Nature left to its own devices.

National parks are protected landscapes in which nature is left to its own devices. Human intervention is prohibited, creating a safe haven for wild plants and animals.

What defines a national park?

National parks provide unique opportunities for visitor‘s to experience nature, and at the same time play an important role in environmental education and research. Parks are indispensable for the conservation of biological diversity on Earth. At the same time, national parks increase the attractiveness of the region and contribute to economic development.

A protected area with many faces

From ethical viewpoint, national parks symbolize the intrinsic value of nature and help ensure that people cherish and preserve this national treasure.

From a scientific perspective, national parks serve as control and experimental areas from which we can learn how nature and landscapes develop without human economic activities. In particular, we can investigate processes and feedback mechanisms in undisturbed ecosystems and the dynamics of natural regeneration.

From an educational standpoint, our goal is to inform National Park visitors about the value of natural processes and ecosystem dynamics.

Visitor‘s Centre

Opening hours

Easter to 31 Oct  | 9 am - 7 pm
1 Nov to  Easter | 10 am – 5 pm


Children 6-14 years |  €4.50
Adults |  €8.50
Families (2 adults + children) |  €17.00

Information and reservations

KOENIGSSTUHL National Park Centre
Sassnitz on Ruegen
  +49 (0)38392 6617 66

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