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21 Forests to explore in Germany

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.

Borgfelder Wümmewiesen
Borgfelder WümmewiesenAm Großen Moordamm 20, 28357 Bremen, Germany

The Borgfelder Wümmewiesen is a nature reserve in the districts of Borgfeld and Oberneuland in the municipality of Bremen. It is around 688 hectares. The nature reserve registered in the nature reserve book of the city of Bremen under number 7 is the largest nature reserve in the city and the second-largest in the country. The nature reserve is largely part of the same-named, almost 682 hectare EU bird sanctuary.

Düben Heath

The Düben Heath Nature Park, which covers large parts of the self-titled Düben Heath, was the first nature park in Germany as a result of a citizens' initiative and not from a government office. Around 1990, to prevent further spread and development of mining in the neighborhood, the first citizens' initiatives were set up to protect and preserve nature in the area. The park is covered by a very varied, rolling heathland formed as a result of the Saale glaciation.

Eilenriede
EilenriedeEilenriede, 30625 Hanover, Germany

Eilenriede is a big forest with an area of 1,600-acres. It is the largest urban forest in Germany and among the largest in Europe, the forest offers a peaceful time, also leisure activities such as playgrounds, hiking, and horseback riding.

Feldberg
Feldberg79868 Feldberg, Germany

At 1,493 metres (4,898 ft) the Feldberg in the Black Forest is the highest mountain in Baden-Württemberg, and the highest in Germany outside of the Alps. The whole area, with ski-runs of Alpine character, is popular for ski touring.

Geltinger Birk
Geltinger BirkGoldhöftberg, 24395 Nieby, Germany

The Geltinger Birk has been a nature reserve on the Schleswig-Holstein Baltic Sea since 1986. It is located - northeast of Gelting - mainly in the area of ​​the municipality of Nieby on the Geltinger Bucht at the exit of the Flensburg Fjord. With an area of ​​around 773 hectares, the nature reserve in the Geltinger Bay and on a peninsula is the largest in the Schleswig-Flensburg district. The area belongs to the Schleswig-Holstein Nature Conservation Foundation.

Hainich National Park
Hainich National ParkBei der Marktkirche 9, 99947 Bad Langensalza, Germany

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.

Holiday Park, Germany
Holiday Park, GermanyHoliday-Park-Straße 1-5, 67454 Haßloch, Germany

Holiday Park is one of Germany's most popular theme parks, and is part park and part woodland. The park offers several amusement rides, as well as roller coasters, water rides, and live shows. The park is well known for its Expedition GeForce roller coaster, which consistently remained in the top ten of the many best roller coaster lists since its opening in 2001.

Holstein Switzerland Nature Park
Holstein Switzerland Nature ParkDorfstraße 35, 24306 Bösdorf, Germany

The Holstein Switzerland Nature Park provides breeding and resting points for many aquatic birds such as the great crested grebe and the coot. Keen birdwatchers should head to the Heidmoor area for a glimpse into the world of the corn crake or the Rathjensdorf area to spot the white-tailed eagle. The Kalkberg hill is located at the heart of Bad Segeberg, providing the backdrop for the Karl May Festival. Its underground system of caves is home to more than 20,000 bats.

Kellerwald-Edersee National Park
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.

Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve
Middle Elbe Biosphere ReserveAm Kapenschlößchen 3, 06785 Oranienbaum-Wörlitz, Germany

The Middle Elbe biosphere reserves with its unique flora and fauna lies in Saxony-Anhalt and extend among other places along with Lutherstadt Wittenberg. The natural floodplain landscape on the Elbe is home to many endangered animals and plants, such as the kingfisher, the sea eagle, or the rare Siberian sword lily. The symbolic animal and most famous representative of this landscape is the Elbebeiber, which can grow undisturbed in the protected and natural meadowlands of the Elbe.

Mummelsee
MummelseeMummelsee, 77889 Seebach, Germany

A 17-metre-deep lake at the western mountainside of the Hornisgrinde in the Northern Black Forest of Germany. According to legends, the lake is inhabited by a water spirit.

