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Hainich National Park

Hainich National Park

Hainich National Park is a nature reserve in North- western part of Thuringia region of Germany.




Location: Thuringia  Map

Area: 16,000 ha




Description of Hainich National Park


Hainich National Park was found in December 31, 1997 and covers an area of 16,000 ha of mostly deciduous trees. It was formerly a training ground for the German military, but today converted to a protected area that is part of Eichsfeld- Hainich- Werratal Nature Park. A boardwalk and tower offer tourists a great way to explore the forest without damaging fragile recovering ecosystem. The park is mostly covered by beech trees that make home for wild boars, fallow deer, red deer, fox, badger, marten and many other animals that started to settle the region after the military has left it.


Hiking trails of Hainich National Park follow the medieval paths that range from 2 miles (wheel chair accessible) to 10.4 mile Rennstieg trail. The best place to start exploration of the forest preserve in Bad Langensalza, but you can also find paths from Eisenach, Kammerforst, Mihla, Muehlhausen, Seebach and Weberstedt.












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