Updated: Nov 2, 2021
Located in the Gisselfeld Klosters Skove forest this observation tower stands 148 feet above the ground and lets you cruise through the forest canopy on foot. On a sunny day, it is said that if you look North can see all the way to Copenhagen and Malmö.
Furthermore, there are two other towers with similar heights located at the same location as well. The first one was built in 1892 by an Austrian company called "Gesellschaft für Bau und Betrieb von Ferienwohnungen" and has been used until today. It's still standing but not open to visitors anymore.
At the top, you are about 450 feet above sea level. It opened in March of 2019 and was crowned one of Time Magazine's World's Greatest Places. The walkway is elevated, no stairs, and it allows you to circle all the way to the top and lookout.
For 150 Krones you park at Camp Adventure, where the tower is located, and walk two miles along the forest floor to get to the wooden observation tower. The tower has 12 circles that stretch up about 0.4 miles. The structure is made of corten steel and oak and weighs 6,000 tons.
According to Camp Adventure,
“the view tower is designed by EFFEKT Architects and fulfills an ambition to create an aesthetically beautiful edifice and a unique nature experience, which is simultaneously adapted to nature and built as sensitively as possible.”
In addition to having the first observation tower in Scandinavia, Camp Adventure also has an array of climbing courses, team building, and meeting facilities, a restaurant, and they are said to be opening different overnight options. We saw some beautiful cabins under construction.
Rasmus and I really enjoyed walking around this park. The trees and pathways they've designed are beautiful. We went on a chilly day and walked up the tower with hot chocolate. The 360-degree view was pretty intense! I would also recommend going on a sunny day. This piece of living art is truly innovative and a one-of-kind experience.
It was beautiful and I hope we go back one day and maybe play with the zip lines and ropes courses. My mom used to run a ropes course at her summer camp in New Mexico. I feel I still have an affinity for ropes courses, and this is one of the cooler ones I've seen.
Below you can see some really cool footage of the site. We are doing everything we can to stay healthy and active right now, and this was one of the cooler "parks" that we have found to walk around in during the time of coronavirus.
If you're a nature lover that likes bird's-eye views, this 148-foot observation deck in Glisselfeld Kloster is for you. The hourglass-shaped tower and spiral walkway are something I'll never forget.
In summary, this place is amazing. If you want to get away from your everyday life and enjoy nature, then this is definitely worth checking out. There were lots of people when we visited so make sure to check their website before visiting because it says capacity is limited. I'm glad we got to visit this place while we had our chance.