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Best National Parks In Germany
Written by Nivethitha Bharathi on October 2, 2021 Share on

10 Best National Parks in Germany: Experience Natural Wonders!

Germany! A country that allows its travellers to dive into its marked history, unique culture and bountiful nature. When you are in Germany, it’s pretty sure that you will be stunned by the striking beauty of its cities dotted with enormous architectural marvels. But, beyond its historical attractiveness, Germany is also admired for its concentrated natural beauty that is unlikely in any destination you have visited before. Certainly, the country’s extensive national parks prove to you its mesmerising beauty that spontaneously conserves its rich wildlife in mountains and coastal. To makes things easier for you while visiting Germany, here is a list of “10 Best National Parks In Germany”.

 

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10 Best National Parks In Germany

National Parks in Germany are more than their profound heritage as they have also been an inspiration for artists, writers and poets for generations. There are a total of 16 national parks highlighting the epic beauty of the diverse landscape in Germany. Out of all these national parks, this list will highlight the best of the must-visit National Parks in Germany.

  1. Bavarian Forest National Park
  2. Jasmund National Park
  3. Berchtesgaden National Park
  4. Black Forest National Park
  5. Muritz National Park
  6. Harz National Park
  7. Kellerwald-Edersee National Park
  8. Hamburg Wadden Sea National Park
  9. Eifel National Park
  10. Saxon Switzerland National Park

1. Bavarian Forest National Park

Taking a quiet walk and admiring the scenic landscape of Germany’s first Bavarian Forest National Park is bliss. This park is the first-ever national park in Germany, found in 1970. It has a footpath that extends up to 300KM, which is perfect for a stroll by witnessing the jaw-dropping beauty of the forest, Lake Rachelsee and the glistening stream from the mountain. Besides, this national park also has a separate trail for 200KM for cyclists and cross-country ski trails to use during winter. 

2. Jasmund National Park

Jasmund National Park, Best National Parks In Germany
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A perfect place to hang out on a sunny day, Jasmund National Park has a spectacular beauty that inspired even the German artist Caspar David Friedrich. This national park in the northeastern part of Germany is a woody region with white-chalk Stubbenkammer cliffs decorating the sandy shore of the azure sea. Jasmund National Park stretches for almost 30sq km and offers a dramatic view. You can either dare to take a trek to the highest point of the cliff, Konigsstuhl or take a short trek trail to the Victoria-Sicht. Moreover, if you want to find unique perspective photographs of Jasmund National Park, trek along the coast amidst the Stubnitz forest. Witness the unrealistic beauty.

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3. Berchtesgaden National Park

Berchtesgaden National Park, Best National Parks In Germany
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Berchtesgaden National Park is one of the right places to visit if you seek to witness the fairytale-like scenery. Listed as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, this natural park has Watzmann, the 2nd highest mountain in Germany painted with alpine pastures with orchids swarmed by butterflies. Also, fall in love with the unspoilt Konigssee is a pristine water body that adds beauty beyond anyone’s imagination. So, make sure to partake in lots of activities like hiking in the village of Berchtesgaden and exploring Eagle’s Nest, a monument that represents the Nazi’s past. Witness nature’s spectacular beauty unravel in this park used a setting in most of the German folklore. Yes! According to local lore, this park has so many myths and mythology. 

4. Black Forest National Park

Black Forest National Park, Best National Parks In Germany
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The untamed beauty of Black Forest National Park comes from its airy moors, stunning glacial lakes, picturesque forests and mountains. This 10,000-hectare national park was found very recently in 2014 in the southwestern part of Germany. The vivid panorama with a wild forest, 1000 metres altitude mountain and Rhineland pines, everything you see there exists to be inspired and cherished forever. So, explore the moors, hike among the lush forests and heathlands, go cycling along the trails or trek in the snowy peaks to get the best view of the Black Forest National Park.

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5. Muritz National Park

Shades of green and blue that comes into life by thousands of lakes and ponds between Berlin and Rostock is what makes Muritz National Park different. A sanctuary to various species of animals, birds, flora and fauna, this natural park is the liveliest region in Germany. This national park is not only a hotspot for birdwatching but also makes world wildlife photographers swarm here. With the smell of pine, the sound of woods, birds and running streams, walking in these woods is worth every second you spend here. 

6. Harz National Park

Harz National Park
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Being the first national park to spread across two states(Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt), Harz National Park has always been a colourful landscape with distinct vegetation. It is a spread of 62,000 acres of uninhabited woodlands, mountain peaks and rivers. A large part of its virgin forest is 250 years old. Wander around the forest, go trekking, hiking or cross country skiing in its steep mountain trails to encounter lynx, red deers, roe and more. 

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7. Kellerwald-Edersee National Park

Kellerwald-Edersee National Park is a small park lining close to Lake Edersee that features the prehistoric remnants of the landscape. This remarkable national park that often praised as Eden of Germany. Covered by the canopy of Oak, edged by lime, rocks and boulders, the unspoilt natural scape feels surreal. So, make sure to take a guided walk around the beeches and meadows that lighten up with orchids, and take some instagrammable photographs. You can also take the cycle route on this UNESCO site for more fun.

8. Hamburg Wadden Sea National Park

Hamburg Wadden Sea National Park
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Hamburg Wadden Sea National Park covers 30,000 acres of coastal mudflats with numerous small islands in the northern part of Germany. While there are more islands to explore, don’t miss visiting Neuwerk to check out relics and fortified towers. Moreover, sail to the dune island of Scharhorn to embrace its beautiful backdrop dotted with the striking moor. The best way to experience this national park is by birdwatching, taking cruise tours from Cuxhaven to Neuwerk and riding horse-drawn carriages.

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9. Eifel National Park

Eifel National Park brims with healthy green vegetation and vast wildlife. Everything about this national park that spreads 20KM east from Belgium highlights the distinct microclimate of Germany. While you wander around this national park, you would possibly encounter wild cats, beavers and unique plants that make this park a best place to spend time with your family. If you are a passionate photographer, visiting during the Spring season will let you capture the valley flooded by wild narcissus.

10. Saxon Switzerland National Park

Saxon Switzerland National Park
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Saxon Switzerland National Park is one of the largest national parks in the eastern corner of Germany that spreads across 89,000 acres. You can explore the distinct landscape bound by unusual rock formations dating back to the Cretaceous Period. Also, the sandstone cliffs, mountains and gorges add more beauty to it. Besides, there are almost 15,000 routes if you wish to venture rock climbing. You can also climb up the Bastei rocks to get a panoramic view of the park across the Elbe. Or, upgrade your experience by hiring a rowboat to admire the scenic beauty of the river. This park is also has a special place in the collection of artistic works of 19th-Century romantic painter Casper David Friedrich. 

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More drop-dead-gorgeous national parks in Germany can make you spellbound by their immense individuality that protects nature’s gifts. So, head down to Germany for your upcoming vacation so that you can explore all these featured “10 Best National Parks In Germany” and dive into the folklore and fantasy it has to offer. You can start your vacation to Germany by selecting Germany holiday packages from the Pickyourtrail. You can also take the power of customising a Germany itinerary by yourself by few simple steps.

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