Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park
Serengeti, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Everglades, Galapagos - when we read these names, we imagine scenes of amazing travel destinations; scenes of overwhelming natural beauty which have been internationally awarded the status of National Park. The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation has decided to introduce this concept within the country. The term “national park” has become a brand. The natural environment present within these areas adopts an extraordinary value when it is awarded the status of national park.
Hunsrück has begun to play in the Champions League of nature conservation with the establishment of its national park. Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park is located in south-west Germany, and connects the two federal states of Rhineland-Palatinate and the Saarland. Hunsrück is characterised by a low mountain range with almost endless forests and wooded areas, and is surrounded by the best wine-growing regions in Germany, the Moselle, the Rhine, the Nahe and the Saar.
The Federal Agency for Nature Conservation now considers Hunsrück to be one of the “hotspot regions for biodiversity.” There are only 30 of these regions within Germany. This is, for example, where the most wildcats in Europe live. Wildcats are very shy and need lots of tranquillity, just like the black stork. Peace and quiet is exactly what Hunsrück, with its long, expansive forests, offers these species. However, in addition to the nature, the National Park offers a unique insight into cultural and historic relics from the Celtic and Roman eras. Nature and culture: Experience both in Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park!