Learning in the national park? How boring. That's what you think! Here, at the northern edge of Hainich National Park, we have a proper research station for children.
In the Umweltbildungsstation (UBiS), our Environmental Education Centre, you can experience nature with all your senses. It is very popular with schools, kindergartens and young researchers.
National park staff have converted the former military garage with lots of initiative and attention to detail. Wooden beams, walls with animal tracks and real fossils, a wild wooden gallery and a dark wildcat labyrinth below – everything is homebuilt and made of natural material and Hainich timber. In this environment, you will discover that learning can be fun.
What is that blossom over there? Why does the rare wildcat love our national park? Why is deadwood alive? On our Research Days, all children are invited to get to the bottom of the national park's secrets in the UBiS.
From March to October 2017, the UBiS opens its doors for all interested visitors on the following Sundays: 5 and 19 March/2, 16 and 30 April/14 and 28 May/11 and 25 June/9 July/6 and 20 August/3 and 17 September/1, 15 and 29 October.