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in Erfweiler in the Dahner Felsenland.

There is plenty about this landscape in the heart of the Palatinate which is unique. The Palatinate Forest stretches across an area of 180,000 hectares - the largest contiguous forest in Germany. It is a real nature and walking paradise in which even the lynx has become native.

You can find out about the harmonious coexistence between people and the environment in the biosphere house in Fischbach.

12,000 kilometres of well signed footpaths at various difficulty levels promise pure recreation and invite you in on various explorer tours.

Castle ruins and castles, unspoilt landscapes and secluded villages and farms turn the enormous forest with its open valleys into a popular recreational landscape. Secretive rock corridors lead down into subterranean rock chambers and dungeons, and climbing high up onto the battlements often offers majestic views across the unique Dahner Felsenland.

The largest red sandstone rock landscape in Europe which also appears on the French site numbers among the many attractions of the Palatinate Forest Nature Park. The red and yellow sandstone rocks in the middle of the green forest are characteristic of this region.

The Felsland bathing paradise with the 7,000 m² sauna garden in Dahn also numbers among the sights.

400 animals of 15 European species are at home in the 100 hectare animal and nature park in Silz. You can get astonishingly close to the animals on two circular paths of different lengths. It’s not just red deer, fallow deer, bison and wolves, Arctic foxes, miniature horses, stone martens and ferrets can also be seen here.