We have experienced the first treetop path in Switzerland! This is a unique nature experience where you can be at eye level with the flora and fauna.
We first contacted the Treetop walk in Neckertal last year to ask if they might be interested in being featured on our blog and we’ve been looking for a time to visit ever since.
As part of our little summer road trip, we decided to stop off there after we had visited Zurich. The scenery was beautiful as we approached and we made a mental note that we need to further explore the canton of St-Gallen at a later date.
The main parking is a bit of an uphill walk away from the treetop path (15 to 30-minute walk away) but we saw signs for disabled parking further up which turned out to be right next to the entrance.
We decided to put Elio in the baby carrier to free up our hands and we had Alba on foot. Even before you start the walk, the view is beautiful will rolling hills all around. We got there just before lunch and people were already installed around BBQ’s which we all thought looked like a great idea.
The path itself is beautiful. There were quite a few people there already but it felt so peaceful being amongst the trees that we didn’t really notice. It’s a very educational experience will panels and games dotted around to teach us more about the different trees (40 stops in total), how they interact with their environment and the effect of the increasing temperatures. We really enjoyed this element and it have us the idea to get a little book to take hiring with us so that we can identify the things we see.
We really took our time to enjoy the walk and stopped often to admire the view. The structure itself is really impressive and I forgot how high up we were on a few occasions....until I looked down! 😳.
Back down on earth and there is a huge play area and another path through the forest so we explored that too. Jude panicked a bit as we walked through the woods as he’s worried about wolves at the moment for some reason (did you read that some baby wolves had been found in a forest in Vaud? We didn't tell him about that :-)). At the play area he was much happier although it was quite busy by this time so he had to wait to try things out while Alba rampaged around.
After all this activity we decided to stop for lunch. After seeing all the bbq's, we decided to opt for sausages which were cooked for us (Jean is more comfortable with gas and I didn't fancy charred sausages :-)) which were delicious.
It’s really set up for picnics, and those more comfortable with an open flame can get everything you need there including wood to burn, and the sausages. There is also a nice log-cabin!
We really loved this place and would thoroughly recommend it.
Parking : Yes
Toilets : Yes
Accessibility : disabled-accessible
Genossenschaft Baumwipfelpfad Neckertal Steinwäldli 2175 9122 Mogelsberg Switzerland