Remember those really tall carnival slides you would go on when you were a kid? You would sit on potato sacks and slide down from way above the ground. Or maybe you recall the playground slides where groups of children would gather around the stairs leading up to them, excitedly waiting their turn to slide down. Now imagine a slide, similar to these two, but just much, much higher and nearly 55 metres in length, amid a forest — dreamy, right?
This famous 55-metre giant slide is located at Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald in Germany and is open from mid-March through early November each year from morning until later in the evening. To get to the top, slide-goers must travel up a curving wooden tree walk that takes you high above Germany's Black Forest, offering a scenic view of one of the country's largest vacation destinations along the way. Visitors, ages 6 years and up, use large, sliding mats to plunge down the 55-metre tunnel, winding tens of stories down and eventually landing at the base of the forest.
If you plan on visiting this corner of the world and are looking for a thrilling experience, be sure to check out the slide at Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald while you are there!