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Forest skyscraper to boost Zealand tourism

South of Copenhagen, a long treetop walk will climax with a spiral tower with panoramic views.

A dramatic new treetop walk is set to rise above the treeline about an hour south of Copenhagen. The walk will be 900 metres long and will be connected to a circular 45-metre-high observation tower.

The “huge attraction for Zealand” is expected to be complete as soon as this coming autumn. Ground has already been broken at the site and construction has begun.

“I’m a jubilant man today,” Brian Mikkelsen, a longstanding Danish government minister and currently minister for business, exclaimed to broadcaster DR. “This will be a huge attraction for Zealand. Families are going to come here in droves.”

The tower, described as a “wooden skyscraper”, will rise in the preserved forest Gisselfeld Klosters Skove. It will be linked to a 900-metre treetop walk.

From the top of the tower – designed by Danish architecture firm Effekt – visitors will be rewarded with 360-degree views over the southern Zealand woodland, The Local reports.

Landscape design
The tower will be an attraction at Camp Adventure, a sports facility already on the ground with treetop routes and zip lines. The structure will not have a negative effect on the forest landscape, promises Kasper Larsen, business developer at Camp Adventure.

“We have worked a lot on the design and have chosen colours that harmonise well with nature. So I think it will be a really complimentary addition,” he told DR.

Camp Adventure expects that the new attraction will boost its 18,000 annual visitors to 100,000.

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