Nature left to its own devices.

  How are the national parks spread around the world? Answers can be given if you move your cursor over the orange spots on the map.

National park means:

Nature conservation in cooperation with local citizens for the common good of mankind and nature.
The world‘s first national park was established in 1872 upon these principles, and

„for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.”

Germany‘s national parks continue to pursue this mission for current and future generations.

Worldwide there are more than 2,200 national parks. Germany contributes a total of 16 national parks to this network.

Dare to be wild

our human duty

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. ...

America’s best idea

inspired by Europe

On the1st of March, 1872, the world‘s first national park was established: Yellowstone National Park in the USA. Still today, there is talk of „America’s best idea“ in this context. ...

Spectacular nature

impressive diversity

Jasmund National Park is characterised by the spectacular chalk coast of Ruegen Island. Within the park, diverse natural habitats can found. Among the most notable habitats are flint stone beaches, ...

White chalk landscape

Photographic impressions

Poets, philosophers, painters and musicians have long been inspired by the bizarre beauty of the chalk coast. The white chalk cliffs and the open sea offer a fascinating spectacle that enchants ...

Visitor‘s Centre

Opening hours
November to March  | 10 am - 5 pm
April, May, September, October | 09 am - 06 pm
June to August | 09 am - 7 pm


Children 6-14 years |  €4.50
Adults |  €10.00
Families (2 adults + children) |  €20.00

Information and reservations

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

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