Informations on the new National Park in the northern Black Forest
nearby Cool Camping Campsite Müllerwiese at Enzklösterle
Lake Huzenbachersee, National Park, lake view from the glacial cirque wall
The only national park in south-west Germany was founded on the 1st of January 2014. It has an area of 10,000 hectares and extends along the famous Black Forest Panoramic Road (Schwarzwald-Hochstrasse). In this fascinating natural area of the highlands of the northern Black Forest nature is left to its own and man is only an interested observer. On foot, by bike or on a guided field trip, you can admire the freed nature.
Website of the National Park
Glacial cirque lake "Wilder See" nearby the Ruhestein
Our campsite is situated only 10 km air distance from the national park border. By car you can reach the national park in 30 minutes, the center of the park in 45 minutes. As a guest of the Müllerwiese you can also use your guest card to go by bus free of charge within about 1.5 hours to the national park.
In the new National Park, you can discover the fascination of primeval and wild landscapes in which increasingly threatened animal and plant species now are consistently protected against human intervention. Cirques and their lakes formed by glaciers of former ice ages, rare high moorlands, old protected forests and the heath landscape of the Black Forest mountain tops allow adventure hikers and cyclists in future rare insights into natural development processes of our largest low mountain range in Germany.
The Wilderness Trail offers a unique nature experience for the whole family
The Wilderness Path on the Plättig and the Lothar Trail nearby Zuflucht lead through forest areas, which are no longer cultivated since the hurricane Lothar (1999). An unbridled nature develops into a fantastic wilderness.
National Park: Spotted Salamander
The national park offers rare species as for example Tengmalm's Owl, Pygmy Owl, Three-Toed Woodpecker, Citril Finch, Ring Ouzel, Capercaillie, Pine Marten or Garden Dormouse a sufficiently large habitat, so their survival is further secured.
The rough, cool-humid mountain climate and the acidic red sandstone soils in the Black Forest-typical fir-beech mixed woodlands allow the growth of rare club moss, fern, moss and fungal species.
The Lothar trail - an adventure path that was built after the storm Lothar (1999)
Over time, the proportion of dead wood in the national park increases again and becomes an important habitat for numerous endangered insect, fungus and lichen species. The new national park in future is becoming a small primeval forest and a very special gem in an otherwise for forestry intensively used Black Forest.
Mount Schliffkopf, south view over the heath grasslands ("Grinden")
As a guest at the Müllerwiese campsite you can reach the new National Park quickly and then you will experience as hiker, biker or on ski the famous German forest with all your senses in its most pristine form.
A lynx model on the Lynx Path
The once exterminated lynx is reported in the Black Forest again. The Lynx Path on the Plättig (Baden-Baden) would like to inform and explain about the lifestyle and habitat of the brush ears and wants to eliminate reservations. Especially families with children can enjoy a varied play and adventure program.
Move on the adventurous Lynx Path
Deep and old forests cover gentle mountains, quiet bogs alternate with dark glacial cirque lakes. The summits of the Black Forest mountains where the typical heath grasslands are (the "Grinden"), offer stunning panoramas and from there you can see to the Rhine Valley or to the Alps (on clear days).
The legendary lake Mummelsee in the vicinity of the National Park (1028 m asl)
Discover the unique new nature experience in south-west Germany!
In the new national park our guests are invited to see, to be amazed and to experience the nature. The national park management group offers a wide range of events and guided excursions, so you can get close to nature and learn background knowledge. The event program can be found on the Website of the National Park.
View over the mountains and lake "Wildsee"
Video film by Simon Straetker: Summer in the Black Forest National Park
The film shows the beauty of nature in the Black Forest National Park in the warmest months of the year.
South-west Germany: Baden-Württemberg and the Black Forest National Park
11 / 2014