Nature & Outdoor Activities

Bourtanger Moor-Bargerveen International Nature Park

Nature park Moor-Veenland: hikers in the Bourtanger Moor during sunset ©Emsland Tourismus GmbH / Naturpark Moor-Veenland

The Bourtanger Moor-Bargerveen International Nature Park is situated in what was once the largest continuous area of moorland in Central Europe, which can be found between Emsland, Bentheim and the Dutch province of Drenthe.

The moorland ecosystem consisting of sand, heathland, moors, peat bogs, meadows and grain fields is multi-functional, serving as a habitat for rare flora and fauna, a haven for nature lovers and a place where people can explore nature and discover a veritable cultural treasure trove. This cross-border nature park extends from the west of Lower Saxony into the Netherlands. Covering 140 square kilometres in total, the nature park is home to well-maintained, flat hiking and cycle paths, educational and themed trails, and information centres and museums providing visitors with all kinds of information about the moorland on both sides of the border.

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