German Forest

Germany ranks among the densely forested countries in Europe. Around 11,4 million hectares nearly one-third of the territory are forests. Consequently, Germany occupies a leading place compared with other European countries.

Explore the scenes, sounds, and activities of the forest. From the tranquil woods to the call of the free, there’s something for everyone. More than just trees, and everything mostly just a couple of meters away.

Forests are open to everybody for recreation. Many people use the forests to repose, to practice, or just to feel nature. A healthy forest can provide many services at once: it’s the environment of plants and animals, it cleans and saves drinking water, it has a balancing influence on the climate, filters the air and provides timber.