Wonders of nature in North Rhine-Westphalia
Natural scenic attractions and tranquil woods
The landscape of NRW is bursting with colour. Dotted among the extensive swathes of green, visitors will spot splashes of vibrant colour in places like Zwillbrocker Venn in Münsterland, the home of Europe’s most northerly pink flamingo breeding colony. A sea of yellow awaits in the Eifel, meanwhile, both in early spring when the wild daffodils start to appear and a little later when the broom shrubs begin to flower. Mysterious caves in Sauerland, legend-steeped rock formations in the Teutoburg Forest, a wild herd of European bison in Siegerland-Wittgenstein and the discovery site of Neanderthal man provide further colourful attractions.