It’s a well-known fact that Europe is home to many wonderful places for nature and as well as its beautiful cities, and going for a stroll in one of these European National Parks will give you a wonderful experience of feeling the fresh air.
1. The Carpathian National Nature Park
Carpathian National Nature Park is the Ukrainian National Park with the highest elevation, set up in 1980 to secure the scenes of the Carpathian Mountains. This park is situated in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast and covers 515.7 km². Ukraine is the country with the highest ratings for its National Parks, and has a sum of 8 Parks in total.
2. Triglav National Park
Following not far behind is Slovenia. In spite of the fact that they have only 1 National Park to bring to the table, the landscape of the stunning Triglav National Park is wonderful, and covers 4% of Slovenian, one of the biggest natural reserves in the whole of Europe.
3. The High Tatras
In third place with 9 National Parks, is Slovakia. One of these, called the High Tatras, is situated in the north of the country and is known for being the “smallest Alpine mountain range in Europe”.
4. Kamchia Biosphere Reserve
In fourth place is Bulgaria, with the Kamchia Biosphere Reserve, established in 1951 and added to UNESCO’s World Natural Heritage list in 1977. The reserve covers 1,200 hectares of the lower valley of the Kamchia River, including the Kamchia Sands Protected Area. It is a habitat for more than 250 types of birds, and some endangered species as well.
5. The Swiss National Park in Switzerland
The fifth spot is the Swiss National Park in Switzerland. This place is absolutely stunning, with scots pine forests that look as though they could be home to elves and trolls.
6. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Coming sixth is Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in the UK. One of 15 National Parks in the country, this is a popular area aligned along the Pembrokeshire coast in West Wales, and was set up in 1952. It offers incredible coastal landscapes ad views out to sea.