Welcome to the wilderness

Welcome to the wilderness

The wild beauty of the Black Forest, the magic of unspoilt nature, an environment of peace far from the stresses of modern life – all can be experienced by visiting the Black Forest National Park. On 1 January 2014, Baden-Württemberg’s first National Park was established – the forest between Baden-Baden and Freudenstadt, covering an area of around 10,000 hectares, can once again revert to its wild, natural state.

Leave nature to nature – that’s the motto here. From the rare three-toed woodpecker to the bark beetle, there’s room for all in the National Park. The fastest ...

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The National Park Centre

The National Park Centre


opening hours

October - April:

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm

May - September:

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm

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Rules for visitors

Rules for visitors

We are delighted that you are interested in discovering the Black Forest National Park and wish you a very warm welcome. Due to the high number of visitors in the park, however, it ...

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Species and nature conservation

Species and nature conservation

The upland pastures of the northern Black Forest, known locally as ‘grinde’, were grazed for hundreds of years during the summer months by cattle, sheep and goats. As a result, a type of open heathland has developed here which has become a special habitat for a number of species.

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Wilderness trail

Wilderness trail

After Hurricane Lothar in 1999 this area was simply left in its post-storm state. Hence the trail weaves its way over – and under – trees toppled by the hurricane-force winds. Here, ...

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Travel directions

Travel directions

We are already looking forward to your visit!

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Experience the wilds with all your senses

Experience the wilds with all your senses

A fascinating selection of natural images await you in the Black Forest National Park in what is one of Germany’s most famous forest landscapes: dark green forests covering gentle ...

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Working in the National Park

Working in the National Park

In addition to the full-time employees, the National Park’s major objective of ‘leaving nature to nature’ is also supported by numerous voluntary workers and freelancers. It is ...

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How to find us!

National Park Black Forest
Schwarzwaldhochstraße 2
77889 Seebach
Germany

Email: info@nlp.bwl.de
Phone: +49 7449 - 92998 0
Fax: +49 7449 - 92998 499

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