The Black Forest National Park

After a long discussion process on whether or not to establish a new national park in the German Federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the 10,000-hectare Black Forest National Park was finally established in 2014.

One year later, the city of Karlsruhe became the first neighbouring city to enter into a partnership with it. Apart from protecting ecological processes and preserving a variety of species and biotopes, national parks are important areas for scientific research and environmental education. They also offer many recreational possibilities for visitors. The Black Forest provides insights into a former managed forest, where nature is now allowed to develop without human intervention and to grow ‘one step wilder’.


A guided tour by rangers on the ‘Lotharpfad’ in the Black Forest National Park, followed by an expert presentation on a subject of choice with a Q & A session.