Visit Germany: Amusement Parks and Natural Preserves

Visit Germany: Amusement Parks and Natural Preserves

From the coast to the Alpine foothills, from Saxony to the Saarland, these links inform you about destinations for trips and outings.

German Game Preserve Association

The German Game Preserve Association (Deutscher Wildgehege-Verband) is a professional organization with approx. 120 members, including all major private, community and state game preserves, with a total area of approx. 25,000 ha.

www.wildgehege-verband.de

Theme Park Guide

Do you love zooming through the air on an exciting ride? Does the mere sight of a rollercoaster get your adrenalin going? Then the Theme Park Guide is what you need to plan your next adventurous outing. This portal can make any theme park in Germany, from the northern German lowlands to the Bavarian Alps, appear on your computer screen like magic.

www.freizeitpark-guide.de

National Natural Landscapes

Do you know where the most beautiful natural landscapes in Germany are? 14 national parks with their natural surroundings, 16 biosphere reserves, 15 of which are UNESCO-certified, and more than one hundred nature parks offering rest and recreation invite you to discover the beauty of the country surrounding you in Germany. Under the umbrella brand of “National Natural Landscapes”, the non-profit EUROPARC Deutschland organization networks all the large German conservation areas.

www.nationale-naturlandschaften.de

Natural Parks

Did you know that the Lüneburg Heath was designated a natural park as early as 1909? But not until the 50s did the idea of lasting protection of the countryside, as promoted by the Federation of National Parks in Germany (Verband Deutscher Naturparke e.V., VDN), meet with nationwide acceptance.

www.naturparke.de

Cultural Heritage of Our Forests 2011

Germany is a land of forests. 31 per cent of its area is covered with deciduous trees and conifers. For the people of central Europe forests have played an irreplaceable role as natural recreation areas, as multifaceted sanctuaries and as a sustainable economic factor from time immemorial. To make sure that people remain aware of the ecosystem, even in the smartphone age, Germany has launched the initiative “Discover the cultural heritage of our forests!” in the International Year of Forests 2011.

www.wald2011.de