Under „News“ we have summarized all recent happenings concerning the Visitor's Centre and Jasmund National Park with its Ancient Beech Forest UNESCO Heritage Site. The 'Events' section informs you about upcoming activities, events and special topics. In the National Park „Calendar“ we present interesting historical occurrences as well as descriptions of seasonal developments in nature. Under the heading „Warnings“ you can inform yourself about the risks associated with a visit to the National Park.
Humans have long been drawn to the Koenigsstuhl (King‘s Chair). The majestic chalk cliff plays an important role in the local mythology. Today visitors from all over the world are fascinated by this very special place along the chalk coast of Ruegen.
In 1872 the world‘s first national park was established:
Yellowstone National Park in the USA.
To this date, all national parks pursue a common goal: to leave nature to its own devices.
The post-glacial expansion of beech forests in Europe and their ecological dominance represent a unique ecological phenomenon.
For this reason, UNESCO has placed this forest type on its World Heritage list.