Enjoy your natural surroundings
Relaxation- letting your spirit run free
Wide green mountain ranges alternate with meadows, fields and mixed forest in the Bergisches Land Nature Park. Dotted in between are idyllic valleys with murmuring streams. A number of lakes and reservoirs as well as small villages and hamlets are nestled in amongst the natural greenery.
Particularly impressive are the wide panoramic views that are offered again and again from the long mountain ranges. It is not unusual to see as far as the River Rhine or the Siebengebirge hills.
The work of our many farmers and foresters ensures that the landscape will continue to be rich in species and diversity well into the future. For instance, they grow regional products in accordance with strict quality standards. Orchard meadows are maintained or created anew, while goats and sheep graze in heath and moorland areas and keep them free of bushes and trees. Birds find shelter and food in the hedgerows. Ancient species of animals that are in danger of extinction are protected and supported.
The Bergisches Land owes its lush green nature to its abundance of water. Numerous birds and animals such as kingfishers, salamanders, toads and fish use the habitats around the dams, rivers and lakes for their own purposes.
Enjoy and explore nature
Just walking into the forest or roaming across the meadows, pausing and drawing breath - that alone is a little time out from everyday life.
Take the opportunity to discover nature's secrets, whether it be on your own, on a guided hike or at one of our special natural history events.