National parks in Lower Saxony

Natural treasures in the Harz and on the North Sea

Lower Saxony has some true natural treasures, of which the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Wadden Sea and the forests and mountains of the Harz are the most important. They are under special protection as national parks in Lower Saxony.

The two national parks represent the variety of natural landscapes in Lower Saxony, and their differences will appeal greatly to all fans of the great outdoors.

The North Sea coast of Lower Saxony is home to the Wadden Sea with its salt marshes, dunes, beaches and sandbanks, which serve as a nesting, feeding and resting spot for sometimes very rare species of bird and provide a habitat for many sea creatures, including seals.

The Harz National Park is the exact opposite of this, and not just in terms of its location. The dense forests, rocky mountainsides and babbling brooks of this low mountain range in the south of Lower Saxony are home to lynx and grouse.

However different they may be, one thing unites Lower Saxony’s two national parks: their belief in “letting nature be nature”.

Harz National Park

The wild home of lynx and grouse

The harsh climate has created a unique mountain wilderness that provides a retreat for lynx. more

Wadden Sea: UNESCO World Heritage side

Natural landscape moved by the tides

The effect of the tide’s ebb and flow has created a very special coastal landscape: the Wadden Sea. more

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