Zip Lines in Germany – Top 3

worlds-coolest-zip-linesThrill seekers love the German country side for it’s lush green landscape and mountainous regions. It’s no surprise high rope courses and zip lines are such a big part of the German culture. If you’ve never been on a zip line, Germany is the perfect place to try it for your first time!

Here are 3 of the best German zip lines.

Rappbodetalsperre

If flying through the air at 80 km/h over tree tops and beautiful German landscape is your idea of a good time, I’ve got some really good news for you. At the end of 2012 Germany opened it’s newest and longest zip line in Rappbodetalsperre (Rappbode Dam) near Elbingerode.

At 1,000 meters long there’s plenty of time to enjoy the ride over the Rappbode Dam lakes and tree tops as you descend 120 meters to the landing point below.

You can even share the experience with a friend or loved one, as it’s one of the few double zip lines where two people can ride at the same time, and it’s the longest double zip line in Europe.

Whether you’re flying solo or with a friend, the Rappbodetalsperre zip line is a face first, prone position style zip line over a beautiful German lake and forestry.

Take a glimpse at what it’s like in this video to fly down the Rappbodetalsperre zip line.

Hirschgrund

The previous title holder of longest zip line in Germany was held by Hirschgrund. A 7 zip line course located in Schramburg Germany. You can book trips for 8 people easily and they can even accommodate larger groups, but no matter how big your group is, they prefer you call ahead to book your appointment.

Each group of 8 or less gets their own personal guide to escort their high flying adventure at Hirschgrund. Each person will enjoy soaring through the trees, over hills and through valleys on 7 different zip lines. All together there’s a grand total of 1.6 kilometers to be traversed through the beautiful Black Forest landscape at the Hirschgrund park.

Their longest single zip line ride at Hirschgrund is a 570 meter long ride over a valley. You can see it in the video below.

While Hirschgrund isn’t as fast as the new Rappbodetalsperre course or as long, it’s still a great place to get your first zip line experience. Especially if you’re in the southern part of Germany for Oktoberfest and you’re looking for some outdoor adventure.

Just don’t expect this to be a great Christmas adventure as the park is closed from November to February.

Check out the views from their single longest zip line in this video.

Abenteuerwerkstatt

How much fun would it be to experience Germany’s first zip line park? Located in Eastern Germany near the Czech Republic you’ll find this beautiful little piece of German forestry with more than a few zip lines for your adventures.

The Abenteuerwerkstatt is it’s own little adventure park. So no matter if you’re searching for several of Germany’s classic zip line courses, rock climbing, canoe rentals, paddle boarding, geocaching, hiking or camping they’ve pretty much got you covered for your outdoor adventure.

Updated: March 23, 2015 — 5:45 pm
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