With history, naturally!

Nature & history

The largest population of wildcats in Europe, mythical beech forests, outstanding rock formations, wetlands and arnica meadows can be found at our national park. And on top of all that, it intertwines both Celtic and Roman cultural history with the untouched forest of tomorrow. Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park has an excellent path network with a lot to offer. The Saar-Hunsrück Climb invites you to discover nature in both a national park and nature park.

Learn about the interactions between geology, climate, plants and animals in an untouched forest. From Erbeskopf, the highest point in Rhineland-Palatinate, to wetlands which are typical of a low mountain climate, you can discover animals such as the wildcat, the black stork and the black woodpecker. The forest in the National Park offers all this. Forest dwellers such as stags, deer and wild boars may also be found here. But what’s really being protected at the National Park is the forest itself. The forest is able to develop freely. It is home to fungi, lichens, mosses, beetles, as well as many different tree species which are found less and less in commercial forests. Take a look at how the forest has changed and how we can help nature to just be nature. 

 

 

beech grove
A multigenerational forest: Young beeches can be found alongside scrap wood