Panarbora nature discovery park

Getting close to nature amid the tree-tops of Bergisches Land

A walk along the tree-tops is a must for nature lovers in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Naturerlebnispark Panarbora is a nature discovery park in Waldbröl, located around 50 kilometres to the east of Cologne. The park’s diverse attractions provide a different view of nature in Bergisches Land.

Tree-top walkway

The number one attraction in the park is the 1,636-metre-long tree-top walkway. At six discovery and interaction points along the way, visitors can learn many interesting facts about nature and the people who have made this area their home. The highlight is the 34-metre-high observation tower at the end of the path offering panoramic views of Bergisches Land.

Younger family members will have plenty of fun in the adventure playground, the play tunnel and the hedge maze. Visitors on two wheels can discover the park on a ten-kilometre-long cycling path which forms part of the 75-kilometre circular route from Waldbröl to Windeck-Schladern in the Sieg valley.

Accommodation with a difference

Visitors keen to immerse themselves in nature and in different cultures can spend the night in a treehouse or in one of Panarbora’s three “Global Villages”. The 170 beds available come in the form of Asian yurts, African mud huts or South American stilt houses. Visitors do, however, require a German Youth Hostel Association membership card.

Opening hours:
09:30 - 18:00 (17:15 is last admission to tree-top walkway)
Closed on 24/12 and 25/12

Learning from nature

Infotafel am Geostopp Deilbachtal, © GeoPark Ruhrgebiet

GeoPark Ruhrgebiet

Pflanzenkunde für Kinder, © Nationalpark Eifel - S. Wilden

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