Touring exhibitions

Hainich National Park on tour

It is possible to hire one of the three touring exhibitions for suitable purposes by putting a request to the national park authority.

We are happy to assist with transporting, setting up and taking down our touring exhibitions. We are also happy to offer a free environmental education programm by our team for kindergartens and/or schools during the time the touring exhibition.

All touring exhibitions may be shown in a pared-down or combined fashion.

  • The beech forests of Hainich National Park are globally unique. This is what the "Adventure Exhibition" is all about.
  • The "Adventure Exhibition" was designed with lots of attention to detail.
  • One of the four thematic islands of the "Adventure Exhibition"
  • A cinema corner is also part of the "Adventure Exhibition".
  • You can take a breather in a special place at the "Adventure Exhibition".
  • The "World Heritage Exhibition" with the World Heritage lectern
  • Beautiful panoramic photographs are part of the "The "World Heritage Exhibition".
  • Lenticular photographs show the changing seasons in the national park in the "World Heritage Exhibition".
  • The "Adventure Exhibition" offers plenty of new information, but also space for relaxation.
  • A thematic island in front of large-size photographs in the "Adventure Exhibition"
  • Deadwood as an important habitat is one of the topics of the "Adventure Exhibition".
  • Kids will have fun discovering the "Adventure Exhibition".
  • "Here's looking at your compound eye, kid!"
  • The World Heritage lectern has interesting content for all visitors, both adults and children.
  • Photographs of dragonflies in Hainich National Park
  • National park director Manfred Großmann checking out the information display on "UNESCO World Heritage"
  • In combination: World Heritage lectern with Dragonfly Exhibition
  • National park director Manfred Großmann in the beautiful Dragonfly Exhibition

"Dragonflies in Hainich National Park"

All dragonfly species that live in Hainich are shown in all their splendour and beauty in 67 large-size photographs in 30 picture frames (70 x 100 cm). The images were taken by hobby photographer Jens Kaiser from the Thuringian town of Gotha, who is an ardent fan of insects and likes the great outdoors.

"World Heritage Exhibition"

This exhibition was developed and first presented in the National Park Centre Thiemsburg in 2014, on the occasion of the third anniversary of the national park's inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the joint World Heritage Site "Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany".

The exhibition gives profound insights into Hainich's nature, with beautiful photographs and a multi-image audiovisual presentation. This 15-minute presentation features atmospheric music, impressive landscape pictures and spectacular photos of plants and animals. The exhibition is completed by displays, which comprehensively inform about all subareas of the joint World Heritage site. All photographs were taken by Thomas Stephan, who has been documenting nature in Hainich for over 20 years.

The touring exhibition is complemented by a "World Heritage lectern", which introduces the World Heritage site Hainich National Park by way of textual information, striking images, a 5-minute short film and easy Memory and puzzle games. It shows the significance, diversity, beauty, differences and similarities of the 15 subareas of the joint World Heritage site. The World Heritage lectern is intented to promote the knowledge transfer and further the bond between the national park and the people in the World Heritage Region.

"Adventure Exhibition" of the World Heritage Region Wartburg Hainich

This exhibition presents Hainich's primeval woodland with four thematic islands, large-size photographs and a cinema corner. It was first shown in Erfurt's egapark in spring 2016.

The forest diorama evokes mighty beeches whose leaves tell stories of swashbuckling knights, noblewomen and brave minstrels. 900 years of an eventful past come to life. Wartburg Castle is only a stone throw away from Hainich National Park. Both are connected by varied walking and cycle paths. The thematic islands show the highlights that visitors can find in the World Heritage Region and the beautiful nature in Hainich with the Canopy Walk, the Wildcat Village Hütscheroda, and most importantly, the ancient woodland itself. The islands offer opportunities for climbing and playing for children and adults in addition to lots of interesting facts.

Michaela Heinemann

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