck Adventure Park, or Kletterwald Sollereck, features several ropes courses consisting of rope bridges, ziplines, and nets between the trees. 

It is an environmentally friendly park where you can spend an exciting day with your family at an elevation of 1,400 meters above the lush forests of Oberstdorf. Tourists with extra courage can also ride the Allgau Coaster, a two-seater sled tour that runs 850 meters down the side of Mount Sollereck.

Riders on the zipline and climbers aged eight and up are protected by a system that employs communication carabiners and a new continuous safety system. Because of how well it is supervised, and safety is a top priority, this place is great for kids and adults.

After a long day of experiencing thrilling adventures, unwind with some art or music at the Villa Jauss Art Museum or relax at the area’s finest hotels. Moreover, the Marktplatz, the town square, is worth exploring and is accessible on foot during a tour.

Lodging nearby is plentiful, as there are three excellent hotels within a few meters: the Wittelsbacher Hof, the Alpin Lifestyle Hotel Löwen & Strauss, and the Hotel Filser.

3. Kletterwald Biberach

Boy on a Zipline

Address: Parkplatz Burrenpark, 88400 Biberach an der Riß, Germany

Kletterwald Biberach is in a lovely wooded area with plenty of free barbecue grills and relaxing spots. There is also an abundance of routes for climbers of all skill levels.

This course is in the heart of the picturesque Biberach Burren Forest, with a large playground and an ideal location for outdoor training. Its high ropes course features various obstacles, from the kid’s and beginner’s course to the 140-meter-long zipline and its jumping platform.

For those driving from the north, Biberach has a huge parking lot just before the short airport on the right side of the B 312 going into the Burrenwald. You can reach the high ropes course in the Biberach in only two minutes.

It is best to join a guided tour with knowledgeable locals of Baden-Wurttemberg, as it is the best way to see Biberach’s historic sites and narrow streets. And if you’re in town on a Wednesday or Saturday, you shouldn’t miss the fresh produce market. 

Biberach is a great place to stay if you’re looking for an intimate, small-town feel with plenty of things to do. There are numerous hotels in the area, but we recommend Hotel Kapuzinerhof, Hotel Zug um Zug, and Gaststätte Peperoni.

4. Wald-Abenteuer Bad Neuenahr

Wald-Abenteuer Bad Neuenahr Scenery
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Address: Königsfelder Str. 100, 53474 Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany

Adventure-seekers can enjoy one of the country’s longest ziplines (450 meters) just 20 minutes outside Bonn, in one of Germany’s most beautiful forests. Here, you’ll be harnessed up and raised to the beginning of a zipline attached to a tree. Afterward, you can descend at a breathtaking speed, feeling the air on your face as you whiz past the leaves and branches.

There are over 80 challenging climbing elements like Tarzan jumps, a catapult, a banana jump, a maze, a partner course, and an Xtreme course.

From Bad Neuenahr station, take the 849 Bus toward Rheinbach or Ahrweiler; it stops every half hour near this park. The trip to Hospital Maria Hilf will take 11 minutes. Then, it only requires a short walk of 110 meters from there.

Once in the area, it would be best not to miss visiting the Dokumentationsstatte Regierungsbunker, Museum Roemervilla, and the Cologne Chocolate Museum. If you are looking for a place to stay, the best in Bad Neuenahr are Ferienhaus Mausberg, Aparthotel am Kurpark, and Pension Auszeit.

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5. Jochen Schweizer Arena

Jochen Schweizer Arena Sign
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Address: Ludwig-Bölkow-Allee 1, 82024 Taufkirchen, Germany

Everyone who wants to spend their free time actively, with access to high-quality and healthy food, will find what they’re looking for at the Jochen Schweizer Arena. This 15,000-square-foot arena is located in Taufkirchen, south of Munich, and was designed by extreme sports pioneer Jochen Schweizer.

Outside, guests can look forward to a wide array of activities, including a high ropes course and a zipline. The outdoor area features flying fox rides as part of some all-inclusive activities.

Any chance to play a few rounds on its Flying Fox XL should be taken advantage of immediately. You can use it as a respite from the action in the middle of your trip through the high-rope climbing garden or as a relaxing treat at the finish.

The Jochen Schweizer Arena may be covered by one of four paths, each safely fastened to the arena’s steel cable. Plus, you can get a bird’s-eye view of the entire region from the HTM Helicopter Travel Munich and visit nearby attractions like the historic Schloss Taufkirchen.

