Nationalpark Kellerwald-Edersee - Germany

Basic Information
Site Name
Nationalpark Kellerwald-Edersee
Short name
DE-15-KW
Country
Germany
Site Manager
Site Description
The first national park in Hesse protects one of the last large beech forests in Central Europe which is neither dissected by roads nor settlements on a total surface area of 5,738 ha. Its Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests of the lower altitudinal zone are among the last ones in Central Europe as regards size, coherence and closeness to nature. They are characterized by an outstandingly high proportion of deadwood and remnants of primeval forest. Typical cohabitations of birds and bats as well as inhabitants of deadwood including primeval forest indicators are distinguishing features of the calm forest landscape – evidencing the international importance and qualification to be recognized as World Natural Heritage. Hardwoods and rocky slope forests, dry oak forests, streamside forests, firewitch-vegetated bedrocks, pure-water springs and creeks as well as wooded meadow valleys and remnants of rough pastures complete the extraordinary ensemble.
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2021-03-03 11:03:10

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General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
2004
Observed properties
Photos
Nationalpark Kellerwald-Edersee

Nationalpark Kellerwald-Edersee

most impressive panorama of the Nationalpark Kellerwald-Edersee

most impressive panorama of the Nationalpark Kellerwald-Edersee

Beeches and Oaks

Beeches and Oaks

forest landscape

forest landscape

One of a hundred bizarre beeches

One of a hundred bizarre beeches

Geographic
Size
5738.00ha
Elevation (average)
406.00msl
Elevation (min)
198.00msl
Elevation (max)
626.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
ICP Forests (04_608)The affiliation of this site with "ICP Forests" is not verified.
LTER-D (Germany) (LTER_EU_DE_015)This site is a verified "LTER-D (Germany)" member.
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