Opening hours & prices
Our 2023 barefoot season: 15 April – 3 October
Mondays to Fridays 10am–6pm
Saturdays and Sundays 10am–7pm
(The cafés both close an hour beforehand.)
Early Bird – During the school vacations from July 7 to August 19, 2022, different opening hours and prices apply. During this period, we will open daily at 9:00 a.m. and offer a reduction of 2 euros on single tickets for the admission period between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m..
Adults 9.00 euros
Children (4 and older) 7.00 euros
Pensioners/ seniors / people with disabilities 8.00 euros
Groups (15 people or more), per person 8.50 euros
Nursery school and school groups, per person 6.50 euros
You can access the Online Ticket Shop by clicking the orange button on the right side of the browser window or the menu link “Tickets”.
Annual season ticket – valid for 12 months from the date of purchase
Annual season ticket adults 48.00 euros
Annual season ticket pensioners/ seniors / people with disabilities 43.00 euros
Annual season ticket family 99.00 euros
More information here: The Barefoot Park annual season ticket
For children’s birthdays and other special events (e.g. for companies) we offer special packages.
Just have a look at our group offers for children and families and for companies, clubs and organizations.
Parking & how to get here
From the A9, take the exit for Beelitz-Heilstätten. Coming from Berlin, it’s the first exit on the roundabout, coming from the south, it’s the second. Follow the signs for the Barfußpark/Baumkronenpfad (Barefoot Park/Tree Top Walk).
From the A9, take the exit for Beelitz-Heilstätten. Coming from Berlin, it’s the first exit on the roundabout, coming from the south, it’s the second. Follow the signs for the Barfußpark/Baumkronenpfad (Barefoot Park/Tree Top Walk). Coming from Beelitz, when you get to the Beelitz-Heilstätten roundabout which connects to the motorway, take the third exit for the Barfußpark/Baumkronenpfad (Barefoot Park/Tree Top Walk). Car park “P1”.
Take the RE7 Berlin-Dessau to the Beelitz-Heilstätten railway station and follow the signs for the Baumkronenpfad (Tree Top Walk). It’s a walk of around 1,200 m to the Barefoot Park.
On “Straße nach Fichtenwalde 13” turn off onto the park area, towards the Tree Top Walk and the Barefoot Park. There are parking facilities for bicycles.
The idea behind all of this is easily explained: we want you to feel good
When you ask people how they are doing and they can honestly respond by saying “Great!”, it rarely has anything to do with external wealth. We are happywhen we feel connected:
with our friends, with our family, and sometimes more broadly, with the people we happen to encounter. We also seek to feel connected to nature, and to feel at ease and comfortable in our bodies. There’s a reason why we sometimes get the feeling that we’d like to “give the world a hug”.
These basic needs – as science has demonstrated in various ways – are closely interconnected. We are less often ill when we cultivate true, close friendships and when we feel comfortable within our families and at our places of work. Those of us who manage to spend more time in nature generally feel more comfortable in our bodies. We now also know that it is easier for children to absorb information if they are given the opportunity to move around (in nature!) at the same time. In fact, knowledge is better stored if it is aquired actively and independently.
All of this knowledge and experience forms the basis for our “barefoot park” concept: feeling connected to nature and with your own body, and in doing so, encountering others who are on the same path. And of course: having a fantastic time.
Of course, it’s not just our visitors, old and young, who benefit from this idea: it’s also our park’s animals, trees, flowers, herbs, and meadows.
Still got questions? FAQ
What to bring with you!
As for all outdoor activities, you will need weather-appropriate clothing.
- A raincoat for rain, a sunhat or a cap when it’s really sunny.
- Don’t forget the suncream (and mosquito spray during the summer)!
- Shorts (or trousers which can easily be rolled up), or a skirt / dress
- Spare trousers and socks as required
- Nobody has to go barefoot here: if it starts to feel uncomfortable, or you feel that you could do with a break from going barefoot, no problem – just put your shoes on again. You will then have to carry your shoes in your backpack, of course.
- Please do make sure you bring a towel with you for your feet. A generous foot washing area is provided just next to the wardrobes and lockers.
Online ticket system
Here you can buy your day tickets online in advance. The online tickets of the Barefoot Park are issued on a daily basis. The time slots do not have a fixed start time. Of course, day tickets are still available at the ticket office of the Barefoot Park, but at peak times you can expect a longer wait. Just click on the menu item “Tickets” or the orange button on the right side of the browser window.
Dogs in the park
We are dog owners ourselves and are fully aware of the fact that outings in nature usually involve the dog. Nevertheless, for reasons of hygiene, we unfortunately cannot allow dogs in the park. You are very welcome to bring your dog along if you make sure that you tie it up in a shady spot in the entrance area – we always keep a watchful eye on the animals. Please make sure that you do not leave your dog by itself in the car in the carpark.
We have two beautiful cafés with wonderful regional products and a panoramic view of everything. If you would like to come with your own picnic, you are more than welcome to do so. We recommend that you make full use of the meadow near Waldemar’s Inn, right in the middle of the park.
The accessible Barefoot Park
The Barefoot Park is designed specifically to provide visitors with a barefoot walking experience. A toilet for wheelchair users is available. Some stations are provided with handrails, and all of them can be bypassed by means of a tree bark path. Visitors with disabilities who are unable to walk or who use mobility aids such as wheelchairs are very welcome to come and visit the Barefoot Park. Nevertheless, it may be the case that the natural paths (tree bark, forest floor) and the set-up as a whole are to some extent difficult to get around on, and may even be entirely impractical.
Detailed information on accessibility in the Barefoot park for visitors who are blind or who have visual impairments and for those with learning difficulties or psychosocial disablities is available here: Brandenburg Barrierefrei.