Jasmund National Park encompasses a unique natural phenomenon: an ancient beech forest almost untouched by humans hands. Around 4,000 years ago, beech trees covered vast areas of Europe - today only a view primeval forest relicts remain.

Our global heritage

A pact with UNESCO

The "Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage” was adopted in 1972 by UNESCO. It is the most important international instrument for the protection of ...

Ancient forest miracle

The big migration

Beech forests are characterised by their perseverance.
Beeches have recolonized much of Europe from small isolated
refugia at the end of
the last ice age. ...

Jasmund‘s primeval forest

The last of its kind

Well-protected within Jasmund National Park lies a tiny fragment of pristine Ancient Beech Forest. The forest is centuries old and has the complex structure ...

Realm of shadows

The World Heritage Site in pictures

There are few places in which one can experience the seasons as intensely as in the Ancient Beech Forest. Each season has its unique colours, patterns, moods ...