Germany’s countryside is the ideal place for those who love to explore nature and enjoy an outdoors holiday. You have thick forest’s and fairytale palaces spread across the different regions and the variation in what each national park has to offer is amazing.
Here are the National Parks of Germany:
Bavarian Forest National Park
Located in the Bavaria region of Germany along the border with the Czech Republic. The park is home to the lynx, fox, deer, wild boar, otters, badgers and the Bisons.
Berchtesgaden National Park
Found in the Alpine region of southwest Germany. The main attraction is lake Konigssee; an emerald-green lake.
Eifel National Park
This park located in the North Rhine-Westphalia region has beautiful beaches and over 250 endangered plants and animal species.
Haninich National Park
Once a military exclusion zone this park in the Thuringia region of Germany has treetop trails and other themed trails to attract youngsters to learn about the park.
Hamburg Wadden Sea National Park
The park surrounds 3 small islands just off the northern coastline of Germany. It attracts those who love to observe the birds of Nigelhorn island.
Harz National Park
This huge park spread across the regions of Saxony and Saxony-Anhlat. The mountain landscape makes it a great place to visit in winter and it’s very popular with skiers.
Jasmund National Park
Situated in the northeast the main attraction of this park are dramatic Konigsstuhlchalk cliffs. If you are lucky you may even see the rare sea eagle whilst visiting.
Kellerwald Edersee national Park
Found in thecentreof Germany the park is rich with clear running streams, deep valleys andcolourfulfauna.
Lower Saxony Wadden National Park
Thisparkallows you to explore the wetlands of the North Sea. You can visit salt marshes, have fun on the sand dunes and explore the lighthouse.
Mueritz National Park
The park is located along the eastern shoreline of Lake Muritz. The area features 130 lakes and is a great place to try canoeing or maybe just jump on a guided tour boat.
Lower Oder Valley National Park
Located in the region of Brandenburg the park covers 60km ofmeadowlandon both sides of the river Oder. There are over 40 different types of fish and 50 species of mammals.
Saxon Switzerland National Park
Found in south east Dresden the park has amazing rock formations, deep valleys and table mountains. Rock climbing is a popular activity here as is bird watching.
Schleswig Holstein Wadden Sea National Park
Themudflatsof this park are the largest in the world. The park has a number of small fishing villages that you can visit and of course plenty of beaches.
Western Pomeranian Boddenlandschaft National Park
A dramatic landscape along the north east coast of Germany, this park has cliffs, beaches, lagoons and woodland areas.
The best way to get around is to book a car hire in Germany before you arrive. That way you can plan your travel itinerary to suit which parks you want to visit!