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UNESCO Geo-Nature Park

Short facts

  • Lorsch

The UNESCO Geo-Nature Park Bergstrasse-Odenwald combines a particularly charming landscape.

It extends over an area of 3,500 square kilometres between the UNESCO World Heritage Site Messel Pit in the north, the Rhine Valley in the west, the Odenwald Forest to the Bauland in the east, and the Neckar Valley in the south.

Hiking through the Felsenmeer with a Geopark ranger, learning interesting facts about Heidelberg's city forest from a forester, or tracking down animals and plants in the local forest with a Geopark on-site guide - the city of Heidelberg's "Naturally Heidelberg" events program makes it all possible. The Office for Environmental Protection, Trade Inspection, and Energy has been putting together a varied program of events every year since 2006 in close cooperation with the Bergstrasse-Odenwald Geo-Nature Park and the Neckartal-Odenwald Nature Park.

Guided tours & excursions

Guided tours, excursions, and hands-on activities for children, young people, and adults attract visitors to the city forest and nature around Heidelberg. In addition to the open offers, the program also includes numerous guided tours and forest educational offers specially designed for school classes and kindergarten groups. Some of the events also take place as vacation programs during school vacations. Extra training courses are on offer for teachers. Individual event dates can also be arranged with the on-site guides and rangers for children's birthday parties or groups.
Further information, the detailed event program "Naturally Heidelberg" and an online booking program can be found at www.natuerlich.heidelberg.de


For further information or bookings, please contact the Nature, Geo- and Nature Park Learning Site Department in the Office for Environmental Protection, Trade Inspection and Energyof the City of Heidelberg at +49 6221 58 28 333 (Wednesdays from 8 am - 12 pm and 4 pm - 6 pm, Fridays from 8 am - 12 pm) or by e-mail at natuerlich(at)heidelberg.de.

All activities related to the Geo-Naturpark in Heidelberg are coordinated by the department Lernort Natur, Geo- und Naturpark in close cooperation with the UNESCO Geo-Naturpark.

On the map

UNESCO-Geopark Bergstraße-Odenwald e.V.
Nibelungenstraße 41
64653 Lorsch

Phone: +49 6251 7079920
Website: www.geo-naturpark.net/en

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