5 National Parks in Germany that you should visit - With photos & details

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5 National Parks to explore in Germany

Country with the largest population in Europe. Stretches from the North and the Baltic Sea in the north to the Alps in the south. It is traversed by some of Europe's major rivers such as the Rhine, Danube and Elbe.

Harz National Park is a nature reserve, and one of the largest of its kind in Germany. The place has an area of 247 km2, 95% of the area covered with forest trees. The park is popular for hiking and ice skating. The park is registered in the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Jasmund National ParkStubbenkammer 2a, 18546 Sassnitz, Germany

This nature reserve was founded in 1990 on the Jasmund peninsula, located northeast of Rügen island in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. It is known for having the largest chalk cliffs in Germany. The cliffs are heigh up to 161 m above the Sea, with an area of 30 km2. Its beech forest was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.

Kellerwald-Edersee National ParkLaustraße 8, 34537 Bad Wildungen, Germany

This Park in the North Hessian with 57.38 km² area laying south of the Edersee lake in Hesse. Since June 25, 2011, the beech forest area here is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a national park in the Schleswig-Holstein area of the German Wadden Sea, founded in 1985. This place offers beautiful nature, beaches, animals, and birds, the visitors also can enjoy walking through the mudflats.

Saxon Switzerland National Park is one of the most beautiful parks in Europe, located in Dresden, Saxony, Germany. The park offers a superb landscape of sandy rocky cliffs, deeply carved valleys, mountains, and bridges. The best way to explore the park is by Rock climbing and hiking, you can also take a boat ride and enjoy the stunning views.