With history, naturally!

Regulations and requests

... for visitors:

  • Use your common sense. You are in a nature reserve.
  • “Allow nature to be nature” is our motto.
  • We want to provide visitors and the population with a genuine experience within nature.
  • Peacefulness is one of our most important goals. Peace is essential for the animals, as well as those who are seeking some peace and quiet.
  • Experience the beauty of nature in peace and tranquility.
  • Experience nature - without leaving a trace.

 

 

... for the National Park Office:

  • All area-related regulations pertaining to other forests and nature reserves in Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland are also considered relevant to the National Park, unless the National Park State Treaty has regulated otherwise.
  • Organised activities such as sports events or fun runs may use the woods if permitted to do so by the National Park Office. The National Park Office can only permit this if the event is compatible with the aims and the protective purpose of the National Park.

... in the forest in general and in the National Park:

  • Freely wandering around in the forest is allowed, as well as wheelchairs and skis. However, this occurs at your own risk. Exceptions: Natural forest reserves and wildlife reserves - You have to stay on the paths here.
  • Cycling and horse riding are to only occur on the paths. This means forest paths or specially designated routes.
  • Everything else on wheels or runners (cars, carriages, dog teams) is not allowed in the forest. However, the National Park Office may allow this in individual cases.
  • Dogs: We would like dog owners to behave responsibly. Nature should not be disturbed.. Ideally dogs should be kept on leads. However there is no need to leash your dog. You cannot start fires in the forest. Unless it is in relation to a specific event by the National Park Authority, such as for environmental education with schools.

... in other circumstances:

  • Camping in the National Park is not allowed. The National Park Office may allow this if the purpose of camping serves the purposes of the National Park, such as for environmental education.
  • Gathering mushrooms for personal consumption is only allowed in certain areas of the National Park designated by the National Park Office. Gathering for commercial usage is generally prohibited - even outside the National Park.