Best nature parks in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Explore the most popular nature parks in Rhineland-Palatinate with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of trails in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Best nature parks (2)
#1 - Palatinate Forest Nature Park
Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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The Palatinate Forest Nature Park covers an area of 179,800 hectares in the south of Rhineland-Palatinate, where it borders on France. It is the German part of the cross-border Palatinate Forest-Northern Vosges biosphere reserve. The red sandstone rocks are particularly striking for the landscape of the nature park. In addition, 76% of the nature park is covered with forest, making it the largest contiguous forest area in Germany. Most of them are pines, which get along well with the nutrient-poor sandy soils. The nature park also has a lot to offer culturally. The many castles and castle ruins in the area suggest that this region was once one of the major strongholds of the Holy Roman Empire of German Nations. Particularly noteworthy are the Trifels imperial fortress, the Berwartstein visitor castle and the Hambach Castle.Show more
#2 - Soonwald-Nahe Nature Park
Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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The Soonwald-Nahe Nature Park is located in the south-eastern part of the Hunsrück and in the middle of the Nahe region. It includes the Soonwaldes and Lützelsoons as well as the northern banks of the Nahe between Kirn and Bad Kreuznach and offers landscapes that couldn't be more different: from magnificent mountain ranges to gentle vineyards, semi-arid grasslands and extensive deciduous forest areas. The park was established in 2005 and covers an area of 736 km². More information can be obtained from the two information points at Wartenstein Castle and in the New Simmern Castle. The first also contains the exhibition "Forest and Nature".Show more