Caves, Ice Age animals and rock formations with an exciting past: nature in NRW has created true wonders
Bruchhauser Steine national nature monument
Rare plant and animal species, geological history and ramparts dating from the Ice Age make these special cliffs near Olsberg a national natural monument in NRW.
Externsteine Horn-Bad Meinberg
The giant Externsteine sandstone pillars have been standing in the Teutoburg Forest since the Ice Age. See this amazing natural monument for yourself!
The Neander Valley
A visit to the Neander Valley is a journey into the early history of man and the landscape: Ice Age animals and traces of the famous Neanderthal man await.
Atta Cave and Dechen Cave
Immerse yourself in a mysterious subterranean world with stalactites and cave bears on tours of Atta Cave and Dechen Cave in Sauerland.
Eifel National Park
In North Rhine-Westphalia's only national park, nature is allowed to run unchecked and renew itself. And that's a good thing! Discover the wild landscape of the Eifel: Alone, with the family or accompanied by a ranger.
Wild NRW - our "Big Five"
Daytrips to flamingos, wild horses and tors
North Rhine-Westphalia is not only notably green, but also very wild and colourful. Whoever is out and about to explore nature, will come across some surprise.