6 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.
The Hainich National Park in Thuringia, between Bad Langensalza and Eisenach, is home to one of Germany's wild old beech forests. With a surface area of 160 km2, it is the largest coherent deciduous woodland in Germany. Its southern part was designated as a national park on 31 December 1997. It also features a wide range of beech forest communities, with populations of ash trees, hornbeams, maples, lindens, and occasional checker trees.
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.
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.
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.