Looking for rest and discovering pure nature
The hills of the Palatinate Forest form an endless lineup all the way to the French Vosges Mountains.
Here is where you find the rest you are looking for. Enjoy the cool forest air, the scent of pine resin, mushrooms and wild animals. You will hear the singing of birds and come across rare flowers, herbs and beetles. Pass impressive rock formations, discover hidden forest meadows and follow crystal clear creeks. Reach out for sunny valleys, moist biotopes and lots of green grass. Find relaxation for your mind and recuperation for your soul.
Palatinate Forest Biosphere Reserve
Discover our outstanding natural surroundings and cultural landscapes that are under special Unesco protection. Here is where people have developed new solutions to develop a harmonious and sustainable coexistence between human needs and untouched nature. Visit the Biosphere House in Fischbach and experience an exemplary and ambitioned natural center.
Ebenberg Natural Reserve
In the vicinity of Landau, a former military area has turned into an outstanding gem of nature. Thanks to engaged conservationists, this is where you can observe the biggest colony of the Big Abendsegler, which is a rare type of bat. In this area that was fenced in by the military for more than 100 years, you will also find Orchid species that have become extinct anywhere else.
Exemplary Educational Trails
If you visit any or our educational trails, you will quickly discover that nature is anything but boring. Here is where you find exciting explanations and impressive illustrations of the natural life surrounding us. Walk along the Creek Trail from Billigheim to Göcklingen or visit the historic vineyard Kalmitwingert in Ilbesheim. Not to forget the Bird Educational Trail in Gommersheim and the many wine-related educational trails all over the region.
Biotope for Storks
They feel comfortable especially in the area surrounding Steinfeld and on the Queich meadows close Offenbach. Here is also where easily observe the Storks that have returned to the region. Their return and settlement was supported by the Aktion Pfalzstorch and the Bornheim Storchenscheune. Here is also where you can learn everything about the living and nesting behavior of the storks.