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Ranger mit Kind sitzend , © Tourismus NRW e.V.
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Pause im Wald, © Fotograph G.Priske / Nationalparkforstamt Eifel

Learning from nature


Naturally Clever

From kingfishers to fire salamanders, from wild strawberries to cuckooflowers and from reservoirs to stalactite caves – North Rhine-Westphalia is abounding with nature in all its variety. Admiring the beautiful views is rewarding in itself, but it is even better to get a more up-close and personal experience of nature. This is possible on a ranger tour or in a “wilderness workshop”, where you can learn more about local flora and fauna and benefit from the in-depth knowledge of experts. You are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to discovering the wonders of nature in your North Rhine-Westphalia!

Damwild Kolbenhirsche im Wildwald Vosswinkel, © Karl-Heinz Volkmar

Wildwald Vosswinkel

Stalk through the woods and observe wild boar and badgers, or build your own shelter in the wilderness - all this and more is possible in the Wildwald Vosswinkel forest.

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Wisent Welt Bad Berleburg , © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Wisent-Wildness Wittgenstein

Feel at home among gentle giants: Encounter free-roaming European bison in the forests of Wittgenstein or see them up close in a fenced habitat at Wisent-Wildnis.

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Infotafel am Geostopp Deilbachtal, © GeoPark Ruhrgebiet

GeoPark Ruhrgebiet

Discover the world’s first geopark in a conurbation and learn how rocks and soil influence our lives in GeoPark Ruhrgebiet.

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Gymnicher Mühle, © Rhein-Erft-Kreis

Gymnich Mill

Children in particular will love this old water-mill in Rhine-Erft-County: There are loads of opportunities to experiment and enjoy water-based fun.

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