FOREST CLIMBING PARK VELBERT-LANGENBERG
On Saturday morning our outdoor activity program takes us to the Forest Climbing Park Velbert-Langenberg. The forest climbing park is nestled in a beautiful forest area in Langenberg, near the city of Velbert in the Mettmann district in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The park opened in 2009 and has continued to develop and expand since then. The family-run climbing park also has its own climbing bistro with a beer garden. In addition, there is a mini golf course in a beautiful forest setting right next to the climbing park.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
A very special climbing experience awaits you in the forest climbing park! Year after year, it attracts a large number of enthusiastic visitors. For all age groups you can climb high up in the trees, across the treetops. Breathtaking fun that – depending on the course – also offers a good dose of thrill.
The park provides over 100 climbing elements: e.g. Zip lines, Tarzan jumps, Death Swing, climbing maze and an Xtreme-Parcours. Here you can find the perfect course for every „climbing strength“.
The adventure course can be climbed by anyone that is taller than 140 cm (minimum age 9 years). It consists of numerous challenges: Eight courses from green (very easy) to black (very difficult).
Lots of Zip lines, the Xtreme-Parcours, two Tarzan jumps and much more. For those who can’t get enough: The Death Swing proves to be the perfect kick for all adrenaline junkies.
All in all, the adventure course offers visitors a number of tricky tasks that have to be mastered in order to complete the respective course.
THE HISTORY OF CLIMBING PARKS
The roots of high rope climbing can be found in France where at the end of the 19th century Frenchman Georges Hébert (April 27, 1875 – August 2, 1957) built the first course. This course was initially not about the height of the obstacles, but about the purely athletic and physical aspect.
In the beginning, the stamina and dexterity of the soldiers were strengthened at these rope obstacles. This type of soldier training was also introduced in Great Britain during World War II.
The Outward Bound project was born in Aberdovey, a small town on the coast of Wales. As in other parts of Great Britain later, the British soldiers were trained here and trained both physically and intellectually.
- 1941 The climbing courses were first used in schools. Outdoor and climbing seminars were offered.
- In the mid-1960s, rope courses established themselves as a central element of outdoor seminars in the USA, and from 1971 high rope courses were even built especially for schools.
- In the mid-2000s, rope garden concepts such as climbing forests and adventure parks prevailed above all for tourism.