Germany is famous for its valuable cultural heritage and long history. Every city you visit has its own spirit and everyone you meet there leaves you a different feeling. However, Germany’s fame is due also to its stunning natural landscapes. Lakes, rivers, hills, and natural reserves decorate the beautiful German parks.
Connecting with nature is not just only a philosophical issue, but a real desire to become part of something bigger. There is nothing better than a walk, a run, or a cycling afternoon through the spots of this country. For this reason, if you want to deeply enjoy the green soul of Germany you have to discover these 5 parks.
1. Bavarian Forest national park
It is the first national park to be founded in Germany. Endless and ancient forests, deep lakes, and high mountains make this park a special place for untouched wildlife. However, it is a family-friendly wilderness, where you can hike through the 180 miles of paths and cycle for 125 miles.
2. Jasmund National Park
Protected by UNESCO, the park is located in the Pomerania region and it is the smallest park in Germany. . The White Chalk Cliffs remind the famous White Cliffs of Dover. Moreover, this place inspired the painter Caspar David Friedrich for its masterpiece called Chalk Cliffs on Rügen (1818)
3. Black Forest National Park
Lose yourself into the magic of this park, through the rolling hills covered in verdant forest,. The foliage with shades of different greens, yellow and red is a feast for your eyes. The ecosystem has remained preserved and unchanged for centuries. A perfect way to end a trip here is passing through the ancient trees heading to the impressive Allerheiligen waterfalls.
4. Berchtesgaden National Park
It is located in Southern Germany. Its huge lake, called Konigsse, is rounded by stunning grey-topped mountains. The Alps and the towering mountains dominate the view, while below you can find a real coat of dark green trees and grey rocks. A breathtaking view!
5. Lower Oder Valley national park
Wildlife lovers, this park is for you! It is a lowland reserve on the river Oder in the North-East. This place hosts a variety of flora and fauna and it is a real vital habitat. Birds of all species live here and if you are like you can also see the 13,000 cranes approaching their nests.