In the Treeneland, you can also go cycling on routes away from the roads
A group excursion to Lake Sankelmark
Part of the long Oxen Path leads through the Treeneland
A little eyecatcher in the middle of the roundabout before Tarp

Cycling tour „Tarp and Fröruper Mountains“

This cycling tour, included by the German cycling organisation ADFC, covers 30 km on asphalted agricultural roads and solid woodland paths. Part of the route is identical to the historic Ochsenweg. There you will also find a pilgrim‘s hut. You will find other beautiful places to take a break in the Fröruper Mountains.

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Cycling and Pure Nature

Special highlights await cyclists in the Treeneland: as well as charming circular tours, parts of the historical Ochsenweg route and the history-charged Stapelholmer route through the region offer excellent conditions for discovering the region and its people and the beauty of the landscape on a cycling tour.

Fröruper Mountains

Diversity of species
- sundew, wild orchids and crested newts, black woodpeckers & cranes


The Fröruper Mountains were shaped by the last Ice Age. But man has also left his mark here with extensive gravel mining. A varied woodland area has been created with cliffs and ravines, but also small moorland and heath areas. In the forest, you can get close to nature. Old, dead trees are allowed to lie where they fall and thus offer space for new life.

Sheep Shelter

White Polled Heath and their lambs

The sheepfold offers shelter to the wandering flocks of the countryside of the Upper Treeneland for the lambing season in winter - in which many little lambs see the light of the world for the first time - and for quite a few nights during the rest of the year too. This is also a popular location for events. From Easter, the flock of White Polled Heath migrates through the nature reserve areas of the Treeneland.

Viewing platforms

Viewing platforms by the Sankelmarker See, in the Fröruper Mountains and in the Treenetal in Tarp offer a fantastic view of the region.

Owl Hiking Trail

64 creative owl sculptures - result of a unique art project

Owls in the most varied of forms, carved from thick oak trunks and impressive to look at – owl sculptures with character were created at sculpture symposia between 2007 and 2011. Trainee wood sculptors from all over Germany created 64 owls, which can be discovered along the owl hiking path. The owl is incidentally the heraldic animal of the municipality of Tarp.

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung:

This project has been supported by the initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture, Energy transition, the Environment and Rural Areas Schleswig-Holstein and from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). Implementation is being carried out with the support of AktivRegion Eider-Treene-Sorge.