Ever heard of “winter tree-topping”? Neither have we. But the word does have a certain ring to it that won’t let us go. Something comfortable and at the same time, exciting. And that’s what it is actually is. “Breathe deeply and winter tree-top it” is the motto of the bonfire Christmas in Beelitz-Heilstätten. A tree crown path was built over the ruins of the former lung sanatorium in Fläming last year. In almost dizzy heights, you can roam across the eerie remains of the institute, make up some spooky stories or enjoy the forest and marvel how nature is reclaiming the area in and around the buildings. Exactly this ambience is where you can experience a truly atmospheric advent. It’s the festive alternative to the hustle and bustle of the commercial Christmas markets with their fun rides and Wham!-loops – the club Baum & Zeit invites you to enjoy homey bread-on-a-stick, children’s theatre and punch from the fire pot under the giant Old Berlin Christmas Pyramid. And in between that, the view and insights from the tree crown path are the perfect preparation for slowly stepping away from the past year and turning your perspective to all that’s coming. On the advent weekends, the tree crown path is open from 10am to 4pm on Fridays and Sundays and 8pm on Saturdays – and from 10am to 4pm every day during the Christmas holidays, including January 3rd.
Baum & Zeit Baumkronenpfad Beelitz-Heilstätten | Straße nach Fichtenwalde 13, 14547 Beelitz-Heilstätten | Entry 9,50 € | www.baumundzeit.de