Nature & Outdoor Activities

Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park

Mettlach-Orscholz: Saarschleife vom Aussichtspunkt Cloef ©DZT (Jens Wegener)

The rich and diverse natural and cultural landscape of the Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park, situated in the area close to the German borders with France and Luxembourg, covers around 2,000 square kilometres in Rhineland-Palatinate and the Saarland.

From the heights of the Hunsrück mountains to the sun-soaked vineyards along the Moselle, Saar, Ruwer and Nahe Rivers, picturesque landscapes have naturally emerged over time. Think river valleys carved deep, moors and magnificent cliff and rock formations featuring shell limestone, red sandstone and slate. Fields of daffodils, arnica, orchids and more, orchards, vast forests and well-structured verges provide habitats for kingfishers, northern emerald dragonflies, wildcats, beavers and deer. Visitors can go hiking on the quality-certified trails and embark upon foodie trips dedicated to wild garlic, mushrooms, apples, potatoes or game.

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