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Münden Nature Park

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  • Hann. Münden

Münden Nature Park is one of the oldest nature parks in Germany.

Foundation of Münden Nature Park

It was founded in 1959 as the second nature park in Lower Saxony and the fifth in the Federal Republic of Germany. As the southernmost nature park in Lower Saxony, located at the transition between the Weser-Leine-Bergland and Osthessisches Bergland nature areas, it connects to the Solling-Vogler Nature Park. The Eichsfeld-Hainich-Werratal Nature Park in Thuringia and the Meißner-Kaufunger-Wald Nature Park in Hesse lie to the south-east. Located in the district of Göttingen, there are the nature park communities of Adelebsen, Dransfeld, Hann. Münden and Staufenberg.

Where the wildcat lives in the forests and the rivers are elements of life

The charming low mountain range landscape with the wild Kaufunger Wald forest and the fairytale-like Bramwald forest is characterised by the alternation of forest, meadows and fields. In addition to the diverse mixed forests, the landscape is enriched by impressive mountain views, babbling brooks and lovely meadow valleys. From the Hoher Hagen on the Dransfeld plateau, almost 500 metres above sea level, you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view as far as the Harz Mountains. Rare animal and plant species such as kingfishers, black storks and orchids feel at home here, while monastery foundations and many small villages bear witness to the exciting and diverse cultural history of the Münden Nature Park. Fishing villages, rafting sites, charcoal kilns and glassworks are evidence of the centuries-old economy and life of the people in the region.

Around 450 kilometres of marked hiking trails with over 800 signposts, numerous cycle paths and boat trips on the Werra, Fulda and Weser offer unknown insights and open up new perspectives on the beautiful natural landscape. On our homepage you will find beautiful hiking tours,  nature park discovery offers and educational
and adventure trails.

The Totenberg is very much alive

In the middle of the Bramwald forest lies the 420-hectare beech forest "Totenberg", one fifth of which is not used for any purpose. Rare, endangered animal and plant species can spread undisturbed here. With a bit of luck, you can spot peregrine falcons, kites and wildcats.

Water as an element of life

Rivers and streams run through the entire nature park, floodplains create the connection to the forest and are lifelines for flora and fauna. Thanks to successful stream renaturalisation, the low mountain stream Nieme now follows its original course all the way to the Weser.

Experience the nature park!

Encounter fairies and elves, taste fresh spring herbs, marvel at the variety of mushrooms, experience the primeval forest, listen to babbling springs, enjoy music and poetry, see the nature park in the light of the full moon - with our Sunday hikes, we would like to invite you to look at nature and the Münden Nature Park from familiar angles, rediscover it with different eyes and enjoy it!

Barefoot path near Nienhagen

Sand, wood, stone paving, mud, spruce cones, moss, gravel and water - that's what bare feet get to feel on the barefoot path in Nienhagen!

On the map

Naturpark Münden e.V.
Mitscherlichstraße 5
34346 Hann. Münden - Hann. Münden

Phone: +49 5541 / 9096755
Website: naturpark-muenden.de

Contact person

Sibylle Susat
Mitscherlichstraße 5

Phone: +49 5541 / 9096755
Website: naturpark-muenden.de

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