Germany's cities are world-famous, but the surrounding natural landscapes often remain unfamiliar to foreign visitors. Nevertheless, one third of Germany consists of protected natural landscapes. 16 national parks, 16 biosphere reserves and more than 100 nature parks vividly demonstrate how we can protect the beauty of nature and preserve biodiversity for the future.

Discover unspoilt forests, spectacular rocky landscapes and lonely mountain peaks. Take a discovery tour on well-signposted hiking and cycling trails or let qualified rangers introduce you to the wonders of nature. By the way: most of the natural landscapes are also accessible by bus and train.

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Tips for Sustainable Nature Experiences

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More about tourism offers in Germany's natural landscapes

  • Spas and health resorts - time away unwinding

    Anyone looking for relaxation away from their daily routine will find the best opportunities in Germany: more than 350 spas and health resorts invite you to enjoy wonderful wellness experiences alongside their waterways, in the mountains or in the midst of green meadows and forests.

    Discover spas and health resorts
  • Natural landscapes & islands - enjoyment for the senses

    Germany is criss-crossed by outstanding cultural and natural landscapes stretching from the mainland all the way to its islands.

    Discover Natural Landscapes & Islands
  • Camping: freedom under the stars

    A self-guided daily rhythm, being on the road in your own home, moderate prices and immediate access to nature:

    Discover Camping
  • A world apart - German islands

    As varied as the German islands may be, they have one thing in common: they offer an invitation to happiness.

    Discover the German Islands

Find accommodation that meets sustainability standards.

This selection is based specifically on the publication "Anforderungen an Unternehmenszertifizierungen für nachhaltigen Tourismus in Deutschland", 2017, Die VERBRAUCHER INITIATIVE e. V. ("Requirements for company certifications for sustainable tourism in Germany", 2017, The CONSUMER INITIATIVE e.V.)