Only very little light can reach the forest floor through the densely foliated crowns of the beeches.
A unique, extensive and unbroken remnant of the ancient Central European upland beech forest grows here on the limestone of Hainich.
The National Park protects the largest unexploited area of deciduous woodland in Germany. Here, nature takes care of itself.
Here you can get an idea what the primeval forests of Central Europe might have looked like in ancient times.
National Park Centre
Wildcat Village Hütscheroda
Adventure Trail Brunstal
Adventure Trail Silberborn
Fairytale Nature Path Feensteig
Wildcat Secret Path
Environmental Education Centre
Primeval Forest Path
National Park Guides
Ehrensache Natur Programme
Friends of the National Park
Gap year in the National Park
Information & Environmental Education