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Nationalpark Hunsruck-Hochwald

The wild!

The flora and fauna here are quite special. The most notable fact about the National Park is that it is home to the largest population of wildcats in Europe. And where cats live, there are also lots of mice. There are many different interspecific interactions of this kind within the National Park.

The black stork and the black woodpecker also live in the National Park. Red deer, roe deer and wild boar are just as common. However, smaller species, deadwood, the wetlands and the glades are of outstanding importance in terms of protection and conservation. Deadwood is home to 1400 species of beetle, 16 species of bat live in the cavities within the dead trees, and 1500 types of fungi inhabit it, decomposing the wood. Swamp dragonflies are sure to catch your attention too.

When the sun shines on the “Rosselhalden” during the summer, a very special climate is created. Harmless smooth snakes and lizards make themselves at home there.