Reserves in Germany
Almost a million hectares of land are considered to be of Germannatural reserves in the country. On this vast territory stretched 14 national parks, which are protected by a unique ecological system and rare and endangered species of animals and plants are especially valuable. Compared with similar nature reserves in other countries, Germany's reserves are relatively young - the first received special status in 1970.
Take a break from the city bustle
The Germans like to relax in their national parks,but foreign tourists time their visit usually is not. But once in the vicinity of these natural wonders, should be given a few days contemplating the magnificent scenery that is so rich in the land of Germany:
- Bavarian Forest in the south-east of the country - it is the mostlarge forest connected space in Central Europe. Much of this is Germany Reserve kilometer altitude above sea level, and among the fauna of the park - the endangered lynx, wild cat, otter, black stork and the peregrine falcon. The administration of the park is located in Grafenau, where you can specify the rules of stay in the reserve and get detailed information on tourist routes.
- The chalk cliffs of Rügen island - only a fraction ofGermany Nature Reserve in the north-east of the country. Jasmund National Park includes the Baltic coast and the surrounding forest coast. The most prominent natural formation of the German Reserve - Royal chair. Chalk cliffs 118 meters high each year serves as a viewing platform for the 300 thousand visitors to the national park.
- Saxon Switzerland in East Germany -a unique place. The landscapes of the reserve adorn the covers of guidebooks, wall calendars and paintings by local artists. The rocky massif Bastei takes to the skies almost 200 meters, allowing visitors to the height of its observation deck to enjoy over the Elbe River and the surrounding landscape. The unique bridge on the rocks Bastei first appeared in 1824, and today, this architectural monument - the most popular place for the visitors of the Saxon Switzerland.
Stork on the roof
Nearby to this reserve German Villagebecome every summer home to hundreds of white storks nesting area for choosing the lower Oder valley. The eponymous national park - the habitat of dozens of rare animals, among them - the black stork, whooper swans, kingfishers, otters and corncrakes.
Oder Valley is visited by thousands of tourists every year, the park has several dozens of marked hiking and biking trails.