Published on : Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Barnim Nature Park in Germany is a perfect holiday spot for nature and wildlife lovers with its idyllic lakes, its untamed rivers and its woods. Covering an area of 750 square kilometres just outside Berlin, the park is like an adventure playground for walkers and nature lovers.
The Konik is a defining breed of this part-pasture, part-forest landscape and can often be seen grazing on the open meadows. The well-maintained discovery trails and footpaths, such as the 66 Lakes Trail, take you through unspoilt fens and past lakes as round as the moon.
This ever-changing landscape is also criss-crossed by cycle paths such as the Berlin-Usedom long-distance cycle route. The many Slavic and German castle ruins along the way provide a perfect opportunity to take a breather. The information centre on the historical Finow Canal will help you get your bearings.
The numerous swimming lakes and picturesque rivers, which were formed during the last Ice Age, are incredibly popular among visitors. Here you might observe a kingfisher or a grey wagtail through your binoculars.
At the BARNIM PANORAMA Visitor Centre, you can learn about the fascinating history of Barnim and its development from Ice Age wilderness to modern nature park.
A trip to Schönow Heath in the southern part of the nature park makes a great alternative outing. The viewing tower here offers stunning 360-degree panoramic views of the flowering heathland.
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