Erlebnis Akademie GmbH is a subsidiary of Erlebnis Akademie AG, based in Germany, which is one of Europe's leading providers of nature experience facilities with environmental and nature education elements. The Treetop Walk Salzkammergut was opened in 2018 and is the only Austrian facility of Erlebnis Akademie AG's nine treetop walks.
Erlebnis Akademie AG (eak) and thus the treetop walk Salzkammergut in Gmunden is, in addition to the treetop walk experience with impressive new perspectives and the height, to positively influence the environmental awareness of as many people as possible. In the most undogmatic, eventful way possible, eak wants to inspire its visitors for nature and the environment and encourage sustainable use of nature and landscape. Like nature parks and the UNESCO biosphere reserves, it makes a contribution to education for sustainable development.
Eak operates its facilities in the tradition of UNESCO biosphere reserves and nature parks as learning centers for education for sustainable development (awarded several times by the UN) and as a tourist facility in the interface between natural and cultural landscapes. Like UNESCO, eak sees (eco) tourism as the driving force behind sustainable development. Eak creates sustainable tourist (educational) offers that make a valuable contribution to increasing the general public's awareness of nature.
The preparation and presentation of corresponding nature education content is carried out together with well-known partners - in Gmunden for example realised with the Kammerhof Museums / Erkudok Institute and the Austrian Federal Forests.
The aim is to bring visitors of the Salzkammergut treetop walk closer to the site-specific nature, but also parts of the history of Gmunden, in an appealing, eventful way and from a new perspective, almost barrier-free.
For this purpose, Erlebnis Akademie AG uses learning stations specially developed for this purpose, which are designed in-house and manufactured in its own carpentry from untreated Douglas fir wood and stainless steel in order to meet the premise of sustainability in this regard too. The various learning stations are an integral part of the leadership concept of the Salzkammergut treetop walk.
Guided tours along the Salzkammergut treetop walk
Certified nature and landscape guides convey knowledge about nature and the surrounding area in regular tours and give special insights into the flora and fauna.