National Park Hunsrück-Hochwald
"To Leave Nature Nature" – this principle shall be realised in the most recent national park in Germany.
After several years of planning, the National Park Hunsrück-Hochwald was officially opened in May 2015. It is a part of the nature park Saar-Hunsrück and comprises approximately 10,000 hectare, or more explicitly, 5 % of the total area. The National Park Hunsrück-Hochwald is located in the southwest of Germany and connects the federal states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. A low mountain range with an almost never-ending forest area characterize the Hunsrück and differentiate the area from the surrounding best wine-growing regions of Germany: the Moselle, the Rhine, the Nahe and the Saar. The Federal Agency for Nature Conservation already counts the Hunsrück as a "hot spot region for biodiversity". Therefore, visitors can especially experience one thing: forest and wilderness.
Research plays, in accordance with the concept of the national park, an important role in the park. Nature conservation, forest development and ecology as well as local added value and the acceptance of the national park are examined.
Please visit the official website for offers of the national park and further information of current research activities.