There are numerous lodging options close to the Jochen Schweizer Arena. Stay2Munich Hotel & Serviced Apartments, Hotel Aigner, and Hotel Limmerhof are the best.

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 6. Abenteuer im Wald Kenzingen

Abenteuer im Wald Kenzingen Scenery
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Address: Bombacher Str Parkplatz Sportplatz, 79341 Kenzingen, Germany

This zipline runs through an actual forest, providing a truly authentic experience in the great outdoors. Abenteuer im Wald Kenzingen comprises ten different rope courses, or “Parcours,” built between the trees out of wood, ropes, and steel cables.

It is also worth noting that the snags are attached with cutting-edge technology, making them a seamless part of the forest’s natural foliage.

The Abenteuer im Wald Kenzingen is a 10-story attraction that spans 3 kilometers, reaches heights of up to 16 meters, and features dozens of short zip lines that reach distances of up to 125 meters in length. Its wide variety of attractions and activities makes it suitable for groups of people and can also accommodate families with children.

Aside from this adventure park, there are plenty of fantastic locations you can take pictures of around the area and nearby cities you can visit.

There are a number of great places to stay in Kenzingen. Hotel-Restaurant Schieble and Haus Inge am Park are both beautiful options for families, while Wonnentäler Apartments is a great place to stay if you’re looking for more of a rustic getaway.

7. Harzdrenalin – Megazipline

Harzdrenalin Bridge and Scenery

Address: Rappbodetalsperre (on the L96), 38889 Stadt Oberharz am Brocken, Germany

Have you ever wanted to experience an adrenaline rush while doing something you will never forget? Then, the best bet for curious minds to experience the thrill is going to the Megazipline located in the Harz Mountains. With a height of 120 meters, the Flying Fox is a 1-kilometer-long double rope slide that extends over the sports pool at the Rappbode Dam.

After detailed safety training and buckling into your harness on the launching tower, your fast ride through the air stream will begin, where trained professionals monitor and supervise everything. Fly down the slide quickly while taking a breathtaking view of the Bodetal, and then be warmly met by the helpful staff at the bottom.

Near here is the Harz National Park to enjoy more nature, Harz Escape for fun and games, or the Kleinstes Haus, where you can stroll around. If you’re looking for a place to stay in the Harz, we recommend Bodetaler Basecamp Lodge or Dein Nest am See.

These two lodges are close enough to the town’s main attractions that you can visit them easily, but still far enough away that they will give you the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere.

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8. Waldhochseilgarten Jungfernheide

Waldhochseilgarten Jungfernheide Outdoor Activity Course

Address: Heckerdamm 260, 13627 Berlin, Germany

The Waldhochseilgarten Jungfernheide, found in Berlin, markets itself as an oasis of greenery. It is an adventure park with kid-friendly attractions, which include zip lines. The minimum age requirement is six years old.

If your children enjoy other activities, this attraction has a forest-high ropes course, a petting zoo, and a playground. The Waldhochseilgarten can be found in the beautiful Volkspark Jungfernheide in Berlin-Charlottenburg. Visitors can get there quickly and easily by using any of the three common modes of transportation: private automobile, bicycle, or public transportation.

If you are already in Berlin, you can tour the Brandenburg Gate, the Museum Island, the Berlin Wall, and more! When you’re looking for a place to stay in Berlin, you want one that will be comfortable and convenient. We recommend Studio Central Belin-Charlottenburg, Meedo I, and Schlosspark Hotel.

FAQ

What are the longest ziplines in Germany?

At 570 meters, The “Gründle” at the Hirschgrund Zipline Area in the Black Forest is the longest nature-zipline in Germany. Outside of nature and the forests, the longest zipline is the Harzdrenalin Megazipline, a 1-kilometer-long double rope slide that extends over the water at the Rappbode Dam.

Is there a zipline in Berlin?

Yes! In Berlin, there is a zipline called the Waldhochseilgarten Jungfernheide. It’s in the Berlin-Charlottenburg area; anyone over six can participate, and tickets are reserved online.

Can children ride on ziplines?

Yes! Children as young as six can ride on some ziplines and participate in parkour parks, but age requirements vary by location and occasional height and weight requirements. Ask your tour operator if they have any restrictions before booking your adventure.

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