National Park Hainich - Germany

Basic Information
Site Name
National Park Hainich
Short name
DE-09-HA
Country
Germany
Site Manager
Site Description
Hainich is a large deciduous forest area in Thuringia and is situated in central Germany not far from the town of Eisenach with the famous Wartburg Castle. With a total area of ca. 16.000 hectares (13.000 hectares of which is forest), Hainich is the largest continuos area of deciduous forest in Germany. On the 31.12.1997 the southern part of Hainich, with an area of 7.500 hectares, was declared Germany’s 13th National Park. Since then it has been seen as a place of relaxation close to nature that is open to sustainable tourism. The area has gone through an amazing development which is quite unique. Since 2011 Hainich is part of UNESCO World Heritage Site "Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany".
Last modified
2020-06-29 10:06:38

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General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1998
Parameters
Photos
Deadwood in the National Park Hainich. (picture: T. Stephan)

Deadwood in the National Park Hainich. (picture: T. Stephan)

Springtime with blooming wild garlic. (picture: T. Stephan)

Springtime with blooming wild garlic. (picture: T. Stephan)

Summer in the National Park Hainich. (picture: T. Stephan)

Summer in the National Park Hainich. (picture: T. Stephan)

The Betteleiche is a famous landmark of the National Park Hainich. (picture: J. Fischer)

The Betteleiche is a famous landmark of the National Park Hainich. (picture: J. Fischer)

A Treetop Walk allows visitors to explore the National Park from above. (picture: T. Stephan)

A Treetop Walk allows visitors to explore the National Park from above. (picture: T. Stephan)

The Hainich is home of the retiring European wildcat. (picture: T. Stephan)

The Hainich is home of the retiring European wildcat. (picture: T. Stephan)

Geographic
Size
7500.00ha
Elevation (average)
370.00msl
Elevation (min)
225.00msl
Elevation (max)
500.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
ICOS (http://meta.icos-cp.eu/ontologies/stationentry/ES/DE-Hai)The affiliation of this site with "ICOS" is not verified.
LTER-D (Germany) (LTER_EU_DE_009)This site is a verified "LTER-D (Germany)" member.
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