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Nature of Germany - national parks and reserves for active recreation

Germany has an incredibly picturesque landscape; there are 14 national and 95 natural parks. In the north of the country, you can find ice. Dense forests prevail in the central part; the Alps are located in the south. Several large rivers - the Rhine, the Danube, the Elbe - are found here. There are numerous lakes too, the largest of which is the Bodensee. The largest national park, Schleswig-Holstein Watts, is located in the north of the country, on the coast of the Wattee Sea and occupies more than 400 thousand hectares. The park is in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Almost 2/3 of lands is regularly flooded during high tides or are permanently under water. There are about 10 million different birds, 2 000 species of insects; common porpoises, gray seals and horsehead seals live in the waters off the coast of the Wattee Sea.
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Another northern national park is the Pomeranian lagoon located off the coast of the Baltic Sea. This is a very picturesque place with a rich animal and green worlds and a complex terrain. Wild boars, deer, otters, roe deer, mouflon, and various small mammals live in the park. Fans of animals can get unique impressions in the Eifel Park, in the west of the country. There are about 900 representatives of animals included in the red book. Among them, a black stork, a forest cat, a wall lizard have to be mentioned. The park serves as a shelter not only for them, but also for the centuries-old beech forest. This is one of the most important ecological objects in the country.
Travelers really like the Kellerwald-Edersee park in the central part of the country. Numerous hiking trails lead through incredibly beautiful places on its territory. One of these trails - Ederiz - stretches for 68 kilometers and goes through an ancient beech forest. During walks, you can find nesting black storks, eagle owls, tawny owls, and small owls. Another picturesque place is the Bavarian Forest, located in the south. The basis of the forest is formed by coniferous trees, but you can also find maples, alders, yew trees, and even 50-meter plane trees. There is the glacial lake Rachel with herds of deer living next to it. Tourists will enjoy safe routes and even a special camp. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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A route for cyclists laid in Valley of the Oder reserve starts in the city of Schwed. One of the sections of the road passes along the dam offering a spectacular panorama of the forest. The total length of bicycle trails in the park is more than 200 kilometers. The Luneburger Wilderness Reserve with perennial pine forests is very popular among cycling tourists. The unusual terrain of the park of Saxon Switzerland is so attractive to travelers that some areas were even closed to visitors in order to protect them from human interference. There is also the man-made Lichtenhain waterfall, which is popular among travelers.
In the heart of Munich, there is the largest city park called English. It occupies about 4 square kilometers and is the favorite vacation spot for locals and visitors of the city. Every day, about 50 thousand people come to the park. There are several small attractions on its territory: the Chinese tower, the Japanese tea house, the beer garden, the nudist fields, and the Sant Emmeram bridge. A historic medieval tower was reconstructed in the Babelsberg park in Brandenburg. A fortress and a large palace were preserved, which were used by William I and the Princess Augustus. This is a very picturesque place for walking, excursions, and outdoor recreation.
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National and city parks of Germany
♥   National Park 'Bayerischer Wald' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Berchtesgaden' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Eifel' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Hainich' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Hamburgisches Wattenmeer' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Harz' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Hunsrück-Hochwald' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Jasmund' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Kellerwald-Edersee' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Müritz-Nationalpark' . On the map   Photos

Famous places and sights of Germany

Cochem Town

From the series “Small Flamboyant Towns Painted with Van Gogh Colors”
The town of Cochem is located in Germany, at the banks of the Moselle river. Fans of vacations in quiet and secluded places will find it pleasant. The area of ​​this town is about 21 square km; it’s permanent population is about 4 900 people. The main attraction of the town is the old German imperial castle at the foot of the hill. On the slopes of the hill you could see famous Moselle vineyards. They are growing grapes for local wineries, where unique varieties of wine are brewed following old recipes.

The Cochem Castle is a landmark of national importance. The fortress was built over 1 000 years ago. Walk through the castle will be an unforgettable experience. There is an old dining room, a Gothic Hall and a number of other large rooms adorned with precious antiques. There is an ... Read all

Hershtrasse in Bonn

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A special place among iconic Bonn's attractions is occupied by Heerstrasse Street. It's also known to many tourists under its unofficial name - The Cherry Tunnel. Cherry trees grow along both sides of the street. During the flowering period, this place is converted into a fabulously beautiful tunnel. Heerstrasse Street is situated in the very center. That's busiest street in the city.

Lovely cherry trees were planted along it in 1984 as a part of a large-scale ecological program of planting. Since then, in mid-spring the street turns into a small corner of Japan. Thousands of people come here every day to enjoy the blooming cherry trees. Many prefer to admire the trees in the evening, as they look even more unusual in the light of street lamps. Typically, trees bloom up to 10 days. It is ... Read all
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Cultural sights in regions of Germany

Berlin
Fans of long unhurried walks should visit the park named Great Tiergarten (Großer Tiergarten). There are also some places of interest on its territory. These are Church of St. Matthew, one of prominent religious sights of this place, and a famous historical monument - Victory Column. Walk to the middle of the park, … Read more
Munich
Munich is the location of the world's largest museum of natural history - German museum. Its halls store more than 17 000 priceless artifacts. The opening of the museum took place in 1903. During the excursion visitors will be able to hear about all important scientific discoveries of the last century. They are … Read more
Hamburg
Petrikirche is one of the oldest buildings in the city. The first chapel on the site of the modern cathedral was built yet in the 11th century. Two centuries later it was decided to rebuild the chapel and turn it into a massive church. The beautiful gothic building has survived till these days in almost original … Read more
Cologne
Imhoff Stollwerck Chocolate Museum was opened not so long ago, in 1993. It is named in honor of the major company that produces favorite sweets of many people. The museum has a collection of interesting exhibits that have direct or indirect connection with the production of chocolate. Since this museum is a unique … Read more
Frankfurt am Main
Alte Oper is considered the most important monument of the late 19th century; it has been one of the most important opera halls of the country for more than a hundred years. The Opera house was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War; the outstanding cultural center was restored only in the 70th years … Read more
Dusseldorf
The story of this educational facility is very unusual. Napoleon Bonaparte issued a decree concerning the opening of the Institute back in 1811. Military failures affected the plans of the Emperor, and the opening of the university was postponed for an indefinite period of time. The university was opened only in 1966. … Read more

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