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Visit and explore the Unstrut-Hainich
Region, Thuringia, Germany
Tourism, Travel Guide
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Unstrut-Heinich Region, Thuringia, Germany, tourism, travel guide
Many thanks to Michael Fiegle

Thuringia is still full of surprises for me. There is so much to discover and to see that I failed badly to complete the first issue of our Internet tourist guide after only two visits.
The "Unstrut-Hainich Region" is a typical example for this. I wanted to see and experience so much more. But available time and money restricted my actions.
The region became its name from the national park, called "Hainich" and a small river with the name "Unstrut".
Most Germans love their forests. When the "waldsterben" became visible, almost everybody was willing to do something to protect the environment and the present government took advantage of that by creating an "environment tax".
When I was a little child my parents went every sunny weekend to a forest on their bicycles and naturally I went with them and enjoyed it.
As you can see young children still enjoy to be in a forest, to breathe clean air and see all kind of different animals and plants or to play games.

Unstrut-Heinich Region, Thuringia, Germany, tourism, travel guide
Children gather for great outdoor activities.
Many thanks for the picture to the "Nationalparkverwaltung Hainich"

Especially for the little ones a "Spielscheune" (play barn) was built in the little village of Weberstedt. Many activities are offered there. Singing, dancing, games, magic tricks, events with knights or "real" Indians and much more.

Unstrut Hainich Region, Thuringia, tourism, travel guide
The "Spielscheune"
Many thanks for the picture to the "Nationalparkverwaltung Hainich"

Unstrut Hainich Region, Thuringia, tourism, travel guide
A tree house in the "Spielscheune"
Many thanks for the picture to the "Nationalparkverwaltung Hainich"

The National Park Hainich is very young. It was only created in 1997. Please keep this in mind when you compare it with others.
You will see many beech trees which are typical to Europe. If you come in fall try the beech tree nuts - they are delicatessen.
By eliminating or restricting the human influences on nature, a wide variety of wildlife and rare plants can be seen now. Get information with explicit details. Hopefully, some of them will be available in English when you visit the park.

Unstrut Hainich Region, Thuringia, tourism, travel guide
Nature is taking over pretty fast.
Many thanks for the picture to the "Nationalparkverwaltung Hainich"

Unstrut Hainich Region, Thuringia, tourism, travel guide
The access tower to the tree top path
Many thanks for the picture to the "Nationalparkverwaltung Hainich"

Naturally, the purpose of a national park is not only to create a reserve for plants and wildlife.
It is also used to show people the beauty of unspoiled nature and to educate them to protect it.
Presently a new project is on its way to completion which certainly will be a major attraction. It is called "Baumkronenpfad". It is a board walk which is at the level of the tree tops.
A special tower has been built to access this unique path which allows a great sight not only to the trees below but also to the surroundings.
Unfortunately, construction work was still going on during this visit - so I did not go there.
During one of the following trips to Thuringia we came back to this region and toured the "Baumkronenpfad" (treetop path). It was an unforgettable little adventure. Just use the installed link to see our web site about this attraction.
Please watch also the videos below!

Unstrut-Heinich Region, Thuringia, Germany, tourism, travel guide
We missed such a tour because we did not get any response from the operator

My original plan was to stay at least one night in one of the places which offer horse back riding or tours in a horse drawn coach. I canceled this because of money and time, but also because nobody responded to my e-mail. Does this sound familiar? I experience it in Canada also all the time. Business must do very well - only I could hardly see any tourists. When do the Thuringians become aware that it is better to learn from successful states, such as Bavaria instead of listening to the best liars who do not have any credentials for achieving anything positive?

Unstrut-HeinichA caste in Altengottern - many thanks to Wikipedia and Wikswat

Unstrut-Heinich Region, Thuringia, Germany, tourism, travel guideBad Tennstedt - many thanks to Wikipedia and Michael Sander

Unstrut-Heinich Region, Thuringia, Germany, tourism, travel guideSchlotheim - many thanks to Wikipedia and Michael Sander

Watch the video: Unstrut-Hainich Region, impressions, Impressionen

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Watch the video: Visit the "Tree Top Path" in the Hainich Nationalpark, Thuringia

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