National Park Hunsrück-Hochwald
The German federal states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland created the roughly 10,000 hectares large, cross-bordered, national park Hunsrück-Hochwald in the south west of Germany between the small towns of Idar-Oberstein, Birkenfeld, Hermeskeil, Morbach and Nonnweiler.
It opened Pentecost 2015.
Ancient beech trees, moors, arnica and nardus grasslands, as well as large differences in altitude and temperature in a close area, are characteristics for the national park Hunsrück-Hochwald.
The motto "Let nature be nature" defines the most important purpose of its protection. The transitional period from a cultivated area to a completely natural environment, will take up to 30 years.