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.
Tips for Sustainable Nature Experiences
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Eifel Star Park, NRW
"Juist Unplugged" Bike Tour
Malerweg (the Painter's Path), Saxon Switzerland
Pleasure Hiking Angermünde, Brandenburg
Sustainability Rafts, Bliesgau
Viehscheid, Bavaria (Cattle Drive)
Waldwerke, Bliesgau Biosphere
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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.)