Germany's newest national park, set at the heart of the Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park, boasts beech trees, mystical moors and wildcats against a stunning mountainous backdrop.

Rocky ridges and weathered boulders in the woods give the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park in Rhineland-Palatinate and the Saarland its wild edge. There are so many activities to keep holidaymakers entertained here, including guided tours given by rangers and walks on the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig, a picturesque path spanning 410 kilometres and taking in idyllic lakes, charming valleys and spectacular views. Keen geologists can also embark upon a journey of discovery along the German Gemstone Route. Whilst animal lovers admire the wildcats and wolves in their outdoor enclosures, history buffs can marvel at Celtic relics such as the hillfort in Otzenhausen.

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