UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Hainich has been a national park since 1997 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its beech population. Trees of different ages and sizes stand together - an original and species-rich wilderness in the middle of Thuringia.

The Hainich National Park is centrally located in Germany (the geographical center of Germany is only a few kilometers away). Today, 91 percent of the national park is free of human intervention, an absolute top value for a national park in Germany. Small but nice, this is how the Hainich should develop according to the motto "let nature be nature". Today there is the largest useless deciduous forest area in Germany as well as the Tree top path. Whether on foot, by bike or on horseback, the Hainich can be explored in a variety of ways. You can discover the beauties of the national park on your own on marked hiking trails.


Hainich National Park administration
At the Marktkirche 9
99947 Bad Langensalza
Telephone: 0361 - 573914000
Fax: 03603 - 573914020
nationalpark.hainich (at) nnl.thueringen.de