Museum Village Düppel
Museum Village DüppelClauertstraße 11, 14163 Berlin, Germany

Museum Village Düppel (Museumsdorf Düppel) is an open air museum presenting a reconstruction of an 800 year old village. The site of the formal settlement where the museum stands is now reconstructed with residences, storehouses, workshops, wells, fields and gardens. Uncoverd in 1967, it is estimated that the former settlement dates back to 1200 and was in use for 30 years.

Naturpark Thüringer Schiefergebirge/Obere Saale

The Thuringian Slate Mountains extend between the Thuringian Forest and the Thuringian Vogtland. Mostly in the east, it extends as far as Federal Motorway 9, according to other definitions it overlaps with the Thuringian Vogtland and thus extends to the Elstertal near Greiz. The western border is defined on the one hand as the western border of the Thuringian Slate Mountains-Obere Saale Nature Park, which runs behind Saalfeld, and on the other hand, the Thuringian Slate Mountains reach just befo

Naturparkverein Hoher Fläming e.V.
Naturparkverein Hoher Fläming e.V.Naturparkzentrum Hoher Fläming, Brennereiweg 45, 14823 Rabenstein/Fläming, Germany

The High Fläming Nature Park, with its 827 square kilometers, the third-largest major reserve in the state of Brandenburg. The Hohe Fläming was declared a nature park on November 28, 1997, by an announcement by the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Regional Planning. The state of Brandenburg is responsible for the nature park.

Philosophers Walk
Philosophers WalkPhilosophenweg, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

A walk through scenic nature, with a view of Heidelberg city. The name "Philosophers' Walk" can be traced to the fact that Heidelberg's university professors and philosophers found this path a place where they could talk seriously and contemplate while enjoying the charming view of the region.

Rhododendron-Park Bremen
Rhododendron-Park BremenDeliusweg 40, 28359 Bremen, Germany

The Rhododendron Park in Bremen offers a unique collection of rhododendrons and azaleas on an area of ​​46 hectares . Of the approx. 1,000 different rhododendron game species worldwide, more than 600 grow here and in the botanika. In addition, approx. 3,500 cultivated varieties are presented to the approx. 300,000 visitors each year. The Rhododendron Park Bremen has the second largest collection of rhododendron species and varieties in the world.

Strandbad Langener Waldsee
Strandbad Langener Waldsee63225 Langen, Germany

The Langener Waldsee is the largest bathing lake in the Rhine-Main area. Surrounded by forests and providing opportunities for swimming, surfing, sailing, fishing and campings, it is visited by 20,000 people in peak summer days.

Thuringian Forest Nature Park
Thuringian Forest Nature Park98666 Masserberg, Germany

Thuringian Forest is regarded as the “Greenheart” of Germany. The region is an upland paradise that covers approximately 4,700 sq kilometers that are blanketed with fantastic woodlands. It is covered with an unexploited forest that brings life to diverse flora and fauna. The residents and the visitors who come here get to enjoy the fresh and unpolluted air that freshly originates from the vegetation covering the forest.

Treetop walk in Naturerbe Zentrum Rügen
Treetop walk in Naturerbe Zentrum RügenForsthaus Prora 1, 18609 Binz, Germany

With a total length of 1,250 meters and a height of 4 - 17 meters, the Treetop Walk is located in the pristine beech forest. The walk and observation tower designed to be accessible and family-friendly, and is through numerous learning and activity stations.

Wild Park Castle Tambach
Wild Park Castle TambachAm Wildpark 3, 96479 Weitramsdorf, Germany

The Tambach Wildlife Park is an animal park in the Coburg district in Upper Franconia, which is connected to Tambach Castle in the district of the same name in the Weitramsdorf community. It is home to numerous, mainly native, wild animals that are kept in spacious enclosures. These include red deer, fallow deer, wild boar, bison, mouflon, and elk. Other large animal species in the wildlife park are Heck cattle and Sika deer. Today the park is also home to wildcats, lynxes, and wolves.

Map of Forests to explore in Germany