The Camp Adventure Tower in Denmark rises high above the trees and is very distinct seen from the highway going from south of Zealand to Copenhagen. I had driven past it several times and both seen it being constructed and finalised from the windows of my car. But I finally took the time to have a closer look and experience the views from the opposite perspective.
First of all I must say I find it a little pricey to visit. 150 DKK pr. person when I visited and an additional 50 DKK for parking on top of that.
We were actually quite close to missing the climb up the camp adventure tower entirely, when we managed to arrive only 15 minutes prior to the gates closing without our knowledge. Yes, we could have looked it up – but okay, we managed.
The time of closing is primarily relevant for getting through the gates as you are allowed to stay there until the sun has settled once you are in. If this is still the case in the summer months I do not know. We visited during January.
The experience actually starts way before the camp adventure tower itself. They have built this extremely nice boardwalk out of wood all the way from the ticket booth to the tower itself. Before the camp adventure tower was even built, the entire forest was used for various types of climbing. So you are walking along this nice boardwalk through the forest looking at all the tree-top climbing routes. It is actually a quite nice experience.
One of the really interesting aspects is how close to the tower you have to get before you can actually see it. As you walk along this boardwalk you are constantly scanning through the trees to look for the silhouette of it, but only within the last 100 meter of it does it actually become visible.
Walking up the winding boardwalk to the top of the tower you are constantly amazed by the architecture surrounding you.
One thing that surprised me, perhaps given that I am very well known in the area is that although you can see quite far, I actually had expected to see even further. I had expected that you could see all the way to the sea in the east or Næstved to the west. But when you are at the top of the tower you can see that it is actually situated in a lower part of the area and surrounded by higher point from east over south to west. It is not that you cannot see anything but I had just expected a bit more given that I know the area.
So wrapping up I would absolutely recommend people going for a visit. I would probably try to target the early morning or close to sunset if possible for the incredible lighting.