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Nationalpark Schwarzwald
Schwarzwaldhochstr. 2
77889 Seebach}
07449 - 92998 0
07449 - 92998 499
info@nlp.bwl.de

Welcome to the Black Forest National Park

In our noisy, densely populated world national parks represent islands of tranquillity and wild...

Welcome to the wilderness

The wild beauty of the Black Forest, the magic of unspoilt nature, an environment of peace far from the stresses of modern life – all can be experienced by visiting the Black Forest National Park. On 1 January 2014, Baden-Württemberg’s first National Park was established – the forest between Baden-Baden and Freudenstadt, covering an area of around 10,000 hectares, can once again revert to its wild, natural state.

Leave nature to nature – that’s the motto here. From the rare three-toed woodpecker to the bark beetle, there’s room for all in the National Park. The fastest bird in the world, the peregrine falcon, is also resident here as is Europe's smallest owl, the pygmy owl. Trees that usually reach only one-third of their natural lifespan in managed forests can now live for several hundred years before making way for the next generation. From what appears to be dead wood new life will sprout.

Having the courage to pass the reigns to Mother Nature and relinquish control derives from the deep-seated trust in her power. Visitors are more than welcome to experience the fascinating process with us and to discover the wilder sides of Baden-Württemberg. Those unable to visit at present can, with the aid of the video below, accompany Simon Straetker and the team of young filmmakers behind the "Abenteuer Schwarzwald" project as they journey through the seasons in the National Park. Soar with them above the treetops, peek into hungry birds’ beaks, and slither through the deep undergrowth.

 

 

Summer in the National Park

National Park in figures

National Park in figures

Facts and figures about the National Park Black Forest

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Responsibilities & goals

Responsibilities & goals

The responsibilities of the National Park Administration are extremely exciting and diverse. The primary objective of the National Park is summed up in the motto "leave nature to ...

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Natural environment

Natural environment

The natural and cultural landscape in the Black Forest is one of a kind. Animal grazing and forestry management have been carried out here for generations, characterising the region ...

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Organization

Organization

The National Park Administration is a special authority of the State of Baden-Württemberg assigned to the Ministry for Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection. Around 90 members of ...

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History

History

The Black Forest National Park came into being on 1 January 2014 and is the first and, at present, only national park in the state of Baden-Württemberg. The occasion was celebrated ...

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Accessibility

Accessibility

Our goal is to make the Black Forest National Park easily accessible to all. That also applies to this website. Every effort has been made to include as few barriers as possible. ...

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All of wood:
Our new
visitors center

The long, overlapping corridors are reminiscent of tree trunks, the wooden exterior walls anyway. The winner design of the new National Park ...

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