The Nature Park Saar-Hunsrück is multifaceted with extensive woodland, species-rich meadows, hedges and field edges, characteristic rock formations and many valleys, created by rivers and streams. It covers a large area and is situated in the northern part of the Saarland and in the south-west of the Rhineland-Palatinate, reaching from the heights of the Hunsrück mountains to the sunny vineyards of the Moselle, Saar, Ruwer and Nahe valleys.
A wide range of animals that are native to this region live in the Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park, such as red deer and wild boar, martens, beaver, foxes, badgers and bats as well as the increasingly rare wildcat. Plus, many rare and important types of birds have made a home here, among those 29 who are on the Red List of endangered bird species.
Active holidays in the Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park
Hiking, water sports, riding and much more – there’s a lot to do for active types: The Saar-Hunsrück Trail is one of Germany’s most beautiful long-distance hiking routes and on 184 km offers ramblers everything they could ask for. Throughout the year, there are also many other options: You can saddle up and explore the nature park on horseback or try water sports on the rivers and lakes. On themed routes, visitors can discover local handicraft and traditions and see special natural and cultural sights. Tip for something out of the ordinary: Visit Werner Freund’s wolf park in Merzig, an education and research facility.
Naturpark Saar-Hunsrück e.V.
Trierer Str. 51
Telefon +49 (0) 6503 / 92 14-0
Telefax +49 (0) 6503 / 92 14-14
Naturpark Info Center Weiskirchen
Phone: +49 (0) 6872 / 92 12 61
Opening hours: from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm
Naturpark Info Point "Haus Saargau"
Zum Scheidberg 11
Phone: +49 (0) 6837 / 91 27 62
Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday, Sunday and on public holiday: 2pm - 5pm Uhr, Thursday + Friday: 10am - 12pm Uhr
Naturpark Info Point Cloef Atrium - Saarschleife
66693 Mettlach - Orscholz
Phone: +49 (0) 6865 / 91 15-0
Opening hours: 1st of March - 31st of October, daily from von 10am - 5pm Uhr, 1st of November - 28th February, daily from 11am - 4pm Uhr