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Baumriesen Fanal

Baumriesen Fanal

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  • Mandelkern

    A walk through the Fanal area in the north-west of the island leads through a forest with hundred-year-old laurel trees. If you are lucky enough to see how clouds suddenly appear, which “hang in” on this scene, the fantastic landscape becomes a mystical one.

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    • June 24, 2017

  • Heidi

    Like in a movie. Mystical cloud forest. Very attractive.

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    • February 22, 2018

  • Amalie

    What should I say, it was foggy. Fairy voices are chuckling somewhere nearby. I did not see anything ...

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    • November 16, 2019

  • Ebi0606

    The fairy forest in the fog was really very mystical and fairytale. Unfortunately, we did not have a view. But who wants to see how the fairies dance, must go up in the fog. Incidentally, the trees are ancient stinkberry trees.

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    • November 16, 2019

  • Susanne

    1000 year old laurel trees

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    • May 12, 2017

  • Volker

    Be sure to visit the tree group, they are loosely distributed over a mountain meadow. Old and venerable. When the clouds go through, you feel like you're in a different place and time.

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    • July 3, 2016

  • Petra

    Was also there in the fog, it was beautiful - just the fog has created a super mood - like a magic forest!

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    • July 26, 2018

  • S.W.Cacher

    Wrap a sweater and if necessary a rain jacket. The clouds often hang very deep here.
    Who is afraid of cows gets here possibly problems. Cows walk around freely here or graze. They are peaceful, of course, but you should know.

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    • September 7, 2018

  • Colway

    When we were there from 11 clock several tour groups in buses fell. Luckily we were just leaving. So if you want to have something for yourself in this magical place, you should be on time or open it later.

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    • September 30, 2018

  • daha

    Certainly an absolute highlight!

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    • April 25, 2019

  • Thomas Tesche (Panketaler)

    Great trees, soft ground. If you are not afraid, you should walk barefoot there.

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    • July 22, 2019

  • Ilona

    Mystic, mysterious, spooky and beautiful!

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    • November 17, 2019

  • Anette

    The laurel forest (fairy forest) is located in the area Fanal in the northwest of the island and is part of the large laurel forest area in Madeira. In the fairy forest are trees that are already a few centuries old. Some of them are said to have stood here when Madeira was discovered in 1419. Can you imagine that? These old figures are hung with lichens and mossy, it is cool and humid, often fog here.
    Source: waldspaziergang.org/mystisches-gru-der-feenwald-auf-madeira

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    • January 13, 2017

  • Heidi

    Hey almond kernel. Very beautiful photos !! The photo with the buddy at the view .... WOW

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    • February 22, 2018

  • Anja

    The Fanal is an area where large laurel trees wash surrounded by a "forest" of fern. This spreads even on the bark of laurel trees. It is really idyllic and there are even brick grills where families with children have spent a relaxing day.

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    • October 5, 2018

  • Ralf

    Absolutely visit !!!
    When the weather changes particularly impressive, first bright blue sky - in the next minute you can not see the hand in front of the eyes.
    Mysterious jungle, as in a fairytale.

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    • March 21, 2019

  • Petra

    definitely visit a Madeiran holiday - simply stunning!

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    • April 29, 2019

  • Kareen

    We climbed over a small heel and saw the frog pond and the old trees in the thick fog. Suddenly, there were still cows! That was really fascinating 😃

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    • July 4, 2019

  • Thomas Tesche (Panketaler)

    That's gorgeous. We humans are pretty stupid. First we cut everything off and then we fly thousands of miles to look at 400-year-old trees. I am awed and sad at the same time.

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    • July 22, 2019

  • Sac

    Very nice spot on the island with a large stock of ancient laurel trees. Every day clouds come up and enchant this small forest.

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    • August 1, 2019

  • Melanie

    In misty rain very peculiar mood between the ancient laurel trees. Very impressive

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    • September 2, 2019

  • Sabine

    A truly magical place !!

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    • September 6, 2019

  • Martin

    Definitely climb the little hill

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    • December 30, 2019

  • Thorsten | Laufend-Glücklich Blog

    He sinks into the fog very often and then looks like something out of a fairy tale. Spooky and magically beautiful. Cows may also graze between the trees that you hear before you see them.

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    • January 7, 2020


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