Climbing Forest Taunus

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Forest Taunus

Climbing Forest Taunus

An Amazing Climbing Experience

Spending time outdoors in an amazing climbing forest is a wonderful way to enjoy the scenery in the low mountains of the Taunus. Situated to the North West of Frankfurt, you could imagine that Forest Taunus was really in the jungle. With eleven exciting and tricky courses to climb around and different levels of difficulty, the climbing forest in Friedrichsdorf is great for experienced forest climbers and for those just starting out.

Suitable For Kids And Beginners

The light climbing courses at the forest are ideal for children or beginners and you can go through all of them until you reach the ‘adults only’, most difficult course. It is unlikely that you will get through the last one unless you have had some experience already but you can still enjoy watching the experts on the ‘black’ course.

Each of the courses is colour labelled beginning with green which is the easiest and going through a wide range of colours to more complex and then intermediate courses until you reach ‘black’ which is really only for the experts.

High Above The Forest

The climbing forest reaches its highest point at 25 metres above ground and this makes it the highest course in Germany. You don’t need to have had any experience before you visit the course and you will be instructed in the elements of safe practice before you start out. The guides at the course take safety very seriously and will make sure that you fully understand all the safety rules and regulations.

Start Out Slowly

Even if you have had experience in a climbing forest, most people start at the beginning with the light green climbing course. Each climber is asked to demonstrate their skills and ability to the staff so that no one gets into difficulty by trying a course that is too hard.

Up To Date Equipment

All of the equipment is kept fully up to date and all climbers will be given a well fitting helmet, a belt and a snap-hook for the safety line. So, parents can be assured that their children are taking part in a fun sport but are totally safe throughout the experience.

Each course features a zip wire run and if you don’t want to take part you can still enjoy watching from the viewing platform. Why not bring along a picnic and watch your kids expend some of their energy on the exciting climbing forest.

Some Of The Highlights Of The Course

The Tarzan Jump in the Sella Ronda, crimson course (between intermediate and expert) and the 185 metres long giant slide on the Gasherbrum 1 course (also crimson) are two of the highlights of the climbing forest at Taunus.

Enjoy Thrills And Fun At The Climbing Forest

The climbing forest at Taunus adds something extra to a family day out and if you like the great outdoors and the fresh air you will not be disappointed. This is also an excellent choice for a group of friends who want to spend a day doing something active that is also exciting.

Rope bridges, zip wires and swings all combine to make the course an enjoyable experience. Afterwards you can sit and compare notes about who did the best and maybe make plans to pay a return visit.

Hotels Close To Climbing Forest Taunus

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Mercure Hotel Bad Homburg Friedrichsdorf

Just short of a kilometre from the climbing forest is the Mercure Hotel Bad Homburg. Modern rooms and an indoor heated pool are just two of the great features of the hotel. The Kabinett restaurant has an outdoor terrace where you can dine on Mediterranean food or local dishes. The bar has cocktails, beers and a good selection of fine wines. It also serves bar snacks.

Only half a kilometre from the main train station, the hotel is ideally placed for anyone who wants easy access to the climbing forest and the city of Frankfurt.

Parkhotel Bad Homburg

The Parkhotel Bad Homburg is run privately and is in the Taunus mountains region situated just 2.3 kilometres from the climbing forest. It has a restaurant that serves Italian dishes or you can use Beef’s, a restaurant that specialises in steaks. There is a stylish cocktail bar which serves an array of different drinks and the staff all speak English.

Steigenberger Hotel Bad Homburg

Five star elegance is on offer at the Steigenberger Hotel Bad Homburg. With wonderful art deco design and adjustable air conditioning in the rooms, the comfort zone in this hotel is superb.

There is a sauna and steam room as well as a small fitness suite. Guests can opt to add a sumptuous breakfast at the Steigenbergerb Parkside restaurant and gourmet dishes are available from Charley’s Bistro. Parking is available at the underground garage for a small fee.

How To Get To The Climbing Forest

By Air

Frankfurt airport is the closest to the climbing forest at Taunus and it lies 30 kilometres away. Public transport by train will take you to the forest. From the main railway station to Friedrichsdorf you alight at Seulberg and it is just five minutes walk from there.

By Train

The ICE network using Deutsche Bahn trains runs throughout Germany. Take a regional or intercity train from Frankfurt airport to the main station at Frankfurt (Hauptbahnhof) then change to the S5 urban train to Friedrichsdorf and get off at Seulberg.

By Road

From Frankfurt airport it is a journey of just 25 minutes to the climbing forest. Take the B43 on to the A5 motorway and exit at Autobahnkreuz Bad Homburg (A661). From there follow the signs for Kassel/Bad Homburg and then Friedrichsdorf. When you reach Friedrichsdorf head for Sportzentrum. Parking is available within 150 metres.

Other Activities Close To The Climbing Forest Taunus

Sightseeing And Adventure

There are castles aplenty near to the climbing forest Taunus. The Saalburg Castle dates from the Roman era and has a museum with artifacts from Roman and the old German clans. Part of the UNESCO world heritage sites, the castle is huge with a 2.5 kilometres walk all around it.

Dating from the middle ages, the castle at Bad Homburg is another site that offers an insight into the German past. The White Tower gives you a fabulous view over Bad Homburg and there is a large park, a garden and a wonderful courtyard.

A Relaxing Spa

Close to Friedrichsdorf, the Taunus Therme is a great place to unwind after a day at the climbing forest. Treat yourself to a sauna, a massage or a brine bath and sooth away those aches and pains. There is also a choice of beauty treatments that will leave you feeling especially pampered.

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