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Denmark Has Created A Giant Spiral Path That Lets You Walk Among The Tree Tops

By lheidi - August 06, 2019

The thing about tree tops is that they’re so high up. You can’t really ever get to them, even if you’re really good at climbing trees. There’s always going to be a point where the branches start to thin out and you get too tired, and no matter how much you want to keep on climbing in order to reach them, you just have to call it quits and climb back down. We’d love nothing more to sit at the very top of the very highest trees, but it’s just not physically possible. There’s something so romantic about making the tree tops your home, but unfortunately, that’s something that can only exist in our imaginations.

Until now, thanks to a giant spiral path that someone built in Denmark. Sure, you can’t make it your home, but you can finally reach the tops of the tallest trees just like you always wanted.

Bird's Eye View

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High above the preserved forest known as Gisselfeld Klosters Skove in Demark, just one hour south of Copenhagen, is one of the coolest things humans have ever built.

There is now a spiral treetop walkway that’s connected to a connected to a 148-foot-tall observation tower.

Now, you can see the world from the same view that the tops of the trees would have if they had eyes located in the tops of their branches that they could see out of.

The Treetop Experience

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The spiral walkway is called The Treetop Experience, because you can experience what the trees experience on a daily basis.

If you want to go for a nice long walk, this is the place to do it.

You’ll pass by lakes, creeks, and wetlands, all while enjoying the magnificent beauty of the Gisselfeld Klosters Skove. If you want to get lost in nature, you’ve found the right place to do it. It’s like something out of a fantasy novel.

Highs And Lows

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The spiral walkway has two different routes you can take, the high route and the low route.

The high route passes through the oldest section of the forest, where the trees are taller because they’re, well, older.

The low route and tower can be found in the younger part of the forest. No matter which route you take, you’re bound to have an adventure that most people don’t get, because they’re not able to take any route.

The Observation Tower

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The Observation Tower has been described as a structure with a “distinct, curved profile that is slender in the middle with an enlarged base and crown.”

There’s a very good reason for this. For starters, it makes the Observation Tower a lot more stable, which is a good thing when you’re so high up.

It also allows you to have a larger viewing area, which means you can see more of the forest from your view.

Building Blocks

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The structure was built by EFFEKT, and they used 7,750 timber boards for the surface of the ramp.

The boards were gathered from the nearby forests so that the ramp could match its natural surroundings. Unfortunately, trees don’t grow in a spiral shape on their own.

They also used corten steel in constructing the structure. The brownish color of the steel gives it a more rustic look, which makes it match the natural landscape even more than it does.

Eco Friendly

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When they were building the walkway, they also wanted to make sure they didn’t do too much damage to the natural landscape that they were trying to celebrate.

EFFEKT wanted to preserve the environment as much as possible.

What’s the point of building a treetop walkway if it destroys the very same trees that you’re supposed to enjoy? That would completely defeat the purpose of enjoying nature in all it’s glory. We’re glad they constructed it responsibly.

Happy Camper

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But if just the amazing spiral treetop walkway wasn’t enough for you, there’s plenty you can do in the area.

Camp Adventure has several outdoor activities for people to do while they’re visiting the amazing attraction.

If you want to learn about the forest or if you just want to play in it, or do a little bit of both, Camp Adventure has got you covered. We’re pretty sure that no matter what you do, you’re going to enjoy it.

Mother Nature

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This manmade structure is absolutely incredible, and it makes us want to drop everything and head over to Denmark.

But it’s not the only manmade structure in the world that’s worth taking a trip to visit.

There are many other structures that have got us wanting to pack our bags and head over to see them. But not all of them offer amazing views of trees. In fact, some of them are actually just big trees themselves.

Speak For The Trees

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Singapore is home to a garden of amazing manmade trees, which, as much as we love trees, are jus as cool as the real thing.

These super trees, as they’re known as, are powered by the sun, just like real trees.

They’re part of a project to make Singapore the “botanical capital of the world.” If they can’t do it using real plants, the they can get the job done by building some out of metal.

Is This Real Life?

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The fake trees are taller than real trees. In fact, they’re as tall as skyscrapers.

Not only that, but they light up at night, something a real tree would never do unless you strung Christmas lights on it.

Their trunks are made out of steel and concrete, and their branches are made out of thick wire rods. So even though they look like trees, they’re nothing like real trees at all. They’re not even the color green.

Gardens By The Bay

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The trees are part of a project known as Gardens By The Bay, located in the Marina Bay area of Singapore.

But even though they’re nothing like real trees, they are able to still show off nature.

The trees have hanging gardens that are used to show off plants from all over the world. So basically, they’re like a giant metal and solar powered coat rack, but for plants. Now we’re seeing how “botanical capital of the world” comes in to play.

Take A Walk

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You can also get a better view of the trees thanks to an areal walkway, known as the OCBC Skyway.

Just the walkway alone is about seven stories high, so hopefully you’re not afraid of heights.

But as cool as these fake trees are, they’re not the only cool treetop walkways in the world. Some of those walkways are, much like the walkway in Denmark, built on actual trees instead of fake ones. Because, you know, nature.

The Kew Royal Botanic Gardens

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Located in England, the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens is actually based on the Fibonacci numerical sequence.

In case you forgot what you learned in math class, the Fibonacci numerical sequence is found in the way nature grows, like the petals of a sunflower.

This walkway was designed by the same architects who built the London Eye, and it takes you through the lime, sweet chestnut, and oak trees of the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens. You don’t have to know math to enjoy it.

Borneo Rainforest Lodge

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If you’re ever in Malaysia Borneo, the Tree Top Canopy Walk is a must see.

It’s one giant a suspension bridge that has been strung between five very tall trees. All in all, the bridge spans nearly 1,000 feet of rainforest.

It gives you a bird’s eye view of the rainforest’s 130 million year old jungle canopy, and you might even have the chance to see an orangutan wandering around. You can even invite them to join you on the bridge.

Monteverde Lodge & Gardens

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Located in the Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica, this skywalk covers an entire mile and a half.

The skywalk is made out of various hiking trails and suspension bridges, and is pretty much the only way to see the natural beauty of the area.

You can view the Monteverde Cloud Forest literally from the clouds. What? You’re going to see something with “Cloud Forest” in its name from the ground? No way! You have to see it from the sky.